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Mental Wellness Support Available for Firefighters, EMS Personnel

Thursday July 30th, 2020

State Fire Commissioner Bruce Trego announced the launch of several new online training resources designed to provide mental wellness resources for fire, rescue, and emergency medical services personnel.  

Left unaddressed, mental, and behavioral stress can interfere with day-to-day life and result in diagnosable mental illnesses. Unfortunately, the most serious consequence of untreated behavioral health problems is the risk of suicide.  “Continuing to ignore the mental health of first responders is simply not an option,” Trego said. “The costs are too great.” 

Four courses are now available at no cost to PA fire and EMS personnel by clicking here and registering for a Train PA account. Courses cover a variety of topics, including Being a First Responder During a Global Pandemic, Had a Bad Call?, How to Better Support Your Fellow First Responders, and Capturing the Load.