Meet Our Family Services Team
The First Responders Resiliency, Inc. Family Services component provides the families of first responders a look into the psychological, neurological, physical, emotional, and relational changes that take place in a first responder as a result of their repeated traumatic exposure and stress. Until now, there has been little to no training for the families on these issues or what they can do to work together. This program creates an environment that allows for healing, repair, growth, and happiness, not only for first responders, but for those who love and care for them.
Coordinator of Family Services
Veronica Stirnus is a Sonoma County native who is a graduate from Sonoma State University. Her husband, Gabe, is both a captain with Sonoma Valley Fire Dept, as well as a part-time paramedic on the Sheriff’s Department helicopter. Veronica balances being a busy mom of 2 young sons, with working in the spouse and family component of First Responders Resiliency, Inc., training families and loved ones how to support themselves and their loved ones.
Family Services Volunteer
Crystal Shull is the wife of retired firefighter/engineer, Ron Shull for First Responders Resiliency, Inc. After attending a First Responders Resiliency, Inc. conference, she was compelled to get involved and now heads up the Family Services Program. The mother of 3 grown sons, one of which is now a firefighter/paramedic, Crystal brings compassion, experience and information to support and educate families of first responders.