Captain Scott Young

Captain Scott YoungCaptain Scott Young is a 21-year firefighter with Coquitlam Fire Rescue. Scott serves as the Chaplain, Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) coordinator and Peer Support Team coordinator for IAFF Local 1782. He is an ordained minister in Canada and a Certified Trauma Responder. Scott also serves on the board of the BC Association of Fire Chaplains, is a member of the BCPFFA Mental Health Task Force, and is an instructor for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. Scott is passionate about building resiliency in firefighters through promoting community-based services including mental health resources.

Peer Support Panel: Panelists Emma Hyde, Vancouver police constable; Lindsay Kellosalmi, coordinator of the Peer Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Program; and Scott Young, Coquitlam fire captain, will participate in this moderated session about best practices in peer support and CISM including: team selection, training, and how they are promoting positive mental health in their first responder communities.

Watch a video of the presentation (Peer Support Panel begins at 26:39) or view the presentation slides.