Preventing Firefighter Suicides

Each year, more firefighters and EMS providers die from suicide than in the line of duty. It is imperative that responders recognize the warning signs and be there for their brothers and sisters in need. An article from Reader’s Digest provides 13 suicide warning signs that are easy to miss. A new video from the NVFC provides tips for talking to a responder in need. Find additional resources and training to proactively address firefighter behavioral health from the NVFC Share the Load program. If you need help, reach out. The free, confidential Fire/EMS Helpline is available to all firefighters, EMS providers, and their families at 1-888-731-FIRE (3473).