Fair & Impartial Policing

Fire/EMS – Line Personnel

Training Programs

Fire/EMS – Line Personnel

(4 hours, 30 attendees)

FIP’s training program for Fire and EMS agencies includes specialized content to address the specific duties of these first responders. This course incorporates the core content of FIP’s curricula and provides examples, scenarios, and research related to the fire and emergency medical services professions. At the completion of this course, attendees will:

  • Understand that even well-intentioned people have biases, 
  • Understand that implicit biases can impact both perceptions and behavior, both within and outside of their professional duties, 
  • Understand that fair and impartial behavior produces just, safe, and effective decision making and actions, and
  • Implement skills to reduce and manage their biases.

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.