If we are serious about preventing cancer among first responders, we must prioritize changing the way we view sleep. The fire service must normalize the need for sleep in the same way it has normalized the use of self-contained breathing apparatus, writes Dena Ali.
Nobody is immune from the effects of trauma. However, we all have the power to control how trauma shapes us.
Through public education and social support, we can create a culture among firefighters that is more understanding of suicide.
Dena Ali continues her in-depth look at one of the fire service’s most timely subjects: how best to mitigate wildfire risk in the wildland urban interface.
Dena Ali goes in-depth on one of the fire service’s most timely subjects: how best to mitigate wildfire risk in the wildland urban interface.
Dena Ali discusses some common myths surrounding suicide and mental health disorders as they relate to first responders.
While wildland firefighters face significant demands during the typical fire season, the expectations placed on smokejumpers, rappelers, and hotshots are even more demanding.
Dena Ali discusses research related to firefighting that shows the conditions that can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder and attempted suicide and the interventions that possibly could promote post-traumatic growth and build resilience in firefighters.
The author examines the reasons and mind frame most commonly involved in firefighter suicides and the effectiveness of peer support as a protective factor.
On this week's Humpday Hangout, join Mike Dugan and Dan DeGryse as they discuss mental health in the fire service with some very knowledgeable guests.