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Chapter 3. Firefighting is undoubtedly a dangerous profession. Worry and fear are natural feelings we all have in the fire life, and most of us are very familiar with. But there are ways we can keep worry and fear from ruling our hearts and minds.

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We Recommend…..

If your anxiety symptoms are overwhelming you in any way, seek a local counselor or therapist for personal counseling sessions. Churches often offer low cost, affordable private counseling.

See more crisis resources here.

Read Fire Wife Heather Baker’s story in Chapter 3, “February 6th, 2012: The Incident of My Fire Wife Career”

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When a Firefighter is Irritable, Grumpy, and Disengaged When He’s Home

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Ebola: Whom shall I fear?

I'm not sure what to think of this Ebola thing.  But clearly I am thinking.   I wasn't sure I wanted to write this (yet) for our fire wife community.  But then decided I must.   If it's on my mind, and in my husband's training at the fire department and all over...

If It Were My Child

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