Compassion Fatigue: Education and Prevention for First Responders
The Suffolk County Department of Health Services in Partnership with the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD) is offering a two (2) hour “Compassion Fatigue Education and Prevention for First Responders” class. This training aims to raise awareness of Compassion Fatigue through education and resilience training for EMS professionals and other first responders working tirelessly on the front lines of the current opioid public health crisis. Please see the flyer attached. This class has been approved for two (2) hours of EMS Non-Core Training “Preparatory” for EMS providers.
At this time we are looking for Departments to possibly host this two (2) hour training for their members. If you are interested in hosting this training for your members, please contact me or the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD) directly with possible dates and times that you would be able to have this training at your department. The program will end in June so if you are interested in offering this free class to your members please contact us as soon as possible to schedule a class.
Thank you for your time and if you have questions or concerns please let us know.
William "Mike" Masterton
Chief, Education and Training
Suffolk County EMS Division