As most are aware, 2020 was an immensely difficult year for many people, particularly first responders who were on the frontlines and exposed to the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. From risking exposure to the disease to responding to crisis situations exacerbated by nearly a year of isolation, first responders are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress and trauma. And, unfortunately, many don’t have the tools to deal with these extreme emotions in a healthy way. Our own Dan Phillips, National Director of Responder Health and a mental health advocate for first responders, recently took part in an Inside EMS podcast to discuss the different ways first responders can help themselves. Check it out!

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