Stress First Aid 2.0 (SFA) is a set of supportive actions designed to help emergency responders take care of themselves and assist each other in reducing the negative impacts of stress. SFA 2.0 was designed specifically to support firefighters, EMS, and rescue personnel. This method of assisting a co-worker undergoing stress is practical, flexible, and can be tailored to the specific need of the individual. Instructed by Chief John Oates, East Hartford Fire Department and Vickie Taylor, LCSW, Director of the Prince William County Public Safety Resilience Center.Details
Many fire agencies around the Tampa Bay area are implementing a growing number of procedures in an effort to protect firefighters from cancer.