Some believe that the newer generations of Firefighters can’t “take it” or that they are different. The fact is, they are different, as was every generation compared with the generation before it. So, if you are a senior or veteran Firefighter or officer, understand that, different or not, if you’re going to claim “brotherhood or sisterhood,” you must take the time to learn and understand.
Toledo, OH, Fire & Rescue Department Firefighter Tanner Duvall shared this deeply personal story with all of us to help the brotherhood and sisterhood. I suspect that it will resonate with most, if not all, of you. By sharing his story, FF Duvall is helping to break the stigma that’s associated with behavioral health issues, and we thank him for that. There is courage in asking for help when needed.
***In Firefighter Duvall’s own words: “Is My Life Worth It?