Owner and Instructor Michael Swainson
“Although training, skill and natural resiliency help inoculate first responders from the consequences of frequent traumatic circumstances, it is clear the availability of support that combines mental health specialists who understand the first responders’ culture with trained peers can be of significant benefit in helping first responders remain healthy and on the job. This training is a must have for First Responders.”
It is very important to understand that exposure to traumatic events will affect us in our career. This program provides a safe environment to share experiences with other First Reponders
I would suggest that any First Responder should take this course and realize that you are not alone, even if you feel you are. There is help. Do not feel ashamed or have the feeling that you are weak. You are strong and there are people who care.
As a 15 year paramedic, I truly believe this course has the potential to help those in the industry go home whole at the end of every shift. More than that, it starts a conversation and ensures that individuals know they are not alone. I only wish this was around earlier in my career.