If you have been affected by a wildland line-of-duty fatality the therapists listed below can help you.  The Eric Marsh Foundation for Wildland Firefighters will help cover the costs for therapy if you are a Wildland firefighter or next-of-kin and you show financial need.  Everything is completely confidential.  If you need financial assistance please call email Amy at ericmarshfoundation@yahoo.com.

Arizona:

Arizona Trauma Recovery Network
EMDR Therapy
http://www.aetr2n.net/

Bethany’s Gait Ranch for Heroes
Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy
Bethanysgait.org

California:

Cherie Cassara, MA Marriage and Family Therapist
EMDR and Equine Assisted Counseling
Irvine, CA
(714) 468-2512
www.simplyhorsesense.com

Oregon:

The Center at Heron Hill
Joyce Korschgen, MS, LPC, EAGALA
Equine and Nature Based Therapy and Education
Canby, OR
(503) 221-4531
www.thecenteratheronhill.com


Resources and Treatment

Alcohol is the most common substance of abuse among firefighters,

according to the Fire Service Joint Labor Management Wellness-Fitness Initiative. Drug rehab has offered their services to assist firefighters dealing with addiction. Please visit:

Firefighters and Addiction


When Duty Wounds You

   “The First Responder Healing Manual”

        Solutions for Line of Duty Stress and Trauma

The First Responder Healing Manual was created after the author saw the need to assist first responders with effects of Line of Duty Stress and Trauma.  The manual is patterned after “The Combat Veterans Healing Manual” for combat veterans and “When War Comes Home”  for spouses.

Understand how the stress and trauma you experience affects you physically, psychologically and spiritually.

Become intentional about creating a healing environment for yourself.

Adopt therapeutic spiritual disciplines.

Process your loss and grief.

Currently there is a group meeting on Tuesday evenings from 6pm-7:30 pm at The Heights Church in building H4.  Spouses meet at the same time in the main church lobby and are utilizing “When War Comes Home”.  Phone: (928) 445-1421   http://heightschurch.com/