Mental Fitness

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

Crisis Support Line


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

Warning signs

People who are in danger of taking their own lives may try to reach out to others - sometimes directly, sometimes indirectly. Rarely will at-risk individuals immediate volunteer the information that they are thinking of harming themselves. See more information on how you can help.

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Behavioral Health Services

If you are in need of immediate mental health help there are many places to turn to. Find out how you can get help.

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Spouse Support

As the spouse of a firefighter or other emergency responder, you may notice warning signs that indicate that your spouse may be suffering with a mental health issue.

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There are many resources available, we have compiled a list of links, tools, and helpful articles.

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Training resources 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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Your tools and apparatus need preventative maintenance. Is your body any different? Is your mind? Here you’ll find what you and your crew can learn and do BEFORE HAND.

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Have a question? Check out our list of frequently asked questions and see if we can answer yours.

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