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Branch of Wildland Fire Management staff gains news skills to help regions and agencies respond to critical incidents

Date Published: Jul 2018
Author: Robyn Broyles
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Peer Support Training at NIFC July 10, 2018

Nelda St. Clair, Program Manager (left), Jim Duzak, Retired Smokejumper, PA/NP Medicine and Psychiatry (center) and Asad Rahman, BLM Carson City, NV Battalion Chief (right) discuss ways for individuals to become more resilient during July 10 SMART training, July 10. Not shown Dennis Terry, Retired. GACC Assistant Center Manager, Smokejumper, Hotshot Photo: BIA

On July 10, all Branch of Wildland Fire Management staff attended a Stress Management and Resilience Training (SMART) in Boise, ID. The training was designed to give staff a deeper understanding into how to support regions and agencies with dealing with serious incidents while giving staff skills to manage stressful work environments.

The National Wildland Fire and Aviation Critical Incident Stress Management program, located in Boise, ID., presented the four-hour training. Topics included ways to recognize and mitigate stress as well as raising awareness of suicide in the wildland fire community and what to do if an intervention is necessary. Presenters also covered how to request a peer support group, and what their specific response times and roles are when requested.

Program Area: Wildland Fire Management
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