Diversion First

By: Captain II Randy Bittinger
Fire Station 39, North Point, B-Shift

On Friday, Deputy Chief Jason Jenkins began the first Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department specific Mental Health First Aid Course.
Deputy Chief Jason Jenkins began the first Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department specific Metal Health First Aid Course

Following Chairman Bulova’s initiative of Diversion First,
the Fire and Rescue Department has partnered with the Merrifield Crisis Response Center to train all uniformed members in Mental Health first aid.

The course will aid department members in recognizing and delivering the best possible care to the citizens and visitors of Fairfax County.