Rescue the Rescuer: Episode #9
EMS listeners may be familiar with Stephen Kavalkovich's Rescue the Rescuer series of podcasts. We are pleased to be able to share this valuable resource on EMS World.
In this ninth and final installment of the series, Stephen's guest is David Wiklanski, a firefighter/EMT from New Jersey who writes and speaks on behavioral health issues within the emergency services and beyond.
Kavalkovich was an emergency provider who was part of the 9/11 World Trade Center response—then lost his career and more to drug addiction. Now he's a coach, speaker and advocate for responders who struggle with issues like addiction, depression, anxiety and stress. In these podcasts he shares lessons from his experience and guidance from experts in hopes of helping providers facing similar challenges. Stephen has expertise in emergency medical care, first responder PTSD and addiction/substance abuse issues, recovery coaching, intervention, leadership and spiritual studies.
For earlier segments of Rescue the Rescuer:
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