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Authorities said Bernadine Pruessner left a note before setting fire to a mattress inside her Ferguson home
Following the hardest of calls, we hope to always circle back to the positive impacts that we have when we are able to make that save
20-foot-wide stainless-steel netting now runs along both sides of the 1.7-mile bridge
Cleveland Fire Department Captain James Sample died by suicide after struggling with PTSD
As a fire chief, you can’t stop traumatic calls from happening, but you can show up and support your crews before, during and after
The Orange County Fire Authority program helps firefighters with stress and serves as a liaison to additional mental health resources
The Irving Police Department and Irving Fire Department combined forces to offer EMDR therapy, an employee health clinic, wellness incentives and much more
Captain Arnoldo Sandoval filed a lawsuit over the 2021 firehouse shooting when Firefighter Jonathan Tatone killed Fire Engineer Tory Carlon and wounded Sandoval
Identifying the top three manners of death for on- and off-duty firefighters
The U.S. fire administrator touted the work of the Fire and Life Safety Communicator’s Initiative and the collaborative effort to focus on the fire service’s messaging challenges through #FireServiceOneVoice
Daniel Long, 21, told investigators he accidentally shot Jenna Boles, 19
The St. Tammany Fire Protection District pilot program will use a behavioral health center specialist for crisis calls
First responders in Kansas hope the Missouri bill will encourage their own legislators to pass a similar PTSD benefits bill
The Dallas program combines counseling, intervention with staff psychologists, peer support to help deal with stress and traumatic incidents
Has the deeply rooted tradition of stifling emotional vulnerability led to the disproportionate number of suicides among men?
Under the measure, public safety leaders could classify first responder suicides as LODDs, and victims’ families would be eligible for a $100,000 benefit
Brady Fire/EMS members found William “Bill” Fore severely injured at the station; he was transported to a hospital where he died the next day
Five hours after the initial call, the man started to run along the railing and attempted to jump over the bridge’s edge
“It’s hard. It’s depressing,” said Henderson Fire Chief Shawn White, a friend of Clete Najeeb Dadian, who served with the department for almost 23 years
Embracing mental wellness should be the current cultural landscape in the fire service
Rescue crews face multiple challenges, including what to do if a person is uncooperative or if they attempt to jump from the stainless-steel net
St. Paul firefighters completed the workout, named after Tommy McDonough, as part of the McDonough Memorial Workout of the Day
Speaking to a room of chief and company officers, Dr. Moore-Merrell outlined a plan to track suicides, attack wildfires and refocus data-gathering
A helicopter landed on the school’s football field to transport a student after a possible fall
The Public Safety Officer Support Act supports first responders who experienced PTSD or died by suicide following exposure to certain traumatic events
“What we see in this career, the calls that we get, can take a toll on somebody’s mental health and wellness,” said Cheshire County Sheriff Eli Rivera
988 is designed to make it easier for callers to get services offered via the traditional 10-digit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which will still be active
The HERO Act would create peer-support programs, mental health education and a system to collect information about first responder suicides