Fire Fighter Suicide Awareness Research Part 1

Blog Post created by tommcgowan Employee on Nov 30, 2016

Fire Fighter Suicide and Behavioral Health Are Becoming a Concern to the Fire Service.

This is the first of a three part series of blogs highlighting selected authors, titles, and publications used for fire fighters and behavioral health research. For additional information and the annotated bibliography for each study navigate to:


Kimbrel NA; Pennington ML; Cammarata CM; Leto F; Ostiguy WJ; Gulliver SB. (July 2016). “Is Cumulative Exposure to Suicide Attempts and Deaths a Risk Factor for Suicidal Behavior Among Firefighters? A Preliminary Study.Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.


Stanley IH; Hom MA; Joiner TE. (May 2016). “Suicide mortality among firefighters: Results from a large, urban fire department.American Journal of Industrial Medicine.


Gulliver SB; Pennington ML; Leto F; Cammarata C;, Ostiguy W; Zavodny C; Flynn EJ; Kimbrel NA. (2016/40(2)/121-128). “In the wake of suicide: Developing guidelines for suicide postvention in fire service.Death Studies.


Stanley IH; Hom MA; Hagan CR; Joiner TE. (November 2015/187/163-71). “Career prevalence and correlates of suicidal thoughts and behaviors among firefighters.Journal of Affective Disorders.


Hom MA; Stanley IH; Ringer FB; Joiner TE. (June 2016/67(6)/688-91). “Mental Health Service Use Among Firefighters With Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors.Psychiatric Services.


Carpenter GS; Carpenter TP; Kimbrel NA; Flynn EJ; Pennington M;, Cammarata C; Zimering RT; Kamholz BW; Gulliver SB. (March 2015/39(2)/191-6). “Social support, stress, and suicidal ideation in professional firefighters.American Journal of Health Behavior.


Chu C; Buchman-Schmitt JM; Hom MA; Stanley IH; Joiner TE Jr. (June2016/240/26-33). “A test of the interpersonal theory of suicide in a large sample of current firefighters.Psychiatry Research.


Stanley IH; Hom MA; Joiner TE. (March 2016/44/25-44). “A systematic review of suicidal thoughts and behaviors among police officers, firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics.Clinical Psychology Review.


Henderson, Sarah N.; Van Hasselt, Vincent B.; LeDuc, Todd J.; Couwels, Judy. (June 2016/47(3)/224-230). “Firefighter suicide: Understanding cultural challenges for mental health professionals.Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.


Heitman, Steven. (March 2016). “Suicide in the Fire Service: Saving the Lives of Firefighters.Thesis: Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.