Policeman swops truncheon for Caveman’s Club

As a police officer in Swindon, Carl Rosier Jones went to make an arrest only to have a gun pulled on him and shot at him six times. “Fortunately he was firing blanks but I didn’t know that at the…

Work-related Stress and Mental Health Issues in the Fire Service

Once upon a time the leading cause of absence from work was musculoskeletal complaints: bad backs, bad joints and the like. Not any longer. Although still number one, musculoskeletal impairments are closely followed by mental health problems, many but not…

Show Stress Who’s Boss! – Book Summary

Fire fighting can be an extremely stressful profession leading to absenteeism, injury and, on occasion, premature retirement.  Every fire officer’s ability to cope with stress will vary – that which may affect one individual fire fighter may not affect another.…

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