Fire Fighter Suicide Awareness Part 2

Blog Post created by tommcgowan Employee on Dec 1, 2016

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

This is the second 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:


Finney, Emmanuel J.; Buser, Samuel J.; Schwartz, Jonathan; Archibald, Laura; Swanson, Rick. (March-April 2015/21/1-4). “Suicide prevention in fire service: The Houston Fire Department (HFD) model.Aggression and Violent Behavior.


Boffa, Joseph W. et al. (Published online: October 20, 2016). PTSD Symptoms and Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors among Firefighters.Journal of Psychiatric Research.


Martin, Colleen E. et al. (2017/208/177-183). “Correlates of suicidality in firefighter/EMS personnel.Journal of Affective Disorders.


Streeb, Nicole D. (January 27, 2016). “The Capability for Suicide in Firefighters.Thesis: University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Master of Arts, Department of Psychology.


Gunderson, Jonathan; Grill, Mike; Callhan, Philip; Marks, Michael. (2014/39(3)). An Evidence-based Program for Improving and Sustaining First Responder Behavioral Health. Journal of Emergency Medical Services.


Sara A. Jahnke PhD, Richard Gist PhD, Walker S. Carlos Poston PhD MPH & Christopher K. Haddock PhD. (May 2015/29(2)/113-126). Behavioral Health Interventions in the Fire Service: Stories from the Firehouse. Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health.


Lee JS, Ahn YS, Jeong KS, Chae JH, Choi KS. (June 2014/162/128-133). Resilience buffers the impact of traumatic events on the development of PTSD symptoms in firefighters. Journal of Affective Disorders.


Additional Resources:

Moffitt, J., Bostock, J. and Cave, A. (2014/13(2)/103-113). Promoting well-being and reducing stigma about mental health in the fire service. Journal of Public Mental Health.


Deppa, Karen F. (2015). Resilience Training for Firefighters: A Proposed Approach. Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects. Paper 82.


Deppa, Karen F; Saltzberg, Judith. (June 2016/p. 2-15). Resilience Training for Firefighters Part of the series Springer Briefs in Fire: An Approach to Prevent Behavioral Health Problems.


Couper, Greta E.; Karimi, Leila. (November 2013). HEROES AT RISK: An Overview of How Emotional Intelligence Can Reduce Death and Injury for Firefighters. Presented at the Second International Conference on Emerging Research Paradigms in Business and Social Sciences (ERPBSS), Dubai UAE.