Well worth the read this is a very important issue
In the fire service, emotional and behavioral health is a subject we seem hard-wired to avoid. By nature, we are problem-solvers who are traditionally rewarded for bold action on the emergency scene. Talking openly about our feelings isn’t exactly a proven method for building “street cred” in the firehouse. And yet, we know there’s a link between behavioral health problems and poor job performance, attitude problems on the job, safety violations and even workplace violence.