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.
Susan Farren, second from right, practices yoga during a retreat organized by First Responder Resilience LLC at Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena , Calif., on Wednesday, December 15, 2021.(Beth Schlanker/The Press Democrat)
First Responders Resiliency board member, Cathy Wayne, and husband Dough Wayne, both of Minden, NV., pet "Tiller" a service dog pup, held by Bailey Farren, of Cotati, during "An Evening of Inspiration" benefit at the the First Responders Resiliency Center, in Cotati, Calif., on Saturday, November 13, 2021. (Photo by Darryl Bush / For The Press Democrat)