Margaret Gavian is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Minnesota and received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. She is humbled to serve as Medical Director of the Minnesota Fire Initiative, leading their emotional wellness programming for the 22,000 firefighters in Minnesota. For the last 20 years, she has worked with a variety of populations who have experienced extreme stress including in Israel, Gaza, Kosovo, with the FDNY after 9/11, refugees, gang members, firefighters & police, school shooting communities, as well as with healthcare professionals, executives, teachers and those with a variety of chronic medical conditions.
Many people think that firefighters run into burning buildings, but the bulk of their calls are medical emergencies. Many of these personal tragedies affect them deeply because they are not robots.15 January 2022