Health and Wellness

Public safety telecommunicators are devoted to assisting others every day, whether it be to help guide them through personal crisis, deal with life threatening situations, answer questions or assure them help is available. It is essential that telecommunicators take good care of themselves so they are able to better handle challenges and mitigate the impact of shift work and stress.

Studies show there may be negative health effects from shift work, stress, lack of exercise or poor eating habits. The resources in this section may help individuals recognize signs of possible trouble and be proactive about building positive habits and striving for good mental and physical health. These resources may be adopted by an individual or used to motivate a shift or agency to challenge themselves to work toward optimum health as a group.