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.

Paul Combs - Drawn by Fire
Paul Combs – Drawn by Fire
If images aren't loading correctly - please disable any ad blocking software you may be running.
Hey, do you have something you'd like to send to Flashover?
You can now send it to us via our new online forms.
Click here and start typing!