PTSD 911 Film – Live Screening
Pre-Conference Event for 6th Annual Conference of FSPA
(Not included in conference registration fee)
October 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm PDT
First Responders sign up to serve; they risk their lives and their mental health to respond to someone’s worst day. Who will rescue them? PTSD911 is a powerful new documentary film that tells this story from first hand accounts with first responders themselves.
Emergency first responders are suffering from post-traumatic stress in record numbers, but they are often afraid of losing their job if they ask for help; this must change.
PTSD911 is a documentary film about real people: normal, average human beings who have chosen to work in professions that require above average heroism, fortitude, and resolve. These men and women have jobs that require a willingness to face things that most of us can’t even imagine, yet maintain a high level of dignity and professionalism. First responders in fact repeatedly see and experience things that most of us will never see, causing compound issues related to post-traumatic stress injuries and disorders.
“We expect them to show up when we call and take care of us when we’re at our worst!”– Conrad Weaver
They show up, no matter what. Heroes, yes! Yet they are human beings just like the rest of us with families, husbands, wives,
children, brothers, sisters, and parents. They are firefighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and 911 dispatchers. They are first responders.
There will also be an opportunity to meet film actors and book signing!
*FSPA is not responsible for the film, program and its content
VIP RECEPTION Film Presentation and Panel Discussion:
Location: Cypress Theater (in the John Lewis Student Center @ of Georgia Tech)