Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance and the National Volunteer Fire Council
Wednesday, August 12
9:00am – 1:00pm
This four-hour workshop involves a careful examination of firefighter suicide. The presentation consists of understanding emotional and physical stressors, signs and symptoms, suicide events, communication skills, resources (both internal and external), and group discussion. Emphasis is placed on the valuable resources available through the National Volunteer Fire Council’s Share the Load support program and the educational role the Firefighter Behavior Health Alliance plays nationally through the use of data and statistics.
To educate firefighters, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel, and families about behavioral health issues, specifically suicide awareness and prevention.