Code 3 Podcast: What officers need to know about crew trauma

Fire Chief Jared Meeker explains how leaders can watch for signs of emotional trauma among the crew

One of the most important roles of a leader is to take care of their crew. That means if you’re a company officer, you need to be aware of your crewmembers’ emotional state.

We’ve all heard that the job can lead to PTSD. As a leader, it’s your responsibility to be looking for signs of emotional trauma. Then, you can take steps to help.

On this episode of the Code 3 podcast, Jared Meeker explains how to do just that. Meeker is a fire chief in a combination fire department in upstate New York, and has over 30 years of experience in the fire service. He teaches incident command skills for fire officers and career survival skills for all first responders.

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