Fair & Impartial Policing

Fire/EMS – First-Line Supervisors

Training Programs

Fire/EMS – First-Line Supervisors

(4 hours, 30 attendees)

FIP’s First-Line Supervisor training for Fire and EMS agencies incorporates the core content provided to line personnel and helps supervisors identify and respond to their subordinates’ (and others’) potentially biased behavior. This can be challenging because biased behavior is often very difficult to prove especially when a behavior arises from an implicit bias – operating outside of one’s conscious awareness. At the conclusion of this training first-line supervisors will be able to:

  • Understand the science of bias and how it might manifest in fire and EMS services, 
  • Implement skills to reduce and manage biases,
  • Identify and intervene with subordinates who may be acting in a biased manner, including well-meaning Fire and EMS professionals whose biased behavior may not be consciously produced, and
  • Understand and practice organizational justice whereby leaders within an organization demonstrate the values of respect, dignity, and fairness.

Diversity in EMS: Recognizing Implicit Bias in the Prehospital Environment

Diversity in EMS is a bimonthly column featured in EMSWorld. The featured article in August was “Recognizing Implicit Bias in the Prehospital Environment” by Brad Keating, MPH, NRP, and Lorie Fridell, PhD, Founder and CEO, Fair and Impartial Policing, LLC.

It’s only been in the last decade or so that professionals in various spheres have awakened to a more accurate understanding of how bias and prejudice manifest in people and can produce differential treatment of groups.

Read the full “Diversity in EMS: Recognizing Implicit Bias in the Prehospital Environment” article here.