First responders experience traumatic incidents at a rate much higher than the general public. These incidents expose law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMS professionals and dispatchers to chronic stress.
Knowing how to care for yourself when you experience a traumatic or critical incident is essential to processing the incident, allowing you to move on and return to work in a healthy state.
Left unprocessed, such incidents can lead to post-traumatic stress, depression and hypervigilance—all of which will make you less effective at your job.
Download this information sheet to learn strategies to take care of your physical, mental and emotional health following a critical incident.