As first responders we are exposed to death, dying, poor decision making, abuse, suicides, etc. The Utah Fire Rescue Academy recognizes these issues and created this site as a resource for ALL Utah firefighters in helping them become mentally fit.

Featured resource:

Healing Our Own - a joint labor-management initiative committed to making emotional wellness and post-traumatic stress injuries a health and safety priority in the fire service. Produced by the California Fire Service Task Force on Behavioral Health.

FAQ & RESOURCES

Crisis Support Line 

801-587-1800

  • Speak to someone specifically trained to work with emergency responders.
  • 100% Confidential
  • Available 24/7

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Warning Signs

 

Firefighter after a fire in the firehouse sitting with his head on his hand

People  in danger of taking their own lives may

  • Reach out directly or indirectly
  • Rarely volunteer they are thinking of self-harm
  • Withdraw from family & friends
Know the Signs

Prevention

 

A female health professional rests her hand on a male patients shoulder

Your tools and apparatus need preventative maintenance. Is your body any different? Is your mind? Use these resources to discover what you and your crew can learn and do before help is needed.

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Training

 

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See our library of videos and other training resources that can assist first responders in learning more about behavioral health concerns in the fire service and how to prevent problems relating to mental fitness.

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Spouse Support

Firefighter sitting with head in hands

As the spouse of a firefighter or other emergency responder, you may notice warning signs that indicate your spouse may be struggling.

Find Support

 

Behavioral Health Services

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If you are in need of immediate mental health help, there are many resources available to you. Find out how you can get help—including a list of numbers you can call and helpful websites to visit.

Find Services