Labor/Employee Assistance & Critical Incident Stress Management Programs
|COVID-19 Behavior Health
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected every aspect of our daily lives. You continue to serve your communities on the frontlines and your families remain confined at home without their typical daily structure and activities. It’s putting a strain on everyone. Now more than ever, we need to make sure we have each other’s backs on the job and off.
|PFFW MAP Team Members
Professional Fire Fighters Of Wisconsin
Membership Assistance Program
Ø Stress is a part of everyday life, but the stress encountered by emergency response personnel is greater than stress associated with everyday life events.
MAP Team Members 2020 A.pdf
|IAFF Releases Report on Growing Risk of PTSD, Cancer for FF & PM
New research reveals firefighters and paramedics are experiencing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at rates comparable to combat veterans and developing cancer in far greater numbers than the general public. However, neither of these hidden hazards is adequately addressed in current protocols for treatment and remediation.
Understanding the behavioral and physical effects of the job is critical to keeping firefighters and EMS personnel safe so they can continue to keep their communities safe, according to a new report issued today by the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF).
The report, “PTSD and Cancer: Growing Numbers of Fire Fighters at Risk,” (6.8 MB, PDF) found that an alarming number of firefighters now struggle with post-traumatic stress as a result of repeated exposure to horrific events over the course of a career.
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