In this installment of The Fire Inside Podcast, Jon Sanders interviews Symposium Speakers Alison and Dane Fienning
This eager and passionate couple is focused on smashing the first responder mental health stigma. Alison is a LISW-S with a specialty in trauma/PTSD, and a former K9 SAR member. Alison also runs a successful private practice and online advising & consultation business that serves first responders and their families. Dane has 16 years of experience as a firefighter & paramedic. He has received several awards, including the 2017 City of Norwood Firefighter of the Year.
They became stuck and were struggling after a friend and mentor died by suicide in 2017. They became devoted to helping themselves out of the dark ashes through their unique backgrounds. They became IAFF-certified peer supporters and created the online community for first responders and their spouses called Triumph Over Trauma.