Sad news out of California as a Fire Captain took his own life on Sunday.
CalFire Fire Captain Ryan Mitchell from Station 20, Battalion 4, took his own life at the Pine Valley Bridge shortly after completing his shift. Units from Battalion 4 responded to the call that came into the Cal Fire’s Monte Vista headquarters in El Cajon, where Captain Mitchell worked.
Below is a link to an article about this tragic incident.
HERE IS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THAT YOU CAN IMMEDIATELY ACCESS & WATCH-BE IT ALONE, IN THE CLASSROOM OR AT THE FIRE HOUSE KITCHEN TABLE:
WATCH THIS FIREFIGHTER SUICIDE WEBINAR FROM LEXIPOL:
This discussion includes two fire service subject matter experts with their perspective on this difficult issue. Join FDNY’s Captain Frank Leto Deputy Director of the Counseling Service Unit FDNY and Sean Riley Founder and President of Safe Call Now
-FIREFIGHTER WORKSHOP VIDEO:
IAFF BEHAVIORAL WELLNESS & HEALTH
Here is an article about Firefighter suicide from WILDFIRE TODAY where they report 52 FIREFIGHTER SUICIDES in a 2 year period:
Beyond The Call ” Full Length Behavioral Health Training Documentary
ARTICLE ABOUT THE LATE CAPTAIN MITCHELL:
Please see additional resources below.
Our condolences to those affected by this loss. Rest In Peace.
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.
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SUICIDE HOTLINE USA:
1 (800) 273-8255
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
SUICIDE HOTLINE CANADA:
SUICIDE HOTLINES WORLDWIDE:
Suicide continues to be a constant in the profession of fire, rescue and EMS. Please take time to review these links-and have the info on hand.
=PERSONAL SURVIVAL: http://firefighterclosecalls.com/category/personal-survival/
=SAFE CALL NOW: http://safecallnow.org/
=IAFF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: http://client.prod.iaff.org/#page=behavioralhealth
=SHARE THE LOAD: https://www.nvfc.org/programs/share-the-load-program/
=FIREFIGHTER BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: http://www.ffbha.org/
=ESTABLISHING A SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAM-FIRE ENGINEERING:
=FF SILENT KILLER-FIRE ENGINEERING:
=THE COMPANY OFFICERS ROLE-FIRERESCUE1:
=FF SUICIDE ARTICLE: (A FIRE CHIEF/DAD’S PERSPECTIVE)
http://firechief.com/health-safety/ar/firefighting_not_without_warning/ (Fire Chief Magazine Article)
=FF SUICIDE ARTICLE: (ABC NEWS)
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/MindMoodNews/firefighter-ptsd-suicide/story?id=14466320 (ABC News Article on Firefighter Suicide)
=FF SUICIDE ARTICLE-FIREHOUSE: