Credits: American flag at sunset photo by Laura Thompson
FCTRT DONATED A VEST IN MEMORY OF MICHELE LUCAS, LCSW
FCTRT lost one of our valued team members, Michele Lucas, in 2023. We honored her memory by donating a bullet proof vest to the City of Danbury Police Department. Many people don’t know that law enforcement officers often have to buy their own vests.
ONE BADGE – ONE BRAIN – ONE LIFE: Brain Health Fitness for Emergency Responders
FCTRT hosted Dr. Robbie Adler Tapia, PhD (Dr. Robbie) for two trainings. March 28 – 29, 2023 she taught frontline workers health, wellness, resilience and suicide prevention in the line of duty.
HAUNTED: EMDR for First Responders & Professionals in the Trenches
Dr. Robbie trained Eye Movement Desensitization (EMDR) Therapists in the unique needs of first responders and the best practices for EMDR trauma treatment with this group. March 30 – 31, 2023
LT. ANDY FREDERICKS, FDNY MEMORIAL SEMINAR & EXHIBITS
FCTRT was an exhibitor at this great event. The seminar presented by Captain Mike Gagliano (Seattle FD, Retired) and Anne Gagliano (in the center) was “The Challenges of Firefighter Marriage.” What a great presentation on an important topic. February 4, 2023
CAFFEINE & CARBURETORS OCTOBER 2022
Zumbach’s Gourmet Coffee welcomed FCTRT at their fabulous car show.
FCTRT TEAM MEMBERS DONATED TO SUPPORT UKRAINIANS
Tragically, pregnant women in Ukraine are often having premature deliveries due to the stress of the war. FCTRT members donated from their personal funds diapers, clothing in preemie sizes, and over-the-counter medical supplies. We partnered with SAUGATUCK Sweets of Fairfield and Westport who will send our contribution, as well as others they have gathered. April 24, 2022
CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS MANAGEMENT (CISM)
Dr. Deb Silveria trained 16 of FCTRT’s members in CISM. This gives us greater resources from within our team to assist first responder organizations when the unthinkable happens such as the loss of one of their own or an especially difficult or tragic call. Sadly we have used these skills three times in the month following our training. March 24 and 25, 2022
PEER SUPPORT TRAINING FOR FIRST RESPONDERS
FCTRT brought expert trainer and psychologist Dr. Deb Silveria to train first responders in peer support. We had 40 participants from 11 departments step up to learn how to help their colleagues. EMS, law enforcement, and fire were all represented. March 22 and 23, 2022
SUPPORTING FIRST RESPONDER MORALE
FCTRT Board VP, Linda Rost seen here after delivering food to Norwalk Hospital’s ED. January 19, 2022
K9 FIRST RESPONDERS
FCTRT Joined with K9 First Responders to offer support to Norwalk FD after the loss of beloved firefighter Ralph Geter. Gizmo and his person Jen Adams are just one of the K9 teams who came in support. October 11, 2021
FCTRT RECEIVES HONOR
FCTRT was the Recipient of the “Every Community” Honor at the 8th Annual Recovery Celebration for our Partnership with Mountainside Substance Disorder Treatment Center. Clinical Directors Dr. Karen Alter-Reid, Linda Rost, LCSW and Michael Crouch, LCSW accepted the award. September 29, 2021
FOOD AND SUPPLY DRIVE FOR FAMILIES EVACUATED FROM AFGHANISTAN
In collaboration with Wilton Presbyterian Church and the Interfaith Action Committee. FCTRT held a successful drive collecting food, toiletries, school supplies and cash donations. FCTRT board members Bonnie Rumilly, LCSW, EMT-B, Linda Rost, LCSW, Susan Marcus, LCSW and Stephania Sigurson, Afghan Navy Intelligence Veteran. September 25, 2021
TENNIS CT SUPPORTS FCTRT
Tennis CT presented FCTRT, Inc with a donation. Susan Marcus FCTRT’s Board President accepts the donation from Senior Tennis Pro Clive Ullyett. January 2021
FCTRT trained the Trumbull PD how to identify, manage and get help for duty induced stress. Pizza’s provided by Fairfield County Bank®. December 2020
Delivering yummy support to First Responders during the 2020 Covid 19 pandemic – Thank you Fairfield County Bank® for your donation toward this effort.
FCTRT made IDs for medical personal to let the person behind the PPE shine through during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic.
TUNNEL TO TOWERS RUN/WALK 2019
2019 SUMMER TEAM MEETING
EMDR EARLY INTERVENTIONS GLOBAL SUMMIT
Conference April 2018
THERAPY FOR FIRST RESPONDERS:
UNDERSTANDING PUBLIC SAFETY CULTURE
FCTRT Inc Sponsored Conference June 16, 2016
TRAUMA AND RECOVERY FOR FIRST RESPONDERS
Communities coming together:Firefighters, Police, EMTs. Nurses, Physicians & Therapists
FCTRT Inc Sponsored Conference April 30, 2016