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Anacortes, WA June 1-2, 2020

Hosted by the Swinomish Tribal PD & Island County Sheriff's Office

Registration is not currently open yet, but will be soon.  Please check back soon for more information.


Co-hosted by Blue H.E.L.P


This training is for all 1st responders, police, fire, military/veterans, corrections, dispatchers, chaplains, retired 1st responders, spouses, professional staff, clinicians, spouses and all who work in the public safety field. 


1st Responder Conferences presents a multi-faceted two-day seminar and networking event for improving the mental health and wellness of our first responders. By discussing the real 21st Century issues that are consistently facing our first responders and their families, our conference will provide awareness, resources and action items to combat PTSD, depression, suicide, addiction, stress, and overall mental health. 

1st Responder Conferences proudly introduces a line-up of credible nationally recognized speakers who will address matters that impact the personal and professional lives of first responders and their family members through dynamic and engaging presentations for the entire first responder community. This two-day seminar is unique in that your spouses or significant others who support you are invited to come learn with you. 

With a progressive and forward message of optimism and sustainability, 1st Responder Conferences goal is pushing past traditional silence and bringing first responder wellness to our America's Heroes.



Speakers and Topics:


Information Coming Soon!


Continental Breakfast and lunches are provided on both days.


*Networking Social - June 1st, from 4:00-6:00 pm (Included in your registration) @ the venue. This is a great opportunity to get to know others, ask questions and share your ideas and thoughts with other like-minded professionals. Appetizers will be provided.


*You must register to attend. Seats are limited for this conference. Early Bird registration is open until May 10th and is $199.00. Registration after May 10th will be $249.00 (Plus Eventbrite charges) 

A limited amount of scholarships are availble for those with financial hardships. Please contact Amanda at amanda@1stresponderconferences.org for more information.


Group block/discounted hotel rates available:  We have a group block at The Swinomish Casino and Lodge ($89-$109/night until May 1st or until group block is sold out.)  All reservations for the group will be handled through Swinomish Casino and Lodge's reservation department and guests may call this toll free number (855) 794-6563 and use group code FIRST RESPONDER 20.


*Disclaimers*

Photograph/Video Disclaimer Statement

1st Responder Conferences (1RC) reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at any event sponsored by 1RC , without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. 1RC may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by 1RC including but not limited to: brochures, invitations, books, newspapers, magazines, television, websites, etc. No video recording by attendees permitted.

Waiver of Liability 

Some of the material presented at this event may cause emotional triggers. We will have onsite assistance if needed. There will also be additional resources available if needed. This conference is not intended to provide counselling services, whether medical, psychological or of any other kind, nor to diagnose, prevent, cure or treat any disease, diorder or injury. This conference is certainly not intended to replace the advice of a physician. If you need expert advice, please consult a competent professional. This conference is only intended for “educational” use and it should only be used as a guide.

At registration we will have a waiver of liability and a photo disclaimer form that must be signed. If you have any questions regarding the waiver please contact us, so we can be of assistance.



Conference Flyer

Please download the flyer and post it in your organizations office share or with others.  We all can benefit from mental health and wellness training.  If we work together to spread the word, we will break the stigma, help others and save lives!

Files coming soon.

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Swinomish Casino and Lodge

Need a Room?

Group block/discounted hotel rates available:  We have a group block at The Swinomish Casino and Lodge ($89-$109/night until May 1st or until group block is sold out.)  All reservations for the group will be handled through Swinomish Casino and Lodge's reservation department and guests may call this toll free number (855) 794-6563 and use group code FIRST RESPONDER 20.

Call to Reserve a Room!

Hosted & Endorsed by Agencies Who are Making a Difference!

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Our Partners

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Interested in Being a Resource Partner?

1st Responder Conferences would not be able to organize our conferences without the help from other organizations.  If your organization would like to help support our first responders and their families by being a sponsor, please click on the button below.

Looking to Volunteer?

Organizing a conference is a lot of work and we are always looking for local volunteers to help!

Justification to Attend the Conference

Do you need to seek approval from your leadership to attend our First Responder Mental Health and Wellness Conference?


To assist you in justifying your attendance to supervisors or other decision makers, we have developed a list of reasons for attending the conference and a customizable letter you can give to your leadership.

               

              REASONS TO ATTEND:


  1.   Network with others and see how other programs have overcome the challenges that your program is currently facing and take their lessons back to your organization..
  2.   Get exposed to excellent programs/resources to give you ideas about enhancing your program and helping your organization in ways you never would have thought of on your own.
  3.   Help to inspire others with what you’ve worked hard to accomplish.
  4.   Gain specific skills, knowledge and experiences you can immediately bring back to your agency.
  5.   Expand your knowledge, gain inspiration and creativity to build, improve and sustain your local health and wellness/peer support programs.
  6.   Build a network of resources with other  programs throughout the country and build relationships that aid you in your programs


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Justification Letter

1st RC Justification Letter (docx)

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