ability to “recover quickly from difficulties”. It’s what is expected of us as
first responders. It is the unspoken pledge we take when we answer the call to
serve our communities. But it is also the way we are wired.
through two years of a long and painful pandemic, calls for criminal justice
reform and defunding the police haven’t stopped you from showing up to work and
superbly getting the job done under intense circumstances. Your resilience and
tenacity as the high functioning human beings you are often goes unrecognized
and underappreciated. You work crazy shifts and long hours, exposing yourself
to unimaginable trauma day in and day out. However, you are still expected to
remain professional and composed at all times, no matter the situation. Yet
here you are relentlessly showing up to work to face another round of unknown
challenges. All the while serving with pride, compassion and temerity.
Please take a
moment to reflect upon this, to appreciate your resilience. Recognize your
incredible strength and unshakable resolve. Reflect upon the trials and
tribulations of the job, the heartache and the struggles you endure to ensure
your communities are safe. Know that we stand together, united as one family,
to uplift and support each other as we walk thru the fire. Thank you all for
what you do!
On another note,
registration for this years Annual Training Conference is open and available on
the CAHN website. The conference will be held in person at the La Quinta Resort
and Club near Palm Springs. It promises to be a good one so don’t miss out on
this valuable training opportunity! I hope to see you there.