LANGFORD FIRE RESCUE PARTNERS WITH WOUNDED WARRIORS CANADA
LANGFORD – The City of Langford Fire Rescue is proud to announce the signing of a new partnership agreement with Wounded Warriors Canada (WWC), a national mental health charity that provides mental health programs to support Veterans, First Responders and their families. Under the agreement, Langford Fire Rescue will share resources and identify or refer their members in need of mental health support to the programs offered by Wounded Warriors Canada.
Chris Aubrey, City of Langford Fire Rescue Chief, commented,“I am very proud to partner with Wounded Warriors Canada in supporting First Responders, Veterans and their families. Those who are serving their communities and their country face unique mental health challenges and this partnership is a commitment that says no member is alone and we are there to support them. They never hesitate to answer the call to serve others and it is critical that we stand together to make sure our First Responders and Veterans have the access to resources they need to remain healthy and resilient.”
First Responders are highly trained and skilled professionals who, due to the nature of their work, often face challenging situations that test their physical or mental health and safety. Wounded Warriors Canada’s innovative approach to mental health combines clinical best practices and evidence-informed care to create an environment of compassion, hope and resiliency for participants.
“This partnership recognizes that no single organization can do it all when it comes to mental health support,” says Scott Maxwell, Executive Director of Wounded Warriors Canada. “When a First Responder is struggling, what matters is that the member and their family knows that we are in this together – working to ensure they receive the help they so rightly deserve. We look forward to working with Langford Fire Rescue in the months and years ahead.”
The City of Langford Fire Rescue is comprised of dedicated volunteer firefighters who care passionately about their community. Over 60 strong, the service is well equipped to extinguish fires, extricate traffic accident victims, and save people on land or lake.
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