ABOUT FSPA

FSPA MISSION STATEMENT

Develop the scientific study and application of professional psychology to meet the needs of the fire service.

FSPA Vision STATEMENT

Create the specialty of 
fire service psychology.

THE WORK OF FSPA IN RELATION TO THE FSPA MISSION

Our organization was created to bridge the gap between our communities through evolving our understanding of the population through research, training mental health clinicians to understand the fire service, and to educate the fire service about the psychological dynamics and occupational hazards inherent to firefighting and emergency medical services. Ultimately, we would like to build a community of fire service and mental health professionals specifically dedicated to fire service personnel and their families.

OUR STORY

The Fire Service Psychology Association was created in 2017 when the founder recognized there was little representation from the professional psychology community within the United States Fire Service. Without effective psychology prevention and intervention programs, firefighters are susceptible to being affected by the psychological occupational hazards of the profession, including post-traumatic stress, suicides, and poor interpersonal dynamics affecting women and people of color within the predominately white male workforce.

WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Contact us at: 1001 Fremont Avenue #1281, South Pasadena, CA 91030 or (626) 765-4951.

Whether a Psychologist, Mental Health Provider, Business (Fire Service) Affiliate, or Fire Service Professional:

Affiliations

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Public Safety Sector Council

The "Fire Service Psychology Association" is proud to be represented in the "Public Safety Sector Council" of the "National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA)" for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is an amazing opportunity to bridge the gap between professional psychology and the fire service.

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Technical Committee for Emergency Responders Occupational Health (ERH-AAA)

The "Fire Service Psychology Association" is proud to be represented on the Technical Committee for "Emergency Responders Occupational Health (ERH-AAA)" within the National Fire Protection Association. Representatives from FSPA assist the committee with developing the "Standard for Emergency Responder Occupational Health and Wellness.