02 August, 2012 Airway Heights, WA –The Army OneSource (AOS) Washington Behavioral Health Alliance* established the “First Responders Resource Card” (FRRC) in response to feedback from first responders and Red Cross volunteers who indicated they needed something to provide Veterans and Service members after a crisis situation to help prevent future serious incidents. The card, pictured here, includes first-line resources for Veterans in several key areas, along with a listing of the signs and symptoms of post-traumatic stress. The Washington BHA has distributed the FRRCs to over 1,000 first responders in Western Washington for distribution to Service members, Veterans and Family members who they encounter in a crisis situation. In order to spread their reach in Eastern Washington, members of the Washington BHA met with Airway Heights Fire Chief Mitchell Metzger to discuss the Alliance and FRRCs. As a result, they will attend the upcoming Fire Chief Association meeting on 6 September to distribute 2,000 FRRCs to all of Eastern Washington’s fire chiefs. This outreach is devoted to helping the 758,000 Veterans, Service members and their Families who live in the state.