The American Psychological Association defines culture as, “the distinctive customs, values, beliefs, knowledge, art, and language of a society or community. These values and concepts are passed on from generation to generation, and they are. the basis for everyday behaviors and practices.” The second definition is the characteristic attitudes and behaviors of a particular group within society, such as a profession, social class, or age group.”
- Train clinicians about the cultural dynamics of the fire service in order to develop culturally competent clinicians.
- Connect firefighters with psychologists who are professionally familiar with fire service culture.
- Advance psychological research with a specific focus on the fire service culture.