Mental Health First Aid for Fire and EMS focuses on the unique experiences and needs of firefighters and EMS personnel and is a valuable resource that can make a difference in their lives, their families’ lives and the communities in which they live. Firefighters and EMS workers learn about the importance of early intervention and how, as first responders, they can intervene in the field and provide direct assistance to someone who is experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis. Learn more: download the Mental Health First Aid for Fire and EMS one-pager.
Statement by Betsy Schwartz, Vice President, Public Education and Strategic Initiatives, National Council for Behavioral Health WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 9, 2018) – As wildfires burn throughout California – making this the worst fire season in years – firefighters on the frontlines are working around the clock to beat back racing inferno. It’s difficult for most of us to imagine the destruction they witness, and they […]...Read More August 9