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Chapter 5 talks you through ways you can ease the cycle of the home-to-station and station-to-home transition. Long, difficult shifts can result in irritability and exhaustion. Spouse: How can you help your firefighter relax and let go when they get home? Firefighter: How can you keep from taking out the emotional and physical exhaustion you have on your spouse? Find a way that works for both of you and make those rocky transitions smooth.

Choose Your Reaction

Disarming Your Irritable, Sleep-Deprived Firefighter







Each spouse plays a roll in how things go when a firefighter comes home from a shift. A sleepless night full of difficult calls can have an effect on the whole family. What can you do to help your firefighter when they come home in a not-so-perfect mood?


The Perspective of a Firefighter Husband

Now a Word from Firefighter Husband – Act Natural

FF Husband







Why can they be so irritable when they get home? Read Dan’s experience and his advice on how to handle the transition.





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