Critical incidents can cause an overwhelming amount of stress on the Emergency First Responder. In preparation for these events, stress management should be the primary focus. With the various programs and types of training available, Support 1 would utilize funds to help promote and assist in organizing these training needs. The response of a department greatly affects how an Emergency First Responder and their family cope with a critical incident. For example, a department should provide specific needs to those impacted during this time. These needs require additional funding not included in the normal operating budget. Support 1 would utilize funds to help support the needs of the department in these situations. Response after a critical incident is important as well. It doesn’t end when things get back to normal.
- Instructor Jack Chavous does his thing with the training
- Support programs that provide debriefing and counseling services to employees and departments require funding as well.
- Support 1 would utilize funds to support the needs of the department to ensure these services are not overlooked.
The financial assistance provided by Support 1 would enable the department and the Emergency First Responders to maintain a successful quality of performance.