RT-130, Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR)
Core Component(s): Incident Reviews and Lessons Learned;
Human Factors, Communication and Decision Making
Estimated Delivery Time: 30 minutes; Video Length: 14:56
Discuss methods to prepare, prevent, and manage stress. Share ways to build resilience.
- Review the video and module tools.
- Consider additional activities and discussion questions pertinent to the location and agency.
Facilitating the Discussion
- Show the video.
- Facilitate a small or large group discussion using the activity and discussion questions.
- What are some simple things you do to keep your life in balance?
- Share some ways you manage stress while on fire assignments.
- Navy Seal Eric Grietens talks about the challenge of “overthinking how difficult something is.” What is something that is mentally difficult to overcome on a fire assignment?
- What are some stressors that you have encountered while on assignment?
- If you were involved in a potentially traumatic event, is your life properly balanced to mentally and physically handle the situation?
- Give students one or two minutes to reflect on how well their life is balanced.
- Website: National Wildland Fire and Aviation: Critical Incident Stress Management
- Website: First Responder Behavioral Health
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