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CLINICIAN AWARENESS PROGRAM

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Contact the Clinician Awareness Program Manger,
Clinical Director Andrea Santiago, LCSW 
clinicians@floridafirefightersafety.org

This was one of the most profound experiences and immersion that I have ever had. This gave me brand new and significant Insight on the experiences of fireman and what they battle on a daily basis.

This is Part 1 of a two-day full immersion course designed for clinicians and healthcare providers who desire to gain insight about the unique firefighter culture in order to be more effective in treating firefighters. The class provides a comprehensive look into understanding the culture, lingo, lifestyle of firefighters and details about their unique job stressors. This training is comprised of both classroom and live scenarios. This includes wearing turnout gear, watching a live burn training scenario, visiting fire stations and interacting with firefighters.

Due to COVID-19, the hands-on portion of this course will be postponed until it is deemed safe to conduct in-person sessions.

Clinicians who desire to be vetted for Redline Rescue are required to complete this two-day course and complete 10 hours of documented ride time at a fire rescue department. Clinicians who complete all of these requirements are eligible to obtain a Certification of Completion and will be included in the Redline Rescue database.

Our CAP 101 will be held via Zoom on September 23, 2020 from 8:00 am - 5:30pm. The classroom will be open at 7:30 am.

Clinician Awareness Program 101 Agenda

This course provides 8 Contact Hours.

Morning Schedule:

  • First Responder Culture and Lingo
  • Mental Wellness in the Fire Service

Afternoon Schedule:

  • First Responder Interactions
  • Resiliency in the Clinical Setting
  • Clinician Engagement

For more information, contact our Clinical Director Andrea Santiago, LCSW, CST, CDWF
clinicians@floridafirefightersafety.org

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