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Health 34: Reducing Crisis & Supporting Resilience Through Compassion and Kindness

This course provides insights on a novel approach to providing mobile crisis prevention and harm reduction services using a model that can be adapted to meet the needs of communities across the country.


Online Course

Starting Date

Open Enrollment


1 Hours



About the course

How does a community re-imagine compassion to avoid crisis whenever possible? Inside Health 34 – UC Davis Fire’s mobile approach to non-emergent support and service navigation. Three years ago, the UC Davis Fire Department began exploring the depth and breadth of the nation’s mental health crisis, including its implications for our own community. In the face of an increasingly complicated challenge, we posed the following question: “How can we help people step off of the path to crisis?” We wondered if there were measures we could take to make meaningful progress toward a solution. We decided to create a model for community-based, evidence-informed systems of care that meet people where they are, to enhance the overall wellbeing of the community through improved equity and access to services before people reach crisis.

Practical approach

We understand the critical role the fire service professionals play in protecting their community. Our training is designed to provide skills in a practical approach.

Impact your community

Training and strategies shared on our focus to education, equip and engage the nationals fire service. Together, let’s protect our communities with confidence. The knowledge earned allows our students to immediately make an impact in their community.

For your career

Stay ahead of the curve and elevate your professional development with CRR Academy. Join our instructors today, leaders in the field with years of experience as subject matter experts, and unlock a deeper understanding of the CRR process.

Course Lessons

Nathan Trauernicht

Serving in the fire service since 1993, Nathan J. Trauernicht is the Fire Chief for the University of California – Davis, providing overall leadership and direction to a department that serves a population of over 40,000.

Nathan earned his undergraduate degree in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering from Oklahoma State University and holds a master’s degree in public administration. Beyond completing the Executive Leadership and Management Institute (ELMI) at Stanford University, Nathan is a graduate of the UC Davis Executive Program, Member of the Institution of Fire Engineers (MIFireE), and is designated as a Chief Fire Officer® (CFO), Chief EMS Officer® (CEMSO), and as a Chief Training Officer® (CTO) by the Center for Public Safety Excellence.

Chief Trauernicht is active in a number of professional groups, boards and committees; he currently serves as President of the Oklahoma State University Alumni Assn. - Chief Fire Officers Chapter, Past President of the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) United States of America Branch, Chair on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Safety Health & Survival Section, appointed member of the IAFC Wildland Fire Policy and Communications Committees, is a Past President of the California Fire Chiefs Association (CFCA), and two-time Past President of the CFCA - Operations Chiefs Section.