·      Limit your time working alone by trying to work in teams.

·      Understand and identify burnout and secondary traumatic stress

·      Practice coping techniques like taking breaks, eating healthy foods, exercising, and using the buddy system. This all can help prevent and reduce burnout and secondary traumatic stress. Recognize the signs of both of these conditions in yourself and other responders to be sure those who need a break or need help can address these needs.

·      Write in a journal.

·      Talk to family, friends, supervisors, and teammates about your feelings and experiences.

·      Practice breathing and relaxation techniques.

·      Get adequate sleep and exercise

·      Know that it is okay to draw boundaries and say "no."

·      Remind yourself that: