Taking care of volunteer firefighters amid continuing pressure

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In the line of duty, volunteer firefighters are challenged with not only personal risks, but also experiences that can severely impact their mental health.

While putting themselves on the line to protect people, homes and habitat, sometimes they don’t win the battle, and take it to heart.

The organisations that support these volunteers are getting better at supporting them to take care of themselves, offering mental health first aid, counselling and encouraging peer support.

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