Behavioral Health Resources for Emergency Responders

A paramedic in Washington state has developed a new course for dealing with emotional trauma of both responders and patients. Sarah Mielke, president of The Seriah Corporation and long-time paramedic, created the course in response to a gap she saw in training for first responders on how to deliver death notifications. The four-part course, which will be released in early 2016, also touches on emergency responder behavioral health concerns and working with grieving families. For more information and updates, visit http://etlsems.com/
 
The NVFC offers a variety of resources related to first responder behavioral health through the award-winning Share the Load program. A free, confidential Fire/EMS Helpline is available 24/7 at 1-888-731-FIRE (3473). Other resources include videos, a poster, online training, and guides and reports. Find out more at www.nvfc.org/help.