San Bernardino County Slowly Finding Its New Normal Following Mass Shooting
About 35 percent of the county's Division of Environmental Health Services workforce were wounded or killed in the event. And while about half the staff remains on leave, Corwin Porter, assistant director for the county Department of Public Health says things are looking up. About 20 new health inspectors hired in the last six months have completed training and are ready to work.
The San Bernadino Sun:
San Bernardino County Recovering Slowly But Steadily 6 Months After Terror Attack
Dec. 2, 2015, profoundly changed the county and its response to critical incidents. Peer support took on a whole new meaning after 13 county health inspectors and supervisors and one other person were fatally gunned down by Syed Rizwan Farook at the Inland Regional Center, and another 22 were wounded in the mass shooting. (Joe Nelson, 5/30)
After San Bernardino, Counselor Faces Other Side Of Crisis
Nearly six months ago, her boyfriend Shannon Johnson was among the 14 killed in the San Bernardino attack. Grappling with the anguish, she left counseling to mourn, retreating into her Koreatown apartment filled with their photographs. Driving to the LAPD office to meet with her crisis team colleagues, she imagined seeing many friends for the first time since the attack would bring the entire ordeal back. She wanted to return, but she also wondered how she would react. (Armario, 5/31)