Foundations of Personal Health & Wellness for Wildland Firefighters: IN-PERSON (Elko 2024)

15 Apr 2024 - 19 Apr 2024
Elko, NV

April 15-19, 2024 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm | Elko, Nevada

Learning Objectives for Training:

  • Engage in ongoing reflection to expand personal growth and professional development in multiple dimensions of wellness.
  • Apply relevant theories and models to explain the integrated role of physical, social, intellectual, emotional, occupational, and spiritual aspects in the human pursuit and experience of wellness throughout the lifespan.
  • Identify risk factors for chronic disease, commonly used biometric measures, and current lifestyle recommendations for optimizing health.
  • Solid working familiarity of current evidence-based recommendations provided by public health groups such as the Center for Disease Control and National Institutes of Health.
  • Describe how individual health depends upon a complex interplay of social, behavioral, environmental and biological factors.
  • Develop a plan to improve personal health that includes goals, measurable objectives, related activities and expected outcomes.

Course Outline

Hours (time is approx. and subject to change)

Health promotion/disease prevention

5 hours

Introduction to dimensions of wellness

2 hours

Basic of human nutrition

4 hours

Fitness 101: Exercise Physiology/Applied Physiology/Injury Prevention

5 hours

Stress First Aid

4 hours

Mental Health First Aid (including suicide prevention)

5 hours

Introduction to Behavior Change & Goal Setting

4 hours

The Elements of Resilience

2 hour

Grief & Loss

2 hour

Mindful Communication

3 hours

Neuroscience of addiction/Substance use disorder prevention

4 hours


Presented by: Heather Haslem, MS, NBC-HWC, Brent Ruby, PhD, Bianca D. McCall, LMFT, Anna McCauley, & Spencer Hiett, BS, MAT, ATC


  • Pre-survey: A pre-survey link will be distributed prior to the event.
  • Attendance: Attendance in the full week is required. Certificates will NOT be issued for partial attendance.
  • Post-survey: A post-survey link will be distributed following the event.

Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies at UNR      School of Public Health at UNR


Date Mon, Apr 15 1:00 pm GMT-7 (America/Los_Angeles)
End Date Fri, Apr 19 12:00 pm GMT-7 (America/Los_Angeles)
Registration Start Date Fri, Dec 1 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
Event Time Zone PDT
Capacity 25
Spots Available 11
Cut Off Date Tue, Apr 16 12:00 am GMT-7 (America/Los_Angeles)
Individual Price $1200.00
$1200 11
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