Our mission is to relieve chiefs from the burden of dealing with mental health issues.
we're first responders for first responders.
we provide emergency response, consultation and training to keep firefighters mentally healthy, conflict free, and successful on the job.
dr. margaret gavian
I received my PhD in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. I’m humbled to serve as Medical Director of the Minnesota Fire Initiative (www.mnfireinitiative.com), leading their emotional wellness programming for the 22,000 firefighters in Minnesota. For the last 3 years I have been training fire departments throughout the state about staying mentally healthy on the job, and have responded to departments and firefighters in crisis. I maintain a private practice, primarily serving MN firefighters and law enforcement officers. I completed my training at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Minneapolis, Hazelden Foundation and focused on delivering evidence-based care.
As a mother of two boys (whose grandfather is a retired firefighter), daughter of a military veteran, I am 100% committed to helping public servants live their lives with confidence, calm and control. I understand first hand the courage it takes to face fear head on and lead with humility in order to create massive change. I walk my talk.
Dr. Gavian is amazing. She goes above and beyond."