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First responders are the first people to assist at the scenes of emergencies.  Police officers, firefighters, EMT's, rescuers, deputy sheriffs, volunteer first responders and even 911 operators are the first to arrive at what is quite often the absolute worst day of someone's life.  They do this day in and day out, year after year.  

Health and Safety facts and statistics show this can and does take a toll on our hero's mental health.  

Did you know:

  • Police Officers and Firefighters are more likely to die of suicide than in the line of duty.

  • 85% of First Responders have experienced mental health issues.

  • Depression and PTSD are 5 times more common in First Responders.

  • 35% of Police Officers experience PTST.

  • 18-24% of 911 Operators and Dispatchers experience PTSD.

  • The stigma attached to those who may be in need of help and support is overwhelming; 7 in 10 say mental health services are seldom if ever utilized, 57% fear negative repercussions for seeking help and 40% fear being demoted or fired.

For critical incident stress management please contact 262-448-3527 or email

If you or someone you know are experiencing suicidal thoughts please contact the:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or visit their website at

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