GREEN BAY - Area firefighters Friday learned about battling something other than fires, the battle to prevent suicide.
The eight-hour training program on suicide prevention was held at the Neville Public Museum.
The session discussed signs and symptoms of a suicidal person. It also included how to intervene.
One of the trainers said because of the job, some firefighters may consider suicide.
"Most of the people look at the fire department as we're strong, we're resilient, we have honor and courage; and we do have all of those things. And what people need to realize is that we are human, and within that humanity, we need to deal with the stresses of the job," said Tim Beaumont, suicide prevention trainer.
The training was paid for by a grant by the Bureau of Justice Assistance.
While Friday's session focused on helping firefighters, the program also educates police officers.
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