Day of Gratitude, Hope and Inspiration for our First Responders

 

Come experience the stories of courageous speakers who have faced extreme adversity and experienced the worst that life could offer!!!

 

This past approximately 18 months has been really tough for first responder’s industry.  Our Emergency Medical professionals have been pushed beyond limits in dealing with COVID, our firefighters have had to balance the COVID pandemic along with the countless traumatic incidents that are occurring more frequently, and law enforcement has been hit hard with a constant barrage of abuses & hate.

 

We want each of our first responders out there to know how much we support their efforts to continue to serve our communities with their best efforts.  We are taking this opportunity to give back in a very small way through giving a day of gratitude and inspiration to our first responder’s. 

 

We are bringing three amazing presenters to show gratitude and promote inspiration, hope and motivation to continue doing a fabulous job in their respective disciplines.  In just this small way, we want our first responders to know how much we appreciate them and the fantastic job they are doing.

 

In addition to the presenters, we will have vendors on site for our responders to enjoy looking at the new and innovative tools that are being used in our industry.  Our vendors are excited to show gratitude for this past year as well.   

 

We will also be giving door prizes for those attending.  Once you register, sign in the day of and attend the event, you will be eligible for the many door prizes that we have coordinated these remarkable vendors to give back to the community.    

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Adam Davis

Adam is a former law enforcement officer and knows the challenges facing law enforcement officers and their relationships. Since leaving his career in law enforcement in 2015, he has devoted his time to delivering proven tools and resources for the mind and soul. He has devoted his life to serving others and sharing his words, in writing and speaking, to inspire others to make positive changes in their lives.

He has been described as an unrelenting force of inspiration and believes we all have a unique purpose and we must be good stewards of the time we are given in this life.  His writing and speaking are not only inspirational but thought-provoking and challenging.

Adam is the spokesperson for REBOOT Recovery First Responders, a non-profit organization that focuses on providing faith-based trauma healing for first responders and service members.

Adam and his wife, Amber, reside with their three children in Alabama.

Chris Fields, Oklahoma City Fire Dept. (Ret.)

Chris served over 31 years with the Oklahoma City Fire Department, promoting through the ranks he retired as a Major in 2017. Chris was captured in a photo that became an iconic symbol of the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995 when he was cradling the body of 1yr old Baylee Almon.

Chris discusses the brutal realities of a life spent responding to citizens in their darkest hours. Routinely placing others before himself and representing the greater good in all of us. Chris tells a story of his life, his 31 years of public service and how that day in 1995 all combined to take a toll on his life and his family, he suffered in silence for many years. 

Now he shares how he took control and his journey out of the suffering in hopes of helping other first responders avoid the failure, the pitfalls and to reach out.

 

 

 

Jason Schechterle

On the night of March 26, 2001, a taxicab, traveling at over 100mph crashed into the rear of Jason’s patrol car.

Upon impact, Jason’s car burst into flames, trapping him inside.

Through a series of miraculous and fateful circumstances, Jason survived the crash and ensuing physical and emotional catastrophe. He suffered severe burns to over 40% of his body which drastically altered his appearance. He has undergone more than 50 surgeries just to have the ability to accomplish simple daily tasks we often take for granted.

Jason’s journey chronicles his fight for life, his triumph over tragedy and the inspiration that enables him to continue to overcome unimaginable adversity. His personal narrative exemplifies that the power of the human spirit can never be underestimated or extinguished.

 

 

Moore Norman Technology Center

 South Penn Campus

13301 South Pennsylvania

Oklahoma City, OK 73170

 

Date: September 22, 2021

Schedule:  

7:00a                           Facility Open Vendor Setup

7:30a                             Doors open to attendees for registration / Vendor Booth Visit

8:00 am                         Emcee Opening:    Start / Introduction / Announcements / Door Prize

                                       Chief Wade Gourley, Oklahoma City Police Department

                                       Chief Richard Kelly, Oklahoma City Fire Department

8:30a – 10:00a             Chris Fields

10:00a – 10:30a          Door Prize Announcements / Break / Vendor Booth Visit

10:30a – 12:00p           Adam Davis

12:00p – 1:15p            Lunch / Door Prize Announcements / Break / Vendor Booth Visit

1:15p – 1:30p              Post Lunch Intro by Emcee

1:30p – 3:00p               Jason Schecterle

3:00p – 3:20p              Door Prize Announcements / Break / Vendor Booth Visit

3:20p – 3:45p               Trevor Wilkins

3:45p – 4:15p              Emcee Close / Door Prizes Finish

4:15p – 5:00p              Door Prize Pickup Complete / Vendor Booth Visit

We are thankful for each of you 

2020 has been an incredibly hard year.   They first responder community stood firm in the protection of our communities and we want to thank you by giving you an opportunity to hear amazing stories from some of the best speakers in the nation.

We will be hearing from our own Oklahoma grown, Major Chris Fields (Ret.) as well as Jason Schechterle and Adam Davis rounding out this wonderful day.  

We want to offer these speakers and vendors to you as a token of the gratitude. ofour community that loves and appreciates the work you have done and continue to do for us!  

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Volunteers

Would you like to join us in thanking our first responders by helping with the event? 

Please use the tab below to register as a volunteer and help us have a fantastic day on September 22

 

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