Work Life Balance in the Fire Service

Estimated watch time: 2 hr 4 minutes

Presentation Materials:

Molly Jones, LSW is the Clinical Coordinator for the IAFF Center of Excellence. In this role, Molly is responsible for working with community clinical partners to design continuing care plans for clients returning to their local areas after treatment at the Center of Excellence. Molly works with local and state IAFF leadership to connect fire fighters to quality clinicians and programs in communities across the U.S.

Objectives and Summary:

This presentation “Work Life Balance in the Fire Service” will address the importance of establishing a work-life balance in an ever-changing, high-stress, occupational environment, such as that for fire fighters, paramedics and emergency dispatchers. This webinar will explore what work-life balance is, what it isn’t and how to maintain balance amid the unpredictable nature of work in emergency services.

Participants will be asked to evaluate, “what are my priorities?”, “where do I feel excess stress in my life?’ and “how can I regain control over my time?”. Discussion topics will also include healthy habits that fire service personnel can implement into everyday life to improve work-life balance, as well as tips for self-care, strategies to improve time management and realistic goal setting.

This presentation is ideal for IAFF members, fire service leadership, peer support team members, chaplains, spouses and other individuals in a capacity to support first responders in pursuing a work-life balance.

Presentation Materials:

Molly Jones, LSW is the Clinical Coordinator for the IAFF Center of Excellence. In this role, Molly is responsible for working with community clinical partners to design continuing care plans for clients returning to their local areas after treatment at the Center of Excellence. Molly works with local and state IAFF leadership to connect fire fighters to quality clinicians and programs in communities across the U.S.