Clinician Awareness Program

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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.

Course Description:
This 2-day full immersion course is designed for clinicians and providers who desire to learn more about the unique firefighter stressors in order to be more effective in connecting and treating firefighters. The class provides an extensive and understanding of Firefighter culture, lingo, lifestyle and details about the unique stressors the job entails. This training includes classroom learning, engaging in realistic scenarios, immersion in fire stations and interacting with firefighters.
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Course Attire:
As this course is a combination of classroom and field practice scenarios, the attendee should wear comfortable casual attire such as T-shirt, pants, closed toe shoes such as sneakers with socks. The scenarios will be outside so sunglasses and sunscreen are also recommended the day of the event and prior hydration is encouraged.

The practical scenarios will involve attendees wearing structural protective gear and/or respiratory protection, which can weigh approximately 35 lbs., and the scenarios may subject the attendee to limited physical activity. One the first day, attendees will be required to complete a Physical Activity Liability Waiver as well as a Data Release (Photos, Videos) Waiver.
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Attendees will be required to upload one of the following health licenses when they register:

  • Licensed Social Workers
  • Licensed Psychologists
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Licensed Nurses (RN or APRN)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Licensed Psychiatrists
  • Pastoral Counselors (Must have ethical oversight)
  • Clergy (Must have ethical oversight)
  • Physicians
  • Firefighter/Paramedic

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