Mental Health Training

UFRA Courses

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UFRA has added "First Responder Mental Health Awareness" as a core course.  We also offer "Understanding Your Firefighter & Your Relationship" for spouses of firefighters.  See Core Course Descriptions for more information.

  • To schedule a course or find out about other mental health related courses, email Joy Stearns or call her at 801-699-7312.

Online Courses

Behavioral Health Awareness (IAFF)

This course from the International Association of Firefighters is available for non-members. 
The goal of the course is to educate firefighters on behavioral health issues encountered in the fire service. The course provides an overview of common behavioral health problems, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Use Disorders, available treatment options, and information on balancing work and life stressors. This course takes about 2 hours to complete.

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PREVENTING AND COPING WITH SUICIDE IN THE FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES

The NVFC, with support from the U.S. Fire Administration developed this online training course focusing on suicide awareness and prevention. The three-module course examines the signs and symptoms preceding suicide, highlights available resources for departments and individuals, and discusses the healing process when coping with a firefighter suicide. This course is available through the NVFC’s Virtual Classroom. There is a registration fee for this course.

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STRESS & LIFE MANAGEMENT: FINDING YOUR LIFE BALANCE AS A VOLUNTEER

This course looks at all the roles a volunteer firefighter plays throughout their lives. From your role as an employee to spouse to parent to firefighter, how do you emphasize the importance, purpose, and balance of each role? This course will help you identify strategies for prioritizing each aspect of your life to help you achieve balance and time management. This course is available through the NVFC’s Virtual Classroom. There is a fee for this course.

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Webinars

STRENGTHENING FIREFIGHTER WELLNESS DURING TIMES OF CRISIS

In case you missed the webinar with Gordon Graham and Dr. David Black of Cordico it is now available on demand.

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Training Videos

 

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