This resource consists of a series of brief videos in which you can learn about stress, mental health, treatment, and effects on loved ones from more than two dozen firefighters and supervisors in the fire service.
This resource consists of resources to help fire service personnel and their loved ones recognize and respond to warning signs of suicide.
This resource helps fire service personnel determine when professional help is needed and learn what types of treatment may be offered.
Captain – 12 years of service
Battalion Chief – 15 years of service
The development of these resources has been led by faculty and staff at the Technology Applications Center for Healthful Lifestyles, College of Nursing, and the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center at the Medical University of South Carolina. They were created in partnership with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and with funding support from the Department of Homeland Security via the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA). The team is committed to improving the well-being of individuals who have experienced emotional and behavioral problems as a result of major life stressors, including occupational stressors.