Register for the Webinar Behavioral Health and Preventing Suicide in the Fire/EMS Service
February 13, 2014
Suicides, depression, PTSD, and other behavioral health issues are becoming increasingly common in the fire and EMS service. It is critically important that departments understand these issues, know what warning signs to watch for, and take proactive steps to prevent tragedy. The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) has partnered with Fire Engineering to present a free webinar designed to address behavioral health issues and prevent suicide in the fire and EMS service.
What: Behavioral Health and Preventing Suicide in the Fire/EMS Service (webinar)
When: Tuesday, February 25 at 1pm EST (10am PST)
Description: This webinar, sponsored by the NVFC, examines the tragedy of firefighter/EMT suicides and prevention measures that can be taken. The webinar starts with an overview of behavioral health concerns in the fire service and firefighter/EMS suicide data. Discussion then delves into understanding emotional and physical stress, signs and symptoms to watch out for, and prevention measures including communication skills, retirement planning, and recommendations for establishing a behavioral health program.
What You Will Learn:
- Why certain behavioral health issues are prevalent in the fire service and what can be done to address these concerns.
- The warning signs and symptoms to watch out for to identify behavioral health issues before it turns into tragedy.
- How to prevent and address firefighter/EMS suicide through improving communication, adopting behavioral health training, and establishing a retirement plan.
- Recommendations to help departments develop a behavioral health program.
Instructor: Jeff Dill, Founder of Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance and Counseling Services for Firefighters