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Responder Resilience with Bonnie C Rumilly, David Dachinger & Dr Stacy Raymond

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Step into the world of real-life heroes with RESPONDER RESILIENCE, an insightful podcast that sheds light on the challenges and triumphs of firefighters, EMTs, dispatchers, and law enforcement professionals. Hear firsthand accounts from our community's finest as they discuss critical issues on the job and share their experiences with hosts Lt. David Dachinger (ret.), Bonnie Rumilly LCSW/EMT and Dr. Stacy Raymond. Explore topics of mental and physical wellness with emergency services thought leaders, and get ready to be inspired and gain a deeper appreciation for the sacrifices and resilience of our responders.
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Responder Resilience, November 22, 2023 Guest, Bryony Gilbey, Documentary Film Director, former CBS News, 60 Minutes and ABC producer and writer & editor for
Responder Resilience, November 15, 2023 Guest, Frank Leeb, Deputy Assistant Chief in the Fire Department of New York, Author and Speaker
Responder Resilience, November 8, 2023 Guest, MaKenzie Tiegs, Podcast Host of Raw Thoughts Podcast and Former Paramedic
Responder Resilience, November 1, 2023 Guest, Edie Darling, Retired Law Enforcement Sgt, Former Senior Chaplain Dept of Detention & Corrections , Author, and..
Responder Resilience, October 25, 2023 Guest, Paul Combs, Fine Artist, Illustrator, Cartoonist, and Firefighter/EMT
Responder Resilience, October 18, 2023 Guest, Laura G. Hanson, Former SWAT Operator, Certified High Performance Coach, Wellness Coordinator and Author
Responder Resilience, October 11, 2023 Guest, Michael Laidler, Author, Speaker, Federal Corrections Training Officer and Former LEO
Responder Resilience, October 4, 2023 Guests, Dr. Pamela Arnell and Nick Davis, Executive Director 22ZERO and Founder 22ZERO
Responder Resilience, September 27, 2023 Guest, Shawn Thomas, Founder of 1st Responder Conferences and Retired Sheriffs Deputy
Responder Resilience, September 20, 2023 Guest, Chad Michael Bruckner, Former LEO, Author, Motivational Speaker
Responder Resilience, September 13, 2023 Samantha Horwitz and John Salerno, Former Secret Service, Retired NYPD Detective, Sept 11 First Responders, Podcast Host
Responder Resilience, September 6, 2023 Join Dr. Stacy Raymond on Responder Resilience as she explores the intriguing world of spirituality.
Responder Resilience, August 30, 2023 Guest, Kathryn Severns Avery, Founder and Executive Director, Restoration Ranch Colorado
Responder Resilience, August 23, 2023 Guest, Hannah Elmore, MSW, Clinical Social Worker and Outreach Coordinator for the IAFF Center of Excellence
Responder Resilience, August 16, 2023 The incredible impact of EMDR therapy on first responders facing traumatic stress
Responder Resilience, August 9, 2023 Guest, Dr Stephanie M Conn & Craig Deardorff LSW, Former Police Officer & Licensed Psychologist & Licensed Social worker
Responder Resilience, August 2, 2023 The Leaders Playbook featuring 11 Expert Guests, Chiefs and Company Officers from Fire, Law Enforcement, EMS, & Military
Responder Resilience, July 26, 2023 Guest, Rick Binder, CEO of PHASE and Educator
Responder Resilience, July 19, 2023 Guest, Oakland McCulloch, Retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel and Nationally Recognized Keynote Speaker
Responder Resilience, July 12, 2023 Walking Tall in Vegas with guest Todd Blyleven


Bonnie C. Rumilly, LCSW, EMT-B
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), EMDR therapist, volunteer EMT

Bonnie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and has a private practice in Wilton. She specializes in the treatment of Adults, Adolescents, Children and First Responders. Bonnie worked in Newtown at a comprehensive family service agency for 4.5 years directly after the Sandy Hook School Shootings treating Trauma. Bonnie has had extensive training in EMDR therapy, along with other trauma treatment modalities, and is a Board Member of the Fairfield County Trauma Response Team, Inc. Along with Dr. Raymond, she co-leads a weekly Peer Support Meeting. Bonnie is well versed in First Responder cultures as she has been a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician in CT for 21 years and is currently in a leadership role at her EMS agency.

David Dachinger
West Harrison
Fire Lieutenant (Ret.), Stage IV Cancer survivor, author, music producer, wellness program creator

David Dachinger is a retired Fire Lieutenant with over 21 years as a leader in emergency services. He has written department policies, instructed fire and rescue training and created firehouse wellness initiatives. As a fire officer, he often worked as Acting Captain/Shift Commander, and Incident Commander. David is also a Stage IV cancer survivor. As a music producer, he has extensive network television credits on CBS, FOX, ABC and HBO.  Combining expertise in multimedia, crisis leadership and major medical challenges, David (along with his wife, psychotherapist Tamara Green) creates calming programs that enhance the lives of first responders, cancer patients and professionals through their Loving Meditations App.

Dr. Stacy Raymond
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Clinical Psychologist, trauma specialist, EMDR consultant, founder of Responder Wellness, Inc.

Dr. Stacy Raymond has been practicing as a Clinical Psychologist in Ridgefield, Connecticut for 22 years. She is a trauma specialist, helping clients overcome anxiety, panic and PTSD. Half of her practice is dedicated to First Responders and Military Veterans. Her father is a Marine and a retired police officer. She is an Approved Consultant in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a highly effective form of psychotherapy that quickly helps people heal from and move past their worst memories. Stacy created Responder Wellness, Inc., a non-profit whose mission is to subsidize or provide free of charge safety equipment and wellness services to First Responders in Fairfield County, CT with plans to grow state-wide.


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