"The problem was that Sweetwater County Fire District #1 (Fire District #1) had no program to address suicide prevention within its ranks. The purpose of this research was to identify the components of suicide prevention programs, then develop and implement an appropriate suicide prevention program for Fire District #1. Action research was conducted to identify the components of a suicide program, explore the efforts of other fire departments with respect to suicide prevention and identify the components and requirements to establish and maintain a suicide prevention program for Fire District #1. A literature review was conducted to answer the research questions. Interviews were held with mental health professionals to help define the components of suicide prevention and identify the resources needed to sustain such a program."
United States Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/