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2NDGO: Creating Community and Purpose for Veterans and Responders

On this episode, we’ll be speaking with Nick Nunnally, USCG (ret), City of Danbury Firefighter and Plank Owner of

Nick will be talking about transitioning from one purpose to another and creating a community that lasts after your career is over. 2NDGO, a veteran owned and operated company, is teaching military veterans and first responders how to be more resilient in their everyday lives.

Building Morale Through Positive, Proactive Leadership in Emergency Services

On this episode, we’ll be speaking with John Lynch, Town of Wilton, CT Chief of Police & Emergency Management Director, and Nick Paproski, Director Of ALS Operations at Vintech Management Services, about what you can do to become an engaged, proactive leader.

Responder Relationships: Challenges and Solutions Guests: Firefighter’s spouse Caryn Czarnecki and responder therapist Linda Rost, LCSW.

⫸ On this episode, we’ll be speaking about resilience for first responder relationships. Caryn Czarnecki has been married to a career firefighter for twenty years, and will share the many unique challenges that come with being a spouse of a first responder. We’ll review some of the real life issues faced by first responder spouses, along with some solutions.

COPLine: The 24/7 Helpline for Police and Their Families

Cops understand Cops. COPLine is a confidential, 24 hour, toll free helpline for law enforcement professionals and their families that is answered by retired police officers. For the past 20 years COPLine has served as a resource to help law enforcement cope with the stresses of the job.

The organization's goal is to answer calls from law enforcement officers and their families who are facing a variety of issues, including stress, depression, marital problems, alcoholism and suicide.

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.

Real Stories: Healing PTSD with EMDR - a mini-documentary On this episode of Responder Resilience we hear from the rank and file, firefighters, paramedics, police officers and dispatch who have used EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to overcome traumatic stress.

They received therapy and the support of a responder-savvy, compassionate counselor who provided them a safe space to process their emotions.

Grace Under Fire - Spirituality In The Trenches

In this episode, David and Stacy speak with Matt Domyancic, The Tactical Chaplain, about how to enjoy a career that provides deeper meaning to your spiritual life. Matt will share some strategies for transitioning from a responder career while staying highly connected with the job and the mission. We’ll also learn what a Patrol Chaplain is.

Family Matters: First Responding to Your Marriage with Guests Capt. Mike Gagliano and Anne Gagliano

On this episode, Bonnie and David speak with columnist / author Anne Gagliano and her spouse, retired Seattle Fire Captain Mike Gagliano. We discuss how firefighters and their spouses can build and maintain a strong, fulfilling, lasting and intimate marriage.

Responder Resilience with Bonnie Rumilly LCSW EMT and Dr Stacy Raymond and Ret Lt David Dachinger

Finding The Right Therapist, When Your Comfort Zone Is Chaos

Guest, Bernie Meehan, Deputy Fire Chief and Paramedic; Peer Support and Finding an Appropriate Clinician in the New Emergency Services

Responder Resilience with Bonnie Rumilly LCSW EMT and Dr Stacy Raymond and Ret Lt David Dachinger

About Animal Control Officers: Welcome to the Jungle

On this episode, Stacy and David speak with Ray Connors, Retired Chief, State of Connecticut Animal Control Unit about what Animal Control Officers actually do, how they are genuinely first responders, some looks behind the scenes at real cases of animal abuse, animal attacks, traumatic calls, and the incredible connection between animal abuse and serial killers.