Need Help? Call the National Fire Services Member Assistance Program

Monday, 28 October 2013

Firefighting is a stressful job, and volunteers face even more pressures as they juggle their fire service responsibilities, family commitments, and full-time jobs. Many firefighters may feel especially stretched to the limits as the holiday season approaches.  The NVFC has teamed up with American Addiction Centers to create the National Fire Service Member Assistance Program for firefighters and members of their families who need help dealing with issues relating to their work or personal life.

Call the National Fire Services Member Assistance Program at 1-888-731-FIRE (3473) any time day or night to help you through issues affecting your life. This may include alcohol or drug addiction, anxiety, depression, stress, PTSD, relationship problems, work-related concerns, legal problems, financial management difficulties, critical incidents, or other issues. Certified counselors with experience in the fire service are ready to help.

The toll-free confidential hotline is available free of charge to firefighters, emergency medical personnel, and their families. If additional treatment, counseling, or other help is recommended, the Member Assistance Professional will work with the individual to find quality care within their health benefits or ability to pay.

Take advantage of this free service and let your fellow first responders know it is available. Call 1-888-731-FIRE (3473) for help, or visit www.nvfc.org/help for more information. 

 

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