Non-Profit Status

First Responders Resiliency, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization created For First Responders, By First Responders, dedicated to the psychological and physical well-being of those who serve, or have served, in the industry.

Our IRS tax-exempt EIN is 82-4439334.

Resiliency instructors provide education and skills vital to our mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing. You will leave the training with new tools and techniques that will not only enhance your professional performance – but may even save your life.

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Meet Our Team of Instructors

Susan Farren


Retired Paramedic

Susan Farren is the founder of First Responders Resiliency Inc. A graduate of the Stanford paramedic program, Susan has served her entire career in the industry of pre-hospital care. Serving in both the private and public sectors as a paramedic, supervisor, operations manager, peer counselor, clinical manager, EMS educator and consultant throughout the greater Bay Area.

After being diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2016, Susan had to come to grips with the physical, emotional and mental impact the career had taken on her – and the Resiliency Training Program was born.

After her treatment and recovery, Susan dove into the research and subsequent data discovered involving the mental and physical impacts the industry had taken on her. Armed with that knowledge she pulled together a team of experts from every division of the industry who are working as a team to change the lives of First Responders.

A regularly sought after inspirational speaker and the published author of The Fireman’s Wife, A Memoir. Her second book, Firestorm, A Survivor’s Story is due for release in 2019

Ron Shull

Director of Operations

Retired Fire Engineer

Gary McCalla

Resiliency Instructor

Emergency Medicine Specialist

Eric Strom

Director of Training and Logistics

Vallejo Fire Captain (ret.)

Tod Ceruti

Resiliency Instructor

Retired U.S. Navy

Cathy Wayne

Resiliency Instructor

Retired Captain/Field Commander

Dr. Jen Riegle
Resiliency Instructor

Naturopathic Doctor

Bailey Farren

Resiliency Instructor

Founder of Perimeter Platform

Nick Loffree
Resiliency Instructor

Senior Qi'Gong Instructor