Knesset study shows 90% of firefighters suffer from trauma

About 90% of firefighters in the country suffer from trauma symptoms, and 24% suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, a report in the Knesset Labor, Welfare and Health Committee showed, revealed on Tuesday.


Only five percent of the general population in Israel suffers from trauma symptoms. MK Yakov Margi, interim head of the committee, said firefighter's difficulties must be recognized. (Yaron Kelner)