Addressing Substance Abuse, PTSD, and Other Concerns in the Fire Service

Volunteer fire and EMS personnel regularly go from their normal daily routines to a response mode that can expose them to acute, and sometimes traumatic, stress. Unfortunately, this can sometimes lead to serious behavioral health issues, including PTSD and substance abuse. This course examines PTSD and types of substance abuse frequently seen in the fire service, how PTSD can relate to substance abuse, and how to get help. Take this course free for a limited time in the NVFC Virtual Classroom.