Preventing First Responder PTSD

Time: 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Theatre: Delaware Suite B, Washington Marriott Wardman Park

10-03-2020 10:45 10-03-2020 12:15 America/New_York Preventing First Responder PTSD

First responders, who are charged with protecting life and property, may experience a broad range of health and mental wellness consequences as a result of work-related exposures to traumatic incidents that include violent acts, death and destruction. Constant exposure to death and destruction may exert a psychological toll on first responders and emergency services personnel,… Read more »

NLC Congressional City Conference

Synopsis

First responders, who are charged with protecting life and property, may experience a broad range of health and mental wellness consequences as a result of work-related exposures to traumatic incidents that include violent acts, death and destruction. Constant exposure to death and destruction may exert a psychological toll on first responders and emergency services personnel, resulting in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, depression, and even suicide. The panel will explore ways local, state and federal governments can work together to prevent and treat first responder PTSD.

Speakers

  • Ed Rush Fire Chief - International Association of Fire Chiefs
  • John Hanson Willis Towers Watson
  • Sean Polster Councilmember - City of Warrenton, VA
  • David Unmacht Executive Director - League of Minnesota Cities
  • Mike Goldstein Public Safety Director - City of Plymouth, MN

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