Stress is an inevitable part of working in emergency response. With exposure to unthinkable atrocities, even the most seasoned first responders will feel varying levels of anxiety. While this is a normal response to physical or emotional hardships, managing it presents new challenges.
This month’s featured item inside Community Resources tackles that exact issue.
Geared toward individuals and agencies working in various crisis settings, “Stress Management for Emergency Responders” from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a series of videos that highlight the sources of stress and what individuals, team leaders, and agency management can do to manage it. Practical guidance is given on how to reduce stress and lessen its negative impact.
“This is one of the many valuable resources inside Community Resources,” said Product Manager Misty Pratt. “This particular video series discusses stress management for emergency responders, which is an important topic in the fire service.”
The series of videos have combined to receive more than 400 views. If your organization has access to TargetSolutions and you would like to view these videos, and other related topics, please search for “Stress Management for Emergency Responders” under the Community Resources tab.
If you have any questions about the Community Resources application, please contact us today at (800) 840-8048.