BC Fire Fighter Occupational Awareness Training
The Psychological Wellness Course Series for BC Fire Fighters is a 12-module program designed to enhance frontline knowledge of mental health injuries and reduce the emotional and behavioural impact of a career in public safety.
The curriculum combines the lived experience of those serving on the frontline with recognized subject matter experts in the field of public safety mental health. After viewing each module, crews will participate in a structured group-based discussion that is designed to:
- Reinforce key learning objectives
- Normalize common psychological stress injuries
- Contribute to the collective resilience of each fire fighter
By the end of year 1, course participants will be provided a toolkit of “self- rescue” strategies and a clear pathway to accessing occupationally aware healthcare resources in British Columbia.
This initiative was only made possible through a broad collaboration across a variety of stakeholders who share the common goal of enhancing the emotional and behavioural health of those who keep our community safe.
Special thanks to WorkSafeBC for supporting year 1 of this project.