We know what to take a scene with us, but do we know what do with what we take home? Capturing the Load will provide practical information surrounding firefighter’s mental health, while normalizing the different reactions we all have to what we see. This program offers education around how our brains process stress, the stress continuum, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout. Capturing the Load will discuss warning signs of suicide as well as what steps to take if we suspect a co-worker or loved on is contemplating making that permanent decision. Attendees will walk away feeling hopeful and empowered with a list of personalized self-care techniques and resources.