Psychologist Ellen Kirschman on Responder Differences With Stress

line of duty shootingsEllen Kirschman, a psychologist specializing in helping responders and their families deal with job stress, joins us today on the Disaster Podcast. Ellen is a member of the First Responder Support Network (

Ellen talks with the podcast team about some key differences between various types of responders like police, firefighters, and EMS providers. They each enter the emergency response field for different reasons and with different expectations.

Also on the show was meteorologist Dan DePodwin, disaster preparedness and emergency management specialist Becky DePodwin, as well as co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis.

Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group specializes in bringing what they call “The Experience” to jurisdictions around the country. They bring together police, fire, EMS, and hospital teams to train together and learn what to expect from each diverse group in the response team so that each knows what to expect from the other and how to back the other groups up. Visit Paragon’s site at for more information on how this can be brought into your system.

Support Our Sponsor

Paragon Medical Education Group
Paragon Medical Education Group

Disaster Podcast Facebook Group

Disaster Podcast Facebook Group link