On Dec 10, 2013, the Ontario legislature proclaimed May 1st as First Responders Day.

The First Responders Day Act proclaims that “First Responders are those who, in early stages of an emergency, are responsible for the protection and preservation of life, property evidence and the environment”.

In celebration of First Responders Day, the Encompas Care Management Team is proud to highlight the photographic work of two OPPA members.

Thank you to Sgt. Kevin Driscoll of Wellington County OPP and PC Rick Pauls Central Hasting (Madoc) OPP for sharing their “day in the life” pictures.

The Encompas Care Management Team values the peer support that comes from members sharing their lived experiences, which confirms to other members, “I understand/I have been there.” Thank you to both of these officers for allowing us a glimpse into their world.

The Encompas Care Management Team encourages all first responders to look at their personal mental health through the lens of protection and preservation of life.

Whether you are new to your career in policing or near retirement, your mental health is deserving of the same protection and preservation of life that you selflessly give to your communities in daily service.

Today your communities will celebrate you. Our team is here to support you after the celebration.

We’re here for you 24/7/365. Don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our dedicated Encompas Team members for support. You can call us at 1 866-794-9117 or email us at info@encompascare.ca.