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First Responder Summit: Wellness, Self-Care & Resilience

In collaboration with the Ohio Fire Academy, Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), you are invited to attend a one-day, First Responder Summit: Wellness, Self-Care and Resilience.

This on-line Summit will take place on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 from 8:00 AM until 4:15 PM.

Ohio EMA Director Sima Merick will provide the opening keynote address regarding partnerships and collaboration. A number of topics will be covered including assisting First Responder families, building relationships between the First Responder community and mental health resources in their area, immediate and long term effects of trauma on First Responders. The Summit will feature lived experience panel who will talk about their journey to wellness and resilience. 

The Summit is targeted to First Responders; Law Enforcement, Fire Service, EMS, Dispatch and Corrections. Plans are underway to provide training and technical assistance for those who work with First Responders at a later date.

There is no cost for attendance. You may register in advance if you have a State Fire Academy account or you can join on the day of the summit through the following links:

First Responder Summit: Wellness, Self-Care, and Resilience - Morning Session

First Responder Summit: Wellness, Self-Care, and Resilience - Afternoon Session

If you have any questions, please contact Steve Click, First Responder Liaison, Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services at or 614-466-9938.

To view the schedule, click here. 

For access to the links for the Summit, click here.

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