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Critical Incident

A Critical Incident: Yours?

While faced with memories of a critical incident or more, should we suppress their emotional impact on us? Or face them head on?

Who’s taking care of you?

I learned very early on that I wanted to spend my life helping others. I can’t describe why or where it came from. All I knew is that it burned […]

Emergency service PTSD

Emergency Service PTSD

It takes a different breed of person to be a volunteer firefighter. The time commitment in non-emergency operations alone is tremendous. in fact, Responding to calls makes up a very small percentage of one's volunteer time.

Mental Illness and EXHAUSTION

Personally, I find very little difference between overextending one’s self physically and when one exceeds their tolerances mentally. The end result is the same – exhaustion – when one has […]

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