On December 3, 1999 six of our brothers were lost. Today we remember the fallen and make a commitment to care for those who give their lives to public safety.
Critical incidents like the fatal Worcester Cold Storage and Warehouse Company fire have the potential of stirring emotions you didn't know you had or were even capable of. With any critical incident know the signs and help your fellow brothers and sisters.
What is a critical incident?
Look for the signs of stress:
For more information on Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) or the WMEMS CISM Team please click here.
When I am called to duty, God whenever flames may rage, give me the strength to save some life Whatever be its age. Help me to embrace a little child before it’s too late, or some older person from the horror of that fate. Enable me to be alert and hear the weakest shout, and quickly and efficiently to put the fire out. I want to fill my calling and give the best in me, to guard my neighbor and protect his property. and if according to my fate I am to lose my life, Please bless with your protecting hand my children and my wife.
J.D. Hebert, NRAEMT, has over 20 years of EMS experience and Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Peer experience. He is also a Behavioral Health for the Disaster Responder/Physiological First Aid Instructor, and a contributor here at FIREGROUND360.
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