Carl Waggett. First Responders, Trauma & Healing
Carl Waggett is back on the podcast and this guy is amazing.
I don’t say that lightly.
There are some people who are able to articulate concepts and feelings in a kind of perfect, let’s-get-to-the-heart-of-the-matter way, for a particular group of people, and Carl is that person for the first responder tribe.
Carl Wagget’s been a full-time firefighter for the past 14 years, and Acting Captain for 4 of them. After a fellow firefighter and close friend of Carl’s ended his own life, Carl removed himself from the front line trucks only to be diagnosed with PTSD a short time afterward. Carl says he’s learning that there are many sides to this very intelligent disorder, and would simply like to share his experiences in the hope that others understand that PTSD is more of a winnable battle than you think.
Carl started his podcast, PTSD Bunker Gear For Your Brain, after his experiences with PTSD and to help other first responders.