Peer Support Coordinator Los Angeles County Fire Department Los Angeles, California, United States
This is the account of one of the responding members to the Sierra Incident, one of the worst days in LA County Fire Department history where LACOFD had one of its own shoot 2 of his coworkers, killing one and wounding another. He then burned his own home prior to taking his own life. This account will discuss CA Ed Monroe's involvement in the incident and how it has impacted him in the short and long term both professionally and personally. CA Scott Ross will also discuss the resulting peer support response and the challenges faced by the members and the department. The Sierra Incident was an unprecedented incident in the fire service. Its effects are still being felt and discovered by members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department individually, and by departments at large to this day.
*Profession Specific CEs:
This presentation is approved for 2 PDH from EAPA- Employee Assistance Professionals Association.
2 CE Credits for NAADAC, This course has been approved by International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF), as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider # 87914, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF), is responsible for all aspects of the programing.
*Review ICISF World Congress 17 CE website page for additional requirements.
Upon completion, participant will be able to assess or identify potentially unpredictable challenges in their own organizations
Upon completion, participant will be able to assess and improve preventative actions within organizational systems and processes.
Demonstrate the real-life long-term personal impact this may have on individuals as they navigate through outdated systems not necessarily designed for psychological and emotional trauma.