The Phoenix Fire Department has experienced four firefighter suicides within the past seven months, beginning with the death of Firefighter Shaun Johnson on December 5, 2009. Since then the Phoenix Fire Department has implemented several changes in their mental health support program in an effort to help firefighters in distress.
Read Phoenix ABC15’s extensive report here, and watch the accompanying video report below. Learn more about Johnson and Conrad Garcia, Chris Bishop, and Corey Nelsen, the other three Phoenix firefighters who committed suicide, and learn about the changes being made within the Phoenix Fire Department in the wake of their deaths. ABC15 also explores other first responder agencies experiencing departmental suicides recently along with various groups offering suicide support.