Help is Only a Call Away

New videos highlight the importance of seeking help for behavioral health issues and the assistance available through the Fire/EMS Helpline, which is provided by American Addiction Centers in partnership with the NVFC. The videos include interviews with Dr. Richard B. Gasaway, founder of Situational Awareness Matters; Retired Battalion Chief John Salka of the FDNY; Heather Schafer, Chief Executive Officer of the NVFC; Ron Siarnicki, Executive Director of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation; Dan Mercer, White Hall City Firefighter; and Lori Mercer, founder of If you need help with a behavioral health issue, call the free, confidential Fire/EMS Helpline at 1-888-731-FIRE. Find more resources for firefighter and EMS behavioral health at