Technology-based resources for fire service professionals to address common occupational stressors.
Web-based training courses to educate health care providers on how to deliver best-practice treatment to firefighters who have stress-related symptoms and conditions.
Resources to address concerns of fire service family members and how to recognize needs and offer support to their firefighter.
Participation in local, regional and national firefighter events and conferences to learn about firefighter culture and behavioral health needs as well as to market resources.
Support fire service organizations in the evaluation of effectiveness and efficiency of behavioral health programs and policies.
The Center for Firefighter Behavioral Health began its development of technology based resources in 2011. The center is led by faculty and staff at the Technology Applications Center for Healthful Lifestyles within the College of Nursing and the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center at the Medical University of South Carolina. These resources were created in partnership with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and with funding support from the Department of Homeland Security via the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA). The team is committed to improving the well-being of individuals who have experienced emotional and behavioral problems as a result of major life stressors, including occupational stressors.
The CFFBH team is internationally recognized as experts in the development and evaluation of self-help and provider training resources. Find out how we can work together to improve firefighter behavioral health.