Seeing the Elephant: A Fire Chief's Guide to Performing Under Stress
Date & Time
Thursday, October 10, 2019, 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Emergency responders are assaulted each day by numerous forms of stress, ranging from the routine challenges of life to the unexpected trauma of fires and other disasters. This class is designed to help firefighters and medical personnel perform safely and effectively in a stressful environment. It is based on lessons learned from many years of managing fire and emergency operations with the FDNY. Personal fire experiences and videos are used to illustrate techniques that help you manage stress and perform more effectively in any kind of emergency operation. The presentation examines stress psychology but is geared to provide very practical, hands-on recommendations.