First Responder Training

The 100 Club of Illinois is excited to provide ongoing training opportunities to active duty first responders and departments. Wellness First trainings are coordinated with subject matter experts and scheduled by the Club. Check out the schedule and register below!

We strive to provide a series of ongoing trainings covering a variety of topics including: CIT; Peer Support; Department Wellness Initiatives; Individual Wellness and more. Our goal is to empower first responders to take the initiative for safety and wellness to perform their duties at their best capacity. Looking for a specific training topic? Please, make your requests and send a message to Danielle at [email protected] 

Departments seeking specific wellness training or resources may also apply for our wellness funding


Upcoming Wellness First Trainings:


Trauma & Resilience with Maggie Bradford

Session 1: Wednesday October 27, 9:30-11:30am: Macon County Law Enforcement Training Center

Session 2: Wednesday October 27, 3:00-5:00pm: Illinois Wesleyan University Memorial Center

Trauma and Resilience is designed to educate on the types and effects of stress that confront professionals who serve in stressful occupations. This workshop employs hands-on, reality-based examples that are both useful and enlightening for first responders, as well as lessons learned from field experiences. Participants will be provided with the necessary tools to recognize and understand the signs and symptoms of stress, to recognize the types of incidents that will need follow-up care, and effective ways for managing stress.

Register for Maggie Bradford’s in-person training here.


First Responder Jiu-Jitsu with Coach Rodrigo “Comprido” Mederios

Class 1: Tuesday October 19, 10-11am: Bloomingdale, IL

Class 2: Thursday October 28, 12-1pm: Highwood, IL

The class will highlight effective Jiu-Jitsu techniques that First Responders can use to better respond to an uncooperative subject. The techniques learned will help increase self-confidence when having to deal with a resistive subject. Come prepared for a physical workout as this is a hands-on interactive course. 

Register for the Jiu-Jitsu classes here.


The Trauma of Being a First Responder with Amy Morgan

Thursday November 4, 8:30am-3:30pm: Schaumburg Police Department

This in-person training course will cover many topics related to the traumas of working in a first responder career. You will learn about how trauma impacts a first responder, signs and symptoms to identify distress, and ways to cope with these incidents and symptoms for yourself and others in the field. Each participant will receive a guided course book to follow along during the training and take home for future reference. Participants are expected to be available to attend the full training. Lunch will be provided. Seats are limited. 

Register for Amy Morgan’s in-person training here.


**check back regularly for more upcoming trainings


Archived Wellness First Webinar Trainings:

Missed a previous Wellness First webinar training? View our training archives to play back these online trainings.