In September 2019, the Legislature amended Section 504.019(b) and added Section 504.019(c) in House Bill 2143. For injuries occurring before September 1, 2019, the former provisions remain applicable, but for any injury claimed on or after September 1, 2019, the new law applies
FIREHOUSE.com features a story regarding Chronic Stress and Cancer from August 1, 2019 entitled "Behavioral Health: Does Chronic Stress Promote t
Emotions are often triggered unexpectedly. What happens in the next few seconds following a trigger determines the difference between whether an individual will react or respond. A reaction typically provokes more reactions that seem to have no end.
Over time, exposure to danger, chaos and tragedy can cause stress which takes a toll on first responders’ mental and physical health.
First Responder Resiliency:Smashing the Stigma. Full length documentary.
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First Responder Resilience:Smashing the Stigma. A documentary by Tania Glenn.
Stress in the workplace and at home is a reality for many first responders. Left unchecked it could impact your health in negative ways. Stressors have a major influence upon mood, our sense of well-being, behavior, and health. (Schneiderman, Ironson, Siegel. 2005)
The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs has released a toolkit for Veterans, their families, and friends to help them support those who might be struggling with emotional distress, crises, or thoughts of suicide on social media.
Firefighters report that studying for promotion can lead to poor sleep habits, neglecting exercise, and unhealthy dietary choices. These individuals gain weight and see their fitness levels significantly decrease during this time.
"It’s been a little over a year since we launched our Peer Support Team so we put together this short video to update you on what we’ve been doing. To those who have reached out, we’re so glad you did; it’s our honor to serve you as a Peer Support Team member.