Chronic Stress: Signs, Symptoms, & Consequences

Public safety personnel are at an increased risk for stress related issues, including PTSD. While PTSD is linked to trauma exposure, not everyone who experiences or is exposed to trauma will have symptoms severe enough to warrant a diagnosis of PTSD. Often times, however, public safety personnel may instead experience chronic stress in response to repeated trauma exposure.

Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FFCSN)

The Firefighter Cancer Support Network helps firefighters and their families cope with cancer.  As a non-profit they support and mentor firefighters who have received a cancer diagnosis. FFCSN provides education, training, and resources to firefighters and their departments for the purposes of protecting against hazardous exposures and fully understanding the increasing rates of cancer in the fire service.


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