I’m Not Fine, and Neither are You: Mental Health and the Fire Service

Post-traumatic stress impacts all firefighters at some point, and sometimes this can manifest into serious conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Yet often responders are reluctant to talk about the struggles they face. This article by NVFC director from California Dick Brown for Fire Engineering looks at why it is important to recognize when you need help, avenues for support, and his own story of dealing with PTSD. Read article.