Today I read an article on the US Coast Guard’s official blog called The Compass about a young boy whose dream is to be a US Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer. Luke Wiedeman has been living with a brain tumor for more than three years and undergone many treatments for it but has still never lost sight of his dream. With from the Make-a-Wish foundation and US Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Alabama his dream was realized.
Dispatcher stress especially in an E-911 setting is something that is not accounted for in the manner that it should be. Personally I feel that proper stress management, incident debriefing, and insuring for the well being of our personnel is very short changed across the board in Emergency Services whether it’s Police, Fire, EMS, or Communications.