Staying Healthy

The most valuable asset any firefighter has is their body. More valuable than any fire truck, hose or tool, the firefighter’s body is the most important asset when it comes to their job – saving lives.

It is the firefighter who makes the life-or-death decisions that save lives and property. It is the implementation of their decisions through their physical actions that determine who and what survives.

They are placed in harm’s way every day, under extreme duress, and asked to perform strenuous feats of physical agility and power, all while operating with lightning reflexes and on-point mental capacity.

“A Healthy Firefighter Is Everyone’s Fight,” so FASNY has put together a definitive and growing collection of articles and resources to educate every volunteer first responder about mental health issues, traumatic brain injuries, PTSD, diet, stress, common injury prevention and much more. Find it all on this page and check back often for updates.

Mental Health in Firefighting