Agency Needs

The NFRF has funded support animals, CIRT team jackets, peer support training, mattresses, meals, and snacks!

NFRF Available Peer Support Training

NFRF offers training & support resources conducted by accredited former First Responders.

Our introduction to peer support training will provide an in-depth overview along with important details about the process and privilege of becoming a public safety peer support team member. We will discuss the prevalence and scope of mental health issues found among public safety professionals that will include the process and methodology of developing and implementing a peer support program; brief crisis intervention and basic CISM skills; self-care; public perception, and resilience building. Please join us for an interesting and revealing one-hour discussion that will address your questions and curiosity about becoming a peer supporter for your department.

A comprehensive and engaging Basic Peer Support Training course that includes the core concepts of becoming a Peer Supporter. We will discuss the prevalence and scope of mental health issues among public safety professionals that include the process and methodology of developing and implementing a peer support program; brief crisis intervention and basic CISM skills; self-care; public perception, and resilience building. This training is California POST Certified. 

An in -depth look at Mental Health Performance and tactical coping skills. Attendees will gain knowledge and understanding of trauma and the neurobiological responses, work with grounding and somatic regulation techniques for on scene and post incident challenges. Apply progressive debrief with regulation strategies, identify when to seek further assistance, learn the trifecta approaches to trauma treatment - Why mindfulness, EMDR, ART overview, and define the resilient responders implementing mindful living. 

One to Three Week In-Depth, In Person Cohort Training that provides a specialized solution exclusively for first responders. This training focuses 100% of the time on the unique mental health and addiction-related challenges that first responders often have.

The goal is to help the professional first responders recover and come together as a High Performing Team. The NFRF has established an ongoing relationship with several clinical providers. These treatments can range from $2700-$4700 per week per first responder.

The programs provide emergency, as-needed treatment for first responders who need immediate relief.

Preparing for retirement, obstacles frequently encountered, and resilience building are examined during this comprehensive Retirement & Resilience course. Redefining purpose, identity, exploring hobbies, learning healthy coping mechanisms, and intra-family communication.. We will also discuss how alcohol can be used as a coping mechanism for cumulative workplace trauma and how to ensure you live a healthy retirement life. 

Program Calendar

DECEMBER

12/15 

SFFD Training 

JANUARY

1/23
Introduction to Peer Support

FEBRUARY

2/17

Intro To Peer Support


MARCH

3/30

Basic Peer Support 

APRIL

4/1-4/2

Basic Peer Support Course

4/14

Intro To Peer Support

MAY

Dates above are placeholders and will be updated constantly

Fund Peer Support Classes

If you don't see a peer support class available, create your own with an IAFF trainer (for Fire) or another approved trainer (for all other agencies). Determine the costs and start a Fund A Need Campaign to cover it.

Fund a Department Need

The NFRF is founded on the principle of cutting the red tape involved in getting the funding you need in order to help your mental health programs grow.

Head over to Fund a Need and start a campaign describing what your specific department needs financial assistance with.

Whether it be yearly care for your therapy dog, or a 30 person class to train your First Responders in peer support, show us the need and we will help you fill the gap! We will fund the last 20% of any pre-approved (via email to [email protected]) (mental health-related) campaign up to $2,000. Start a campaign below.

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