OUR TESTIMONIALS

“I gained relationships, a new perspective, and renewed thankfulness. The course went above and beyond my expectations. I’ve already made a mental list of those I know who I believe would benefit from this training. First Responders encounter critical incidents every day. We talk, we joke, we move on. But some of us don’t move on. Some of us need this peer environment to help us heal; to help us understand. We train every year on how to help others… why wouldn’t we train to help ourselves?”

“I gained a better understanding of what my husband deals with and how it may make him feel. Talking to other wives of LE (Law Enforcement) made me realize there are others dealing with the same things that I am. The course was more than I expected I really enjoyed the small groups. I felt more at ease and was able to be more open. I would recommend this course to any LE spouse because it helps to shed light on a lot of things in your day to day life and living with someone in LE.”

“I got an opportunity to discuss and face how to approach my future after a critical event. The blatant reality that I am not alone in the struggle to move forward is good. This course met or exceeded my expectations. There was open dialogue, knowledgeable trainers, and adequate timeframe.”

“I have nothing but positive to say about this program. The help and assistance from the peers was a must. There may be officers within my department who need this training but don’t realize it. I want to talk with those officers and encourage them to attend.”

“I found some closure, and mostly I found peace. I have humor, but lacked pease. I tried to find a reason to turn around and go home when I was on my way here, but now I am so glad I came. the drive home will be so much better. I can’t think of anything I would change about this training. I slept last night like I have not slept since a year ago, the day before hell began for me. I have been blessed by this program. But more especially, this course has been a blessing for my wife and family.”

“This was a learning experience for me. It certainly helped with past and present issues I have. It gave me the chance to talk to someone about my problems and find that the reactions that I’m having are normal. I didn’t know what to expect, but it has been very rewarding . The staff and peers are wonderful, very friendly. They were a lot of help in resolving some issues.”

“I was asked to attend this course, and wasn’t sure what to expect. I appreciated the lack of pressure and acceptance of whatever I could offer as important. This course is an opportunity to get together with people who have encountered tough times and can provide you with a perspective and understanding. The peers have been in your place and can help give you the tools and support to come through. You should leave with a better outlook and glimpse that you can get through the struggles you face.”

“This was a learning experience for me. It certainly helped with past and present issues I have. It gave me the chance to talk to someone about my problems and find that the reactions that I’m having are normal. I didn’t know what to expect, but it has been very rewarding . The staff and peers are wonderful, very friendly. They were a lot of help in resolving some issues.”

“I know it’s hard to prepare something you’ve never encountered before, like a critical incident. From the moment I stepped into and was introduced to this seminar, the tenseness and stress from my incident started to ease up. It’s comfortable to be around others who can truly understand what you have been through, and have the tools to help you move forward. This is an excellent program and I hope that it continues.”

“Not only have I witnessed a change in myself, as the 3 days progressed I watched people open up to each other, bond, and start to smile again. It’s hard to put a finger on any part of the program that makes the difference, just please believe me when I tell you that it does. Thank you for the opportunity to be here and to bring my wife, who obviously is affected by our tragedy as much or more than me. This is a program that should be continued.”

“I gained the willpower to continue. It is a long hard path but there is an end. I would not change anything about this course and I would recommend it to my colleagues.”

“With every passing day of the seminar I became more and more thankful that I attended. I know that we are not alone, and I have a greater understanding of how to deal with our crisis. Keep up the good work; you guys are spreading across our section of the US and beyond! You are making a difference in so many lives! Thank you!”

“I would absolutely recommend this course. If needed this training could make the difference in saving a career. I have gained a peace of mind and ability to deal with future incidents. It helped me much more than I thought it could.”

“This course allows you to see that you are not alone in the way you feel, and you are not defined by your incident. I realize I cannot fight this fight alone and that my wife who attended with me is my biggest asset and I need to lean on her more and vice versa. This class would greatly benefit anyone in public service. I want to thank each of you for your help to make this course available.”

“Please keep this class going and get as many people as you can get involved with it. This course went way past my expectations. I would not change anything at all about this seminar; I loved it! It’s so good to know that there are other people who really understand what I’ve been through. I still have things to work on, but now I know how to move forward. I want to thank my agency for allowing me to go to this class. Please allow this to continue and look at letting the ones that need this class and want this class to attend.”

“This course was absolutely outstanding. I was skeptical before coming, but am so glad I did. Seeing the difference it makes and has made to everyone here is amazing. I would highly recommend this course to others. I can’t say enough good and positive things about this program.”

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We have served over 300 Emergency Responders, spouses, and significant others from across the United States and 88 different agencies. 

Fire, Law Enforcement, 911, EMT, and Medical Examiners. Beginning October 2020, we will begin providing our services to our Emergency Medical Heroes who have been battling the COVID pandemic.

Since 2015, ERAP has raised over $409,000 and funded 13 Emergency Responder Critical Incident Seminars in Oklahoma and Arizona. Although held in Oklahoma and Edmond, we have served Emergency Responders from Oklahoma, Arizona, Washington St. Idaho, California, New Mexico, Texas, Kansas, Iowa, Colorado, Arkansas, Connecticut, and Alaska.

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