Denver metro firefighters, police officers take part in personal mental health training


DENVER – After months of wildfires, a global pandemic and other emergencies, during the first week of May, a group of about 30 Denver metro firefighters and police officers are learning new ways to deal with the stressors of the job.

“It’s our goal to deliver them the tools they need to find their “1 percent better” every single day,” said Ramon Resop, O2X western region business manager.

O2X is a veteran and Navy Seal founded organization that provides performance programs for first responders with a focus on mental health resiliency.

“We are here courtesy of the First Responder Center of Excellence,” said Resop, who is based in San Diego. “We try to break the stigma of not talking about the things that keep us up late at night.”

Throughout the week, Resop and others will teach the first responders how to improve their eating, get more sleep, exercise for stress relief and how to deploy a resilience mindset…