Ali Rothrock is a speaker, author, educator and activist. She has delivered over 500 presentations nationwide. Ali has been in the volunteer fire service since 2005, enjoying more than a decade as a firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician.

Ali is the CEO & Lead Instructor for On the Job and Off, which is an online platform dedicated to building more resilient first responders. She is a member of the Montgomery County (PA) Critical Incident Stress Management Team. Ali is a Certified Trauma Responder through the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists. Ali has worked as a sexual assault and domestic violence counselor and has served on multiple national diversity and inclusion committees.

Ali is also a certified QPR Suicide Prevention instructor through the QPR Institute. She is the eastern division trustee for Women in Fire. Ali is the author of Where Hope Lives, a memoir detailing her journey through her first few years in the fire service. She is currently writing her second book After, which details her story of trauma recovery while featuring other’s stories too.

Ali has an associate’s degree in Fire Science and is currently earning her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis in crisis counseling. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband.

The strength of character which you shared with our group resonated with me. It reminded me that not one person, or a collective whole, can determine my fate as a person or as a woman. Your inspirational story of how you kept true to your person and character is a strong testament to the importance of identifying ourselves rightly.