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Omaha Fire Union- Unique, 4-hour Training! November 25 & 26: 8-Noon & 1pm-5pm

November 27: 8-Noon. Training will be conducted at the Union Hall, only need to attend one 4-hour session! Available to Active & Retired Members and their spouses.

RSVP: Sharon Wise @ 402-551-5770

Finally, a course on Behavioral Health in the Fire Service taught by a person who spent 30 years working in the Fire Service and is now a clinician treating stress (mental health) injury in first responders.

It would seem like a no-brainer to promote resiliency in the fire service, particularly knowing that stress and adversity affects all aspects of the human experience. This training focuses on enhancing resiliency – or how quickly we rebound from stress – in people whose occupation requires them to continually be exposed to stressful situations.

The course will include education on:

  • The need for behavioral health in the public safety arena

  • Stress sources and the factors that influence the stress response

  • First Responder personality/Beliefs (Your strengths can set you up)

  • Human Response to Critical Incidents

  • Behavioral/Cognitive/Emotional Responses to stressors

  • Mitigating stressors at an emergency scene

  • Tools for enhancing stress resistance, resiliency, and recovery (taking care of yourself and each other) so your last year on the job is as fun and rewarding as your first!

Training Conducted by:

Tim W. Dietz, LPC

(Capt., Paramedic, retired)

Founder/CEO; Behavioral Wellness Resources

Tim retired after 30 years in the fire service and is the Founder/CEO of Behavioral Wellness Resources, a consulting/counseling firm catering to the behavioral wellness needs of emergency response organizations and individuals. He is an internationally known speaker on human emotional crisis, grief, and staying happy and healthy in the emergency services professions. He is author of the book “Scenes of Compassion.” A Responder’s Guide for Dealing with Emergency Scene Emotional Crisis, and has written several published articles addressing behavioral health issues in the emergency services. Tim is the Clinical Director for Oregon’s West Coast Post-Trauma Retreat, and was the clinical advisor to the U.S. Coast Guard’s mental health response following hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and to the stress management team at the Oso, Washington mud slide. In 2017 Tim received the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation’s “Pioneering Spirit” Award as an “Industry Pioneer” for his programs on emergency scene control and compassion. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has a small private practice – treating stress related injury in First Responders - in Oregon’s beautiful Willamette Valley.

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