Officials say when fires turn fatal it adds high emotional factors for all the people involved including emergency crews.
Fire officials say they are the in the business to rescue people and it becomes difficult when the rescue becomes a recovery.
They say the emotional strain can be extensive whether the fire fighters realize it or not.
Local departments use a program called critical incident stress debriefing to help crews and go over wha .
After fatal fires in Erie and Harborcreek this past week.the departments have councilors visit all of the crews.
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