BRIDGING THE GAP
Between Professional Psychology and the Fire Service
Develop the scientific study and application of professional psychology to meet the needs of the fire service.
Create the specialty of
fire service psychology.
Whether you are a Psychologist, Mental Health Provider, or Fire Department Leader, we welcome you to our page.
Firefighters have a unique culture and are exposed to cumulative trauma over the course of their careers. Few psychologists understand the needs of this population and a small amount fire departments include the valuable resources that professional psychology can offer. The Fire Service Psychology Association was developed to bridge the gap between these two professions by empowering mental health providers through cultural competence, demonstrating the value of professional psychology in the fire service, as well as building a psychological research foundation. Our vision is to develop the best standard of psychological care for firefighters and their families.
We host monthly peer consultation meetings for providers who are actively working with firefighter populations. These meetings are considered a benefit of membership and offered at no charge. Check out our membership section for additional information.
HEALTH & SAFETY
We host virtual consultation meetings to Fire Safety Officers who are interested in creating and implementing Behavioral Health Programs in their departments. These meetings are considered a benefit of membership and offered at no charge. A licensed psychologist will be in attendance so you can bounce ideas off this professional. Learn more in our membership section.