The Fire & EMS Lifeline Program was created to educate, increase awareness of and to provide a resource for stress management and crisis intervention.
The program identifies and links September 11, 2001 crisis intervention services with daily crisis intervention services that address the unique needs of Fire and EMS personnel who, through their jobs are exposed to traumatic events on a daily basis.
As with any unforeseen crisis, Fire and EMS personnel are required to manage the situation and maintain control over their own emotions and the emotions of those in crisis. The aftermath of controlling the overwhelming emotions of any crisis can be overwhelming and can lead to alcoholism, divorce or suicide.
About the WTC-RSVP
The WTC-RSVP grant is a collaborative effort spearheaded by the department of Law and Public Safety and the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey – University Behavioral Healthcare. It addresses the ongoing mental health needs of multidisciplinary personnel who are exposed to traumatic events, as well as their families.
If you’re stressed, anxious, need additional support from peers who understand and can help, call the New Jersey Fire & EMS Lifeline at 1-866-653-3367