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Find Your Mission Tour - Presented by David Griffin

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Meridian Public Safety Training Center

1223 East Watertower Lane

Meridian, ID 83642

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When: October 3rd or 4th 2017, 9am-5pm
(Same presentation will be given each day, so you only need to register for one of the two days)

Where: Meridian Public Safety Training Center—1223 E. Watertower

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Contact Information: Meridian Fire Administration 208-888-1234

Presented by: Treasure Valley Officer Development Program

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ACTION: 9 Missions for Personal and Professional Growth

We always hear people saying what they’re going to do to be successful. They have these elaborate plans that they’ve been talking about for years but never act on them due to fear of failure or lack of motivation. Basically, talking about making the necessary evolution to be successful, will not make you successful. However, taking ACTION with a plan, will.

So, how does one develop this plan? Simple,

“ACTION: 9 Missions for Personal and Professional Growth”. This course is based on the book with the identical name that will motivate individuals to strive for excellence in everything that they do. Specifically, the course focuses on 9 missions that the attendees can embark upon to embrace the changing nature of the environment that they work in. These 9 missions will challenge the attendee to perform certain tasks that they may shy away from due to a fear of failure or resistance to change. During the course, attendees will utilize interactive classroom discussions as well as team building drills to make significant changes both personally and professionally.


Turn PTSD into PTG:It Will Change Your Life

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects firefighters all over the world. Many times firefighters do not want to discuss incidents that may have had lasting effects on them or know where to go for help. Research indicates that this is both unhealthy physically and mentally not only for suffering firefighters, but for their family and friends as well. Furthermore, PTSD has led to an alarming increase in firefighter suicides. Research from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) indicates that fire departments are four times more likely to experience a suicide of one of its members than a line of duty death (LODD).

During this course, David will discuss the signs and symptoms of PTSD from clinical research and from his own personal experience with the disorder. He will then outline the necessary steps to educate firefighters on making the transition from PTSD to PTG and where they can go for the proper help. To make this possible, attendees will complete the survey entitled the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI). Following the completion of this survey, the attendees will be able to identify their level of PTG, but more importantly, they will know how to administer the survey to their respective organization and how to identify signs and symptoms of PTSD within themselves and their co-workers. This is a tangible tool that attendees will take away from the class to assist in the fight against PTSD and firefighter suicides.


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