This two-day course will provide the outline and resources for a fire/EMS department to implement and maintain a wellness program, in coordination with the department’s health and safety program. Using current recommendations, standards, and guidance from national resources, the Department Wellness Coordinator will be able to assess the mental and physical health needs of their department’s personnel and develop program objectives to meet those needs. Topics include medical and wellness screenings, nutrition, physical fitness, behavioral health, and resources available.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
To meet NFA attendance requirements, participants must complete each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam. Exceptions may be discussed with lead instructor.
TopicsIntroduction to Wellness+Wellness Program Management Framework+Department Wellness Coordinator+Safety +Medical+Physical Fitness+Nutrition +Behavioral Health+Strategies for Departmentand Wellness Program Development
Individuals who have responsibility for programs or projects supporting staff wellness for a Fire and/or EMS Department, to include individuals without formal responsibility, but interest in furthering the Department wellness program and projects.
Continuing Education and Professional CreditsTexas Commission of Fire Protection (TCFP)+State Firefighters' and Fire Marshals' Association of Texas (SFFMA)
To request this class in your jurisdiction or department, please use the Emergency Services Training Institute (ESTI) Extension Course Request Form.
To request admission to an already-scheduled course, call the contact person listed in this course schedule. This will allow the course host to provide appropriate numbers of student manuals.