UPDATE 2/16/2020 – Bank of American has approved an extension to the 2019 grant to use the balance of the funds for 3 additional workshops to be completed in 2020.
FBHA to Offer Free Workshops to California Wildfire Firefighters
Workshops made possible by a grant from Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund – General Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee
The Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance (FBHA) is pleased to announce the availability of free training for fire departments who sent firefighters to last year’s California wildfires. Through a grant from the Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund – General Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, FBHA will offer these free behavioral health workshops to help support first responders as they move forward after the deadliest and most destructive wildfire season on record in California.
FBHA is a national nonprofit that works to raise awareness about behavioral health issues and suicide in the fire service through data collection and education. Through the grant, FBHA will offer interactive, high-impact in-person trainings at any department that has firefighters who helped respond to the California wildfires. Attendees will be educated on how to recognize signs and symptoms of those in behavioral health distress and will expand their knowledge through role play and Q&A.
Fire departments in any state can apply. Workshops must be hosted no later than September 2020. To apply for a free workshop, complete the application and return via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to 888-788-5047.