Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be an unfortunate fact of life for many police officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), and other first responders. Being the first on the scene at a car accident, domestic dispute, or four-alarm fire is not only stressful, it can be heartbreaking, and many first responders struggle with the advice to "leave work at work." But until now, first responders in Florida were unable to claim workers' compensation benefits for PTSD, even when this mental health condition could clearly be attributed to an on-the-job occurrence.