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First Responder Personal Stories

Jeff's Story


After five years of volunteer firefighting and many more as a professional, it’s time to talk a bit.

As a recruit volunteer in Ottawa, recruits and our families were told we would be forever changed by the demands of our job.

#MindVine Podcast Episode 50 - Bell Let's Talk Day with firefighter and former soldier Kelly Scanlan

Bell Let’s Talk Ambassador Kelly Scanlan visited Ontario Shores for an open filming of the #MindVine Podcast to discuss her advocacy role as well as share her story as a former soldier, Invictus Games champion and current firefighter living with #mentalillness. This episode of the #MindVine Podcast is hosted by Communications team members Darryl Mathers (@DarrylMathers) and Chris Bovie (@ChrisBovie1). The podcast is also available on Spotify, iTunes and SoundCloud.