First responders, the men and women we rely on in times of crisis, are often subjected to repeated traumas. This resource tool kit details many of the challenges this group of heroes face as they go to work each day. On a personal level, I have an interest in caring for these men and women who put themselves at risk for us every day. We lose many great firefighters, paramedics, EMT’s and police to the effects of the trauma they face in their jobs. But when we lose them to suicide, I feel we have failed to provide the care and support they need. Take a look at some of these statistics and please, if you or one of your family members are recognizing any of these challenges, please reach out for help.