“My wife and I were in public safety for 20 years. When we were trained, we were taught that what we experienced in the field was something we just had to get over. As a first responder, you’re told if you can’t handle it, you’re in the wrong line of work.
As a First Responder, Chaplaincy is very important because it’s contrary to anything our first responders are taught. The idea of processing and being made whole at the end of your shift is something that you’re not taught at school.
I want to take that concept back to the people I work with.”