The resources listed below have been written by, for or relate to the Urban Fire Service and Emergency Medical Service systems in regard to stress injuries.
Mental Health & Ethical Issues in Emergency Responders
Presented on February 25, 2019 by Swarnima Chaudhary, MPH Candidate and PRA at the National Mental Health Innovation Center, at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Sponsored by the Center for Bioethics and Humanities Student Advisory Group.
Stress First Aid for Firefighters and Emergency Medical Services Personnel Research
Research conducted by Patricia Watson and others adapting the Combat and Operational Stress First Aid model to specifically to support firefighters, EMS, and rescue personnel. Stress First Aid (SFA) is a set of supportive actions designed to help emergency responders assist each other in reducing the negative impacts of stress.
Understanding Stress First Aid in the Fire Service
Bill Carey explores how and why stress first aid is relevant to the fire service.
Curbside Manner: Stress First Aid for the Street Manual The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
A manual using principles from the Combat and Operational Stress First Aid model to support responders in their daily work with the citizens they serve.
Occupational and Organizational Issues in EMS Behavioral Health
Authors reviewed research on trauma and emergency responders and identified four guidelines that emerged from that review.
Fire Service Behavioral Health Management guide (PDF)
Published by the IAFF and provides their recommendations for several different aspects of firefighter behavior health, like peer support.
Psychology First Aid for First Responders
A Psychology First Aid pamphlet presented by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration with tips for emergency and distastes response workers.
Stress First Aid for Fire and EMS Personnel CE
SFA was designed specifically to support firefighters, EMS, and rescue personnel, understand and recognize how stress manifests through thoughts words and actions. Additionally, the course covers how to deliver the “Seven C’s” of Stress First Aid (Check, Coordinate, Cover, Calm, Connect, Competence, Confidence).