Responder Resilience

About Responder Resilience

Whether you are in the fire service, EMS, law enforcement, a mental health professional, or are a proud supporter, you won't want to miss the next episode of RESPONDER RESILIENCE. This unique and highly impactful web-based talk show interviews some of our community's finest heroes who offer insight on the most critical issues on the job, while providing viewers with a front-row seat on what being a responder truly means.

Responder Resilience leans into “street credibility” and educational value by offering engaging, conversation-enhancing topics including mental health issues, transitioning from the job, EMDR, spirituality and responder suicide.  The show continues to push the boundaries of the traditional talk format by launching “documentary style” narrative episodes this season.

Produced by a retired fire Lieutenant co-hosting with two emergency services psychotherapists, Responder Resilience is now moving into its third season on, YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Facebook Live Wednesdays at 7pm ET and on demand.

The 45 minute show is hosted by Lt. David Dachinger (Ret.), Bonnie Rumilly, LCSW/EMT-B, and Dr. Stacy Raymond. Subscribe and watch it here on demand, with premiere episodes Wednesdays at 7pm ET: YouTube   Facebook   BBS Radio/TV




About the Hosts

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Lt. David Dachinger (Ret.)

Executive Producer | Host

David Dachinger is a retired Fire Lieutenant and EMT with over 21 years as a leader in emergency services. He has written department policy, instructed fire/rescue training, and created fitness and wellness initiatives. As a fire officer, he frequently served as Shift Commander and Incident Commander.

A two-time Grammy Award® nominee, David was a mixing engineer and producer, collaborating on numerous albums with artists such as Roberta Flack, Usher, Celine Dione, and The Isley Brothers.

David has been a survivor of stage IV cancer since 2014. His first-hand experience undergoing cancer treatment profoundly altered the landscape of his life and inspired him to be an advocate for firefighter wellness. He is a two-time international bestselling author featured in Cancer: From Tears to Triumph, and bestselling co-author of the book Live Calm With Cancer (...and Beyond). David and his wife Tamara created the Loving Meditations app, which provides mobile mind-body wellness tools such as meditation and music to elevate quality-of-life for all those touched by cancer, including patients or caregivers.

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Bonnie Rumilly, LCSW / EMT

Host | Licensed Clinical Social Worker | EMDR Trauma Therapist

Bonnie Rumilly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in the treatment of Adults, Adolescents, Children and First Responders. Bonnie worked in Newtown treating Trauma directly after the Sandy Hook School Shootings and is an EMDR therapist. She is a Board Member of the Fairfield County Trauma Response Team, Inc., which treats First Responders for PTSD and Trauma. Bonnie is also a 21-year Emergency Medical Technician, and retired Chief of her EMS agency.

In addition to hosting Responder Resilience, Bonnie co-leads a weekly peer support group for first responders along with Dr. Stacy Raymond.

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Dr. Stacy Raymond

Host | Clinical Psychologist | Approved EMDR Consultant

Stacy Raymond is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice for nearly 24 years. She is a trauma specialist and an Approved Consultant in EMDR. The daughter of a retired police officer and US Marine, Stacy dedicates half her practice hours to working with First Responders and Military Veterans. In 2020 she created Responder Wellness Inc—a non-profit charity for EMS, Police & Fire. Stacy co-leads a weekly free Peer Support Meeting for first responders, along with Bonnie Rumilly.