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Resilient Responders Pilot Course

Training Event

This event is currently postponed


HITT HEADQUARTERS- 1st Floor Conference Room
2900 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church VA 22042

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  1. to EST (Registration Closed)


  • To define personal resilience and introduce the 7 resilience skills that will be covered in the program
  • To develop an understanding of individual personal resilience levels through a resilience assessment
  • To enhance personal resilience by exploring tools and techniques that can be applied 
  • Rehearse the practical application of tools and techniques through real world scenarios

Meals and Certificates 

  • Complementary pastries and coffee will be available in the morning 
  • Complementary lunch will be available in the afternoon
  • Certificates upon successful completion will be emailed following the event

Attendee Level

  • Hazmat technician/specialist
  • First responders
  • Anyone interested in learning more about this topic
  • Basic/Introduction
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Event Focus

Program aims to help responders:

  • Identify personal resilience traits
  • Understand their current resilience levels 
  • Develop coping strategies for stressful situations
  • Increase adaptive capacity
  • Use the 7 resilience skills in real time to improve their resilience
  • Apply stress management strategies to reduce stress both on the job and in their daily lives 
  • Diagnose their feelings and take action when needing to reduce large emotional responses
  • Foster an increase in responders' adaptive capacity, enabling them to navigate challenges more effectively


CHEMTREC and TRANSCAER are delighted to invite you to take part in this exciting pilot of our Resilient Responders Program. The program builds on the success of our Psychology of Command training course which has been delivered to thousands of first responders across the globe. We look forward to your participation and feedback. 

The program addresses the unprecedented levels of stress, pressure, and uncertainty faced by responders in their professional and personal lives. With over 80% of responders reporting negative mental health symptoms, the need for proactive support is evident. The program focuses on enhancing individual resilience through the introduction of 7 evidence-based resilience skills. Participants will undergo a resilience assessment, explore tools to boost resilience, and practice applying them in real-world scenarios. The ultimate goal is for responders to understand, improve, and sustain their resilience, leading to better mental well-being and enhanced performance in their demanding roles. Participants will leave the program equipped with practical skills to manage stress, diagnose emotions, and take action when needed, fostering a culture of well-being within the responder community.

Important Details

Class size is limited to : 25 Participants. Please pre-register to attend! 

  • Event will be held in the 1st-floor conference room
  • Event is open to all levels of responders
  • Participant guides will be provided at the beginning of the course 
  • Course Evaluation surveys will be provided at the end of the course
  • We will also have two surveys to be completed to test personal resilience levels:
    • Pre-course survey: will be sent out via email upon registering for the event
    • Post-course survey: will be sent out via email 6 months after the event




Sawyer Sanchez

2900 Fairview Park Drive
Suite 301
Falls Church VA 22042

Phone  703-253-4275
Bethany Elliott

2900 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church VA 22042

Phone  +1-571-766-3961