Local fire department uses lip sync challenge to bring awareness to suicide among first responders


YORKTOWN, Ind. (WTHR) — Most times you call for the fire department, police, an ambulance, it is when your world is at its worst.

First responders experience those moments day after day.

According to the Yorktown/Mt. Pleasant Twp. Fire Department, 243 first responders took their own lives last year.

Using its lip sync challenge, the department worked on an emotional video with Hayden Goldsworthy owner of Hayden Goldsworthy - Wedding Films.

The video shows some of the emotional and difficult situations first responders face.

The end is more of a public service announcement with information to help someone who might be thinking about suicide.

WTHR Channel 13 also has resources that can help and you can find those here.

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