Rescue the Rescuer
About This Show
Do You Ever Feel Like Everything Is Going Up In Flames? Fire fighters, police officers, military, EMS providers, and all first responders are under immense pressure and stress, day in and day out. This can lead to incredible challenges both at work and at home. My mission is to put a spotlight on these problems and help find solutions with the Rescue the Rescuers podcast and blog. I want to help shred the shame and highlight strategies that work to alleviate and eliminate common stumbling blocks for First Responders like addiction, PTSD, relationship failure, and more.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 26- Travis Martin, Chapter One Foundation, and the "Hope Dealer."
5 days ago
Episode 26- The Chapter One Foundation
Join Founder, Travis Martin, as we discuss his last days in the fire service and how he turned his darkness and despair into a new creation as a “hope dealer. Travis was a career fireman in Florida for many years until the demons of his past and the stressors of the job culminated in a suicide attempt and losing everything. His story of inspriation is a message of hope for all. Below is an excerpt form his biography.
In my own life, I continue to battle the PTS beast. In September of 2017 I had to spend a month at the IAFF center of excellence in Upper Marlboro, MD. The peers I met are now friends for life. I grew a lot from that experience. In fact, I discovered my ability and gift for art. When I returned home, I enrolled in Full Sail University for Computer Animation. Month in and I am crushing it. But daily I live this recovery. It’s bad lows sometimes lasting days not weeks any more. My kids, family, and friends are still very unsure of my recovery but I do my best to do the things I need to do to keep me healthy. I put all my heart and passion into Chapter 1 and my college classes. I hope to work as a graphic designer/animator in less than three years. I also hope to have a Chapter 1 Foundation in every major city by 2025.
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