“The fire service is a unique culture which is strong with tradition and based in paramilitary
organization. The nature of the firefighter shift-work requires that these professionals live in close quarters to each other for much of their career. Firefighters are exposed to more trauma, often in one work segment, than the average adult in their entire lives. Furthermore, research suggests these individuals are more likely to consider suicide and face unique challenges in intimate partner relationships. Therefore, it is imperative that psychologists working with this population understand the unique needs of firefighters and their families.FSPA Commitment:
Train Clinicians about the cultural dynamics of the Fire Service in order to develop culturally competent clinicians.
Connect Firefighters with Psychologists Specifically Trained on About Fire service Culture.
Advance Psychological Research with a specific focus on the Fire Service Culture”