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Mercury Critical Incident Response Team Volunteer – 2022
Completed training through the Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) and joined as a volunteer. The Mercury Team is part of an organized system of individuals trained in crisis intervention to assist first responders deal with the cognitive, behavioral, and emotional consequences to some of the most challenging 911 related events. Some of these critical incidents include:
- injury to a first responder
- officer involved shooting
- first responder suicide
- death of a child
- death of a coworker
- mass casualty incidents
- line of duty death
- significant loss of property or apparatus
- prolonged exposure to a traumatic event
- excessive media pressure
Donations to this cause are strongly encouraged and can be completed via the above link.
Interview with Worldmerit.org, March 2020 – A global organization which mobilizes youth to foster positive change.
Discussion regarding how COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2, the requisite social distancing, compounded by the dangers that front-line healthcare and emergency workers have in transmitting this virus to their loved ones, has resulted in vulnerable segments of our society being completely isolated. This was an appeal and a call-to-action for members of the World Merit community to address this concern.