PYROC is focused on improving how we care for and optimize the performance of society's first responders.
Jadie has over 15 years as a firefighter, she has served as a volunteer and is currently a full-time professional at a department within Ontario Canada.
In 2018 she experienced an injury specific to the unique challenges of firefighting that no rookie is ready for, not taught how to prepare for, nor given the tools to deal with called 'Firefighter Syndrome.'
Like most firefighters Jadie is dedicated to life-long learning, with the mission to serve her community by doing what is needed to be and do better.
She is certified under National Fire and Protection Associated (NFPA) 1041: Standards for Fire and Emergency Service Instructors, holding a rare certification of the level 3 accreditation within the province of Ontario. She served a 2-year secondment in where she was privileged to directly reported to the Fire Chief of her municipality. She was responsible for the research and development of policies and procedures for the 5 different operational branches. Her primary objective was to evaluate and overcome the interdependency of operational needs of each branch. Helping to establish a unified standard.
She values the perspective from both sides and the challenges that Fire Chiefs and Firefighters alike face. Her home, is on the trucks with her family, allowing her to move towards fire.
B. Christopher Frueh, PhD is a clinical psychologist, Professor of Psychology at the University of Hawaii. He has thirty years of professional experience working with military veterans and active-duty personnel, and has conducted clinical trials, epidemiology, historical epidemiology, and neuroscience research. He has co-authored over 300 scientific publications (h-Index = 86; total scientific citations > 23,000), including a graduate textbook on adult psychopathology.
His previous work on “Operator Syndrome” is changing the way we understand and treat the complex set of interrelated health, psychological, and interpersonal difficulties that are common downstream outcomes of a career in military special operations. He devotes efforts to the SEAL Future Foundation (chair, medical advisory board), Boulder Crest Foundation (scientific advisory panel), Military Special Operations Family Collaborative, Special Operations Association of America, The Mission Within, VETS, Inc., and to the military special operations community in general.
He has testified before US Congress, and served as a paid contractor for Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs, US State Department, and the National Board of Medical Examiners. He has also published commentaries in the National Review, Huffington Post, New York Times, Time, and Special Operation Association of America; and has been quoted or cited in the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Washington Post, Scientific American, Stars and Stripes, USA Today, Men’s Health, Los Angeles Times, Reuter, Associated Press, and NBC News, among others.
With over 30 years of corporate experience with IBM, Brads success is found in his motivation and confidence with being uncomfortable. Driven by curiosity. Passionate about creating powerful trusted relationships. Brad is an out-of-the-box thinker, who thrives on bringing together smart people to unleash the power of collective imagination to invent new business models, relationships, and successful engagements. With a vast background in sales and marketing strategies, mentoring, and partner development, Brad has had numerous successes driving strategic growth and managing complex relationships.