Safety Planning Intervention for Suicide Prevention
The Safety Planning Intervention for Suicide Prevention training covers how to complete the Safety Planning Intervention with fire fighters who have made a suicide attempt, reported thinking about suicide or who otherwise may be at risk of suicide. Through this process, the fire fighter will learn how to recognize when they are experiencing a suicidal crisis and will develop a prioritized written list of tools they can use to keep themselves safe. This Safety Plan acts as an emergency plan, or standard operating guide (SOG), to avert a crisis and prevent the fire fighter from acting on their suicidal thoughts or urges.
After completing the IAFF Safety Planning Intervention for Suicide Prevention training, participants will have the necessary knowledge and skills to collaboratively create a six-step safety plan with members who are at risk for suicide.