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9/11 — Dr. Scott’s LAFD CISM Team provides support to the FDNY

On September 11, 2001, our world was changed forever by the cowardly Al Qaeda terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.  As Department Psychologist and Director of the Critical Incident Stress Management Program (CISM) for LA City Fire Department (LAFD), I knew immediately what might lay ahead for me and our team.  Given that the […]

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Critical Incident Stress Management & Intervention for First Responders

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 […]

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