Coping with Critical Incidents:A Critical Appraisal of Stress ManagementAnd Social Support within theRetained Fire Service in Ireland

  title={Coping with Critical Incidents:A Critical Appraisal of Stress ManagementAnd Social Support within theRetained Fire Service in Ireland},
  author={Joseph O’Mahoney},
The psychological health and safety of firefighters has become a significant issue for fire services in Ireland owing both to recent legislative changes and to increasing awareness of the potentially stressful nature of dealing with emergency situations. Critical incident stress management (CISM) initiatives have been introduced with a view to supporting the psychological health of fire crews and with the aim of protecting individuals from developing a psychiatric illness, namely post… 

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