Firefighter Wellness Is A Hot Topic

As I stepped into the office area to interview firefighter Lance Comeau, I could feel the energy of firefighters who had been there before me. As I looked out into the bay, where the large, red and chrome imposing fire engines were parked under watchful bright lights, the energy, for a brief moment, felt like it wanted to rise out of the bay and swallow me whole. I took a soft breath and sat in the chair opposite Lance.

Lance isn’t only a full-time firefighter; he represents the Farmington Fire Department on the Franklin County Peer Support Team, along with other firefighters, EMS, Police (local and county), and Dispatchers. That Farmington funds Lance’s portion of being on this team speaks volumes for their commitment to the wellness of the men and women who dedicate their lives to the service of others.

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