Friends of Firefighters holds ‘Breakfast at the Kitchen Table’ event in Biloxi

Retired and active firefighters came together at the Biloxi Fire Museum this morning for fellowship over breakfast.

The organization ‘Friends of Firefighters’ puts this event on to help firefighters talk with each other in a relaxed setting.

Guests enjoyed a free breakfast with bacon, eggs, grits, sausage, and biscuits.

‘Friends of Firefighters’ provides counseling, peer support, and wellness services for firefighters. Clinical Mental Health Counselor Richelle Nelson said, “We created an environment for firefighters to come in and they can speak about any problem. It doesn’t have to be a dramatic event or that they went to a bad fire, it can be anything that is going on in their life. They just had a bad day and wanted somebody to talk to so we created this space for them to speak where there is no judgement.”

New York and Biloxi are the only two cities that offer ‘Friends of the Firefighters’ services.

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