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Married to Firefighting

by Ashley Brehm MS, MFT, NCC in Blog

It is estimated (here) that 50% of marriages in the fire service industry lead to divorce. That statistic is pretty high. The dream of being in a relationship with a [...]




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  • Socially Unacceptable

    May 27, 2018 // 0 Comments

    Social Media in the Fire Service Twitter. Facebook (Live!). Snapchat. Instagram. Probably others that I’m too far out of the technology loop to even grasp, being of the MySpace generation. Social media platforms connect public safety institutions with a wider audience than could have been dreamed up twenty years ago. You can post about checking smoke alarm batteries, [...]
  • Crew and Mental Health Preparedness

    May 3, 2018 // 0 Comments

    Plan for you so we can plan for them. Compartmentalization. It’s a big word, with huge meaning, bigger consequences and a humongous impact on our community. Now do me a favor and pump the brakes for a minute. First and foremost, emotional trauma and our day-to- day stressors pile up. They get us individually and can impact the department’s we serve. There’s a whole [...]
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