Let’s work hard in 2021, putting our differences aside to fight for normalcy. Together, we can lower the incidence of mental and physical illness.
The fire service and I suspect it’s true of all emergency services, it’s both really easy to both love and loath, all at the same time.
when faced with unsurmountable odds, we in the emergency services do whatever it takes to get the job done. for those of us who now have PTSD, we too must face the daunting task of getting it done.
While faced with memories of a critical incident or more, should we suppress their emotional impact on us? Or face them head on?
The Incident commander is “the” person in charge on the fire ground. When it comes to you’re mental health, you are the one in charge.
While I fought tooth and nail to shove everything way down, I would come to learn the hard way that You can’t ignore PTSD.