Firefighter & EMS Training & Resources
Firefighters and EMS play a unique role in society and often come face to face with some of the most vulnerable populations. Being able to recognize when a child or family needs support can be all the difference in helping that child lead a healthy and safe life.
The training above is designed to teach you how to recognize the signs of abuse, how to make a report, and how to prevent child abuse in your communities.
The TN Child Abuse Hotline takes reports by phone at 1-877-237-0004 or, in non-emergency situations, reports can also be made online through the web tracking system at apps.tn.gov/carat. The Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
If you are interested in learning more about DCS, child abuse, or prevention, please email Rebecca.Bevans@tn.gov for additional training opportunities. We are available to offer training live or virtually.
Child Abuse & Neglect Resources for Firefighters and EMS
- The Role of First Responders in Child Maltreatment Cases: Disaster and Nondisaster Situations
- Child Abuse and Neglect: Mandatory Reporting for EMS Providers
- Sentinel injuries suggesting physical child abuse in infants and young children
- Training helps EMS workers identify human trafficking signs
- Stewards of Children: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training
- Adverse Childhood Experiences - Building Strong Brains Tennessee