I Love a Fire Fighter

Second Edition
What the Family Needs to Know

Ellen Kirschman

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Hardcover
June 16, 2021
ISBN 9781462546534
Price: $57.00 $42.75
336 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
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Paperback
June 16, 2021
ISBN 9781462541003
Price: $16.95 $12.71
336 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
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e-book
June 16, 2021
ePub and PDF ?
Price: $16.95 $12.71
336 Pages
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print + e-book
Paperback + e-Book (ePub and PDF) ?
Price: $33.90 $18.64
336 Pages
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The new edition will be published June 16, 2021. If you need this title before then, please see the previous edition.
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What is the emotional toll on fire fighter families? There are ceaseless worries—about the physical dangers of the job, coping with anxiety, and long hours spent away from home. No one understands the mental health concerns of fire fighters and their loved ones better than psychologist Ellen Kirschman, who has dedicated her career to the treatment of first responders. This wise and no-nonsense guide—now fully revised to reflect the latest research and the ever-changing nature of the profession—shares compassionate advice and practical strategies for when times get tough. New to this edition are a chapter on the psychological effects of fighting wildfires, greater emphasis on the emotional experience of fire fighters (including how to deal with occupational hazards like trauma, marital stress, and substance use problems) and user-friendly quick-reference tips. Being a first responder is one of the toughest jobs—and one of the most worthwhile. With equal parts candor and wisdom, Dr. Kirschman shows not only what it’s like to be a fire fighter, but also how to make the fire fighter in your life feel understood and supported.