Mental Health First Aid for Fire/EMS teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. It focuses on the unique experiences and needs of firefighters and EMS personnel and is a valuable resource that can make a difference in their lives, their coworkers’ and families’ lives, and the communities they serve.
What It Covers:
• A discussion of first responder culture, stigma and their relevance to the topic of mental health.
• Outreach tactics to respond to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis.
• A discussion of the specific risk factors faced by many first responders and their families.
• A reviews of common mental health resources for first responders, their families and those who support them.
Classes are available in two locations:
St Peter’s Episcopal Church
99 Sand Hill Rd
South Windsor, CT 06074
Middlesex Community College
100 Training Hill Road
Middletown, CT 06457
Chapman Hall – Room 605
REQUIRED CERTIFICATION FOR ALL NEW EMRs, EMTs, AEMTs and PARAMEDICS
After completion, participants will receive Mental Heath First Aid certificate.