The FRRP training program is dedicated to spreading awareness and reducing stigma, while working to improve the mental and physical wellness of within the first responder world.
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FRRP Mental Health Training Program
Developed by first responders for first responders, FRRP offers an integrative mental health training program that is focused on arming first responders with the needed tools to improve their daily mental health. The program features: group seminars, individual workbooks, documentary screenings, access to resources, and online access to 28 interactive training modules that have been specially curated for Fire, Dispatch and Law Enforcement.
Each module is virtually led by a clinician and first responder. As a Foundation that is built to improve mental wellness, we are dedicated to helping your department find the best combination of our FRRP assets to facilitate mental health training for your organization.
The FRRP Mental Health Training Program includes 28 interactive training modules that have been specially curated for Fire, Dispatch and Law Enforcement. Each module is virtually led by a clinician and first responder
First responder documentary
Digital library of curated resources
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Chris Fields is a former Major in the Oklahoma City Fire Department, serving for 31 years and 7 months. Chris was captured in a photo that became an iconic symbol of the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995 when he was cradling the body of 1-year-old Baylee Almon. Chris has continued to use his platform to speak out about his journey as a firefighter and his experience with mental health. Additionally, Chris co-founded Trauma Behind the Badge, a webinar series addressing first responders’ trauma.
Josette Clinton Dispatcher
Hailing from Charleston County, SC, Josette Clinton has dedicated 16 years to dispatching, with the last decade spent as a dispatch supervisor. She works with EMS, Fire, and PD, along with answering 911 lines. Josette feels that the hardest part of being a dispatcher is being away from family.
She has three children, Israel, Dazell, and Xyairia. Josette wants viewers to know that she’s not just a dispatcher, but a business owner, singer, and church goer.
Brock Bevell is a retired Police Officer who faced a career-ending injury after being run over on duty, leading to multiple surgeries and prolonged rehabilitation. Medically retired due to his injuries, Brock initially struggled with retirement and battled addiction.
Since recovering from his addiction, Brock now helps many overcome addiction by utilizing an unconventional approach to recovery that leads to lasting sobriety.
Leah Siwinski is a licensed paramedic with over 15 years in EMS. She is also a former paramedic for the Chicago Fire Department. Leah was diagnosed with PTSD as a result of a duty-related incident. Since her diagnosis, she works as an advocate to break the stigma around mental health in first responders, utilizing her expertise to educate and support peers dealing with similar challenges. Formerly an executive VP of a peer support group, she now offers aid as an Illinois certified recovery and support specialist.
Rob Verhelst, an active career firefighter for the City of Madison, Wisconsin since 2000, is also an Air Force Veteran who contributed to search and recovery efforts following the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center.
Rob travels as a motivational speaker, helping people become greater assets to themselves and others. He is also the author of Forged In The Fires and founder of The Fireman Rob Foundation.
Raul spent 30 years in law enforcement, specializing in robbery investigations and serving on various task forces with the FBI Safe Streets and ATF Violent Crimes. He was an integral member of the SWAT team for 18 years, notably involved in the ‘Pulse nightclub incident’ in Orlando, Florida, where he received an Award of Valor for his bravery.
Raul is also a co-founder of Trauma Behind the Badge, a webinar series addressing first responders’ trauma.
When police officers experience trauma on a daily basis, it is only natural for those events to have an impact on their personal and professional lives. As a police veteran of 19 years with the Chicago Police Department, Pol understands the adversities of the job including the psychological, emotional, and physiological challenges experienced by members of law enforcement.
Her goal is to inform officers of the trauma and suicide risk factors, to promote resilience, and discuss options for healing.
Adrea is a licensed clinician and social worker, who received her Bachelor’s degree in 2008 and a Master’s degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Mental Health and Addictions in 2013.
She has been working in corrections since 2006, starting out as a correctional officer and is now working at the Ada County Jail as the Health Service Administrator.
Tommy Adanalien Clinician
Tommy Adanalian is a clinical social worker and therapist who received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado and his Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Denver.
With expertise in trauma, addiction, anxiety, and first responders, he has worked across diverse settings such as juvenile detention centers, residential treatment centers, and schools. Tommy continues his work with us as a clinical expert in our FRRP mental health training program.
Monica is a Licensed Professional Counselor and the founder of Prevail Counseling and Wellness. Specializing in therapy for adults with severe mental illnesses, she brings a unique blend of experience as both a fitness specialist and clinician that helps foster a deeper therapeutic connection through awareness and mindfulness. Monica played a key role in our 2022 First Responder Summit as an active on-site clinician, and continues her work with us as a clinical expert in our FRRP mental health training program.