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Behavior Health

FIREFIGHTER-PARAMEDIC & 2 POLICE OFFICERS SHOT & KILLED IN MINNESOTA – LODD’S

Bad news out of Minnesota this morning as 2 Burnsville Police Officers and a Firefighter-Paramedic were reportedly shot and killed while operating at a domestic/hostage situation (with kids inside) at a home early this morning.  Units responded to the home in Burnsville, Dakota County (just south of Minneapolis) Minnesota early this morning. According to local...
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FDNY Lieutenant arrested for ‘strangling’ NYC EMT on the job during altercation (NY Post)

An FDNY lieutenant was arrested Saturday for allegedly choking a city emergency medical technician during a heated on-the-job altercation, sources said.  Neal Francis, 47, of Brooklyn’s Engine 234 in Crown Heights, was charged with strangulation, police said. Although the NYPD refused to provide specifics about the confrontation – including whether anyone was seriously injured or who...
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City of Alameda Mourns Loss of Former Firefighter

It is with great sadness that the Alameda Fire Department regrets to announce that former Alameda Firefighter Patrick Corder has passed away unexpectedly at the age of 43 due to a work-related post-traumatic stress injury (PTSI). Patrick served the Alameda Fire Department (AFD) as a Firefighter-Paramedic for more than 15 years before retiring last year....
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Alarming rate of PTSD among firefighters raises mental health concerns

A recent survey conducted by the National Fire Agency (NFA) has found that a staggering 40 percent of firefighters are grappling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), raising concerns about the mental health of these first responders. The “2023 Firefighter Mental Health Survey,” based on interviews with 52,802 firefighters between March and May 2023, showed that...
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TEXAS FIRE DEPARTMENTS BRING AWARENESS TO FIREFIGHTER MENTAL HEALTH

ODESSA, Texas (KOSA) -Texas Fire Department leaders are pushing to provide help with mental health to firefighters. Department leaders in the state of Texas say they recognize that post-traumatic stress and other mental health issues are the biggest dangers of the job. Mental health has been a concern for firefighters in the state of Texas....
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FIREFIGHTER MENTAL HEALTH FOCUS OF TALKS OF NEW FIRE STATION – CALIFORNIA

Trevor Towner is a 20-year veteran of the Ventura Fire Department and concerns about firefighter mental health led him to make a dramatic gesture at the Dec. 18 Ventura City Council meeting where plans for a new seventh fire station were under debate. Unit responses have more than doubled since he started working at the...
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