Free Crisis Line and Referral Service for All NW First Responders
Code 4 Northwest is an RCW 43.101.425. protected free crisis line and referral service for all Washington state first responders, EMS, corrections, family members, and civilian support staff.
Why Crisis Support for First Responders?
First responders are first on the scene of disasters and emergency situations. The general public sees first responders as a kind of Super Hero. And they are: but even super heroes need support to continue their mission.
Firefighters, police, EMS and other emergency services providers are seldom called on to rescue cute kittens from trees. In most cases, first responders see accident victims horribly injured or burned, rescue survivors crushed in crumbling buildings, pull residents from burning buildings; or are called on to defuse situations ranging from domestic disputes to a hostage crisis.
Steve Redmond – Giving First Responders the Personal Attention and Service They Deserve
Prior to the creation of Code 4 Northwest, Steve Redmond was one of the initial volunteers of Safecallnow.org, where he remained for over 4 years. Steve and the other founding members of Code 4 Northwest are dedicated to giving Washington State’s first responders, their families, and the civilian support staff the personal attention and service they deserve.
Surviving the Job: Addiction, Secondary Trauma, PTSD, Depression, Stress
Steve’s perspective is based on his personal journey through the disease of alcoholism and the chaos it causes – as well as his experience in helping over 2000 first responders, EMS, nurses, civilian employees and families deal with their own personal crisis. This includes serious issues such as addiction, secondary trauma, PTSD, depression, stress and more.
Steve started his law enforcement career as a Spokane Police Offer Reserve in 1989. He has been with Seattle PD for over 25 years.
In 1992, Steve Redmond was hired by Seattle PD as a full-time sworn officer. During his career with Seattle, Officer Redmond has worked as a patrol officer, mountain bike officer, field-training officer, DUI officer, traffic officer, motorcycle officer. He is currently assigned as the department’s safety officer.
Steve Redmond – Inspirational and Motivational Speaker
During his time with Safecallnow.org, and now with Code 4 Northwest, Steve has had opportunity to present at many 1st responder conferences; as well as police and fire departments around the region. Steve’s presentation offers his unique perspective on SURVIVING THE JOB, surviving personal crisis, and surviving family crisis.
Holiday Benefit Party for Code 4 Northwest – Great Fun for a Good Cause
New Start Recovery Solutions is very excited that Steve Redmond from Code 4 Northwest will be our opening speaker at our Kickin’ Off the Holidays Party, December 1 at the San Jose Marriott, 301 South Market Street, San Jose California 95113.
This free event is an addiction treatment fundraiser to support Code 4 Northwest and CCAPP. Donations will benefit individuals who could not otherwise afford treatment. Activities at our holiday gathering include networking, dinner, raffle, an oil painting auction and a silent auction. All donations go directly to Code 4 Northwest and CCAPP.
- Guest speaker Steve Redmond from Code 4 Northwest will be our opening speaker.
- We welcome special guest speakers Clint Malarchuk, retired NHL player; and his wife Joanie.
- A one of a kind original oil painting of Clint Malarchuk by Kristina Letson will be personally signed by Clint; dedicated to the auction winner.
- All donations made at this event go directly to Code 4 Northwest and CCAPP. Please make out your donation checks to either Code 4 Northwest or CCAPP.
To reserve your FREE ticket, please go to https://kickin-off-the-holidays-party-12-1-17.eventbrite.com.
Special Guest Speakers: Clint and Joanie Malarchuk
We also welcome special guest speakers Clint Malarchuk, retired NHL player; and his wife Joanie. Clint’s memoir, A Matter of Inches: How I Survived in the Crease and Beyond, was published in 2014. Both Clint and Joanie are Mental Health Advocates and speak around the country – professionally and inspirationally – on Substance Abuse, PTSD, Depression and their personal struggles with Mental Health; and how it effects loved ones.
Event sponsors include Summit Behavioral Healthcare, Support Systems Homes and Bright Future Recovery Detox. We are excited to kick off the holiday season with a fun spirited Christmas party for all our friends and colleagues to meet and network together!
We look forward to seeing you there!
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