PERMA continues to sponsor upcoming NYSAFC series of FREE emergency services behavioral health and wellness workshops. Participants will review the behavioral health problems that first responders face, then learn how to recognize and help members who are struggling with these issues. This important discussion is open to all first responders, including fire, EMS, and 911 personnel, and their families. Pre-registration through NYSAFC is preferred.

Each three hour workshop is led by Past Chief Mike Healy (Central Nyack F.D.) and Past Chief Jared Meeker (Lake Shore F.D.) with the various locations throughout the state. Below is the 2022 Fall Schedule. For specific locations be sure to check out the calendar.


  • Albany – October 19
  • Chenango – September 14
  • Cortland – September 22
  • Madison – September 13
  • Monroe – October 11
  • Nassau – September 27
  • Orange – September 6
  • Schenectady – September 15
  • Steuben – November 21
  • Suffolk – October 13

Download the full flyer and registration form here.


Additional resources for Fire/EMS Behavioral Health are available:

NYSAFC & PERMA PTSD Awareness Podcast Series for Fire/EMS/911 Personnel
This three-part podcast series complements the “Fire/EMS Behavioral Health: The Price We Pay” workshop series.

NYSAFC Firefighter Behavioral Health Resource Center