Leadership

NE Fire Chief Found Dead

Ralston (NE) Fire Chief Kyle Ienn was found dead in an apparent suicide this week.

Ralston police responded early on January 31 to reports of a body hanging off a bridge along the Keystone Trail in Omaha, according to a report from Nebraska Radio Network (http://bit.ly/x55c2X). The body was identified as longtime Ralston Chief Kyle Ienn.

A funeral service is scheduled for Saturday. More details are available: http://bit.ly/Ar6oXY

Suicide and related topics such as depression are difficult subjects for the fire service. For more reading on these topics, please consider Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance: It Is OK To Ask For Help and Free Firefighter Training: When to Seek Therapy. Also consider Paul Combs’s artistic rendering of this troubling topic HERE.