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2023 First Responder Wellness Conference

First Responder Wellness Conference

September 27-29, 2023

Hilton Garden Inn

West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

2023 Conference Sponsors

Contact us if your would like to be a sponsor for the 2023 Wellness Conference.

Registration Fee:

One Conference Ticket - $125.00

Scholarships are available for free attendance to the conference.  Email for more information.


Hilton Garden Inn

205 S 64th St, West Des Moines, IA 50266

Special room rates of $111/night are available.

Rooms are limited.  Click the following link to make your hotel reservation.






First Responder Wellness Conference


The conference will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in West Des Moines Iowa on September 27-29, 2023.  The conference will include topics and information related to first responder wellness, trauma, and peer support.  


The Peer Support Foundation is committed to proactively addressing the stressors that can occur throughout the life of first responders and their families.  

Sessions Topics Needed Include:

  • Children & Family

  • Finances

  • Peer Support

  • First Responder Leadership

  • Fitness 

  • Nutrition

  • Counseling

  • Stress

  • Trauma

  • Sleep

  • PTSD

  • Suicide

  • Marriage/Significant Other

  • Retirement

  • Chaplains

  • Line of Duty Deaths

  • Addiction/Substance Abuse

  • COVID-19

  • Other Related Topics


The First Responder Wellness Conference attracts a large number of guests.  Our 2022 Peer Support Conference included over 100 attendees. The conference participants include:


  • Administrators

  • Chaplains

  • Civilian Personnel

  • Correction Officers

  • EMS

  • Fire Chiefs

  • Fire Fighters

  • First Responder Families

  • First Responder Supporters

  • Human Resources

  • Law Enforcement Officers 

  • Mental Health Clinicians

  • Peer Support Personnel

  • Police Chiefs

  • Sheriffs

  • Training Specialists


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