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New Free "Interacting With the Mentally Ill at Emergency Scenes" Program Available
The Firefighters Support Foundation (FSF) has released its newest free video program, Interacting With the Mentally Ill at Emergency Scenes. The focus of the program is on obtaining time-critical information in short time frames during the chaos of any emergency scene – fire, EMS, law enforcement, etc. This approximately 30-minute video program is presented by Dr. Greg Sancier, Ph.D, a 30+ year police officer, hostage negotiator, and well-known public safety psychologist. Dr. Sancier explains how to identify a mentally ill person, describes why they require different communication tactics than we usually employ at these critical events, and outlines a 5-step process for communicating and interacting effectively with them.
Like all FSF programs, this program is free to all public safety professionals. Simply go to www.ffsupport.org to download your copy.
- People, Places & Things/9-1-1magazine.com (via FSF, 11/5/13)