Open Committee Positions

Health and Wellness Committee

Position Available: Committee Member

When Available: 5/17/2024

Deadline: 6/17/2024

Committee Overview

The Health & Wellness Committee of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection plays a critical role in promoting and safeguarding the physical and mental well-being of firefighters across the state. As a Committee Member, you will contribute to the development and implementation of strategies aimed at enhancing the health, safety, mental wellness, and overall quality of life for Texas firefighters.

Responsibilities

  1. Collaborate with fellow Committee Members to identify emerging health and wellness issues affecting firefighters and develop proactive solutions.
  2. Participate in regular meetings to discuss current initiatives, review progress, and strategize future actions.
  3. Conduct research and stay informed about best practices, trends, and advancements in firefighter health and wellness.
  4. Assist in the planning and execution of educational programs, workshops, and training sessions aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles and preventing injuries and illnesses among firefighters.
  5. Contribute to the development of resources, guidelines, and policies related to firefighter health and wellness, ensuring alignment with state regulations and industry standards.
  6. Serve as a liaison between the Committee and relevant stakeholders, including fire departments, healthcare professionals, government agencies, and advocacy groups.
  7. Advocate for the prioritization of firefighter health and wellness at local, state, and national levels, engaging in outreach efforts and raising awareness about key issues.
  8. Support data collection and analysis efforts to monitor the effectiveness of health and wellness initiatives and identify areas for improvement.
  9. Maintain confidentiality and adhere to ethical standards in handling sensitive information related to firefighter health and wellness.
  10. Attend regional TCFP meetings to share committee lessons, progress, and initiatives.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Familiarity with the culture, dynamics, and guiding principles of the fire service or a related field.
  2. Experience with Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) teams or management of Post-Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI) or related areas (suicide ideation, depression, anxiety, etc.).
  3. Experience working in health and safety areas of fire departments or a related field.
  4. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and connect with diverse audiences.
  5. Experience in designing and delivering educational/training programs or workshops.
  6. Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team while also demonstrating initiative and self-motivation.
  7. Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and environments.
  8. Commitment to ongoing professional development and staying updated on emerging research in the fields of firefighter physical and mental health and wellness.
  9. Joining our Health and Wellness Committee offers a unique opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the well-being of our firefighters/paramedics and foster a culture of support and resilience within our organization. If you are passionate about health and wellness advocacy and eager to contribute your expertise to a dynamic team, we encourage you to apply.

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