Paul Combs is a world renowned fire service illustrator known for accurate depictions of fire brigade life, politics and emotions. Here are a few of the drawings he has created that relate to mental health, stress and well being.
If you, or a firefighter you know, aren’t doing all that well, reach out. See what services are available to you either through your own fire service, or external providers. We have a list of a few over here. Look out for each other.
Recently, a Canadian firefighter released a song titled “When those sirens are gone” which delves right into the feelings and emotions of first responders. You can watch that here. It’s very worth it – but it also contains images of serious MVA’s – so take that into consideration before watching.