Psychologically Healthy Fire Departments
Emergency responders face unique challenges that can have a significant impact on behavioral health, and it is important that they have access to providers that understand this. The providers listed in this directory are vetted behavioral health professionals that either have firsthand experience with the fire and emergency services or have completed a training course through the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance to educate them on the fire service and the specific challenges they face. In addition to licensed healthcare professionals, there are other resources for assistance such as chaplains and peer support specialists. The directory is updated once a month as new providers are added.
Behavioral health specialists who would like to be added to this directory can fill out this form. Please note, if you do not have firsthand experience with the fire and emergency services, you will need to complete the training course through the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance. Details will be provided once you complete the form.
If you have feedback you would like to provide on the directory, use this form.
Below is a map of locations of the behavioral health specialists currently included in the directory. You can click in the map to move it around, use the zoom in/zoom out buttons, and click on the pins for the name and location of the provider. Full profiles and contact information is available in the directory.
A toolkit and training to help fire department leaders promote and support mental wellbeing among their members is being developed as part of the Psychologically Healthy Fire Departments initiative. These components are expected to be released in the fall of 2020.
The Psychologically Healthy Fire Departments Initiative is brought to you by the NVFC in partnership with the American Psychological Association and the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance. It is made possible thanks to a Fire Prevention and Safety Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
If you have questions about this initiative or any of its components, contact program manager Caroline Stachowiak at firstname.lastname@example.org.