Gill Crow’s dad was an on-call firefighter and she went on to work in Control herself for 24 years, so always knew about our Charity. However, she says she never expected the support on offer to both of them in retirement.
When Simon Porter, a firefighter with Essex County FRS, was involved in a horror paramotoring accident, he thought it spelled the end of his career. Here, he and his wife Gemma share how we helped him get back on the run - and boost his mental wellbeing in the process.
Firefighter Luke Kavanagh shares how he began his journey to improve his mental wellbeing by visiting our app – My Fire Fighters Charity – before getting in touch with us for further counselling support.
They’re there for us at the end of the phone when we need them, but many may not be aware of the mental toll working in Control Rooms can have. Here, Melanie Gibb shares why having our support available is essential for her and her colleagues.