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NVFC Releases Behavioral Healthcare Provider Directory for Emergency Responder

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All of the providers listed in the directory either have firsthand experience with the fire and emergency services or have completed a training course through FBHA to educate them on the fire service and the specific challenges responders face.

Resiliency During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Much about the current situation with COVID-19 is out of our immediate, direct control and has potentially life-altering consequences.

USFA: Mitigating the Risk and Impact of Assaults on EMS Responders

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The SAVER checklist helps departments assess and implement training, policies and practices to mitigate assaults on EMS responders.

15-40 Partners with FDNY on Early Cancer Detection

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"My fight now is to help others avoid what has happened to my family,"

‘I Would Be Dead Right Now’

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The patient grabbed a knife from Norris and began to stab him with it.

Burnout Among EMS Professionals: Incidence, Assessment and Management

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Provider "burnout" is an increasing concern in today's healthcare system, best defined as symptoms of exhaustion, decreased productivity and cynicism. Burnout can lead to medical errors potentially resulting in patient harm, while also being detrimental to the quality of life of healthcare professionals.

Don’t Let Me Down: First Responder Suicide

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To hopefully bring awareness to a very real, emotional, and shocking truth going on in public service right now.

Health Effects of Sleep Deprivation

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"If I can't sleep, I can't recover."

How Improving Resilience Can Make You Healthier, Happier and More Effective

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In more than four decades in EMS, Mike Taigman has seen a lot. He ran thousands of calls as a paramedic; as a supervisor and manager, he supported crews running tens of thousands.

HuffPost Tackles PTSD, Depression in EMS

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The HuffPost is making note of how PTSD and depression is affecting emergency medical technicians and paramedics.