Our nation's firefighters are faced with emotional needs that are very
unique to their occupation. The percentage of firefighters struggling with
career related stress is very high. It manifests itself through higher
divorce rates and addictions such as alcohol, drugs or gambling. Another
major concern is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), as well as
increasing rates of suicide. When symptoms occur, a firefighter needs a
support system in place that is readily accessible from someone who is
qualified and truly understands his/her circumstances.
CSFF is proud to be working with American Addiction Centers across the U.S. in bringing together training and awareness of behavioral health issues that exist within the fire service community.
Dedicated ACC clinicians and employees are being trained on how to identify with the life and emotions of firefighters & EMS personnel. This education will assist in more effective communication during counseling and treatment for the brave men and women in need.
For more information about American Addiction Centers or to find a locations near you, please visit their wesite at: