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Fire Services Courses

We offer the following basic fire service courses. The mental health provider classes may also be adapted to a fire service audience.

1.        Fire Service Training: Demystifying Psychology for the Fire Service

  • The value of professional psychology in the fire service
  • Operational definitions of resilience
  • Active and Passive coping strategies 
  • Fostering resilience 

2.        Peak Performance On and Off the Fire Ground

  • Operational Definition of Performance
  • Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivation
  • Reinforcement Theory
  • Need Achievement
  • Self Efficacy
  • Arousal Control
  • Guided Imagery
  • Performance Feedback and Integration

3.        Common Reactions to Critical Incidents

  • Stress Inoculation
  • Acute Stress Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Growth

4.        Responding to Behavioral Health Emergencies in the Community

  • Crisis vs. Emergency
  • Frequently Encountered DSM V Diagnoses
  • Effective Communication
  • Deescalation Techniques