AFSO21's Weekend Wrap-up Podcast

Firefighter Suicide Awareness & Prevention

February 14, 2021 Kevin Ferrara Season 2 Episode 4
AFSO21's Weekend Wrap-up Podcast
Firefighter Suicide Awareness & Prevention
Show Notes

In this episode, Weekend Wrap-up host, Kevin Ferrara speaks on the importance of Firefighter Suicide Awareness and Prevention.

Kevin provides some data on the number of firefighter suicides throughout the United States as well as telephone numbers for individuals to call and talk with trained professionals.

Kevin talks about AFFF and PFAS contamination at Goodfellow Air Force base in San Angelo, Texas where the contamination may be a contributor to the constant smell and poor taste of the area's drinking water.

In addition to those topics, Kevin shares with listeners audio from a recent structure fire where four firefighters were injured, two receiving serious burns.  Their MAYDAY calls can be heard on the audio which is why Kevin continues to speak about the importance of every firefighter having a radio, at the very least, those operating inside a structure.

As the episode wraps-up, Kevin gives a shout-out to several individuals and organizations for their dedicated work in the fire service as well as their personal sacrifices while protecting their communities.

Links to topics discussed in the podcast:

IAFF Firefighter Suicide Prevention 

Goodfellow Air Force Base Water Testing (San Angelo Live)

The Air Force is Taking Samples From Water wells near Goodfellow Air Force Base (Fox West Texas)

Unclassified Goodfellow Air Force Base Report

Firefighter Close calls Maryland Firefighters Mayday Radio

Hampshire Firefighters Join Hospital's Intensive Care Unit

Australia Fires: Firefighter Loses Own Home While Saving Others

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