43 year old paramedic and volunteer firefighter, Kevin Davison, teamed up with his friend Doug Foulkins to create the song titled ‘When those sirens are gone’.
It covers a number of issues that emergency services face, including returning to family life having just been to a traumatic event.
Kevin says the song has helped him and hopes it can help others.
If you, or a person you know on the job, is in need of assistance reach out to your service and see what help is available to you. We have a list of places that may be of help, [check that out here].
Enjoy the song and if any of it rings home, have a talk with someone. The video does depict scenes of an MVA involving children.
Remember, It’s ok to not be ok.
We also collected a bunch of the fantastic illustrations by world renowned fire service illustrator, Paul Combs. Have a look at them and please feel free to share this page around – the more attention that is drawn to mental health for first responders, the better. Stay safe.