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First Responder Wellness & Crisis Intervention Conference

First Responder Wellness & Crisis Intervention Conference

Tuesday and Wednesday, January 14 and 15, 2020 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. SSG Miller Homeland Security Education Center (HEC) Fee: $95 

Tuesday Keynote Speaker:

Bob Bemis USMC veteran and ret. PA State Police Sgt.

The Wounded Blue Foundation Presents Walking with the Wounded

Sgt. Bemis shares his story of being severely injured in the line-of-duty and raising awareness to the impact of leadership decisions, agency policy and existing laws which affect the well-being of officers severely injured while actively employed. He is the author of Forged in Scars & Stripes: A Troopers Victory Over Critical Injury.

Wednesday Plenary Speakers in the Afternoon:

Ofc. Anthony Espada - ret. Cleveland PD

Sponsored by Calibre Press

Presenting: Navigating the Mental Firestorms Evil Launched at Me. Ofc. Espada shares his account of responding to the house in Cleveland Ohio where 3 girls and one of their children were held captive and raped by Ariel Castro.

Thomas Brady - Director of HSTI and ret. US Postal Inspector

A lead executive on the Anthrax terrorism investigation in Washington, Tom then became the lead on the Rod Blagojevich Investigation and later the Assoc. Dean at the College of DuPage. He speaks about the horrific obstacles life has thrown at him and how he fought to overcome them by following 3 rules. A compelling story of tragedy and triumph!

Welcoming Chief Neil Gang from Poline PD in C.A. & Ret. Lt. Shannon King of the California Highway Patrol flying in to present as well as so many other local presenters!

Attendees can choose from multiple training seminars including Dr. Steiner.

To Register: Contact Cathy Russo at (630) 942-2183 or email

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