Training, Consulting & Mental Health Counseling

Helping First Responders navigate stress, risk, and trauma so they can perform their jobs with confidence, build resilience, and respond well to crisis situations

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Mental Health & Wellness

Specializing in Working With:

Providing Solutions

Services Offered

  • Peer support team certification¬†
  • Mental health crisis intervention and de-escalation
  • Stress and trauma management
  • Suicide prevention
  • Custom-tailored training
  • Crisis and non-crisis consultation
  • Post critical incident intervention and services
  • Policy review and development
  • Peer support team development and oversight
  • Regular periodic screenings
  • Wellness check-ups and assessments
  • Crisis intervention
  • Private Counseling
  • Group and one-on-one education

If your agency is ready to achieve individual wellness and organizational stability,
contact me today to schedule an appointment.

Individual & Department


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First Responders First Founder

Jeffrey Denning, CMHC-I, CPS, CMAS

JEFFREY DENNING is a first responder therapist and Clinical Mental Health Counselor-intern. He is EMDR-and trauma-trained, working in Utah.

He retired from the Salt Lake City Police Department where, among other things, he worked as a CIT detective, hostage negotiator, and peer support supervisor.

Jeff has experience as a SWAT operator, FTO, and firearms instructor and has worked undercover operations. He has served on the executive board of the Utah CISM Team for several years and has helped dozens of agencies with debriefings following critical incidents. He has also served on the board of the Utah Peace Officers Association and is a veteran of the war in Iraq.

As a subject matter expert in crisis response and peer support, he has developed classes and taught hundreds of law enforcement officers, dispatchers, firefighters/EMS, chaplains, and mental health professionals throughout Utah, Nevada, and Idaho. 

Jeffrey Denning

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