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.Read More »
Tag Archives: mental health
Video: “When Those Sirens are Gone”
The video and song is by Kevin Davidson . Kevin is a Volunteer Firefighter for Greenwich VFD in Kings County Nova Scotia. He is also a paid Paramedic for EHS in Nova Scotia.Read More »
Not sure I’ll ever have another “Happy New Year”
This was not an accident. It wasn't a car wreck or an act of violence by someone else's hand. This wasn't a stranger I was looking at ... it was my brother laying there ... it was JACKSON and I knew what I was seeing. He was dead. What I didn't know was why.Read More »
All Hands Working …. situation …" Doubtful "..errr … "Will Hold" … maybe??
First off, I need to say THANK YOU for all the Christmas cards, and messages I received. I personally read each of them and can tell you that they helped lift my spirits (sorry I haven't replied to them all) . I cried every day after coming home to see the fresh stack awaiting me on the kitchen counter. It is very humbling to know that so many of you out there are thinking and care so much about me and my family.Read More »
Emotional Parapets / Facades for the Holidays and beyond
If we can not help ourselves.... our own members... the Brothers and Sisters riding beside us ... how can we be expected to help those we are sworn to serve and protect? Think about that for a minute.Read More »
Live Tonight at 7:30 EST, I will be Speaking About Firefighter Suicide and Mental Health on FOOLS Radio
Live tonight at 7:30 pm EST, I will be discussing Firefighter Suicide's and Mental Health on FOOLS Radio. FOOLS Radio is a part of the Fire Engineering Radio community.Read More »
A Ticking Time Bomb..
At one point, I wasn't so sure I'd even make it. Now, I have hope.Read More »
I thought it's supposed to get easier? …
How can we be expected to save the lives of the very people we are sworn to protect and serve if we can not save our own?Read More »
A variation of "OJT"
I mentioned that I had returned to duty and that decision or "step" in my healing process was as huge and difficult as any of the others I've made.Read More »
When firefighters need rescue!
I'm not sure I'd be here today if he hadn't. Rhett, and the process he sat in motion SAVED MY LIFE that day and I will be forever grateful!Read More »