Faith and Fire

by Jacquetta Gomes Faith and Fire is an independent partnership in the United Kingdom between some Fire and Rescue Services (FRS), and faith communities to develop mutual respect. It also increases the awareness of faiths to FRS staff and volunteers. Faith and Fire has a website which offers a resource for FRSs by offering information on … Continue reading Faith and Fire

Damaged: A First Responder’s Experiences Handling Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

by James Meuer, NREMTP “And if I could tell you one thing it would be, you’re not as broken as you think you are. Sure, you have a couple of scars, and a couple bad memories, but then again all great heroes do.” People have scars in all sorts of unexpected places. Like secret roadmaps … Continue reading Damaged: A First Responder’s Experiences Handling Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Fire Chaplaincy in the United Kingdom

by Nick Rutter UK Fire & Rescue Service Chaplains’ Association of the United Kingdom and Islands (FRSCA) The UK Fire & Rescue Service Chaplains’ Association of the United Kingdom and Islands (FRSCA) has grown dramatically in the last three years; supporting and developing pastoral care for one of the UK’s front-line emergency services.   Chairman, … Continue reading Fire Chaplaincy in the United Kingdom

Watching Out for Each Other (firefighter ptsd)

by Chris Sterricker, Firefighter/Paramedic DuPage County, Illinois Editor’s Note: Although Chris wrote this article in August 2012 about the movie theater bombing in Aurora, Colorado, I thought it was a very timely piece to share following the Boston Marathon tragedy on April 15, 2013. By now, you have probably heard of the terrible news out of Aurora, … Continue reading Watching Out for Each Other (firefighter ptsd)