The mission of the First Responder Support Network (FRSN) is to provide educational treatment programs to promote recovery from stress and critical incidents experienced by first responders and their families.
Our goal is to provide first responders and their families tools to reduce personal and family stress, encourage appropriate career decisions and reduce the effects of traumatic incident stress on an individual's life. The key components of the FRSN are the 6-day residential treatment for first responders, also known as the West Coast Post-trauma Retreat (WCPR), and the 6-day program for significant others & spouses (SOS).
The FRSN is a collaboration of first responder peers (included but not limited to police, fire, corrections, dispatch, and emergency medical services), SOS peers, culturally competent mental health clinicians, and chaplains; all of these individuals volunteer their time. We encourage you to contact us if you or someone you know is in need of assistance.Learn More
The West Coast Post trauma Retreat (WCPR) is for First Responders whose lives have been impacted by their work experience. This 6-day residential program provides education, support and healing designed to help active, former, and retired First Responders recognize the signs and symptoms of work-related stress, including Post Traumatic Stress Injury (aka: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD) in themselves and in others.
The Significant Others and Spouses (SOS) program is for the spouses or partners of First Responders who have been affected by critical incidents (resulting in secondary or vicarious traumatization) experienced by their loved ones, but may also be experiencing their own depression or anxiety symptoms, and need to address their needs. In addition, these individuals may have their own trauma history, which is re-activated when his/her partner experiences a traumatic event.
The FRSN staff members are frequently called upon to teach and or present on critical incident stress, peer team development, inoculation training, etc. Staff members are available to speak with anyone concerned about a First Responder or Significant Other or Spouse. There is no charge for the outreach. The call is confidential (unless someone is in danger). Call 415-721-9789 or submit an inquiry via the Contact link.
If your situation is an emergency, call 9-1-1