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About FireStrong.org (11 Articles)
Firestrong is an online resource for members of the Fire Service and their families. The mission of Firestrong is to offer mental, emotional, and physical support to each member of the fire department and their families by providing educational tools, resources, crisis intervention assistance (crisis line) and peer support services.

Firefighter Therapy 101

March 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Here is some valuable information providing a differentiation of services available to Firefighters. Is there a difference between counseling and therapy? Is a Psychologist [...]

Firefighter Depression

March 5, 2017 // 1 Comment

Secret Signs of Hidden Depression People who suffer from secret or concealed depression usually do not want to acknowledge how serious their feelings are. They often put on a [...]

Firefighter Anxiety

March 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

What is anxiety? Anxiety can come from any situation or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or during a time you feel you have no control of the [...]

Firefighter Resiliency

March 5, 2017 // 1 Comment

What is resiliency? One of the most important aspects of a firefighter’s life and mental health is resiliency. Resilience is often defined as one’s ability to [...]

Sleep Deprivation

June 24, 2016 // 1 Comment

THE BIOLOGY OF SLEEP Every person needs a different amount of sleep to awaken feeling refreshed. Individual sleep requirements are genetic and may be hereditary. Scientists [...]

Suicide Risk Factors

November 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Suicide Risk Factors Many have pointed out that the risk factors for suicide mirror the population of the fire service. Importantly, it has also been noted that thousands of [...]

Crisis Intervention

May 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

As much as we like to think of ourselves as unbreakable, we break, and when we do it’s usually hard and fast. If this feeling of being in crisis comes we may not feel [...]

Firefighters and PTSD

May 2, 2015 // 3 Comments

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can occur after someone experiences a traumatic event that caused intense fear, helplessness, or horror. [...]