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Behavioral Health Training for Fire Rescue Personnel | News

Behavioral Health Training for Fire Rescue Personnel

by Bryan L. Steinkopf, Vera A. Klinoff, Vincent B. Van Hasselt, Todd J. Leduc, and Judy Couwels

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. Firefighters are exposed to unique stressors resulting from their diverse, dangerous, and potentially traumatic job-related responsibilities. Overall, firefighters experience more job stress than workers in nonemergency occupations.

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