NVFC Launches New Course for Families of First Responders

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) has launched a new course for fire service families, just in time for the holidays. Families can be the greatest source of support for firefighters, EMS providers, and rescue workers, so it is important they understand what their loved one is experiencing and how they can help. The new course, For Those Who Love a First Responder, is designed to educate spouses, friends, and family of first responders on the impacts of the job on mental health and what they can do to support their loved one.

This course is instructed by Ali Rothrock, a speaker, author, educator, and advocate who has delivered over 500 presentations nationwide. She has been in the volunteer fire service since 2005, enjoying more than a decade as a firefighter and emergency medical technician. She is the CEO and lead instructor for On the Job and Off, an online platform dedicated to building more resilient first responders.

This course was made possible thanks to support from the Anheuser-Busch Foundation and is currently available for free to all in the NVFC Virtual Classroom.

Learn more and take the course here.

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