We believe firefighters should be understood.
Why was CSFF established?
Our nation’s firefighters are faced with emotional needs that are very unique to their occupation. The percentage of firefighters struggling with career related stress is very high. It manifests itself through higher divorce rates and addictions such as alcohol, drugs or gambling. Another major concern is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), as well as increasing rates of suicide. When symptoms occur, a firefighter needs a support system in place that is readily accessible from someone who is qualified and truly understands his/her circumstances.
Our goal is to provide helpful resources to our country’s heroes
CSFF is proud to be working to provide links and information for American Addiction Centers across the U.S. in bringing together training and awareness of behavioral health issues that exist within the fire service community.
Dedicated ACC clinicians and employees are being trained on how to identify with the life and emotions of firefighters & EMS personnel. This education will assist in more effective communication during counseling and treatment for the brave men and women in need.