Combating Human Trafficking: The Role of Fire and EMS

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Human trafficking is a crime and a human-rights abuse involving exploitation of persons through the use of force, coercion or fraud.  Many trafficking locations are visited by fire-rescue departments and people there receive treatment by medical personnel.

This webinar, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) helped EMS and fire personnel identify indicators of potential human-trafficking victims and situations; allowing notification to appropriate authorities for further investigation. 


  • To define human trafficking
  • To identify trafficking indicators in patients
  • To identify potential trafficking reporting options 


Kaitlin Seale, DHS
Michael Stern, USFA/National Fire Academy

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