Testimonials from
First Responders and Health Officers

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What First Responders are Saying:

  • Really made me think and made me want to start prioritizing the important things in life. I realize I need to act on things that I’ve been thinking about for a while now.
  • Lots of value and lessons to take home and apply to everyday life. Highly recommended class. Thank You.
  • This class was outstanding. It really makes you stop and think about life. Donnie is very easy to talk to and encouraged class participation which came easy with him.
  • This lecture needs to stay in ALTS for life. It is a must and all members should be required to go through. Donnie speaks from the heart and has personal experiences. has a great concept. Keep it going.
  • This has been one of the best classes I have ever taken at a union function. I’ve been to ALTS four times. Been union leadership for 12 years. Various and multiple conferences. This should be a required class for all members.
  • A very interactive instructor that was focused on delivering what the group needed. Very well done. Thank you.
  • Awesome lecture. Helped reflect on current life and need to make changes to rebalance life.
  • Best session attended. Insightful and engaging.
  • Great class! I will be looking into bring Donnie in to speak to our local.
  • Great class, best of ALTS.
  • Great class. This could benefit all firefighters to balance home and work life.
  • Great class. This is a class that everyone needs, especially with the need with for firefighter mental health awareness and support.
  • Great course. Very relevant information for the fire service.
  • Great speaker! Learned a lot of useful information from this session that I can take back.
  • In some cases, classes taught to firemen by people who are not in public safety is a waste of time… This Instructor connected with the group very well and gave very useful information and tools for life
  • Listening to Donnie speak on his experiences with a work/life balance was very productive. I will be taking his points and knowledge home for both my membership and personal life.
  • Made a good connection between our high stress job and our particular issues.

     

  • One of the best presentations I’ve participated in!

     

  • Phenomenal session. Donnie was great, not only with presentation, but with student interaction. Class can go 3 hours, possibly 4. Will definitely seek additional guidance from him.

     

  • This class was very good. It really makes you stop and think about life! Donnie is very easy to talk to and encouraged class participation which came easy with him.

     

  • This topic is as important as the cancer and behavioral health. In fact it intertwined with those other topics. The instructor was great and his teaching style was very conducive to the topic and IAFF members.

     

  • Unreal instructor!

     

  • Very interactive instructor that was focused on delivering what the group needed. Very well done

     

  • Amazing class. Every quality you need in a class

     

  • Wish I’d had the class years ago.

     

  • Really made me think and made me want to start prioritizing the important things in my life. I realize I need to act on things that I’ve been thinking about for a while now!.

     

  • Every new elected member needs to take this course. Great course and great material.

     

  • Great course! Very eye opening to me and the work I need to do to maintain a better WLB.

     

  • This workshop needs to stay at ALTS for life…it is a must and all members should be required to go through. Donnie speaks from the heart and has personal experiences.

     

  • The reflection exercises were very helpful and Donnie is an incredible speaker.

     

  • A very important topic that was beneficial to me and will benefit my local. This is definitely a high-value class.

     

  • This class opened my eyes that many of us around the country have very similar work-life balance struggles.

     

  • Lots of value and lessons to apply to everyday life. Thank for a great class.

     

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What Health Officers and Captains are Saying:

“I learned a lot and I believe the others did today as well. I want to thank you for dedication to the fire service. I feel I’m on a better and quicker path to a healthier life with your teachings. I’m recommending we hire you for our Health Camp; Wellness Conference!”

Bill Mastroianni
Director of Operations
Ohio Association of Professional Fire Fighters