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

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Responder Resilience show is dedicated to improving the mental and physical well-being of police, fire, EMS, and dispatch personnel. Hosted by Lt. David Dachinger (Ret.), Dr. Stacy Raymond, Psy.D., and Bonnie C. Rumilly, LCSW/EMT-B, these broadcasts feature expert guests sharing vital information about wellness topics for first responders. For resilience strategies with compassion and humanity from the front lines of responder health and wellness, subscribe and watch it here. 

Weekly Show
BBS Station 1
6:00 pm CT
6:55 pm CT



Responder Resilience, January 25, 2023 Guest, Chief Albe Bassett, Fire Chief, New Canaan CT Fire Department
Responder Resilience, January 18, 2023 Guest, Chief Neil H. Gang, Chief of Police in Pinole California
Responder Resilience, January 11, 2023 Guest, Peter Benson, CEO and Creator of Tensor Ring Energy Pendants
Responder Resilience, January 4, 2023 Guest, Jonni Redick, Retired Assistant Chief California Highway Patrol
Responder Resilience, December 28, 2022 Guest, Dr Donnie Hutchinson, Professor of Work-Life Balance for First Responders
Responder Resilience, December 21, 2022 Guest, Captain Rommie Duckworth, Fire Captain and Paramedic and Author and Speaker and Educator
Responder Resilience, December 14, 2022 Guest, Bobby Halton, Fire Chief (Ret), Editor-in-chief of Fire Engineering, Education Director of FDIC
Responder Resilience, December 7, 2022 Guest, Scott Medlin, Marine Corps and Law Enforcement Veteran, Author, Speaker, and host of The 10 Code Mindset
Responder Resilience, November 30, 2022 Guest, Cristian Hinojosa, Battalion Chief, Dallas Fire Rescue
Responder Resilience, November 23, 2022 The Silent Epidemic in Police Officer Mental Health with Guest, Adam A. Meyers, Former Police Officer
Responder Resilience, November 16, 2022 US Police & Fire Championships-Olympics Style Events for 1st Responders
Responder Resilience, November 9, 2022 Guest, Patrick Fitzgibbons, Retired LEO and Outreach Liaison FHE Health and Podcast Host
Responder Resilience, November 2, 2022 Conrad Weaver, Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker, Podcast Host, Producer & Director, telling stories that matter
Responder Resilience, October 26, 2022 A conversation with Ernie Stevens from the Emmy Award Winning HBO Documentary, Ernie and Joe: Crisis Cops
Responder Resilience, October 19, 2022 Terry Tucker, Motivational Speaker and Podcast Guest and Former SWAT Hostage Negotiator
Responder Resilience, October 12, 2022 Guest, Gabriel Shaw, Kinesiologist, Exercise Physiologist, Tai Chi and Qigong Instructor
Responder Resilience, October 5, 2022 Guest, Michael Crouch LCSW, Consultant in EMDR and Co-Coordinator of Fairfield County Trauma Response Team, Ted X Speake
Responder Resilience, September 28, 2022 Guest, Adam Palamara, Financial Representative specializing in first responders
Responder Resilience, September 21, 2022 Allen R. Kates, Trauma expert and author of the book, CopShock-Surviving PTSD
Responder Resilience, September 14, 2022 Erik Leslie Cofounder and Lead Teacher of Modern Mindfulness


Guest, John Kelly February 01, 2023
Guest, Chief Albe Bassett January 25, 2023
Guest, Chief Neil H. Gang January 18, 2023
Guest, Peter Benson January 11, 2023
Guest, Jonni Redick January 04, 2023
Guest, Dr Donnie Hutchinson December 28, 2022
Guest, Bobby Halton December 14, 2022
Guest, Scott Medlin December 07, 2022
Guest, Cristian Hinojosa November 30, 2022
Guest, Adam A. Meyers November 23, 2022
Guest, Patrick Fitzgibbons November 09, 2022
Guest, Conrad Weaver November 02, 2022
Guest, Terry Tucker October 19, 2022
Guest, Gabriel Shaw October 12, 2022
Guest, Michael Crouch LCSW October 05, 2022
Guest, Adam Palamara September 28, 2022
Guest, Allen Kates September 21, 2022


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.



Headlined Show, Responder Resilience February 1, 2023

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We’re joined by 30 year law enforcement veteran and Law Enforcement Life Coach John Kelly, an expert on breaking the cycle of self destruction. John developed a wellness / leadership program called “Sometimes Heroes Need Help” that addresses the personal, professional, financial, physical and mental health of the first responder. John talks about what happens when crazy becomes the new normal, and stopping the PTS and suicidal ideation slide from becoming an avalanche.  We explore taking responsibility, failing and getting back up, the caring of others and practicing self-care.

As a law enforcement veteran of thirty-years John was involved in hundreds of critical incidents and a wide variety of specialized assignments. This diversification has given him a unique perspective in understanding the needs and obstacles facing our first responders.The greatest threat to his survival wasn’t the multiple attempts on his life from suspects, but came from within. An alcoholic, addict, and adulterer, John struggled to overcome the darkness of PTS and suicidal ideation. Overcoming these obstacles made it absolutely necessary for him to show our brothers and sisters how you can fall, sometimes repeatedly, and keep getting back up.






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