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Where are you Hiding?

Where are you Hiding?

Do you remember playing hide-and-seek? After the first game or two you know who you wanted to play with again, you know who was fun and who wasn’t. You knew who you could beat and who you couldn’t. In our childhood innocence, we didn’t want to play with the kid that...

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Police Week – Honoring Those We Lost

Police Week – Honoring Those We Lost

Police Week, a place of honor, camaraderie, and a wonderful tribute to the law enforcement profession. Established to honor all law enforcement "designated the week in recognition of the contribution the police officers of America have made to our civilization through...

#ResponderReadiness Training in Elyria, OH

#ResponderReadiness Training in Elyria, OH

FirstNet, Built with AT&T, teams with First H.E.L.P. to support First Responders in Lorain County with #ResponderReadiness Training ELYRIA, Ohio – Apr. 11, 2022 First H.E.L.P. (Honor, Educate, Lead and Prevent) and FirstNet®, Built with AT&T, are teaming up to...

Keeping your Composure in 5 minutes or Less

Keeping your Composure in 5 minutes or Less

Let's talk about keeping your composure in 5 minutes or Less. Maintaining focus in composure in volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) situations is an essential skill for first responders.  The thing is, when you’re about to respond to a call, you can’t...

A Journaling Workshop for First H.E.L.P. Team Members

A Journaling Workshop for First H.E.L.P. Team Members

Finding the Story Within - A Journaling Workshop.  On January 29th, First H.E.L.P. hosted Patricia Classon as part of our ongoing Team Member Professional Development Series for First H.E.L.P. Volunteers.  This two-hour workshop gave eleven...

Policing is a Strange Job.

Policing is a Strange Job.

Policing is a Strange Job. I was just walking into a restaurant to order lunch when I heard the call.  “Woman not breathing.” Then I heard the address.  Less than a mile away from me.  I took a moment to pause. I’m in a specialty unit.  I drive a patrol vehicle, and I...