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When saving lives takes a toll...

We get it

“Experience: that most brutal of teachers.

But you learn, my God do you learn.”― C.S. Lewis

We are all human. The day-to-day work, tragic calls, near-misses, incidents, and accidents can take a significant toll on those who selflessly dedicate their lives to emergency medical response and related professions … in the air, on the ground, and in the hospital. At the Survivors Network, we believe the toll on these invaluable professionals can be mitigated.

 

At the heart of the Survivor’s Network are the stories of those who have “been there.” The unique experiences of these “survivors” provide insight that we would otherwise never have regarding risk mitigation, preparation, response, and recovery. The lessons are clear to those who will listen.

 

The Survivors Network: an organization by survivors for survivors.

 

Survivors Network projects and programs focus on prevention, connecting survivors, and creating tools and education to bridge the gap between theory and reality when it comes to the issues that emergency medical responders and those in related professions face.

Sometimes it feels easier and safer to keep your experience locked inside you. Letting the story out, however, can help you heal—and even help others in the process. Tell your story. In doing so you become more resilient, and you teach and inspire others as well.

We are researching and collecting resources on a variety of topics related to safety & risk, organizational culture, burnout, PTSD, suicide prevention, financial preparation, grief and loss, trauma, and resources for incidents, accidents, and line of duty deaths.