It’s Not The Calls: Firefighter Mental Health and Organizational Leadership

  • It’s Not The Calls: Firefighter Mental Health and Organizational Leadership

    Posted by Robert Avsec on July 16, 2023 at 11:21 am

    My fire service colleague, Dena Ali, a battalion chief with the Raleigh (N.C.) Fire Department “hits the nail on the head” with one of her latest articles in Fire Engineering magazine, <b style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; color: var(–bb-body-text-color);”>It’s Not The Calls: Firefighter Mental Health and Organizational Leadership. Here’s how she opens the piece:

    In his opening address to attendees of FDIC International 2023, Chief David Rhodes hit a home run with his remarks on mental health:

    “There has really been little focus on the mental health effects of poor leadership. We tend to talk about PTSD because we can blame that on an incident beyond our control. But we don’t want to talk about the root cause of the MAJORITY of the stress that causes us issues: organizational vindictiveness, discrimination, favoritism, and exclusion.” – Chief David Rhodes

    https://www.fireengineering.com/leadership/its-not-the-calls-firefighter-mental-health-organizational-leadership

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