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Five Tips for Letting Go of Your Guilt

August 31, 2018

Guilt is something all people experience and feel. For example, fire fighters can sometimes feel guilty if they are seconds too late to the scene of an accident, have trouble with equipment, or simply think that they didn’t do enough to save someone. A guilty conscience can be a fire fighter’s personal Alcatraz — a […]

Post-Traumatic Stress: A Closer Look

August 29, 2018

With increased awareness and discussion around post-traumatic stress in the fire service, it’s important to know what post-traumatic stress is and what it’s not. While the term post-traumatic stress (sometimes called PTS) is often used interchangeably with the term post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the two are quite different. At some point in their career, most […]

4 Things Every Paramedic Spouse Should Know

August 27, 2018

It’s not easy being the spouse of a paramedic. While the traits that drew your spouse to their calling — bravery, compassion and selflessness — may be the same traits that drew you to them as well, the daily realities of the profession can wear on even the most stable of relationships. Having a spouse […]

Coping When We Lose One of Our Own

August 24, 2018

As a fire fighter or paramedic, you form close bonds with the men and women you work with. Over the course of long shifts, you eat, sleep and save lives together. While any loss can be difficult to deal with, the loss of a brother or sister in the fire service can feel impossible to […]

Taking Care of You: 8 Steps for Fire Fighters

August 22, 2018

Serving your community as a fire fighter/paramedic is both a stressful and rewarding job that puts great strain on your physical health, mental health and relationships. To thrive today, tomorrow and well into retirement, prioritize these strategies for self-care now: Find a daily diversion for stress. Choose something enjoyable that helps you unplug and do […]

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