Jason Patton

Jason Patton has been a career firefighter and paramedic for Riviera Beach (Florida) Fire Rescue for 11 years. He created the Fire Department Chronicles, a popular series of YouTube and Instagram videos featuring the day in the life of a first responder. Patton found a way to connect with fellow first responders, firefighters, EMTs, and police men and women through comic relief and light-hearted, humorous sketches of life behind the scenes of these demanding jobs that come with high stress and traumatic situations. Patton serves as Banyan Treatment Center’s mental health and addiction advocate, helping first responders into their CREW (Crisis Response Employee Wellness) therapeutic programming.

True mental toughness means not burying emotions or avoiding difficult conversations