Safe Call Now

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Trauma... The Emotional Scar

By Author Karen Solomon

Over the last six months I have had the distinct pleasure of interviewing over forty law enforcement officers and their families. Although not all of the interviews were geared toward critical incidents, eventually all discussions ended there. If the officers weren’t personally involved in a critical incident, they were witness to one or they knew someone who had been involved in one. Every single officer has an emotional scar as a result. 

Interestingly, most of the couples and their children made it through the trauma intact. Their families aren’t fractured, their relationships are stronger, and they can now help others understand what it takes to emotionally survive a traumatic experience. As an officer, you can choose to read this, digest it and move on. I suggest you do more than that; share this with your loved ones.

To survive a traumatic on-the-job experience, you are going to need information and forethought. This will help you make a plan. I am sharing with you what I heard from the officers and their families: what they needed most, what the people around them needed and what their departments needed to provide. It’s easier than you think, and it’s something every illness or injury needs: a CURE – Communicate, Understand, React, and Educate. Four simple steps applied before and after a critical incident could change your outcome.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas... A Time for Family

Merry Christmas from all of us at Safe Call Now®

“I called Safe Call Now® because my family was in crisis.  They helped us take the first step towards recovery and continue to provide resources to strengthen our family and hearts.”
Shawn Thomas, Deputy Sheriff, State of Washington


From all of us at Safe Call Now®  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.  As we reflect back as an organization we realize that this time of year is all about families, especially our own families.  It got me to thinking, why do we only designate one time of year to family?  I imagine it’s because we all get caught up in “life” and the “daily grind” and we tend to lose sight what’s most important to all of us, our families.  Take the time today and every day to let your family know how much they mean to you.  From personal experience I can tell you that at the end of the day…  They are the ones who will always be there. 

Safe Call Now® is excited to announce for 2016 our new Family training program that will help change the dynamics of first responder families and provide them the opportunity to heal and become a healthy unit.  We will also be introducing our Financial Wellness and Emotional Intelligence programs for first responders and their family members.  Also new is the Safe Call Now® National Accreditation program which provides, labor, management and agencies to follow “best practices” when confronting the issues of mental health and substance abuse for our first responders.  The goal is to increase employee retention, health & wellness while lowering potential liability and litigation.  It’s based off of the highest documented success rates in the world and you deserve it.  We believe you deserve the ability to “Healthy hire and healthy retire”.

Tis the season of giving, Safe Call Now® relies on your donations to provide services to our first responders and their family members nationwide.  To donate and help save lives and become part of the Safe Call Now® Team…

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“Speaking for my agency this training was a real eye opener. I know we will be looking at things differently from this point forward and hopefully bring resources to our staff to prevent careers as well as personal lives from being damaged or destroyed.  I’m hoping to bring Safe Call Now® back for more training in the near future.”
Charles “Chuck” Wynn, Chief of Police, Town of Chino Valley, AZ

To learn more about Safe Call Now® Training Click here or contact Director of Curriculum and Training Captain Brian Nanavaty at or call 317-339-5118.