Resources to Create a Psychologically Healthy Fire Department

More firefighters die by suicide than in the line of duty each year. It’s National Suicide Prevention Month, and fire and EMS departments should take stock of their behavioral health initiatives and make sure their responders have the resources and support they need to thrive. The NVFC’s Share the Load program is a great place to start. Find tools including the Directory of Behavioral Health Professionals, Psychologically Healthy Fire Departments: Implementation Toolkit, a video on how to talk to someone who needs help, and more.