Durango Fire uses teamwork to support mental health

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Durango Fire uses teamwork to support mental health

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Durango Fire Protection District firefighters catch their breath while fighting the Central Hotel Fire in downtown Durango in 2006. During the blaze, firefighters rescued people trapped in the smoke-filled building. Durango Fire’s peer support team has 10 to 12 members available 24/7 to help 180 volunteer and full-time firefighters cope with the mental stress of responding to trauma and tragedy.

Durango Fire uses teamwork to support mental health

Durango Fire Protection District firefighters catch their breath while fighting the Central Hotel Fire in downtown Durango in 2006. During the blaze, firefighters rescued people trapped in the smoke-filled building. Durango Fire’s peer support team has 10 to 12 members available 24/7 to help 180 volunteer and full-time firefighters cope with the mental stress of responding to trauma and tragedy.
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