Politics & The First Responder… It’s Killing Us!

By Sean Riley

Wow…  Look at what’s going on. I say this all of the time and I will continue to say this and those that work for us and work with us witness unfortunately everyday…  Politics, administrators and the government kill (literally) our first responders!!!  Before I go further let me say that in order for my life to get better I had to look within and change myself before I could change anything else in this world!!!

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The Role Of Meditation & Yoga In The Recovery For First Responders

By Safe Call Now Admin

Yoga therapy and meditation are effective additions to recovery and relapse prevention. Using only one modality of treatment in a recovery plan minimizes the complexity of the individual, and makes recovery virtually impossible.

The First Responder Wellness Program carefully works with each client to devise a progressive and multi-modality treatment plan that is fully comprehensive and individualized.  Meditation and yoga therapy help during the changes you experience in recovery;  later, the special skills learned in these two therapies are effective in reducing stress, relapse prevention and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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Safe Call Now Saved My Officer’s Life

By Mike Cantaloupe – Chief of Police, Cocoa, FL

I am a firm believer in the Safe Call Now program.  When I was first appointed as Chief of Police, I encountered what I believe to be a Chief’s or administrator’s worst nightmare.  I received a call from another local Chief who stated that one of my officers was threatening to kill himself.  There were several text messages from the officer.  We were able to isolate my officer but then the real nightmare began.  He was able to basically convince my entire command staff that he was fine and that we really needed to let him go home.  I had to literally order one of my Majors to “Baker Act” the officer who by the way is a very close friend of mine.  Yes, that made the situation even worse. He became very aggressive towards me and basically told me he hated my guts and I was ruining his career, not in those exact words.  My friend and my officer was going to die!!!

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