Injured personnel need to heal body and mind
- BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AT THE FOREFRONT. Gist, Richard // Fire Chief;May2011, Vol. 55 Issue 5, p50
The article discusses the Initiative 13 of the Fallen Firefighters Foundation's Everyone Goes Home program which entails counseling and psychological support for fire fighters and their families in the U.S. It notes that the initiative involves various researches to uncover strategies that will...
- The Aetiology of Post-traumatic Morbidity: Predisposing, Precipitating and Perpetuating Factors. McFarlane, Alexander C. // British Journal of Psychiatry;Feb89, Vol. 154, p221
A group of 469 firefighters were studied 4, 11 and 29 months after having an extreme exposure to a bushfire disaster. The relative importance of the impact of the disaster, personality and ways of coping were investigated as determinants of post-traumatic morbidity. Neuroticism and a past...
- Measuring the effectiveness of CISD: A study. Bohl, Nancy // Fire Engineering;Aug95, Vol. 148 Issue 8, p125
Studies delayed stress symptoms in fire fighters in the United States. Mode of treatment; Evaluation of the long-term effects of the symptoms; Psychologic measures used in the study.
- Psychological responses to working in bunker gear. Petruzzello, Steven J.; Smith, Denise L. // Fire Engineering;Feb96, Vol. 149 Issue 2, p51
Examines the effects of the combination of physical work and bunker gear on firefighters' psychology. Manifestation of increase mental stress; Increase in heat stresses perceived by the individual; Decline in the ability to dissipate heat build up during the physical task.
- Applying the perception test. Brush, Charles F. // Fire Engineering;Feb2000, Vol. 153 Issue 2, p10
Focuses on the perception issue facing firefighters. Effects of perception differences on problem solving; Results of a perception test conducted on a sample of firefighters.
- Ore. Firefighter's Family Sues City After Suicide. // Fire Chief Exclusive Insight;7/18/2011, p2
The article reports that the family of the late firefighter Craig Warren, who committed suicide after being requested to resign, has sued Salem, Oregon and claimed that the city should have been more sensitive to Warren's mental health issues.
- Unions raise concerns over rising firefighter and police officer suicide rates. // Fire;Jan2016, Vol. 111 Issue 1384, p5
The article offers information on the data from Fire Brigades Union (FBU) which shows the increased of suicides rates among police and firefighters in Great Britain.
- I SAY `TO BAIL'. Angulo, Raul A. // Fire Engineering;Aug2000, Vol. 153 Issue 8, p32
Discusses how firefighters should confront situations that require them to `abandon ship,' or what is known in firefighting parlance as `to bail.' Need for firefighters to understand that there may come a time when they have to `bail out' of a fire; Documentation of instances showing how human...
- Helping firefighters overcome their fears -- and their fear of speaking about them. Spell, Jim // Fire Chief Expert Blog;10/ 9/2013, p1
The article discusses how firefighters can overcome fears. The author explains that the first stage of an action plan to address fear is to control and minimize fear through recognition and acknowledgement. Desensitization has been proven as an effective technique in addressing specific fears....