Firefighting is a career of extremes that cannot be left at the office. Firefighters deal with life and death on a daily basis and are usually unable to debrief completely before heading home. Many firefighters find it difficult, if not impossible, to discuss work with their loved ones. We combine both on-duty and off-duty topics to provide firefighters with the tools required to deal with the stressors of firefighting.

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Why CBD is Being Used to Calm the Mind

If CBD doesn’t make you feel high, why are people using it to reduce stress or “calm the mind”? Research into CBD has shown it has multiple effects on the brain from reducing symptoms of anxiety all the way up to reducing seizures. 

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Broken Rituals

Mourn the loss of the ways you enjoyed. Grief and mourning can be powerful and positive emotions when given the right expression and forum.

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Survival of the Strong

As firefighters, we want the best. We want the best in order to be able to do the best job we can. On the whole, we’re motivated and driven; we have a job to do, we know how to do it, and we want to deliver. We want the best workplace environment, the best equipment, …

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How To Keep Work Stress From Hurting Your Relationship

Have you ever been the target of someone else’s emotional outburst? It’s generally shocking and disorienting. You were going along with your day and suddenly you are dealing with an unexpected verbal assault. At the end of it all, you are frustrated, scared, and maybe even humiliated. What did you do to deserve that? 

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Demystifying Emotions – One First Responder At A Time

When you think about truly sharing your emotions, would you prefer to leave the conversation or conveniently find something else to talk about? Maybe it’s because you don’t know how you are feeling or maybe you want to shout “none of your business!” Or is it because you think sharing emotions makes you look weak?

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Cognitive Disconnection As Firefighters

By: Jeff Dill As firefighters we allow our emotions to overcome reality and then base our decisions on those emotions such as anger, guilt, jealousy or other emotions. This can result in cognitive disconnection. Cognitive disconnection is the importance of knowing our emotions and how we react on those emotions which can ultimately affect our …

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