Training Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023 - 12:00pm

Speaker: Molly Jones, LSW

Event Description:
The purpose of this training is to help clinicians, treatment providers and other community partners develop cultural competency in the fire service and first responder professions as to be best equipped to provide effective behavioral health services to fire fighters, paramedics, law enforcement officers and emergency dispatchers.

This event will include information about day-to-day life at the fire house and the potential impact of aspects of the job on well-being, such as exposure to trauma, shift schedules and mental health stigmas. This presentation will provide insight into the most common behavioral health issues experienced by fire service members, substance abuse trends among this unique population, and treatment techniques that have proved successful at the Center of Excellence.

1. Identify intricacies of the profession, including day-to-day structure, exposure to trauma, and effects on interpersonal relationships
2.  Review common behavioral health issues experienced by first responders
 3. Learn about the IAFF Center of Excellence and Fortitude program structures.

Time: 12 PM - 1:30 PM EST

Credit Hours Provided: 1

This course, Treating Fire Service Professionals: Building Cultural Competency <APPROVAL NUMBER 886850632-1224 >, provided by IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery, is approved for continuing education by the Social Work Continuing Education Approval Collaborative, which is administered by NASW. CE Approval Collaborative Approval Period: <May 3, 2021 - May 3, 2022>.

IAFF Center for Excellence has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.7114.

Any accommodations for a disability please email,

The course is offered via Demio. The event is free of charge.

The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind treatment facility specializing in PTSD for professional fire service members who struggle with trauma, substance use, addiction and other related behavioral health challenges. It is a safe haven for members to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery and share experiences with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.