Friday, June 7, 2013

June 16-22 International Fire & EMS Safety & Health Week

International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc.

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Join ICISF in Supporting
International Fire & EMS Safety & Health Week
June 16-22

The International Association of Fire Chiefs and the National Volunteer Fire Council are sponsoring a week long event to call attention to the importance of the safety and health of Fire and EMS training and education. 

Given our mission of providing leadership, education, training, consultation, and support services in comprehensive crisis intervention and disaster behavioral health services to the emergency response professions, other organizations, and communities worldwide, ICISF is pleased to offer its support of this very important effort.

This year's international effort will capture the importance of responders taking responsibility for looking out for their own and each other's mental and physical well-being. Participating departments are encouraged to develop a week-long training program that focuses on a variety of issues that address their specific needs and environment. 
A major focus of the international campaign will be behavioral health issues, a topic that many still see as taboo in the hard-charging world of emergency response, but many departments are struggling with. 

Please join us in supporting this event by visiting the website for International Fire and EMS Safety and Health Week, where you will find an assortment of resources, including materials you can use in your own department or agency to promote and focus on responder health and safety. The resources include a list of activities that you can implement during this special event.

Thank you for all that you do to support the well-being of the first responders in your community.

Sincerely,

Donald Howell
Executive Director
ICISF, Inc.
3290 Pine Orchard Ln, Ste 106
Ellicott City MD 21042
(410) 750-9600

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