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Rescue the Rescuer

Rescue the Rescuer


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Do You Ever Feel Like Everything Is Going Up In Flames? Fire fighters, police officers, military, EMS providers, and all first responders are under immense pressure and stress, day in and day out. This can lead to incredible challenges both at work and at home. My mission is to put a spotlight on these problems and help find solutions with the Rescue the Rescuer podcast.. I want to help shred the shame and highlight strategies that work to alleviate and eliminate common stumbling blocks for First Responders like addiction, PTSD, relationship failure, and more.

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Besides being an officer with one of the largest fire departments in the nation, he also has been a mental health advocate and counselor for 20 years. He is also the director of the Rosecrance Florian Program designed for uniformed first... more

Leckey Harrison is a retired volunteer firefighter/EMT, former carpenter and manufacturing inventory and production manager. After his Perfect Storm call, he went on to co-manage the non-profit Whidbey CareNet, and co-found... more

Robert Avsec retired as a battalion chief after 26-years with the Chesterfield County (Va.) Fire and EMS Department. For the past 5 years, he's worked as a freelance writer contributing to fire service publications online. During his... more

Andy Kaufmann is the co-founder and executive director of Check Point One. He is a registered yoga teacher and certified equine specialist. Prior, he worked for the Code of Support Foundation, General Dynamics, and was retired after 20... more

The Fire Asylum is a training crucible that burns heroes to ash and reshapes them into people for whom firefighting is not a job, but a calling. Marty Mayes shares his story of struggle and passion for the fire service. Marty joined the fire... more

For firefighters and first responders, maintaining optimum mental wellness is a critical part of remaining active and effective on the job as well as at home. Constant exposure to trauma, life-threatening situations, and the physical strain... more

Stephen tells his story, from childhood trauma to how he became the rescuer who needed the rescue. His personal reflections about Ground Zero on 9/11 is impactful and powerful. He reveals how many First Responders coped that... more

Stephen Kavalkovich introduces the show, Rescue the Rescuer. Fire fighters, police officers, military personnel, EMS providers, and all first responders are under immense pressure and stress, day in and day out. This can lead to... more

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