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Leave the Baggage Behind

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This cookie-cutter counseling approach clashed with the fire service’s culture of bravado, and over the years, there developed a resistance to forms of help aligned with the words “stress,” “debriefing” or “PTSD.”

A New Approach to After-Action Reports

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Leave behind the baggage of rigid critiques and traditional counseling methods and make better use of what we know works for firefighters.

Change Taking Place in Charleston

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“Charleston 9: The Ultimate Sacrifice” shows the important work in the area of behavioral health as peer counselors helped firefighters deal with the loss of close friends and co-workers.

“You Can’t Handle the Truth”

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We as a service need to be able to handle the tough criticism that goes with working in a life and death environment.

Never Ask The Dead

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It lies in pride, a haughtiness that gushes over with phrases of “brotherhood”, RFB-KTF and t-shirt slogans in place of proven wisdom.

There is No Profile for the White Elephant in the Smoke Filled Room

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There is a huge disconnect between what is needed in that smoke filled room and what people decide to learn and train on.

The Firehouse Kitchen,aka “In-House Training Academy”Send Us Your Meal Time Pics

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Let us know how your house is a “firehouse” and not just a place to work.

Senseless in Indiana

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How’s that pledge thing working out for you?

Defining Aggressive, Part ITasks and Identity

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If a certain word defines our identity and self-worth it is vital to know how we alter such word from its true definition.

Mentoring

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We have the opportunity to mentor the next generation even before they get on the job, sometimes we do it without knowing it.

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