QPR for EMS/Firefighters

Date: 2010
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)

Information

Type:  Training
Author:  QPR Institute
Publisher:  QPR Institute

This online course covers knowledge and skills that EMS providers and firefighters need to recognize and respond to people who may be suicidal or have attempted suicide, to help the family and friends of individuals who have just died by suicide, and to assist colleagues who may be suicidal. If participants complete just the first two hours of this course, they earn the QPR Gatekeeper for Suicide Prevention Certificate. If they complete the entire course (six to eight hours), they earn the QPR for EMS/Firefighter Certificate in Suicide Prevention.

Populations:  Attempt Survivors and People with Lived Experience, Survivors of Suicide Loss
Settings:  Family Members and Caregivers, First Responders
About Suicide:  Attempts, Risk and Protective Factors
Strategies:  Gatekeeper Training, Postvention