Jan. 12, 2022

Support From Superiors - Do They Have Your Back?

In this episode, Dr. Stacy Raymond, Bonnie Rumilly, LCSW/EMT and Lt. David Dachinger (Ret.) talk about Institutional Abandonment in emergency services.


In this episode, Dr. Stacy Raymond, Bonnie Rumilly, LCSW/EMT and Lt. David Dachinger (Ret.) talk about Institutional Abandonment in emergency services:

➤ Why are so many responders feeling abandoned by their institutions and by their superiors?

➤ What are the benefits of after action reviews and proper mental health debriefings after difficult calls?

➤ What steps can command staff take to stay connected with their crews?

➤ How can we foster a department-wide team approach rather than “us versus them”?

➤ How is the old “just suck it up” mentality literally killing people?

While a good leader has a clear, concise vision of where they want an organization to go, poor leaders don’t lead, causing the organization to drift along, damaging morale and hurting employee retention. We discuss multiple ways to bring positive change to organizations that are struggling with toxic, ineffective leaders. Watch “Support from Superiors-Do They Have Your Back?” Wednesday, Jan 12th, 7pm ET with Bonnie Rumilly, LCSW/EMT, Dr. Stacy Raymond, and Lt. David Dachinger (Ret.) Responder Resilience show is dedicated to improving the mental and physical well-being of police, fire, EMS, and dispatch personnel. Hosted by Lt. David Dachinger (Ret.), Dr. Stacy Raymond, Psy.D., and Bonnie C. Rumilly, LCSW/EMT-B, these broadcasts feature expert guests sharing vital information about wellness topics for first responders. For resilience strategies with compassion and humanity from the front lines of responder health and wellness, subscribe and watch it here:

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Dr. Stacy Raymond

Clinical Psychologist / EMDR Trauma Specialist

Dr. Stacy Raymond is a Clinical Psychologist, and is an approved EMDR and trauma specialist. Half of her practice is dedicated to First Responders and Military Veterans. Stacy created Responder Wellness Inc - a non-profit charity for EMS, Police & Fire. Stacy co-leads a weekly Peer Support Meeting for first responders Along with Bonnie Rumilly.

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Bonnie Rumilly, LCSW/EMT

Bonnie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in the treatment of Adults, Adolescents, Children and First Responders. Bonnie worked in Newtown treating Trauma directly after the Sandy Hook School Shootings and is an EMDR therapist. A Board Member of the Fairfield County Trauma Response Team, Inc., which treats First Responders for PTSD and Trauma, Bonnie is also a 21 year Emergency Medical Technician.

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Lt. David Dachinger (Ret.)

Fire Lieutenant/EMT (Retired)

David Dachinger is a retired Fire Lieutenant with over 21 years as a leader in emergency services. He has written department policy, taught fire and rescue training and created wellness initiatives. As a fire officer, he frequently worked as Acting Captain/Shift Commander, and Incident Commander. David is also a Stage IV cancer survivor. As a music producer, he has extensive network television credits on CBS, FOX, ABC and HBO. Combining expertise in multimedia, crisis leadership and major medical challenges, David (along with his wife, psychotherapist Tamara Green) creates calming programs that enhance the lives of first responders, cancer patients and professionals through their Loving Meditations App.