Responding to Suicide

“. . .Preplanning a suicide response is not something an engine company normally thinks about, but it can be remarkably effective prior to responding to one. Going into any scene unprepared is never a good idea.  Entering the scene of a recent suicidal event profoundly affects everyone. These are the calls that haunt the most experienced among us; these are the calls that end careers. They are calls that can lead to the unthinkable: firefighter suicide. . .”

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