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Department Wellness Program O0144

Please Note: This course is scheduled and delivered through your State's Fire Training Agency. Please contact your State Fire Training Agency for more information.
Curriculum: Responder Health and Safety
Training Specialist

George Morgan

Delivery type
2-day off-campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
There is no ACE credit recommendation for this course.

This two-day course provides the outline and resources for a fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) department to implement and maintain a wellness program in coordination with the department’s health and safety program.

Using current recommendations, standards and guidance from national resources, the department wellness coordinators will be able to assess the mental and physical health needs of their department’s personnel and develop program objectives to meet those needs.

Topics include:

  • Medical and wellness screenings.
  • Nutrition.
  • Physical fitness.
  • Behavioral health.
  • Available resources.

Selection criteria


  • Individuals who have responsibility for programs or projects supporting staff wellness for a fire and/or EMS department.
  • Individuals without formal responsibility, but with interest in furthering the department wellness program and projects, will be considered with the endorsement of their organization.


Recommended:  Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online.

Post-course requirements