Mental Health Seminar

Course Description

Last year more first responders committed suicide than died in the line of duty. This stat continues to grow every year.

At a moment’s notice, first responders can be engaged in a life and death situation. These incidents can be incredibly stressful, both physically and mentally.

This very personal seminar will review and discuss several serious incidents, and expose the after effects that John suffered during his career.


This incredibly powerful and energetic presentation includes discussion on Fire house Culture, changing the “Suck it up” mentality that deters discussion of mental health.  

Resilience is defined as the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.

How many times can you do this? Are You Ready?



  • Identify / Recognizing PTSD and relatable events

  • Changings the current identity of the first responders mentality

  • Identifying signs and symptoms of PTSD

  • The effects of training and attitude on first responder performance.


Are You Ready was written to serve three purposes...

1. To introduce and identify the need to talk openly about mental health awareness and PTSD.

2. To help firefighters and leaders in organizations understand their role in mental health and fire culture.

3. To help motivate individuals who are serious and passionate about improving the habits of the firehouse as well as their lives.

Now Approved by New Jersey Division of Fire Safety

.5 Technical CEUS will be awarded upon the completion of this course by NJDFS

EMT CEUs also available.

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