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Responder Resilience, 09/03/2022

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K9 First Responders: Connecting in Crisis with Bradford Cole, Exec. Director of K9 First Responders

K9 First Responders: Connecting in Crisis

In this episode, we speak with Bradford Cole, Executive Director of K9 First Responders about Connecting in Crisis: Lessons from the halls of Sandy Hook to the halls of Congress.

This video aims to raise awareness of the incredible work performed by K9 First Responders. K9 First Responders provides K9 teams trained to assist victims of disaster, catastrophe, crisis or violence, and serve communities and individuals as well as Police, Fire, EMS and other Public Safety personnel. K9 First Responders has deployed to the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, United States Capitol incidents, Pittsburgh, PA synagogue shooting, Boston Marathon bombings, Las Vegas concert massacre, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting as well as peer support for public safety agencies.

We learn what K9 First Responders does that makes it unique, how Brad’s dogs are different from public safety comfort dogs, and how in the aftermath of a tragic incident, the dogs can shift people in ways that humans aren’t able to. As a powerful tool in the wake of critical incidents, K9 First Responder dogs help people physiologically and behaviorally.

Brad Cole is the Executive Director & All-Hazards Psychological Trauma Responder of K9 First Responders, Inc. Mr. Cole is K9FR's subject matter expert and thought leader, with 39 years experience in the security, crisis management and investigative professions.

Headlined Show, Responder Resilience March 9, 2022

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K9 First Responders: Connecting in Crisis

In this episode, we speak with Bradford Cole, Executive Director of K9 First Responders, Inc. about Connecting in Crisis: Lessons from the halls of Sandy Hook to the halls of Congress.

K9First Responders has deployed to the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, United States Capitol incidents, Pittsburgh, PA synagogue shooting, Boston Marathon bombings, Las Vegas concert massacre, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting as well as peer support for public safety agencies.

We learn what K9First Responders does that makes it unique, how Brad’s dogs are different from public safety comfort dogs, and how in the aftermath of a tragic incident, the dogs can shift people in ways that humans aren’t able to. As a powerful tool in the wake of critical incidents, K9 First Responder dogs help people physiologically and behaviorally.

Brad Cole is the Executive Director & All-Hazards Psychological Trauma Responder of K9 First Responders, Inc.  Mr. Cole is K9FR's subject matter expert and thought leader, with 39 years experience in the security, crisis management and investigative professions.

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Guest, Bradford Cole Executive Director of K9 First Responders

Guest Name
Bradford Cole Executive Director of K9 First Responders
Guest Occupation
Executive Director, All Hazards Psychological Trauma Responder and Subject Matter Expert
Guest Biography

Mr. Cole is K9FR's subject matter expert and thought leader. He has 39 years experience in the security, crisis management and investigative professions.

A responder to the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, deployments include United States Capitol incidents, Pittsburgh, PA synagogue shooting, Boston Marathon bombings, Las Vegas concert massacre, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting as well as peer support for public safety. He was deployed to Smyrna, DE to assist in the aftermath of the 19 hour prison siege, hostage taking and homicide.

Certifications include Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program Specialist, Psychological First Aid (PFA), Post Traumatic Stress Management (PTSM), Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), and Mental Health First Aid (MHFA).

Responder Resilience

Responder Resilience show is dedicated to improving the mental and physical well-being of police, fire, EMS, and dispatch personnel. Hosted by Lt. David Dachinger (Ret.), Dr. Stacy Raymond, Psy.D., and Bonnie C. Rumilly, LCSW/EMT-B, these broadcasts feature expert guests sharing vital information about wellness topics for first responders. For resilience strategies with compassion and humanity from the front lines of responder health and wellness, subscribe and watch it here. 

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