First Responders

Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety | Fire & EMS | Veterans

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour certification course that teaches a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources, and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, and self-help care. The course teaches the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds an understanding of the importance of early intervention, and, most importantly, teaches individuals how to help someone in a crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.  MHFA is an evidence-based practice, basic level curriculum and is offered as a complement to the more intensive, specialized CIT program.

PUBLIC SAFETY MODULE: designed for police, first responders, and other public safety audiences. It focuses on the unique experiences and needs of public safety personnel and is a valuable resource that can make a difference in their lives, their coworkers’ and families’ lives, and
the communities they serve.

FIRE & EMS MODULE: focuses on the specific risk factors, unique experiences, and needs of firefighters and EMS personnel, including outreach tactics to respond to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis.

VETERANS MODULE:  with a concentration on military culture and its relevance to the topic of mental health, this module discusses the specific risk factors faced by many service members and their families such as mental and physical trauma, stress, separation, etc. 

Contact Becky Ketron at or 937-853-4329 to learn more or set up an on-site training.