Rebirth and Growth

by Chip Boehm RN / EMT-P/Firefighter Today marks the year anniversary of a very long and tough odyssey; it also has also been one of rebirth and growth. For those who may not be aware, post-traumatic stress/compassion fatigue is real, debilitating, isolating, and desolate. As a caregiver for the last 40 years, I found myself … Continue reading Rebirth and Growth

Life Outside of the Police Badge: A Story of Alcoholism and Sobriety

by Erica Jordan By the time I was a junior in high school, I knew that I was going to be a police officer. My sense of right and wrong had always been strong, and I was the one who often stood between bullies and the bullied. I knew without a doubt that this was … Continue reading Life Outside of the Police Badge: A Story of Alcoholism and Sobriety

For the Sake of Our Nation’s Heroes ~ A Widow’s Story

by Emily Arguss We need to start doing better. We need to learn how to support one another instead of tearing each other down. In a world where the only way out is through, it’s important to back up our brothers and sisters instead of pushing them out of the way to reach the top. … Continue reading For the Sake of Our Nation’s Heroes ~ A Widow’s Story

Crisis as Opportunity – Critical Incident Stress Management

by Bob Rabe A college professor once asked the class, "How heavy is a glass of water?" The professor received several answers, but the professor replied, "The weight doesn't matter, it depends on how long you try to hold it. The longer you hold it, the heavier it becomes. That is, until you put it … Continue reading Crisis as Opportunity – Critical Incident Stress Management