Mitigating the Impact of Traumatic Event Exposures

Firefighting has many rewards and benefits, but it is also stressful and dangerous. As firefighters, we train and prepare for the many physical risks we face, but what about the risks to our health and wellbeing? This article for Crackyl by NVFC member Howard A. Cohen looks at the health impact of stressors and traumatic events, what can be done to build resilience, and how to recognize signs and symptoms that we or someone we know need help.