The Mental Health Crusade in Firefighting

WOW! I’m so excited to have been a guest of Jerry Lund for his podcast, Enduring the Badge. I had the opportunity to have a great conversation with Jerry regarding firefighter behavioral health and what it will take to “bridge the gap between professional psychology and the fire service.”

As many of you know, but some may not, I’ve been a fire service member of the Fire Service Psychology Association (FSPA) since 2018. At FSPA, fire service leaders, psychologists, and other mental health clinicians are working together to build that bridge. Find out more about FSPA and how you can become a “bridge builder” at

About Robert Avsec, Executive Fire Officer

Battalion Chief (Ret.) Robert Avsec served with the men and women of the Chesterfield County (VA) Fire and EMS Department for 26 years. He’s now using his acquired knowledge, skills, and experiences as a freelance writer for and as the “blogger in chief” for this blog. Chief Avsec makes his home in Cross Lanes, WV. Contact him via e-mail, [email protected].