Processing Emotion

Processing through the emotions after any traumatic experience can be difficult. The process of letting things go takes time more often than just a simple flip of a switch. Even a simple switch goes through a process of an electrical circuit in order to turn everything off. The process of a porch light coming on … More Processing Emotion

What Matters Most

It’s not always easy Today I was reminded of many things when it comes to handling calls. I had call that I can’t discuss. The blue wall of silence is real and hitting it today was like running into a brick wall. I wasn’t part of the responding units but I had to make sure … More What Matters Most

Yankee is for y-chromsome v. x-chromosome first responder differences

Men and women are innately different in their genetic makeups and this plays a role on how they respond to stress differently. In addition to their difference in dealing with stress, they are likely to deal with certain response calls with a different emotional drive. While they are trained to respond in certain ways to … More Yankee is for y-chromsome v. x-chromosome first responder differences

Romeo is for relationships with first responders

Being a first responder is not an easy career, but being the significant other of a first responder is just as taxing. First responders see people at their weakest and most vulnerable as well as their most dangerous moments. On the flip side, the significant other sees a first responder at these crucial points when … More Romeo is for relationships with first responders