Firefighter Safety & Health

I Have Some Explaining To Do!

I speak about Facebook Firefighters when I travel and talk about social media and improving morale. I can't wrap my head around it. Instead of saying "WHERE THE HELL IS THE SCBA...THE SCBA...WHAT ABOUT THE SCBA...OH MY GOD...THE SCBA. OH THE HUMANITY" Why not instead say "What are the operating procedures for truck companies operating on SFD's for ventilating roofs?" Hell, you never know, you might learn something.

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Striving To Save Those Who Save Others

s Firefighters, Paramedics and EMTs we often have the mindsets of being the helpers but often we neglect helping ourselves. This can take a toll on our bodies mentally and physically. When we began our careers we may have been told some of the horrific experiences we may encounter on calls we will take but unfortunately we were rarely told how to cope with them.

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The Higher Standard?

We are told to wear PPE when fighting fire, but we have proof that we don't always We are told to eat healthy, but we have proof that we don't always We are told to risk a little to save a little, but we have proof that we risk a lot to save a little sometimes

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The Unseen Voice

The typical stereotype for dispatchers (also known as Communications Officers) is that they move on and are not supposed to grieve, they are mostly unseen, unheard and their feelings and emotions are not considered. Who will check on them from the outside?

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