Mental health and wellbeing of EMS, Police, Firefighters, and Telecommunicators continues to be a subject that we either talk about or ignore. The public safety arena is making small inroads.  Here is a re-podcast of Dan DeGryse who is making a difference. 
Episode 104: Chief Dan DeGryse from the Chicago Fire Department joins the podcast this week. Chief DeGryse has 28 years with CFD and holds the rank as Battalion Chief/EMT. What is unique about Chief DeGryse is that he is the Director of the Rosecrance Florian Program. Rosecrance is a leading provider of behavioral health services with nationally recognized addiction treatment programs. Rosecrance is a place for veterans and public safety providers can go to who needs help. The Chief shares his start at CFD and his career path. He shares his personal story and how that led him to become the Coordinator of the Chicago Firefighters’ Union Local 2 Employee Assistance Program for 14 years. You will hear during our conversation the importance of firefighter and EMS mental health, emotional wellbeing, peer support, and sleeping.
We have too many of our public safety family committing suicide or not seeking help, Chief DeGryse is here to help, just give him a call.

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