When contemplating the roles and duties of the fire service field, we immediately envision firefighters in their gear, thick black smoke billowing out of burning buildings, and hoses pointedly directed at the red-hot flame. In Read more…
Populations We Serve
Trauma Treatment for First Responders
Death by suicide is an epidemic in officers. There were 165 officers who took their own lives in 2018, which is more than those who died in the line of duty.
The rate of PTSD in firefighters is upwards of 37%.
It is reported that 34% of EMS workers have been formally diagnosed with PTSD, this is roughly 10 times the rate of the general population.
The Department of Public Safety says 36% of corrections officers report being affected by PTSD.
The rate of PTSD across telecommunicators is as high as 24%.
In the past year alone, the number of diagnosed cases of PTSD has jumped 50%, with 22 deaths by suicide daily.