Jumpseat Radio 042: Mental Health Help for Todays Firefighters

Jumpseat Radio 041: Mental Health Help for Todays Firefighters


In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington welcomes in Mark Lamplugh from the American Addictions Center to talk about mental health in the fire service.  With the number of firefighters struggling with addiction, substance abuse, and suicide Mark shares some insight on:




  • Watching out for other firefighters in the firehouse
  • Recognizing signs of trouble in yourself
  • Where to reach out for help
  • The growing number of suicides in the fire service
  • Resources available (For Free) to firefighters






Mark Lamplugh Jr. is a 4th generation firefighter and former Captain with the Lower Chichester Fire Company. He is now a national treatment consultant with American Addiction Centers specializing in First Responder Services.  Mark has placed and referred 100’s of firefighters nationwide.  Mark dedicates his life making sure every firefighter gets the help they need for Addiction and Mental Health issues.  He can be reached for comment at mlamplugh@contactaac.com or 888-731-FIRE.

Resource Links

Mark Lamplugh Blog http://blog.americanaddictioncenters.org/author/mlamplugh/

American Addiction Centers Fire Services http://americanaddictioncenters.org/fire-services/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FireEMSHelpline

Twitter https://twitter.com/FireEMSHelpline

Personal Website http://www.marklamplugh.com

NVFC “Share The Load” http://www.nvfc.org/hot-topics/share-the-load-support-program-for-fire-and-ems