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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Boise, ID - September 27, 2018
    Helping the helpers: Boise conference aimed at improving first responders' mental health
  • Cedar Park, TX - January 3, 2019
    Local first responders learn 'resiliency' to bounce back from stress of the job Central Texas law enforcement gathers in Cedar Park to discuss mental health struggles
  • Twin Falls, ID - April 12, 2019
    First responders attend Twin Falls' first mental health and wellness conference
  • Garden City, ID - July 19, 2019
    Treasure Valley police and fire departments team up to tackle mental health in first responders Garden City Police Department holds press conference on mental health Local agencies announce support for 1st Responders Mental Health and Wellness Conferences Boise conference aims to end stigma surrounding first responders mental health
  • Columbus Press Conference - October 1, 2019
    Franklin County Sheriff's Office
  • Burien, WA - December 6, 2019
    King County-based conference provides first responders with mental health resources
  • K5 News - September 27, 2019
    Group reminds others help is available after multiple first responder suicides in Washington
  • Orlando, FL Press Conference - December 19, 2019
    First Responder Mental Health & Wellness Press Conference
  • Ocean City, MD - September 9, 2021
    1st Responder Conferences provide mental health support for frontline workers
  • Police One Article - September 27, 2022
    Washington couple brings healing to first responders one conference at a time
  • Ocean City, MD - February 27, 2023
    1st Responder Conference 2023 on Good Morning Delmarva
  • South Bend, Indiana - May 2023
    Supporting Women First Responders in Northern Indiana a necessary initiative | Guest Columnists |
  • South Bend, Indiana - May 15, 2023
    1st Responder Conferences brings mental health care to the forefront
  • San Luis Obispo, CA - April 25-26, 2024
    Behind the Badge: Insights from SLO's Mental Health First Responder Conference
  • Hasbrouck Heights, NJ May 14-14, 2024
    WMBC-TV News Video - First Responders Conference
  • Responder Resilience Podcast - September 28, 2023
    Voices of Resilience: Empowering Those Who Serve
  • Public Safety Talk Radio - January 5, 2022
    1st Responder Conferences
  • Copy That Radio - April 2022
    Episode 33: First Responder Conferences
  • Enduring the Badge October 2022
    Apple Podcast | Spotify | Google Podcast | YouTube | Website
  • Where do I register to attend a conference?
    On the top of the website click conferences then upcoming conferences. Then click on the learn more button for the conference you are interested in then click register.
  • Where do I register to become an exhibitor/resource partner or sponsor?
    On the top of the website click conferences then upcoming conferences. Then click on the learn more button for the conference you are interested in then click on the exhibitor button. At the bottom there is a button that says sponsor. Click that and then the level you would like to sponsor.
  • Who can register?
    Anyone can register. Our conferences focus on all current/retired first responders, police, fire, EMS, military/veterans, corrections, dispatchers, chaplains, spouses, professional staff, clinicians, and all who work in public safety. We focus on overall wellness so anyone who attends will find the conference beneficial.
  • How much does it cost to attend?
    Currently our two day conferences cost $360 for early bird registration and $400 three weeks prior to the conference date. It includes breakfast and lunch on both days. It also includes appetizers at the networking social after day one.
  • What is your refund policy?
    Registration is refundable 30 days prior. Please note If you ask for a refund prior to 30 days before the conference the ClearEvent Service Charge and the Stripe Processing Charge are non-refundable. ClearEvent is our registration platform and this is their policy not ours. The non-refundable processing fee is $20.17. Tickets are transferable without a fee
  • If we are interested in co-hosting a conference in our area, how do we learn more?
  • If we are interested in endorsing a conference, how do we learn more?
  • Who co hosts conferences?
    Usually 1-2 departments/agencies that are making wellness a priority co host a conference, but in the past we've had wellness organizations/associations co host as well.
  • Who endorses the conferences?
    Any department/agency/organization that is making wellness a priority.
  • Who has co hosted or endorsed your conferences?
  • Who sponsors/exhibits at your conferences?
    Any business/organization that is focused on wellness.
  • What is your EIN?
  • Where are you located?
    We have conferences throughout the United States, but our organization was formed in Washington state.
  • Are you a non-profit?
    1st Responder Conferences is registered as an LLC. However, we operate like a non-profit company would. Our main staff is three people, two of which work part-time and the rest our volunteers.
  • How do I learn more about volunteering?
  • How do I learn more about speaking?
  • How many conferences have you had?
    As of January 2024, we have had 44 conferences.
  • How do I sign up for your weekly newsletter? Do you share our email with anyone else?
    At the bottom of the home page fill out the sign up info. No, we do not share your email with anyone else.
  • How do I contact you?
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