” Beyond The Call “
Please watch and share our video. We encourage everyone to use this video as a training tool to start a dialog to help all those who may be suffering in silence. Lets make a difference together. Over 44,000 views. Thank you to everyone who has shared our video.
The London Professional Fire Fighters Association, partnering with the London Fire Department and Fanshawe College are proud to release ” Beyond The Call “, a video currently used as a training tool for our members and now released to the public and other fire departments and first responders to help understand and identify the dangers of PTSD.
Our goal in producing this video was to highlight and educate the many dangers faced by the fire service and to support ALL First Responders suffering with PTSD and to prevent others from suffering alone and in silence beyond the call. We need to educate and discuss the facts about PTSD and other occupational stresses now. This week at the Ontario Professional Fire Fighters Association Convention in Ottawa, was the first large premier of the video. We encourage all departments to use this video to start a dialog and make a change with your members.
This is a very personal and emotional video, please be aware this will trigger many emotions for those who watch it. Thank you to all involved and to our very own Firefighter Matt Davis for being the driving force behind the creation of this video.
Know The Warning Signs
The National Volunteer Fire Council’s (NVFC) Share the Load support program helps firefighters, EMTs, and their families address a variety of behavioral health issues, including PTSD, depression, suicide risk, substance abuse, and anxiety. This video helps first responders and family members recognize the symptoms of five common behavioral health issues and where they can turn to for help. Find more from the NVFC Share the Load program at: www.nvfc.org/help
Some Useful Links:
TEMA – CLICK HERE
We help those who spend their lives helping you. The men and women of our correctional, emergency and military services see tragic events every day. They witness human suffering up close and it sometimes becomes very difficult to cope with the aftermath. The aftermath sometimes means that they will suffer with lasting memories that just won’t go away. Recalling the smells, remembering the sounds and reliving the witnessed events sometimes haunt these men and women for life. Through research, education, training, and through the provision of peer and psychological support, we aim to help these men and women when they need it most. Help us, help them.
911 supporting 911 mental health – In light of recent events, #ivegotyourback911 is bringing awareness to emergency first responder mental health. Show your support for one another… and have fun doing it! If you or someone you know is in distress, please call 1888-288-8036 (Tema Peer Support Line) A great resource in Canada if you are in crisis. www.suicideprevention.ca