Surrey Fire Service Wellness Program
The Wellness Program manual is a guide to the SFS employees wellness programs and services.
As Surrey Fire Service employees, our wellness is important not only to our loved ones, but to the community we serve.
The Wellness Program manual, introduced in September 2016, is a one-stop guide to the wellness programs and services available to SFS employees that cover all aspects of wellness: mental, physical, spiritual and social.
The manual was a year in the making and involved input from union, management and external experts. The goal is to help ensure SFS is the kind of place where every employee knows what support is available, knows it’s okay to seek help, and knows how to help co-workers who are struggling.
Copies of the manual have been provided to all employees and are also available for reference at Surrey Fire Service stations and in PDF format.
Wellness Program Resources
Here are some of the resources referenced in the Wellness Program Manual. You can find additional resources in the manual's appendix and on CityNet.
Mental Wellness (page 7)
- 1.04.04 – Serious Injury Follow Up
- 5.01.01 – Alcohol and Drugs
- 5.01.26.01 – Suicide of a Surrey Fire Service Member
- 5.02.05.01 – Critical Incident Stress (CIS)
- 5.02.05.02 – Mental Health Wellness Support
- 5.02.05.03 – Employee Assistance Programs
- 5.02.05.04 – Employee Support Team
Employee Assistance Programs
- Family Services Employee Assistance Program
- Family Services Employee Assistance Program (brochure)
- Crew Check-in Checklist
- Defusing Preparation
- CISM Defusing/Debriefing Handouts
- Post Defusing Report
- Burn-out Screening Questionnaire
- Self-Care Health Assessment
- Trauma Screening Questionnaire
- Mental Wellness Self-Assessment Checklist
- Staying Emotionally Health in the Fire Service - What You and Your Family Should Know
- Staying Healthy in the Face of First Responder Trauma (presentation)
- Breathing Room for the Firefighter’s Family (article)
- Critical Incident Stress Personal Report Form
- Guided Crew Discussion Session Following the Suicide of a Member
- Firefighter Risk Factors for Stress and Suicide
- Caring for Yourself and Your Colleagues in the Fire Service
- Police Suicide: Detection, Prevention and Intervention