Tag Archives: Firefighter mental health

Help Support Firefighter Families… it’s what holds us together!

On a mission to honor, strengthen and support first responder marriages and families. 24-7 Commitment offers a safe community, along with tools and resources designed specifically for the firefighting community. These include online communities, guided marriage support programs, local fire events, live workshops and commitment weekends for firefighters and their spouses.

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“Dear Me” … A letter to myself as a 21 year old Firefighter

You've always given 100% to everything you do but I want to ask you to hold back on this one. Save a little for your family, the ones who love you and for yourself. You are still naive, yet full of life, humility and compassion. The job will demand these qualities from you but it will also strip you of them over time.... be careful of that.

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Under Watchful Eyes and Capable Hands

I also have a promise to keep. A BIG one. A promise to a man whom I looked up to and admired. A man whom I do not want to let down. A man who I hope to one day meet again where he can tell me that I met his expectations.

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Yea, Firefighter Lives Matter Too

As firefighters, we see and do things on a daily basis that most people never will (and shouldn't have to). We see and do these things without hesitation yet there was no way we could have known or been prepared for the life we were about to devote and expose ourselves to.

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Doing The Right Thing!

DTRT or “Do The Right Thing” is an acronym used by the F.O.O.L.S (Fraternal Order Of Leatherheads Society) link . I’ve been thinking a lot about the FOOLS and what they stand for over the past few days. Their Mission Statement says ”┬áThe F.O.O.L.S. exemplify the true meaning of the Brotherhood by providing training opportunities to Brother and Sister Firefighters ...

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2013.. Facing Suicide head on without committing it.

It’s New Year’s Eve 2013 and I’ve never looked more forward to putting a year behind me than I am right now. Those of you who have followed this site know the struggles I’ve faced since December 30, 2012. It hasn’t been easy! Typically, for my “Year End” post, I recap my favorite or “most popular posts” from the previous ...

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