Need to Talk?

Sometimes the fire life can be overwhelming, and you need someone to talk to. I’ve compiled a variety of contacts that are available to talk and help. And of course, if you or someone else is in immediate danger call 911 or go to your nearest emergency department.

Need to Talk?

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Hotline: Text HELLO to 741741

FCC: Dial 988

Next Rung: Call or Text 1-833-NXT-RUNG (1-833-698-7864)

National Volunteer Fire Council: 1-888-731-FIRE (3473)

Fit for Duty: 518-253-5222

Therapists that specialize in treating First Responder Families:

California Forensic Institute: 1-559-908-4162

First Responder Family Psychology (California Residence Only): 1-925-621-8738

Jill Gustafson, LCSW: 1-530-523-5875

Kimberly Williamson, RSW, CYT, CFT: 1-403-542-7029 or by email

Mynda Ohs, PHD: 1-909-725-0370 or by email or by website

Other Resources to help with Physical and Mental Wellness

Mission Resilience: Offering weekly First Responder yoga and wellness workshops.