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.
Police dashcam captures rescue of man from his burning car; suspected drunk driver pulls out in front of a Chicago engine and injures 10 including 4 firefighters; a NH firefighter is headed to the Super Bowl; and some Super Bowl snacking ideas for the firehouse.
A horrific multi vehicle accident on I-75 in Florida overnight as smoke from a wildfire brings visibility down to zero and kills 10 people. Learn what happens to a South Bend firefighter who takes cell phone video of a fire after his department enacts a “Facebook Policy”.
We’ve found an incredibly descriptive account from a fellow crew member on what was going on in the interior attack of a hi-rise medical building fire in Asheville NC which claimed the live of Captain Jeff Bowen last July. This vivid account should be read by every firefighter and makes for great training as well. Our video of the day shows the rescue of a family from a sightseeing biplane crash in the Caribbean Sea.
We found an amazing video out of LA County of a cliff rescue by helicopter as seen from the view of the rescuer’s helmetcam. Then watch the embarrassing video of two paramedics in a hurry to get their human heart to the transplant center when one of them trips.
The USFA has released a preliminary report of the line of duty death statistics for 2011, the massive wildfire near Reno Nevada has finally been contained, find out which Guinness World Record was broken in Oklahoma on Friday.
Join Billy D. Hayes in this program recorded live on Monday, January 23, 2012 with “Live From the Trenches” a spotlight on mentoring from the perspective of the blue shirt.