(KCEN) -- A different perspective on the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary is now being reported.
For the first time, the first responders who rushed to the school when the shots were fired are speaking out.
Many of them are volunteers.
When they got there, they realized there was no one left to be saved.
EMT First Responder James Wolff said, "You may not be able to save everyone, but you damn well tried, and when we didn't have the opportunity to put our skills into action, it's, it's difficult."
Another first responder, Laurie Veillette, said, "When we respond, we're responding to our friends, and when they grieve, we grieve the same."
Jill Urciuolio, a first responder, said, "Everybody feels it. Everyone's heart is ripped out."
Later today, the funerals will continue through the still grieving community.