In this interview, Marie McLeod (Positive Psychology Practitioner and Coach) interviews Dan Bowers (retired Detective Sergeant, Ontario Police Service). Dan established the “First Eyes” program, a proactive family mental health program to support families impacted by PTSD. His honest and passionate approach to helping others has been driven by his lived experience and his desire to provide impactful interventions to those closest to those experiencing PTSD – their families. Dan’s commitment to peer support and early intervention are explained in this heart felt and enlightening discussion. The AFRF has relied on Dan’s expertise and experiences in helping guide the development of our FRESHER Retreat program for volunteer emergency first responders. The importance of peer support and early intervention that the First Eyes Program promotes is a cornerstone of the AFRF commitment to Australian emergency first responders.