Professional Mental Health Support
Author: Jeffrey Pindelski
Date Published: 6/18/2013
Author: Jason Busch
Date Published: 2/28/2014
Publisher: EMS World
Did you know a fire department is three times more likely in any given year to experience a suicide among its membership than a line-of-duty death?
Sometimes being a hero means doing something extraordinary for yourself or a buddy.
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation now offers its successful Stress First Aid for Fire and EMS Personnel (SFA) class for free through it’s FireHero Learning Network.
A new awareness of behavioral health in the fire service is finally dragging long-hidden issues such as depression and PTSD into the open. But is it making it any easier for emergency responders to acknowledge problems and seek help?