Listen today as a fellow brother in the fire service, indeed a blue shirt, bravely recounts his own battle with depression- how he suffered, how he handled it, and how he emerged on “the other side”.
In part 3 of our series, listen in as Chief Pat Kenny bares his soul about his struggles, both personally as a father and professionally as a chief officer at his department, with the tragic suicide death of his young son.
If one of your brothers or sisters started showing signs that they are in need of some type of help, would you know what tools to reach for? Would you know how to use the tools? Do you even know where the toolbox is?
Now more than ever before, we have an incredible amount of new resources with which to assist us as we begin to change our attitudes toward the way we address these behavioral health issues which have always been there, but we were always afraid to confront.
National Fallen Firefighters Announce Release of Chicago Fire Department Video; Stamford Firefighters Getting the Help They Need
Host Chief Billy D. Hayes, Chief Dennis Rubin, and Chief Richard Marinucci give specific pieces of advice on how to put yourself in a better position to achieve each of your goals by negotiating the political hurdles placed in your way.
Don’t be the next statistic of a firefighter killed because he/she neglected to use their seat belt. You owe it to your family. Be more intelligent than lazy.
In an announcement at Atlanta Fire Rescue Department Station 11, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation were awarded a one million dollar grant by Motorola Solutions