NFPA 1500: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the Fire Industry helps first responders recognize mental health issues within themselves and their department.
When an emergency call rings, fire and EMS professionals are trained to rush to the scene, stabilize the situation, provide care to patients and save lives. However, personnel cannot always anticipate how incidents affect their mental health long after the emergency is over.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is often a silent struggle – impacting 17 to 22 percent of first responders, compared to a lifetime prevalence of 1 to 8 percent of the general population. To encourage conversations about PTSD and improve individual’s understanding of mental health issues, TargetSolutions has released a dynamic new course: NFPA 1500: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the Fire Industry.