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The What Firefighters Want project calls on all active firefighters to share their opinions and insights through FireRescue1’s comprehensive survey that goes beyond statistical exercise to serve as a platform for firefighters to voice their concerns, aspirations and ideas for evolution within the profession. The What Firefighters Want project is supported by the International Public Safety Data Institute (IPSDI) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC).

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The What Firefighters Want in 2023 special coverage series explores the root of firefighters’ stress, the impact of staffing challenges, how supervisor stress affects the entire crew, guidance for managing personal and professional stress, information about recruitment and retention solutions, insights into how stress affects the family unit, and much more to help firefighters and officers alike navigate the perfect storm of stress.
From family outreach to increased counseling access and more understanding from supervisors, firefighters are looking to leadership to step up in this area
Solutions to navigate the most common family-centric concerns voiced by firefighters
Fire service leaders can take action to increase awareness, access and applicability of these potentially lifesaving programs
It comes down to selecting the right members and training them in two key areas
Understaffed, overworked first responders need robust wellness programs to combat stress
How to get down to fireground business even if you can’t get up to the roof
Firefighters get real about one of the biggest issues facing the industry and how to fix it
The FireRescue1 community considers what is driving high stress and staffing challenges
Volunteers want more mental health services, increased staffing to relieve stress and culture change to eliminate lingering stigma
Highlighting the most eye-opening results from the annual state-of-the-industry survey
Firefighters pinpoint their top stressors and acknowledge the impact of stress on the quality of service provided
Survey respondents share their experiences with staffing stressors
Firefighters feel generally positive about the job, but they report high stress, and many have considered leaving their organization
How officers mitigate these stressors for the benefit of themselves, their crew and the department as a whole
Unpacking the survey data and identifying solutions to address the perfect storm of stress
The FirstNet Health and Wellness Coalition supports initiatives that turn post-traumatic stress into growth
The battalion chief addresses a worrying statistic about the impact of stress level on firefighters’ day-to-day work
FireRescue1’s 2023 state-of-the-industry survey revealed some alarming statistics related to respondents’ feelings about the job. Download your copy to learn critical insights into what is driving the perfect storm of stress among many firefighters.
More than 2,100 firefighters speak up about the perfect storm of stress and staffing challenges
2023 SPECIAL COVERAGE HIGHLIGHTS
FireRescue1’s 2023 state-of-the-industry survey revealed some alarming statistics related to respondents’ feelings about the job. Download your copy to learn critical insights into what is driving the perfect storm of stress among many firefighters.
Unpacking the survey data and identifying solutions to address the perfect storm of stress
The battalion chief addresses a worrying statistic about the impact of stress level on firefighters’ day-to-day work
STAFFING, STRESS AND HEALTH
As the “special ops” of wildland firefighting, smokejumpers need specialized skills to succeed in extreme conditions
Firefighting was crowned most-stressful job; understanding what makes it so is key to reducing that stress
There is always the chance that something will happen that we have no control over; it’s those fears that keep us up at night
Because adults spell love ‘L-O-V-E’ and children spell it ‘T-I-M-E’, fathers spending quality time with their kids is a key to creating healthy relationships
How to select the right quick-action technique – completion, delegation or relegation – to help mitigate the impact of stressors
Reiki holds the potential to unlock new avenues of healing and self-discovery, offering relief from physical discomfort and emotional tension
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About the Sponsor: ImageTrend
ImageTrend is dedicated to connecting life’s most important data in the fire, EMS, hospital and emergency/disaster preparedness industries. The company delivers software solutions such as ImageTrend Elite™, Continuum®, Health Information Hub™, Patient Registry™ and Resource Bridge™ to enable fully integrated patient-centric healthcare and public safety. ImageTrend’s commitment to innovation, its clients, and providing world-class implementation and support is unsurpassed.