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Lexipol Articles of Interest

Please find the following two articles from Lexipol:

In "Shedding Light on Firefighter PTSD ," Sean Stumbaugh and Jeff Dill of the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance identify three insights about firefighter post-traumatic stress. They also argue that cultural change is needed to do away with the tradition of “sucking it up” and instead teach firefighters to watch out for warning signs in themselves and others. 

In “Firefighter Safety in Spring Weather,” Scott Eskwitt reviews some of the challenges that changing weather conditions can create for firefighters. He identifies key policy areas to review with the crew in advance of responses that come with warmer weather conditions.

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