Behavioral Health Webinar

Firefighters, emergency medical personnel, and rescue workers are at an increased risk of many behavioral health concerns, such as stress, PTSD, substance abuse, and even suicide. The National Volunteer Fire Council has released a Behavioral Health Webinar to help first responders gain insight into these risks and what can be done in the fire service to help those in need.

Behavioral health is more than just having access to an Employee Assistance Program or dreading a scheduled Critical Incident Stress Debriefing. Taught by Jeff Dill, founder of the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance, this webinar discusses the history of how behavioral health is woven into the fire, emergency, and rescue services, what it means to you and others, cultural progress, and future potential. It delves into some of the many concerns for firefighters, EMS personnel, and their families that are impacted by the job.

The webinar is provided in an online, on-demand training format courtesy of McNeil and Company’s Emergency Services Program (ESIP). To access this webinar, click here and register as a student using access code 6832.