September 16, 2022

Episode 1

Episode 1 – “I See A Lot of This In First Responders” Welcome to the Resiliency 1st Podcast! Join your co-hosts, Susan Farren, Founder and Executive Director of First Responders Resiliency, Inc.® (FRRI), and Bailey Farren, CEO of Perimeter, as they speak to the origin story of First Responders Resiliency, Inc., and how we are fighting to improve the lives of first responders and their families. New episodes released on Mondays. Learn more about what’s […]
June 8, 2022

FRRI and Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Service in Sonoma County create partnership

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 7, 2022SONOMA COUNTY, CA—First Responders Resiliency, Inc.™ and the Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Service inSonoma County create partnership, share common goal—supporting first responders. First Responders Resiliency, Inc. (FRRI) and the Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Service in Sonoma County (LECS)are excited to announce their partnership, combining resources and expertise to further support and assistfirst responders in preventing and mitigating the effects of trauma and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). Both organizations put first responder […]
March 18, 2022

Sonoma County’s Talking

Sue Farren with First Responder Resiliency Posted about one month ago by Ted Williams An interview with Sue Farren with First Responder Resiliency, an organization that takes care of First Responders who have gone through traumatic events throughout their careers helping other. 
January 6, 2022

Former Santa Rosa Paramedic aims for full-time center to help first responders through trauma

A burly man with a mop of blonde hair and a serious expression faced two rows of off-duty firefighters, police officers, paramedics and soldiers gathered in the carriage house of a Napa County vineyard. Then he stretched his rear leg back, bent his front knee, reached both arms upward and barked, “Warrior pose!” “Warrior pose!” responded the pupils in a military cadence, as they mimicked his stance. The sight is a far cry from the […]
December 1, 2021

Cotati Auction Dinner Raises Money Support Center for First Responders

A live auction and dinner in Cotati on Saturday evening raised money for a new support center for area first responders. First Responders Resiliency’s fundraising goal was $2 million, according to the nonprofit organization’s Founder and Executive Director Susan Farren. “Go big or go home, girl,” she joked. Money raised will go towards a center in Cotati that will offer services including trauma therapy, family services and addiction recovery support. It will be the first center […]
September 1, 2021

North Bay Non-Profit Provides Holistic Help For First Responders

First Responders Resiliency has trained more than 5,000 front-line workers since 2018 and helps them to cope with work-related stressors. HEALDSBURG, CA — Coming out of an 18-month stretch when first responders and frontline workers saw their stress levels reach new levels because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, a Santa Rosa not-for-profit is helping train these vital workers in ways they may have never expected. SOURCE:
September 1, 2021

North Bay-based nonprofit has trained over 5,000 First Responders in resiliency

PRESS RELEASE Contact information: First Responders Resiliency, Inc. Susan Farren, Founder and Executive Director 707-625-0565 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE North Bay-based nonprofit has trained over 5,000 First Responders in resiliency Santa Rosa, CA—Yoga, meditation, and mindfulness are not typically words you would hear in the first responder world. First Responders Resiliency, Inc. (FRRI) is striving to change the culture in fire departments, police stations, ambulance bays, and hospitals so these words and practices become […]
May 22, 2020

First Responders Are in the Hearts of Many…

First responders are in the hearts of many as this COVID-19 pandemic holds the country in its grasp. Firefighters and paramedics in the North Bay got a treat earlier this month, when a private business, Park Avenue Catering, and First Responders Resiliency, Inc. (FRR), a nonprofit dedicated to eradicating PTSD through science-based strategies, joined forces.
December 5, 2019

Sacramento Bee

For California firefighters, how ‘mindfulness’ can ease the deadly stress of their jobs In 2017, for instance, more firefighters and police officers died by suicide than in the line of duty, according to research from Boston’s Ruderman Family Foundation. Researchers said the frequent exposure to death and destruction leads to mental health issues — and for some, suicide. In 2017, 103 firefighters and 140 police officers died by their own hand. That same year, 93 […]

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