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
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