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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
Schedule Station
BBS Station 1
Schedule Broadcast Day
6:00 pm CT
6:55 pm CT



Responder Resilience, March 15, 2023 Guest, Giovanni Rocco, Retired Law Enforcement Officer and Federal Covert Operative
Responder Resilience, March 8, 2023 Guest, Dr. Olivia Johnson, Founder of the Blue Wall Institute, wellness issues, suicide awareness and prevention
Responder Resilience, March 1, 2023 Guest, Donna Brown, Retired Police Sergeant, Award Winning Author Behind and Beyond the Badge book series
Responder Resilience, February 22, 2023 Guest, Rodger Ruge, Retired Police Officer, Master Law Enforcement Instructor, Resilience Coach and Published Author
Responder Resilience, February 15, 2023 Guest, John Vargo, Retired Firefighter and Account Executive at O2X Human Performance
Responder Resilience, February 8, 2023 Guest, Denise Beard, Certified Peer Support Facilitator
Responder Resilience, February 1, 2023 Guest, John Kelly, Law Enforcement Life Coach and Retired Sheriff's Dept Sergeant
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


March 22, 2023
Guest, Giovanni Rocco March 15, 2023
Guest, Dr. Olivia Johnson March 08, 2023
Guest, Donna Brown March 01, 2023
Guest, Rodger Ruge February 22, 2023
Guest, John Vargo February 15, 2023
Guest, Denise Beard February 08, 2023
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


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 March 22, 2023

Broadcast Date

In this two part mini-documentary, Responder Resilience does a deep dive into the topic of first responder retirement. We are joined by a panel of twenty one retired or active first responders and resilience experts, representing law enforcement, the fire service, EMS, dispatch, animal control, and mental health clinicians.

Most people view retirement as something to look forward to with joy and anticipation. At the same time, when it comes to life stressors, retirement is among the top 10.  It’s the nature of most law enforcement officers, EMS personnel, dispatchers and firefighters to put others' needs first. They sacrifice time with family to serve the community -  working long hours, overtime, nights, holidays and weekends.  

When it comes to preparing for their own retirement, unfortunately, many first responders put off important decisions or neglect to ask critical questions.  First responders certainly deserve a fulfilling and well-funded retirement, but preparation is crucial.  This episode will explore some essential criteria to ensure a rewarding career all the way from hire to retire.  

Our guests include Ernest Stevens, Jonni Redick, John Kelly, Patrick Fitzgibbons, Mike Gagliano, Dr. Olivia Johnson, Scott Medlin, Adam A. Meyers, David H. Ferris Jr., Ray Connors, Angela Matthews, Edmund Russell, Peter Marengo, Matt Domyancic, Jeff Ward, Steve Zagami, Dan Welch, Mike Grasso, Gordon MacCalla, Kasey Brainerd and Denise Beard.






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