Despite having inherently dangerous roles, two of the greatest dangers in the fire service today are occupational exposure and behavioral health issues.
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From NFPA Journal®
- Buddy System - Peer-to-peer support has shown great promise in reducing behavioral health problems, but responders need to embrace their own roles in the process, 2019
Speak Up -
Why it’s critically important for responders to share their stories to advance research into behavioral health, 2019
- The Toll of Violence - On-the-job violence is a fact of life for many responders. But new research and a growing awareness of the problem mean help could be on the way, 2019.
- Facing Cancer - As the nation’s fire service acknowledges the toll the disease is taking on its ranks, Boston emerges as a leader in establishing practices to protect firefighters against cancer, 2017.
- New NFPA report reveals recommendations for improving wildland firefighter safety, 2017