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The emotional toll of firefighting

You never know what type of call you’ll be responding to.

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By Uniform Stories

“That call, 24 years later, is as vivid as yesterday. It stuck with me, even though I didn’t think it would.”

Michael Morse, Formerly of the Providence, R.I. Fire Department, recounts a horrific fire call with infant fatalities from early in his career. At the critical incident stress debriefing that followed, a veteran firefighter broke down and Michael couldn’t understand why. He would eventually understand, but only after the countless calls that followed in the years to come.

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