Steve Westcott
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Mental Health in the Fire Service

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barry Greer Jul 4, 2011. 9 Replies

I wanted to see what the general thoughts were on how we, as the fire service, believe our mental health is handled when faced with LODDs, those "hard-calls" that we all have had, and something so…Continue

Tags: CISD, Health, Mental, LODD


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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Paid
Job Function
Firefighter / Paramedic (or Other ALS)
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Perkins Township Fire Department
Years With Department/Agency
Dept. Web Site:
Web Site:
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Ohio Fire Academy- Fire/EMS Training Officer-2
EHOVE Adult Career Center- Fire/EMS Instructor
Erie County EMA- Emergency Management Staff
My Training:
Level II Firefighter, NREMT-Paramedic, Fire Safety Inspector, Fire/EMS/Fire Inspector Instructor, AHA ACLS/CPR Instructor, Hazardous Materials Technician, Advanced Confined Space Rescue, High/Low Angle Rope Rescue Operator, PALS Instructor, GEMS, BTLS, ACLS, ITLS Instructor, Trench Rescue Technician, Elevator/Escalator Rescue, PADI Open Water Diver, IANTD Dry Suit Diver, Fire Company Officer 1 and 2, Company Officer Development 1, 2, 3.
About Me:
-Owens Community College, Associates of Science in Fire Science, Summa cum Laude
-University of Cincinnati, Bachelor of Science in Fire Engineering with Concentration in Management
-Grand Canyon University, Masters of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
- Two-time Cancer (leukemia) Survivor
Day Job:
OAPFF Retired Firefighter/ Fire and EMS Instructor
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
"So that may other live", Helping others, Brotherhood, Networks, Supporting and the support with others.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Budgeting, Lack of Leadership, Political Influences, Change switching towards higher education and resistance to it. The job becoming more of a white collar profession with blue collar mentalities.

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At 10:46pm on November 1, 2010, Roger Waters said…
Welcome to FFN Steve
At 12:28am on November 1, 2010, Fireyladd - Retired Chief Sharp said…
Steve, Welcome to the Firefighter Nation. I am glad you joined the group.There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Have fun and look around.

Chief William Sharp
Brookings, Oregon
At 10:35pm on October 31, 2010, Louise Thornton said…
Welcome to FFN. Hope you have fun and get involve with the discussions. Stay safe.

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