Announcing: Mental Health First Aid Courses for First Responders

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, The Connection is taking the precautionary measure of postponing all Connection training sessions through mid-April. When we are able to reschedule sessions, we will contact registrants to provide updated information. Thank you for your understanding as we take the measure necessary to ensure the well-being of our participants and staff.

Beginning on January 1, 2020, the state of Connecticut will require those applying for certification as an EMT and paramedic to complete Mental Health First Aid training.  In response to this community need, The Connection has added specialized sections of Mental Health First Aid, tailored specifically to the needs of first responders to our Spring Catalog.

The first section of Mental Health First Aid for Fire & EMS will take place on February 21, 2020. This 8-hour course will be focused on the unique experiences and needs of firefighters, EMS personnel, and family members of first responders. Click here to register.

The first section of Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety will take place on March 6, 2020. This 8-hour course will be focused on the concerns and needs of public safety personnel including law enforcement officers, corrections officers, and 911 dispatchers. Click here to register.

These courses are valuable resources that can make a difference not only in the communities in which personnel serve, but also their coworkers’ and families’ lives. To register and read more about the courses visit our 2020 Spring Training Catalog.

Additionally, if you are a first responder and would like to offer these courses to your team, please contact us. Our trainer can come to your location to deliver the program when it is convenient for your schedule. We can partner with you to offer a course that is specific to your community needs. Contact Nikita Joslyn (click to email: or by phone at 860-343-5500 ext. 2110.