Fire Fighting in Canada

Mental health moves into the mainstream

December 2, 2019 
By Fire Fighting in Canada Staff

Many in the fire service will remember a time when it didn’t feel right to openly discuss a call you were struggling with. Today, organic conversations around how firefighters feel are starting to flow. Toronto’s Fire Chief Matthew Pegg discusses the fading stigma of mental illness with host Tom DeSorcy, the fire chief in Hope, B.C. Pegg and DeSorcy discuss the impact of media coverage in the aftermath of tragedy and the growth in open conversation around occupational injury and stress. What’s the next step for the fire service and mental health? Keep the topic top of mind. Listen now to keep the conversation going.

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