Fire Watch seeking ‘Watch Standers’ to help veterans in crisis, prevent veteran suicide

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The ‘Fire Watch,’ an agency dedicated to preventing veteran suicide in Northeast Florida, is seeking civilians and veterans alike to serve as Watch Standers.

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As a Watch Stander, you serve as a friend and mentor to a veteran, and direct them to the support they need.

Fire Watch CEO Nick Howland tells Action News Jax you need only watch a few short training videos, explore a guide of resources available to veterans and sign a pledge.

Howland says Fire Watch has about 600 Watch Standers at this time.

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Their goal is to reach 300 Watch Standers by the end of 2021, and 10,000 by May 2023.

To learn how to serve as a Watch Stander, click here.