Fire Fighter Suicide and Behavioral Health Are Becoming a Concern to the Fire Service.
This is the third 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: http://www.nfpa.org/ffsuicideawareness
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. (2014). Suicide: What you need to know A Guide for Clinicians. National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. http://www.everyonegoeshome.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/01/SuicideGuide_Clinicians.pdf.
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Suicide: What you need to know A Guide for Fire Chiefs (2014). National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. http://www.everyonegoeshome.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/01/SuicideGuide_Chiefs.pdf.
Spencer-Thomas, Sally; Hindman, Jarrod; Conrad, Joe. (2016). Therapy for Men Who Consider Sirens Driving Music: Man Therapy™ for First Responders. ManTherapy.org. https://mantherapy.org/pdf/First-Responder-White-Paper-July-2016.pdf.
DeGryse, Dab. Chicago Fire Department Suicide Study (November 30, 2015). Rosecrance.org http://www.rosecrance.org/chicago-fire-department-suicide-study/
International Association of Fire Fighters. Fire Fighters Calling 9-1-1: PTSD and Cancer. (August 2016). International Association Fire Fighters. http://www.fireengineering.com/content/dam/fe/online-articles/documents/2016/iaff-ptsd-cancer-8-16.pdf
United States Forest Service. Learning from a Traumatic Event--Suicide. (2013). USFS. http://www.wildlandfire.com/docs/2013/lessons-learned/learning-from-a-traumatic-event-suicide-fla-report.pdf
Morgan, PM. The psychological impact of mass casualty incidents on first responders: A systematic review. (May 2016/14(3)/213-26). Journal of Emergency Management.
Arbona C, Fan W, Noor N. Factor structure and external correlates of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms among African American firefighters. (2016/9/201-209). Psychology Research and Behavior Management. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4986676/
Gulliver, S. B., Cammarata, C. M., Leto, F., Ostiguy, W. J., Flynn, E. J., Carpenter, G. S. J., Kamholz, B. W., Zimering, R. T. & Kimbrel, N. A. (Feb 2016/23(1)/65-83). Project Reach Out: A Training Program to Increase Behavioral Health Utilization Among Professional Firefighters. International Journal of Stress Management.
Report of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security. (October 4, 2014). Healthy Minds, Safe Communities: Supporting our Public Safety Officers through a National Strategy for Operational Stress Injuries. Fifth Report of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security. http://www.parl.gc.ca/Content/HOC/Committee/421/SECU/Reports/RP8457704/421_SECU_Rpt05_PDF/421_SECU_Rpt05-e.pdf
Urban Fire Forum. UFF Position Statement: Implementation of Comprehensive Behavioral Health Programs in the Fire Service. (September 2016). Urban Fire Forum position paper. http://www.nfpa.org/news-and-research/news-and-media/press-room/news-releases/2016/fire-chiefs-endorse-position-papers-on-civil-unrest-behavioral-health-and-unmanned-aerial-systems and http://www.nfpa.org/~/media/files/membership/member-sections/metro-chiefs/2016-urban-fire-forum/2016uffpositionbehavioralhealth.pdf?la=en
McIntosh WL, Spies E, Stone DM, Lokey CN, Trudeau AT, Bartholow B. (July 1, 2016 /65(25)/641–645). Suicide Rates by Occupational Group—17 States, 2012. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6525a1.htm