Thread: mental health

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    Question mental health

    does anyone know if its required anywhere for firefighters to have a manditory psychiatric test? if not do you think there should be a manditory psychiatric test for firefighters since they are potential arsonists?

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    Yes, I believe that there should be periodic psychiatric testing of members of the fire service. Firefighter arsonists are a serious problem in today's society and severely damage the firefighter's image. I think that the fire service should go a step further and have these tests because of the stress of the job. Too many emergency services members are dying from heart attacks that could very well be linked to stress. If anyone has information or examples of stress in the fire service, please forward that information to me for a paper I am writing on the subject.
    Thanks,
    JD Moore
    jmoore@hopewelltwpfire.org

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