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Resilience Strategies for First Responders


  • Date: 05/22/2019 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM  
  • Location: Pflugerville Police Department - Courtroom
    1611 E. Pfennig Lane
    Pflugerville, Texas 78660
  • Introduction: Resilience Strategies for First Responders is designed for police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel operating in today's difficult environment.
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This course provides a comprehensive examination of the types of stress that first responders face, including intrinsic dangers such as depression, PTSD, and relationship issues, as well as the predictable changes and challenges in a typical public safety.    

Since these issues impact the individual  on a professional, personal, emotional, and physical level, this course focuses on developing a better understanding and learning strategies to regulate them for optimum performance. Particular emphasis is placed on developing survival strategies that allow for a healthy career in public safety and a long and enjoyable retirement.


Registration deadline is 05-20-19 @ 1700

Topics of Discussion: Statistics on the toll of a career

-The career "cycle"

-The science behind the trauma (hypervigilance, compensatory efforts)

-Understanding stress

-Specifics of stress for first responders law enforcement (compassion fatigue, PTSI)


-Addressing stress (physical techniques, relaxation response, EMDR, sleep, mental techniques, preventive measures.

TCOLE credit hours available (TCOLE #3871)

Lunch will be provided.

Previously presented as "Managing Stress and Burnout for Law Enforcement", updated and includes information applicable to Fire/EMS personnel.

Instructor: Rick Randall
Senior Chaplain/Training Specialist
Austin Police Department

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