Dating cops and fireman
If these estimates are accurate, the actual number of 2017 suicides would be approximately equal to 257, which is more than twice the number of firefighters who died in the line of duty.“First responders are heroes who run towards danger every day in order to save the lives of others.The white paper study, the Ruderman White Paper on Mental Health and Suicide of First Responders, examines a number of factors contributing to mental health issues among first responders and what leads to their elevated rate of suicide.One study included in the white paper found that on average, police officers witness 188 ‘critical incidents’ during their careers.I am writing about an unusual situation that our fire company was dispatched on recently.The police were searching for a criminal (assault and robbery), and it turns out that they suspected he was on the roof of a building. What should you say if you run into a fireman at a bar? F.: Say, "I figured you were a fireman because you looked so strong." Act impressed--we eat that up! I mean, all that gear you have to wear--how much does that weigh? F.: When we're all suited up, with our masks and tools and the helmet, we've got on about 115 pounds. F.: We don't like jokes about how much time off we have. F.: Being able to hold your liquor--that's also a good thing. If my drink costs .50, I don't want hers to cost --unless we're going Dutch. F.: Come by the firehouse any time and we'll make it happen. Not entirely my style--but for firemen, maybe I can compromise. F.: To tell you the truth, Maura, I'd prefer it if the girl ordered a Budweiser.
In 2017, there were at least 103 firefighter suicides and 140 police officer suicides.We should celebrate the lives of those lost to suicide – at national monuments such as the National Law Enforcement Memorial, in the media, and within police and fire departments around the country,” Ruderman added.