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Emergency Services Foundation: Families Guide

Developed by the Emergency Services Foundation, Victoria, Australia, this Guide is intended to help families of emergency service workers – especially families of volunteers.

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2023 Conference – Day 1 – Leading by Example: Dave Samson Video

Leading by Example: Dave Samson Dave Samson candidly shares more about his experience as Deputy Fire Chief, and discusses the challenges that he faces in supporting his crew, and …

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A Guide for Families

While first responders are on the front lines responding to emergencies and other traumatic events, their loved ones play important supporting roles. Whether you are a family member, friend, …

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2023 Conference – Day 1 – Peer Support Panel

Peer Support for First Responders: A Panel Discussion This facilitated panel discussion will explore the power of peer support. Hear from the knowledge and insights of first responder leaders …

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2023 Conference – Day 1 – Peer Support Plenary

Peer Support: A Canadian Perspective Presented by Brad McKay Brad McKay is a retired Staff Sergeant from York Regional Police who was instrumental in creating a Trauma Team, and …

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2023 Conference – Day 1 – Family Panel

Family Support: A Panel Discussion Members of the BC First Responders’ Mental Health Committee share their experiences on navigating family life while also working as a first responder. This …

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2023 Conference – Day 1 – Leadership Panel

Taking the Lead: A Panel Discussion Hear from a range of leaders on their experiences, insights, and lessons learned in this facilitated panel discussion. Panel members will share their …

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2023 Conference – Day 1 – Leadership Plenary

Fostering Team Cultures That Support High Performance and Well-being Presented by Dr. Duncan Shields Public safety organizations and workers face an increasingly complex set of systemic challenges that lie …

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Family Night Facilitator Guide

In recognition of the importance of family in the resilience of first responders, and for the well-being of family members themselves, first responder organizations will host family nights to …

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Family Support

Resources and support that are available to the families of first responders who may be struggling with their mental health. Camp Maple Leaf Camp Maple Leaf offers a one …

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