Our mission is to intertwine physical and mental fitness in the field of First Responders. We believe that both of these are vital to doing our job well. If we can keep ourselves physically healthy, it impacts and supports our mental health tremendously. Mental health issues and an alarming amount of suicides have become more of an epidemic among Firefighters, EMS Personnel, and Police Officers (⚠️Fire and EMS reported suicides totalling to 103 and Police/Law Enforcement reported suicides totalling to 140 for 2017⚠️). Through peer support, scholarships for licensed counseling, we hope to help conquer mental health issues in First Responders and lower the number of possible suicides each year.
Since 2005, the nonprofit Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) has provided assistance and one-on-one mentoring to thousands of cancer-stricken firefighters and their families. FCSN also delivers extensive firefighter cancer awareness and prevention training nationwide.
FCSN offers free badge-to-badge peer support to fire/EMS members and their immediate families. FCSN’s unique network includes more than 130 volunteer peer-support mentors—nearly all are firefighters and paramedics who are cancer survivors themselves. FCSN’s network also includes mentors for spouses and children. Many mentors started their relationship with FCSN seeking assistance for themselves. Now they’re giving back by helping others through the process.
We are always looking for ways we can contribute the health and wellness of firefighters. if you would like more information on partnering with us, be sure to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org