PTSD in the Firefighting Community

It is National Mental Health Awareness Month which is a great reason to talk about the invisible injuries firefighters suffer from because of the physical and mental stress of their jobs. PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is alive and well in the firefighting community. Click on the link below to learn more about how many firefighters suffer from PTSD.View CBS News Video Here
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Increased Wildfire Potential

The Southern Area Coordination Center is predicting an above normal fire potential for most of the state of Texas next month. Follow the link below to learn how you can create a defensible space around your home. The link will download a pdf checklist with information on defensible space from the Texas Forestry Service.Texas Forestry Service Ready Set Go
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Every October, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation sponsors the official national tribute to all firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year. Thousands attend the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend.  There are 112 Fallen Firefighters to be honored at the National Memorial, to read more Click Here.  Here are some of the events
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