Health & Wellness

Podcast Interview with Matty Fiorenza from Recovery First First Responder Treatment Centers and Retired Anaheim (CA) Firefighter / Paramedic

Jim Aleski

October 17, 2023

"The big thing for me... is on the other end… the cities and the municipalities and the people who sign the checks and make the decisions. It’s about building algorithms into your polices and procedures on how to get people help when they’re in crisis.”

NEP Media's Jim Aleski talks with Matty Fiorenza, a retired Anaheim (CA) Firefighter / Paramedic who now works with Recovery First First Responders Treatment Centers, helping first responders struggling with mental health and substance abuse disorders. Matty is also featured in the documentary film PTSD911 which explores the struggle of first responders battling the demons of PTSD.

Jim Aleski is a more than 25-year fire service veteran and career engine company Lieutenant in the Philadelphia metro area. Jim serves as a Branding and Content Specialist at NEP Services and formerly served as the Communications/Social Media Director for the Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey (PFANJ), the state affiliate of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF). Prior to becoming a career firefighter, Jim responded as a volunteer while working for more than a decade as a media producer. Jim was involved in the production ofhundreds of national TV commercials, network branding campaigns, music videos,and corporate communication projects. Jim holds a BS in Mass Communications from Emerson College and earned a MS in Fire and Emergency Management Administration from Oklahoma State University.