EMS Training: Dealing with the Mentally Ill

11/05/2013
New Free Interacting With the Mentally Ill at Emergency Scenes Program Available The Firefighters Support Foundation (FSF) has released its newest free video program, Interacting With the Mentally Ill at Emergency Scenes. The focus of the program is on obtaining time-critical information in short time frames during the chaos of any emergency scene--fire, EMS, law enforcement, etc. This approximately 30-minute video program is presented by Dr. Greg Sancier, Ph.D, a 30+ year police officer, hostage negotiator, and well-known public safety psychologist. Dr. Sancier explains how to identify a mentally ill person, describes why they require different communication tactics than we usually emplo...

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