Stay Healthy in EMS

When possible, we should follow the direction of Governor Mills and "Stay Healthy at Home".  In public safety, we likely do not have the option, but can still "Stay Healthy in EMS"  Below are some resources that might help.

These resources are ever-changing and update often.  Please visit regularly.

Any reference to a specific product, process, or service does not constitute or imply an endorsement by Maine EMS or the State of Maine for the product, process, or service, or its producer or provider. The views and opinions expressed in any referenced document or link do not necessarily state or reflect those of the State of Maine or Maine EMS.

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    General

    Managing stress during this pandemic can be overwhelming.  Maine EMS offers the Warm line for the Front Line.  This is a confidential and professional resurce for healthcare providers who may need some help or guidance.  Available 7 days a week from 8;00am until 8:00pm, callers will be connected with clinical professionals to assist YOU.

    Download a PDF poster for your workplace.  EMS Poster   EMS Poster2   EMD Poster

    207-221-8196 OR 1-866-367-4440

    Warm Line for Healthcare Providers 207-221-8196  

    Critical Incident Stress Management

    Maine EMS Regions provide Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) resources to regional EMS services, EMD centers and personnel.  These resources are available 24/7.

    Behavioral Health Considerations for COVID-19 (PDF) (From IAFF)Zones of COVID (Fear, Learning & Growth)

    Managing Stress during the COVID-19 Outbreak (PDF) (from the National Center for PTSD)

    Interim NIOSH Training for Emergency Responders: Reducing Risks Associated with Long Work Hours

    Self Care during COVID-19 (PDF) (From Dr. Laurie Cyr-Martel and the Tri-County EMS CISM Team)

    Protecting Your Sleep Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic (YouTube link) (4/13/2020) 

    Tips for Managers during the COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF) (From Dr. Laurie Cyr-Martel and the Tri-County EMS CISM Team)

    Headspace - A variety of free tools for teams, employees, employers and families

    Maine 211 (for a variety of resources)

    National Alliance on Mental illness (NAMI - Maine Chapter)

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

    Child & Family Care Resources

    EMD Resources

    EMS Resources