October 10, 2023
Bulletin 51 – 23



As firefighters we face a tremendous amount of stress that can impact our own physical and mental health. It is important that we learn how to better understand behavioral health and how to be able to help our brothers and sisters when issues may arise. The film “Treading Water” by Healing Our Own helps provide a foundation on how to understand our mental health so that we can keep pushing forward, but also help others who are facing their own mental challenges and need help.

To view the “Treading Water” trailer, click here.

To view the “Treading Water” film, click here.

UFLAC is proud to support this effort and we encourage our members to watch this video and remind you that UFLAC and the LAFD are committed to your health and wellbeing. UFLAC has licensed Mental Health Professionals, including certified Addictions/Alcoholism Specialists. Additionally, the LAFD has two licensed Mental Health Professionals staffing the Fire Department’s Behavioral Health Program. As UFLAC/LAFD members, you and your families have access to all our services, 24/7, at no cost.


In Solidarity,

Executive Board
United Firefighters of Los Angeles City