Behavioral Health Training for Fire Rescue Personnel - Firefighter Health
First responders are considered a high-risk occupational group in that they experience a wide variety of physical and mental health-related conditions as a result of their occupational duties.1 Firefighters are exposed to unique stressors resulting from their diverse, dangerous, and potentially traumatic job-related responsibilities.2-3 Overall, firefighters experience more job stress than workers in nonemergency occupations.4-5 The specific job-related stressors reported by firefighters include shift work, managerial or organizational problems, inadequate equipment and insufficient resources,6...
Steinkopf, B. L.,
Klinoff, V. A.,
Van Hasselt, V. B.,
LeDuc, T. J.,
(2016). Behavioral Health Training for Fire Rescue Personnel - Firefighter Health. Fire Engineering.
Available at: https://nsuworks.nova.edu/cps_facarticles/1605