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In this you tube video from the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation is the release to the fire service the "A.A.R. Model" for the Fire Services.  After Action Review is to take place after every call that involves traumatic stress exposure.  Have a listen to this video to see where the Foundation is taking section 13 "Mental Health and Wellness in the Fire Services".  We at firefighterveteran support all models inclusive of the educational tools on this web site and the current emergent model of A.A.R. that is being put forward.  As a firefighterveteran from the old school we indeed discussed this under the header "Post Mortum" dialogue whenever we responded on a traumatic call.  We at firefighterfveteran also endorse the wording of "Emotional Close Calls" meaning those calls which shake us to our core from having to attend to the tragic human conditions so many of our citizens find themselves in.  These  events shake us to the core of our being and we need to find the balance and bounce back from them with care and attention to understanding what how who it affects.  Additionally there will be an outreach from NAFFVN to gather firefighterveterans who have P.T.S.D. and to develop training information that can be taken back to the firefighter front lines in home departments.  1.1 million ff veterans serve on the front lines and the current literature models that we have studied suggest that fully 10 percent have ptsd or signs and symptoms of ptsd.  This can lead to depression and suicide as an outcome.  The offensive has begun....lets roll on getting the message out.  Stay safe with your mental health.

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