FIREFIGHTERS HEAD OUT WITH LIGHTS & SIRENS DAILY, TO THOSE WHO ARE INJURED, SUFFER FROM ILLNESSES, ASSAULTS, ACCIDENTS AND EXTREME INCIDENTS RANGING FROM ACTIVE SHOOTERS TO TERRORIST ATTACKS WITH MULTIPLE CASUALTIES.   

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Founders

 

Captain Mike Henry &

Captain Rick Brandelli

Mike & Rick have been with Los Angeles County Fire for 30  years,.  They created Firefighters Downin response to seeing their fellow firefighters lives altered after traumatic accidents and illnesses,  The spark being the suicide death of their friend Fire Captain Rick Mc Clung. 

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        Dr. Stephen Johnson

 

Firefighters Down Director of Therapy

Therapy Dr. Johnson is chief designer and manager of the FFD therapeutic program. Customizing each session to meet the specific needs of the injured Firefighters we serve. Stephen J. Johnson, Ph.D., holds three advanced degrees and was awarded a Fellowship in Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of Southern California. He has been a licensed psychotherapist, consultant, and educator for over 40 years

He is the founder and director of the Men’s Center of Los Angeles, formed in 1988 and has conducted workshops and retreats for men and women for over 30 years.