Responder health and wellness

You rely on FirstNet for connectivity when it counts. Your mindset before, during and after the call is just as important. FirstNet is here to support the holistic health and wellness of America’s first responders.

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Community stories

Helping first responders make mental health a priority

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Strengthening connections in responder relationships

June 18, 2024

Relationships include conflict from time to time. And first responder relationships come with additional stressors. Colleen Hilton writes about 4 behaviors that can destroy relationships, if left unchecked

About the program

Collaboration, advocacy and resources for the community

Program launched in 2020
The FirstNet Health and Wellness Program (FHWCP) launched in May 2020 with the recognized need to support first responder health and wellness.

Driving advocacy in wellness
Through advocacy, identifying resources and building relationships, the coalition provides guidance for emergency responder wellness.

A call for collaboration
The coalition addresses public safety health and wellness by identifying supportive resources at all levels.

A member of the Douglas County Sheriff Department uses the laptop in his connected car before making his way to the next call in Douglas County Nebraska.

Boulder Crest Foundation

Boulder Crest Foundation is the home of Posttraumatic Growth (PTG) and the global leader in the development, delivery, study, and scale of PTG-based programs. The foundation is working to transform existing notions of mental health and struggle. FirstNet is proud to collaborate with Boulder Crest on this important mission.

"Rates of PTSD, depression, and anxiety among first responders exceed those of the general population."


Safety and wellness apps

On-the-go resources for first responders

Ian Parkinson

FirstNet: The power behind San Luis Obispo County sheriff’s public safety response

April 12, 2023

Our deputies and investigators carry phones that are on FirstNet, giving them reliable access to information even when they are outside of their cars.

ResponderStrong™ Mental Health Train the Trainer Workshop Nov. 19th

Medical wellness champions and ambassadors - Join us virtually (PDF) for this highly regarded program being implemented across the nation to bolster resiliency, erode stigma, and decrease stress injury: burnout, compassion fatigue, anxiety, depression, and suicidality.
 

Help resources

Supporting first responders when they need help

Downloadable resources

RESOURCES FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

All Clear Foundation

Helping others is second nature. Ensure you do the same for yourself.

RESOURCES FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

All Clear Foundation

Helping others is second nature. Ensure you do the same for yourself.

ResponderStrong™ Mental Health Train the Trainer Workshop Nov. 19th

Medical wellness champions and ambassadors - Join us virtually (PDF) for this highly regarded program being implemented across the nation to bolster resiliency, erode stigma, and decrease stress injury: burnout, compassion fatigue, anxiety, depression, and suicidality.
 

ResponderStrong™ Mental Health Train the Trainer Workshop Nov. 19th

Medical wellness champions and ambassadors - Join us virtually (PDF) for this highly regarded program being implemented across the nation to bolster resiliency, erode stigma, and decrease stress injury: burnout, compassion fatigue, anxiety, depression, and suicidality.
 

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RESOURCES FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

All Clear Foundation

Helping others is second nature. Ensure you do the same for yourself.