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Mark W Lamplugh Jr's Blog – March 2017 Archive (2)

Compassion Fatigue; Are Firefighters At Risk?

"Compassion fatigue" is a term that may be unfamiliar to some, but is rapidly becoming a recognized issue in our society.  One day, fire culture may see compassion fatigue listed and treated as a mental hazard along with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Indeed, the two are often parallel .  But what is compassion fatigue?

 

            One of the pioneers of our understanding of compassion fatigue was Dr. Charles Figley, who defined it as follows:

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Added by Mark W Lamplugh Jr on March 20, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

S-T-R-E-S-S Those Letters Can Kill Firefighters

Firefighting has always been an occupation fit only for the brave.  In the firefighting community in America today, we face unprecedented new challenges.  There is no escaping the reality that the fire situation is getting worse, particularly for firefighters on the ground.

 

Firefighters are increasingly being asked to cover more areas of expertise in more complex fire…

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Added by Mark W Lamplugh Jr on March 2, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

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