First Responder Support Network


First Responder Support Network

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.

The goal of FRSN is to provide the necessary tools and resources to reduce personal, family, and work related stress issues, to include the reduction of traumatic stress effects on first responders, and appropriate career decision making. The key components of the FRSN programs include 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.

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West Coast Post-trauma Retreat

West Coast
Post-trauma Retreat 

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. 

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Significant Others and Spouses

Significant Others
and Spouses 

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. 

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Training and Outreach

Training
and Outreach

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

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