Firefighters Helping Firefighters (FHF)

is a peer education approach to support the behavioral health needs of fire service professionals. FHF is committed to improving the lives of fire service members who are experiencing common behavioral health problems associated with occupational stress, such as symptoms of depression, anxiety, or posttraumatic stress. On this site, members of the fire service can learn about common behavioral health problems, discover treatment options, and hear firsthand from other fire service members as well as fire service supervisors.


What's on this site? Firefighter (Personal Experience) and Supervisor Pages:

For each of these pages there is a list of questions to the left and a grid of people to the right. A user may choose a question, click on a person, and watch that person answer the question. When you're done, you can choose to watch more of that individual or go back and select another speaker.


FHF

was led by faculty and staff at the Technology Applications Center for Healthful Lifestyles and the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center at the Medical University Of South Carolina. It was created in partnership with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, and with funding support from the Department of Homeland Security via the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA). Our team is committed to improving the well-being of individuals who have experienced emotional and behavioral problems as a result of major life stressors, including occupational stressors.

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