Thursday, February 3
11 a.m. (PT) | 12 p.m. (MT) | 1 p.m. (CT) | 2 p.m. (ET)
Join us on February 3 as Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance Founder and Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Behavioral Health Administrator, Jeff Dill, educates attendees about:
- Suicide Data in the Fire/EMS Service
- Peer Support/Crisis Intervention Stress Management
- Twelve Steps to Create a Behavioral Health Program
- How the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance Can Help
Vector Solutions’ Robbi King, a retired assistant fire chief, will join Jeff Dill to share technology tools that help support behavioral health programs.
Whether you already have a program in place to address first responder mental and behavioral health, or you are seeking more information about starting one, this hour will be time well spent.
Speaker Profile: Jeff Dill, Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance (FBHA) Founder and retired Captain of the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District in Inverness, IL, started FBHA to directly educate firefighters, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel, and their families about behavioral health issues such as depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety and addictions, as well as firefighter suicides.
The rapidly increasing number of firefighter suicides is jaw-dropping, and as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Jeff knows firsthand that firefighters and EMS personnel are faced with emotional needs that are very unique to their occupations, and many are struggling from career-related stress. When symptoms occur, they need a support system in place that is readily accessible from someone who is qualified and truly understands his or her circumstances.
FBHA’s goal is to provide behavioral health workshops to fire departments and EMS organizations across the globe, focusing on behavioral health awareness with a strong drive towards suicide prevention and promoting resources available to firefighters/EMS and their families.