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Firefighter mental health is an issue that many people do not think about. We strive daily to fight firefighter depression and firefighter stress.
The North American Firefighter Veteran Network aims to provide essential resources f or current and former firefighters and their families. Devoting one’s life to this sort of service can lead to many psychological problems due to trauma and other difficult circumstances. If you are concerned about firefighter mental health, you should rea d all of the information on this site. We regularly post updates about online support groups, therapy programs, and even seminars that are designed to help combat firefighter depression and firefighter stress. To learn more about what we do and how you can help, contact us. We hope that you will join us in our battle to bring about awareness that firefighter mental health is a true concern in our society.
Bette Midler puts to music what we are thinking as we approach another 911 Aniversary.
While we can say we have these words in our head and heart we also send the message to those who would think us weak....we remember.....we remember.....the accounting will be just that. For family of the 911 and the brothers and sisters in the work.....guard your minds....keep the faith....it is not over and never will be......We will NOT FOREGET FDNY/343 From all of us at NAFFVN we remain dedicated to our people. Festina Lente
N.A.F.F.V.N. Mission Statement:
Fire Fighters and First Responders are being increasingly challenged to meet operational assignment demands. Incident complexity and a rise in personnel time demands have lead to amplified stress levels. This is causing individuals to carry more and more responsibilities with fewer opportunities to recover from assignments.
Acute stress, job burn out and post traumatic stress reactions on the front line are becoming more evident in North America. We all need to become better educated in order to respond to the needs of the First Responders. Education has the power to move a negative outcome into a positive one. First Responders, both professional and volunteer, will have access to the educational tools on this website in order to grow and learn within their discipline.
N.A.F.F.V.N. is dedicated to the education of fire fighters, and first responders. We will provide up to date information as well as current Internet links to stress-related websites.
F.I.R.S.T. S.T.E.P. H.O.P.E
Tell a Friend or Co worker, someone you trust
Employ all available means of assistance including competent
Psychological help from someone trained in stress / asd / ptsd assesment treatment.
Engaging in process or Exiting the Profession.
Shannon H. Pennington, Senior Chief