The NFPA just released a report and fact sheet on the patterns of fireground injuries for female firefighters, which can be found at Pattern of Fireground Injuries for Female Firefighters and I have attached a copy of each for you. Feel free to share with your community! Here is a snippet of the information from the report: Firefighting has traditionally been a male occupation. While men still comprise the vast majority of firefighters, the number of women in the fire service has been [...]
May is Mental Health Month. This year, Mental Health First Aid USA is taking the opportunity to spread information on social media about how mental illness and addiction affect some key populations — and what we ALL can do to help. Because anyone, anywhere can be the difference for someone facing a mental health or substance use challenge.
A $40,000 grant by the Aetna Foundation will pay the full cost for 30 police officers in Connecticut to be trained as Instructors in a customized Mental Health First Aid course. “First responders have extraordinarily stressful jobs, and there are clear behavioral and mental health issues,” said Dr. Hyong Un, Aetna’s chief psychiatric officer. “Very […]