Helping First Responders Release Their Pain
According to Global News, at least four Canadian first responders have committed suicide since the beginning of this year. The data comes from the Tema Conter Memorial Trust, an organization which also reports 34 first responders have killed themselves since April 29, 2014.
It’s All About T.R.U.S.T!
Proactive and Resilient CISM teams do not just happen. Team members rarely show up at our doorstep prepared and ready to go as independent CISM support providers. Instead, it is our job as CISM team leaders to mentor them, establish clear protocols, and set high expectations for each individual team member and the team as a whole.
What Does Sacrifice Look Like?
There are many ways of sacrifice and for different reasons. When we join the fire service, we do not know all the sacrifice that we will be making. We sacrifice our time going to classes, time away from our loved ones, when we are on duty or get called in for extra duty of filling in for someone that banged out sick. We sacrifice money to help those in need, our talents helping rebuild communities that have been affected by fire or disasters that we have responded to.