Thursday, September 11, 2008

I remember you ..... With honor.. I am sending prayers out to the families of 9-11

I am a first Responder and part of the Law Enforcement Community...I will never forget this tragic day. May all of our fallen heros be remember.
Prayers to those that have lost loved ones and Prayers to our Armed Forces that are still fighting to protect in what the USA believes in.
Peace and Blessings to you all.


Ginger said...

Iam also praying with so many this day 9/11 i would think on every blog there be something about this but to my surprize am not seeing many .maybe not going to right ones.
big hugsss my dear frind.

queenoftheclick said...

Wow you were a first responder! WOW! That must have been quite an experience. Have you written about it anywhere on your blog?

A lot of first responders have health problems. Are you okay?

Yarni Gras! said...

well said..........

queenoftheclick said...

I'm sorry I didn't understand the term "First Responder." In NYC, we didn't hear that term until 9/11 so I thought it meant first responder to the 9/11 incident. Prior to 9/11, everyone was just know by their own profession.

Now some EMS friends of mine are known as HAZMAT EMS - for Hazardous Material.

queenoftheclick said...

OK so now that I know what you do, I wanted to know how you picked such a dangerous job.

Aunt Pitty Pat's said...

My job of a CISM team member is a volunteered position. It is a stop gap that was put into place in our Police Dept to help officer's to deal with tragic events. Officer's never know what will happen as they come to work daily. What can effect one officer might not bother anyone else. Post Trauma can happen to anyone of us at anytime.
Through education and training our officer's have a lower rate of Post Trauma Stress having this team in place. They received information to help enlighten them to what will and what could occur after theses events. It has been a proven fact if officer's received one on one's or group education (debriefings) officer's are more likely to go on with their lives without much after effects of these events. We/the team are called out as needed. My last call out that I was involved in was where 2 of our Officer's received injuries resulting from a crazed man welding a gun.
I believe this is a very good stop gap in helping our officer's recover from these tragic events and without lasting effects.
Without education or training officer's sometimes will, develop emotional issues.. for example sometimes officer's put so much blame on themselves...What could I have done differently, could I have saved them. Sometimes the officer's will start dangerous behaviors. Like drinking more, missing more work (more sick days), quiting the job, they start taking drugs, higher rates of domestic violence with family (which convicted will set off a whole new set of issues... the officer will loose their jobs if convicted of a DV), more divorces... this sometimes can result in the officer's taking of their own lives. We as a department are trying to do everything we can to prevent these types of incidents involving our own officer's.
I am very proud of our agency in their efforts to train and educate our officer's in these types of matters. We have less after math incidents involving our officer's.