Judi Light Hopson
  • Female
  • Johnson City, TN
  • United States
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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Paid
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Washington County EMS
Years With Department/Agency
My Training:
My background includes journalism and psychology geared to writing and researching stress management topics for all American workers--but specifically for fire/EMS.

I am the co-author of the college textbook, Burnout to Balance: EMS Stress. Jeff Dyar, former EMS program chair at the National Fire Academy is my co-author.
About Me:
I am founder of Hopson Global Education and Training: www.hopsonglobal.com
I write a national syndicated newspaper column published by McClatchy Newspapers, Inc.
I am a consultant to the International Assn. of Firefighters for Local 522.
I blog on www.jemsconnect.com under USA Wellness Cafe.
Day Job:
Courseware Developer: Elsevier/JEMSprepare.com
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I became involved in the fire/EMS community in 1992 when I became a psychology issues writer for the former Emergency magazine in Redondo Beach, California. My assignments for 7 years revolved around stress in emergency responders and solutions to help responders copy and thrive in their challenging environments (at work). A lot of my articles focused on improving their personal lives as well.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Responders Will Save a Life in Every Family in America
Top Issues Facing Responders:
* Budget cuts in departments--requiring more coverage with fewer dollars--and intensifying personal stress for all
* Physical health issues--chronic and acut fatigue due to running too many calls
* Strained politics of the workplace--working with leadership and co-workers who have trouble buying into a common vision

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RE: Please tell your friends about our "cooling stress" website

Posted on February 19, 2013 at 1:49pm 0 Comments

The USA Wellness Cafe is launching here: www.usawellnesscafe.com There will never be any charge or login required.

If you are a stress management writer or seminar trainer, perhaps you'd like to post some of your materials on the website. Email me at judihopson@earthlink.net to discuss your educational materials that can help health & EMS workers lower their…



Posted on July 24, 2011 at 12:30pm 5 Comments

Have you ever successfully worked through a serious problem? Maybe you helped someone climb out of depression. Or, did you save the day with a huge departmental budget issue? If so, you should share the knowledge of how you made it over the hump--or helped others to do so.

Most of us desire to make a difference in this world; sharing stress management tips is one way to honor other people.

What’s interesting is that anytime you teach a coping skill, you’ll reinforce that… Continue

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At 9:18pm on February 12, 2010, Clyde R Chapman said…
Greetings from Rangeley Maine.
I have a favor to ask.
My firefighter friend from Slovenia is doing a magazine article and has been asking me about firefighter stress and solutions to ff burnout.
Any chance you could explain things to him ?
At 7:40am on August 22, 2009, Hondo said…
Hey there! Just dropped by to say hello. Not too much going on here. We have our annual open house and company inspection today. This past week we had a 2 story frying pan fire. Kept is confined to the kitchen and the stove. But it was a hot hot and humid night nonetheless. Stay Safe.
At 8:15pm on August 7, 2009, Hondo said…
I think it would be a good thing to have. I struggle all the time with that. or lack there of. In the meantime I have decided that after 4 years as a FF that I am going to add EMT to that as well. My class begins on the 17th.
At 3:04pm on August 7, 2009, Hondo said…
Hey Judy! Haven't heard from you in a while. Hope that things are well in your world. Stay Safe.
At 12:19pm on August 1, 2009, adel said…
Hello to all my friends
Hi brothers and sisters I just want say have a safe and great weekend, and pl...
At 7:27pm on July 15, 2009, Hondo said…
So do you mind if I ask you a couple of questions regarding stress and dealing with?
At 6:59am on July 15, 2009, Hondo said…
Interesting job you have there. Thanks for the add.
At 11:53am on July 12, 2009, adel said…
You have some good pictures. Delete Comment
At 5:55pm on July 8, 2009, Dennis Brown said…
Welcome to ffn Judi have fun on this site be safe out there from the jersey shore
At 12:58am on July 8, 2009, SHAMS said…
welcome to this big family
be safe & have fun

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