Radio channel dedicated to lowcountry first responders
"You decide if this is a crisis or an opportunity" Kelly Golden, 94.3 WSC Talk Host.
Technology over time has allowed us to become isolated in our world, but we’re now using technology to make sure people are not isolated.
And nonprofits like the Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy are finding new ways to support the community during pandemic. The Chaplaincy serves the community, as well as all police, firefighters, and EMS across the Tri-County area during times of crisis.
The chaplains have launched a private radio channel for first responders to talk to them any time of day. It's incident channel 16 where you can catch twice daily 'Chaplain Check-ins' at 7 a.m. and 7 a.m. And special on Wednesday's 'Words for Wellness' at 1 p.m.
Amid the Covid-19 crisis, they are also reaching people over text, phone calls, and video chats like the video conference app Zoom. They want everyone to know they can get any form of video service you want.
“I think technology over time has allowed us to become isolated in our world, but I think this is a time where we’re using technology to make sure people are not isolated. I think it’s a time where we’re trying to make sure we are having those conversations with folks and that presence, even though it is through technology,” Senior Chaplain Rich Robinson said.
For more with Rich Robinson of the Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy on 943 WSC take a listen to the podcast below!
Jon Rogers, Chief of Summerville Police:
"We're just happy to have them to help our victims and our officers get through uncharted territories that we've never seen before. These guys are extremely humble and they have no idea how much they impact the day-to-day operations of all of our first responders in the area"
The Summerville Police Chief says first responders are experiencing lots of anxiety, being the few who are working while everyone else is home. They also worry about their potential exposure and the possibility of spreading it to their family and friends.