Reverend D. Dean Young Senior Chaplain and President Pinellas Chaplains’ Association Inc The day had been a pleasant one, I had spent it with my family preparing for Christmas festivities. I was holding my youngest son when the alert went off. It said: Signal 7, PD/EMS Involvement, veh vs mc, engulfed in flames. The location was … Continue reading Living Someone Else’s Worst Day
by Joye Atkinson Unless you have walked in my shoes don't say you understand If you've never fought a battle in a foreign land There are no words that can describe the hell we went through Yet we remained on the battlefield to defend this land for you We were taught to shoot and kill … Continue reading PTSD IS REAL!
by Veronique Moseley Editor's Comment: This is a MUST READ for every public safety and emergency service family! Ross and I work hard on our project Behind The Seen in the area of prevention of mental health issues among emergency services workers. We have been told many times that our sessions, our Facebook messages, our … Continue reading Emergency Services PTSD and Breach Of Trust – A Partner’s View
by an Anonymous Dispatcher At one time or another, anyone who has worked in Emergency Services for more than a few months will get asked, what was your worst call? This is a question we hate after being asked the first time. How do you quantify and qualify "the worst?" Does "the worst" have specific … Continue reading What Was Your Worst Call?
by Don Prince, IMAC, NCACIP Warrior's Heart There will come a day when your son or daughter will find that photo of you that we all have had taken when we joined or made Class “A” status or got promoted. You know the one where you look somewhat awkward with your hat tipped to far … Continue reading “Daddy, were you brave? And how come you’re not a fireman anymore?”