Critical Incident Stress Management & Intervention for First Responders

Firefighting / EMS work is an inherently dangerous and stressful profession.  In one segment first responders may be exposed to more trauma, loss, death and destruction than the ordinary citizen may see in a lifetime.

Emergency responders are well trained and prepared to deal with these daily exposures and crises.  In fact, given your resilient nature, developing symptoms that require professional help is the exception, not the rule. Read More

Sometimes however, even the hardiest of responders can be impacted as a result of acute as well as cumulative exposures. Family stress, illness, and personal loss can also erode your coping mechanisms. It is important to recognize the red flag signs of stress (listed below) and take proactive steps to restore your protective wall. As a national expert in the field of emergency services stress and crisis response my practice provides firefighters, paramedics and other first responders the opportunity to privately and confidentially take the necessary steps to seek the appropriate intervention and treatment to rapidly heal from the effects of traumatic stress overload and compassion fatigue. Don’t hesitate to make that confidential call…

RED FLAGS // SIGNS OF STRESS

  • Increased irritability and moodiness
  • Fatigue and problems with sleep
  • Anger outburst, loss of appetite or overeating
  • Depressed mood and/or anxiety
  • Intrusive recollections of significant incidents
  • Diminished empathy and compassion
  • Withdrawing from friends and family
  • Increased use of alcohol / addictive substances

 

 

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