The Fire Academy is an all NEW year-round interactive digital platform that brings firefighters training from industry leaders in order to continue supporting their efforts in the communities they serve. The content will discuss key themes around topics including: Safety, Leadership/Management, Company Officer, and many more. With a collaborative backing of FDIC International and Fire Engineering, you won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to help support training in the fire service industry.



Response Times? Pfft! Bring on the Clinical Benchmarks!

Response Times? Pfft! Bring on the Clinical Benchmarks!

We know that response times aren't the only (or even best) way to measure the clinical performance of our EMS systems. It's not like we don't know what to measure. Several very good clinical benchmarks have been published, giving us a great starting place. It is now up to us to find a way to measure and use them to improve our practices. Join Dr. Jeff Jarvis, an EMS physician, paramedic and self-proclaimed data geek as he covers topics including: Limitations of response times as the sole indicator for system performance; Common clinical benchmarks and why they are important; How to improve our practices by harnessing the data our systems provide us; Current limitations on benchmarking metrics across multiple systems. Dr. Jarvis will also engage the audience in a group discussion of how to best define the essential elements of these measurements.
Rethinking Trauma: The Resiliency Matrix

Rethinking Trauma: The Resiliency Matrix

Are our responses to trauma predictable?  Why do different people react differently to trauma and stress? A common misconception is that response to stress occurs in a vacuum and the response is based solely on stress. The truth is that post-traumatic stress symptoms are normal responses to trauma that for most people will resolve and even lead to growth. Lack of support after the event is more predictive of PTSD than the trauma itself, and when recovery is inhibited, post-traumatic stress can lead to PTSD. However, safety and trauma are incompatible, and the greatest form of safety comes from the support of others. Nobody is immune from the effects of trauma. However, we all have the power to control how trauma shapes us and to move successfully through trauma and grief. This class will use evidence-based research to demonstrate that we have the power to manage our responses to trauma and adversity. Firefighters equipped with coping skills are much more likely to experience growth from adversity and trauma.


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