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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Resources to help with Physical and Mental Wellness
Mission Resilience: missionresilience.net Offering weekly First Responder yoga and wellness workshops.