Answering The Call

In times of crisis or disaster, we rely on the courage and skill of Van DeWark and other first responders to help those affected. But what about the well-being of those individuals? Who helps the helpers cope with the stress and emotions they feel as a result of their work? On You Go First, we’re seeking the answers to these questions.

In this episode, Hensley interviews Alexander Van DeWark who is a Firefighter/Paramedic for the city of Vacaville, CA. The conversation centers around several engaging topics including how Van DeWark became a first responder and what goes through his mind when he’s called to the scene of a disaster or emergency.