Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Suicide in Firefighters

Amazingly, if you mistreat people, they tend to die on you.  Most of the talk essentially blames the victims, such as implying they don't know how to handle mental stress properly, and the few solutions are aimed at counseling.  You know what would really help?  Paying firefighters better, hiring enough of them so they can go off-duty on a reasonable schedule instead of burning out, ensuring they have year-round health care and employment and support networks.  Funny how nobody is suggesting that.

It's a wonder any of these guys keep coming back to that shitty job.
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