Suicide Prevention Training

Know the warning signs, available resources, and appropriate communication tactics to prevent suicide from claiming a life in your department. The online course Suicide Prevention in the Fire and Emergency Medical Service is now available through a partnership with Conway Shield, the NWTC, and suicide prevention specialist Mary VanHaute.

Completion of the two-hour class and passing the final assessment with proficiency will provide you a certificate of completion as well as eligible CEUs through EMS/fire service certifying agencies.

Conway Shield urges departments to protect their own through this unique educational opportunity. This course is designed for firefighters, medics, and LE officers of any rank.

Watch for the roll-out of additional courses geared specifically to line officers, chief officers, and law enforcement officers.

Mary VanHaute - Course Author

Mary has over 30 years’ experience in adult education and a lifetime of experience as Paul Conway’s sister. Her outspoken advocacy for mental health issues was accentuated when their brother, Charles, a career firefighter died by suicide. Mary melds lived experience into her trainings as a Master Trainer for the QPR Institute in Spokane, Washington, and for the Center for Public Safety Innovation at St. Petersburg (FL) College. She is also an author and speaker on the subject of suicide in public safety occupations.

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