Major Factors that Influence Behavioral Health in the Fire Service

  • Karen F. DeppaEmail author
  • Judith Saltzberg
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Fire book series (BRIEFSFIRE)


Could the firefighter emergency responder population also benefit from training on resilience skills, as school-age children and military populations have? In order to investigate this and recommend an appropriate intervention strategy, this chapter looks at what the literature says about the key factors that influence firefighter behavioral health. In a review of literature that identifies vulnerabilities and protective factors associated with behavioral health in the fire and emergency services, several factors turn up repeatedly. They provide clues to the interventions that might be most effective in a resilience training approach with this population.


Social Support Ptsd Symptom Emotional Exhaustion Collective Efficacy Compassion Fatigue 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BrookevilleUSA
  2. 2.University of PennsylvaniaWynnewoodUSA

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