Community Education: Occupational Needs and Suicide in the Fire Service

September 17, 2020

The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is offering three community education webinars throughout September for fire service professionals and clinicians, targeting behavioral health and suicide prevention planning. Community education webinars are free, open to the public and hosted through Zoom. Work-Life Balance in the Fire Service This webinar addressed the […]

Rising to the Challenge: Making the Most of Therapy

September 1, 2020

Deciding to get help for an addiction or mental health issue is often a difficult step on the way to recovery. IAFF members sometimes have doubts about going to therapy, wondering will this really work for me? What will detox or therapy be like? Am I capable of growing and recovering from this? These are […]

Maintaining Boundaries in Recovery

September 1, 2020

Life in recovery can be daunting. Outside of the therapeutic, distraction-free environment of a treatment center, you may face potentially triggering situations: a well-meaning friend may invite you for drinks as usual or a crewmate might ask intrusive questions.  Establishing and maintaining boundaries is an important step in helping firefighters and emergency service personnel in […]

Self-Care In Traumatic Times

August 5, 2020

We are living in traumatic times. Whether it’s the increased spread of COVID-19, civil unrest in your community, financial instability or back-to-school uncertainty, fire service personnel are facing unprecedented levels of stress both on and off the job. Today more than ever, daily self-care is essential for survival and a powerful buffer against traumatic stress. […]

August Community Education Webinars on Role of Peer Support in the Fire Service

July 24, 2020

The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is presenting three community education webinars in August for fire service professionals and clinicians, with a focus on peer support in the fire service. Community education webinars are free, open to the public, and hosted through Zoom. For Fire Service Personnel Introduction to IAFF […]

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