Firefighters Learning Not To ‘Bottle Things Up Inside’ As They Deal With Stress And Trauma From Intense Summer
Some firefighters still don't want to ask for help dealing with the emotional fallout from their jobs, but others are striving to remove the stigma that seeking support is a weakness.
Amid Traumatizing Work, Firefighters Open Up — To Each Other
People tend to think of firefighters as calm under pressure, stoic about the risks they take and private about the devastation they witness. Many firefighters prefer to maintain that image. But as fire seasons intensify, more firefighters are realizing it’s better to open up -- at least to each other. (Hutson, 8/29)