Tag Archives: fire

Gary Evans: Fire Fighting and PTSD – Flame Storytelling 2

Garry Evans, tells his story from starting out as a young keen fire fighter to finishing his career with PTSD. 100% heartfelt and totally moving, everyone really valued Gary getting up and telling his journey. Thanks Gary! If you are interested in attending a live event or perhaps becoming a storyteller, find us at: https://newcastleflame.com/… Read More »

Fire Fighting in Canada This Week – July 5, 2019

Fire Fighting in Canada associate editor Jayson Koblun has all of your latest fire fighting industry news! In the latest episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week: Ontario held its first Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day. Then, Montreal fire departments have new decontamination measures. And finally, take a look at a study put on… Read More »

Wife of fire chief pushes for change after husband's suicide

Just five years after Chip Terry retired, he committed suicide. Now, his wife Jo is making sure that firefighters like Chip know what resources are available when it comes to battling PTSD. Our first responders answer the calls on our worst days. Over time, their exposure to the stresses of the job and traumatic events… Read More »

Fire Fighting in Canada This Week – May 17, 2019

Fire Fighting in Canada associate editor Jayson Koblun has all of your latest fire fighting industry news! In the latest episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week: A former first responder says more needs to be done to help firefighters deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Then, more than 200 young men and women are… Read More »

Fighting PTSD by breaking fire breathing world records

The incident that left him for dead seven years ago ended up igniting a new passion. »Subscribe to CBC Arts to watch more videos: http://bit.ly/CBCArtsSubscribe Christopher Campbell was standing at a downtown sausage stand in London, Ontario in 2012 when someone began harassing him and a friend. After 17 kicks to the head and, according… Read More »

Tribute to US Soldiers who come home with PTSD

Just a video I made while getting treatment for PTSD. As I cannot descripe, to my loved ones, how I feel inside I wanted to share this and give an idea of what we go through. To all of the US vets out there, you are not alone and people just want to help. Thank… Read More »

Tribute to all fire fighters on the Carr Fire, Shasta County, CA

How One Paramedic is Recovering from PTSD – Journal of Emergency … www.jems.com/articles/print/…2/…/how-one-paramedic-is-recovering-from-ptsd.html by B Vernon Jan 15, 2016 – I’m a firefighter/paramedic. I love my job, always have. I’ve been a professional firefighter/paramedic for nine years. I’ve been in EMS for over a dozen. And I’m one of thousands in my field who now… Read More »

Start the Conversation

A 2018 study concluded that more law enforcement officers and firefighters died by suicide in 2017 than all line-of-duty deaths combined. That same study found that public safety personnel are five times more likely to suffer symptoms of PTSD and depression than their civilian counterparts. GPSTC wants to help eliminate the stigma associated with mental… Read More »

PTSD in First Responders

PTSD in first responders is real. We owe it to our first responders to help spread awareness on this overlooked subject. Thank you to all that serve our country. If you are struggling with PTSD there is help available. Check out “911 Buddy Check” on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/911BuddyCheck/ Contact us: Registration@alabamafirecollege.org Call: 1(800)241-2467 Visit our website:… Read More »