These sessions have been approved by the Nevada State Fire Marshal Division to be included in the 2020 HazMat Conference .

Firefighter Wellness During Crisis Events:  Resources, Tools and Strategies

Wednesday, October 14
1:00 pm
Instructors:
Dr. David Black
Chief Todd LeDuc  
Being a firefighter was a stressful and demanding profession before COVID-19; and despite the unprecedented challenges we now face, our nation’s heroes continue to perform heroically every day serving the greater good and protecting our communities. In this presentation, we’ll review and discuss resources, tools, and strategies for prioritizing firefighter wellness during this time of crisis, with a focus on mitigating the stress and anxiety of working during the pandemic and the role of early detection and intervention of occupational health risks.

Disclaimer: The materials provided in this webinar are for general informational and educational purposes only. The materials are not intended to be and should not be considered legal advice or opinion. Please seek legal counsel before acting on the topics discussed. The materials are not intended to be and should not be considered a substitute for clinical diagnosis or professional medical advice or opinion. Please consult with your physician, therapist, or other qualified healthcare provider before acting on the topics discussed.

Strengthening Firefighter Wellness in Times of Crisis
Instructors:
Dr. David Black
Dr. Gordon Graham
The fire service was a stressful and demanding profession before COVID-19; and despite the unprecedented challenges we now face, our nation’s heroes continue to perform heroically every day serving the greater good and protecting our communities. In this online forum, we’ll review and discuss resources, tools, and strategies for prioritizing firefighter wellness during this time of crisis, with a focus on mitigating the stress of working during the pandemic.

Disclaimer
The materials provided in this recording are for general informational and educational purposes only. The materials are not intended to be and should not be considered legal advice or opinion. Please seek legal counsel before acting on the topics discussed. The materials are not intended to be and should not be considered a substitute for clinical diagnosis or professional medical advice or opinion. Please consult with your physician, therapist, or other qualified healthcare provider before acting on the topics discussed.

Leadership for the Fire and Emergency Services
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Instructor:  Steve Hirsch
Quality leadership is essential for the fire and emergency services to accomplish the mission and improve your department. Join Steve Hirsch, NVFC Chair, for this webinar that will examine leadership styles, qualities, and best practices to help your department function at a high level and avoid fire and emergency services leadership pitfalls.

The Holidays and First Responders – How to Cope with Increased Stress
Saturday, October 10
1:00 pm
Instructor:  Ali Rockroth
First responders often feel an increased amount of stress during the holiday season. Join Ali Rothrock, CEO of On the Job and Off, for this webinar as she explains the basics of mental health issues that may impact first responders, including cumulative stress, compassion fatigue, and burnout, and why the holidays can be especially difficult for responders and their families. She will then discuss positive coping skills, how to include families in these strategies, and resources that are available for first responders.  Find more resources at .


The Case for Diversity and Inclusivity
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Instructor:  Ali Rockroth
In this webinar, Ali Rothrock, CEO of On the Job and Off, will first review the difference between equity and equality and explain why inclusion must be addressed before diversity. She will then discuss the existing culture for women in the fire service and the mental health challenges associated with hostile work environments. Lastly, Ali will cover the benefits of a diverse work or volunteer force and the value that is added to your mission when you have a variety of people ready to serve your community.​


Reset and Recharge: How to Manage Stress in Uncertain Times
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Instructor:  Jeff Dill
Join Jeff Dill, founder of the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance, for this free NVFC webinar to discuss strategies responders can use to manage stress and anxiety and to be there for each other during these uncertain times


Reset and Recharge: Taking Care of Our Mental Health in Uncertain Times
Thursday, October 15
2:30 pm
Instructor:  Amy Rothrock
The spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has more than just physical health implications. It also creates uncertainty and changes in lifestyle that can have an emotional impact. Firefighters, EMS providers, and rescue workers may be feeling the impact especially hard as they navigate the new realities of responding and maintaining operations during this crisis. Join Ali Rothrock, founder of On the Job and Off, for this free NVFC webinar to discuss how being a first responder during a pandemic can impact our mental health.


 

The Past, the Present, and the Future of the Fire Service
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Instructor:  Ed Mann
Where is the fire service now and where is it headed? Looking to the past can help us predict the future. Join us for a free NVFC webinar as Ed Mann, training and education director at Provident and a well-known figure in the fire service, shares his thoughts on the evolution and future of the volunteer fire service.

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