Community Education for Fire Fighters and First Responders

The IAFF Center of Excellence is committed to raising awareness and providing education about behavioral health matters that impact fire fighters, paramedics and dispatchers across the United States and Canada. Our community education webinar series is designed to engage and inform fire service members and treatment professionals alike on unique topics that impact this population. Please join us for an upcoming training to learn more.

Navigating Behavioral Health Insurance Coverage for IAFF Members

December 2, 12:00 pm EST/9:00am PST

Speakers: Jim Tate, IAFF Healthcare Advisor, L0440 Fort Worth President Emeritus & IAFF Center of Excellence Outreach Directors

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This training will introduce IAFF members and affiliate leaders to important considerations for health insurance coverage, with a focus on behavioral health services.

Not all health care plans are built the same— do you know what yours covers? Are you prepared to help a member in crisis?

Treating Fire Service Professionals: Building Cultural Competency for Clinicians

December 10, 12:00 pm EST/9:00am PST

Led by Molly Jones, LSW

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The purpose of this training is to help clinicians and other community partners develop cultural competency in the fire service, as to be best equipped to provide effective behavioral health services to fire fighters, paramedics and emergency dispatchers.

Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Overview of 2020 Education and What’s to Come in 2021

December 17, 12:00 pm EST/9:00am PST

Led by Molly Jones, LSW

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As we move towards a new year, the IAFF Center of Excellence team will highlight behavioral health education offered in 2020 and review key takeaways from trainings on several topics.