March 25, 2022

Responder Relationships: Challenges and Solutions

Caryn Czarnecki has been married to a career firefighter for twenty years, and will share the many unique challenges that come with being a spouse of a first responder. We’ll review some of the real life issues faced by first responder spouses, with Linda Rost, LCSW.


⫸ On this episode, we’ll be speaking about resilience for first responder relationships. Caryn Czarnecki has been married to a career firefighter for twenty years, and will share the many unique challenges that come with being a spouse of a first responder. We’ll review some of the real life issues faced by first responder spouses, along with some solutions. Linda Rost, LCSW also speaks about the challenges that come along with being a spouse to a first responder, and what you can do to maintain a successful relationship. Tune in to hear inspiring stories, join the conversation with other first responders, and discover ways to support our families.

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Caryn Czarnecki

Firefighter's Spouse

Caryn Czarnecki is an elementary school teacher. She’s been teaching for 26 years at the elementary school where she went as a child. First 6 years she taught first grade and the last 20 she has taught second grade. Caryn’s husband of 20 years, Kevin, is a Captain in a Connecticut Fire Dept. with 34 years of service, 27 career and 7 as volunteer. They met at the fire dept 32 years ago.

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Linda Rost, LCSW

LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER

I have been working in the field of psychological trauma for 35 years. I maintain a private practice in Wilton, Connecticut where I work with adults and adolescents. I am a Certified EMDR therapist, as well as an Approved Consultant in the same therapy. I am currently one of the coordinators of the Fairfield Country Trauma Response Team, providing education, training and treatment for first responders.