The Fire Service Behavioral Health Symposium, the first event of its kind, will be held in Denver, Colorado on September 5-6, 2019. The objective of this meeting is to review, before a broad fire service audience, the current state of research as it relates to behavioral health in the fire service, and to support knowledge transfer of best practices related to behavioral health programs in the fire service.
The goals of the symposium are:
- To provide researchers with an opportunity to deliver the latest information that science can tell us regarding behavioral health in the fire service to a broad audience.
- To disseminate best practices that will enable fire service attendees to transition the known scientific evidence about behavioral health into actionable activity at the department level.
- To provide fire service attendees with an opportunity to have an open dialogue with researchers and clinicians to discuss pertinent issues and receive first hand recommendations and best practices related to behavioral health awareness and treatment programs at the local level.
- To enable researchers to gather feedback from primary stakeholders and solicit information regarding needs for future fire service behavioral health research.