38 - When Cancer Hits Home with Vickie Speed
First Responder Friday Podcast
by Conrad Weaver
5d ago
38 - When Cancer Hits Home with Vickie Speed Today is May 15th and its Peace Officers Memorial Day. So I think it’s appropriate that today’s podcast covers a topic that is sometimes not discussed among law enforcement and that is the subject of cancer.  My guest today is Vickie Speed. As the CEO of Blue Cancer Connect, Vickie Speed is a dedicated advocate for law enforcement families affected by cancer. After losing her husband, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Detective Mitch Speed, to job-related cancer, Vickie has made it her mission to help other families navigate the complex w ..read more
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37 - Be the Calm in the Storm with AK Dozanti
First Responder Friday Podcast
by Conrad Weaver
1w ago
37 - Be the Calm in the Storm with AK Dozanti Being the calm in the storm is what first responders do. But when it comes to your own storm, that's another story!  Today on the First Responder Wellness Podcast I talk with AK Dozanti a former Deputy Sheriff who talks about her own journey through PTS and depression and what's she's doing now to help other first responders.    ABOUT THE GUEST As a former Deputy Sheriff, now First Responder Coach & Specialist, AK Dozanti helps First Responders learn how to manage chronic stress and regulate their nervous systems to prevent burn ..read more
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35 - How to Decontaminate the Brain with Kathleen Sullivan
First Responder Friday Podcast
by Conrad Weaver
3w ago
Kathy Sullivan is an artist on a mission to help first responders de-contaminate their brains. She is the co-founder of Ashes 2 A.R.T. that refers to Mindful Decontamination which addresses the need to mindfully decontaminate from a shift just as one would be required to physically decontaminate. Kathy launched this program a few years ago with the help of a northern Virginia Fire captain. Listen to this compelling conversation and see how you can begin to de-contaminate your brain.    ABOUT THE GUEST Kathleen Sullivan, MAAT, ATR, SME, NORA Council Member, Executive Director Ashes2A ..read more
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FDIC Review from Conrad Weaver
First Responder Friday Podcast
by Conrad Weaver
3w ago
First Responder Wellness Podcast - Special Edition Conrad Weaver, host of the First Responder Wellness Podcast gives his take on the 2024 FDIC convention and the "Wellness Center" at the Lucas Oil Stadium Experience at the conference.  . . . +++++ FIRST RESPONDER WELLNESS PODCAST/PTSD911 MOVIE Web site:  https://ptsd911movie.com/ Instagram:   / ptsd911movie   Facebook:   / ptsd911movie   YouTube:    / @wellnesschannel4first   Purchase the PTSD911 film for your public safety agency or organization: https://ptsd911.myshopify.com/products/toolkit The ..read more
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34 - Go Play in the Puddles with Ricardo Martinez
First Responder Friday Podcast
by Conrad Weaver
1M ago
34 - Go Play in the Puddles with Ricardo Martinez Ricardo Martinez II has one of the biggest 9-1-1 related podcasts out there. He's the founder of the #IAM911 movement and the host of the Dare to be Great virtual events for 911 professionals, plus he loves to play in puddles with his kids. He's my guest today on the podcast...   ABOUT THE GUEST Ricardo Martinez II is a creative individual who is using his skills in writing, design, and podcasting to tell the stories of those he works with. For 13 years he has answered the call of a 9-1-1 dispatcher and recently accepted a new position wit ..read more
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33 - An Unexpected Journey from Cop to Author with Scott Medlin
First Responder Friday Podcast
by Conrad Weaver
1M ago
33 - An Unexpected Journey from Cop to Author with Scott Medlin Scott Medlin is a national speaker, five-time author, and the founder of L.E.O. Motivation LLC, is making waves with his transformative work showcased on the rapidly growing YouTube channel and podcast, “The 10 Code Mindset”. Beyond his impactful online and in-person presence, Scott is also featured in the award-winning documentary, “Is There Something Going on At Home?” Dedicated to empowering police officers and first responders at every rank, Scott provides them with the essential tools not just to survive, but to thrive amidst ..read more
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32- Some things I'm thinking about. With Conrad Weaver
First Responder Friday Podcast
by Conrad Weaver
1M ago
32- Some things I'm thinking about... Listen in as Conrad talks about the podcast, and what's next for the PTSD911 film and upcoming events. Spoiler alert for FDIC....   +++++ FIRST RESPONDER WELLNESS PODCAST/PTSD911 MOVIE Web site:  https://ptsd911movie.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ptsd911movie/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ptsd911movie/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClQ8jxjxYqHgFQixBK4Bl0Q Purchase the PTSD911 film for your public safety agency or organization: https://ptsd911.myshopify.com/products/toolkit The First Responder Wellness Podcast is a pr ..read more
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31- What Makes a Good Officer go Bad? with Marlon Marrache
First Responder Friday Podcast
by Conrad Weaver
1M ago
31- What Makes a Good Officer go Bad? with Marlon Marrache Why do some good cops go bad? What are the circumstances that cause this to happen? And how do these situations get prosecuted, and do agencies ever get it wrong? Tune in for my conversation with Marlon Marrache today on the First Responder Wellness Podcast and you'll hear answers to these questions a lot more. ABOUT MARLON MARRACHE Sergeant Marlon Marrache recently retired from the Los Angeles Police Department after 24 years of service. He now is focused full time on helping agencies and individual officers understand the internal af ..read more
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30 - Raw Thoughts that Transform with Makenzie Tiegs
First Responder Friday Podcast
by Conrad Weaver
2M ago
30 - Raw Thoughts that Transform with Makenzie Tiegs MaKenzie Tiegs is a retired paramedic from Idaho and she’s the host of the raw thoughts podcast. Makenzie’s experience as a wildland firefighter/paramedic also played a role in her journey to where she is today.  Join me in this deep and compelling conversation that I can only describe as raw… its kind of what you get when you’re talking with Makenzie. You’ll enjoy this conversation so stay tuned.  Connect with Makenzie: https://rawthoughtspodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/rawthoughts.podcast/ https://www.facebook.com/makenzie ..read more
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29 - Finding Purpose in Pain with James Starlin
First Responder Friday Podcast
by Conrad Weaver
2M ago
29 - Finding Purpose in Pain with James Starlin Jim Starlin is the CEO and founder of the Team Alpha Critical Incident Diffusion Unit
 (C.I.D.U.).  Jim has a diverse background in about every aspect of the 1st response community in the his 40 years of service. He has quite a resume of experience as a Fire Fighter /Medic/ 911 Dispatcher / Corrections Officer / Air Medical Telecommunicator / Regional Emergency Manager and Disaster Response Mobile Field Hospital Team Leader Jim is now retired from serving as a first responder but he has recently dedicated himself to care for the caregivers b ..read more
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