Responder Resilience

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July 27, 2022

Peer Support Network — Opening the Doors to Firefighter Mental Health | S2 E30

This episode features an interview with Doug O'Rourke, a Lieutenant with the Hamden Fire Department, who also serves as the Director of the Connecticut Firefighter Peer Support Network.

Peer Support After Action Reviews CISD-CISM

May 11, 2022

CISD: Helping Responders Cope with Traumatic Events | S2 E19

On this episode, Stacy, Bonnie and David speak with Deputy Chief Bernie Meehan, a veteran of over 400 first responder debriefings. Our topic: Critical Incident Stress Management and Debriefings, and how a CISD/CISM debrief can kickstart the healing process.

After Action Reviews CISD-CISM

March 09, 2022

K9 First Responders: Connecting in Crisis

In this episode, we speak with Bradford Cole, Executive Director of K9 First Responders, Inc. about Connecting in Crisis: Lessons from the halls of Sandy Hook to the halls of Congress.

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February 09, 2022

Finding The Right Therapist, When Your Comfort Zone Is Chaos

With Deputy Fire Chief / Paramedic Bernie Meehan Jr., a true icon of emergency services in Connecticut, about Peer Support and Finding an Appropriate Clinician in the “New” Emergency Services.

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