Current Bulletin

Balancing the Blaze: Navigating Station Life and Family Life for Firefighters

Webinar Tuesday, July 9th at 6pm

Firefighting is more than just a job—it’s a calling that comes with unique challenges and rewards. The intense bonds formed at the station, the unpredictable schedules, and the high-pressure environment can make it difficult to separate work life from family life. This webinar aims to address these challenges and provide practical strategies to help firefighters and their families thrive both at home and at work.

Topics Covered:

– The unique draw to firefighting: Beyond just a job

– Creating deep bonds and the idea of a work family

– The atypical division of labor at home

– Managing an unpredictable schedule

– Safety concerns and managing expectations

– Family experiences: Coping with missing co-partnership and co-parenting

– Firefighter experiences: Handling trauma, irregular hours, and physical and mental fatigue

– Common interactions: Navigating stress, burnout, and behavioral health challenges

– Trauma reactions and their impact on cognitive, physical, and behavioral health

– Addressing depressive and anxiety symptoms

– Understanding chemical and behavioral addiction

– Coping and support: Professional help, support groups, and developing healthy coping mechanisms

– Recovery and healing: Building a supportive and stable environment


Special Features:

– Personal stories and experiences from firefighters

– Testimonials on managing work-life balance

– Family perspectives and strategies for support

Who Should Attend:

– Firefighters – Spouses and family members of firefighters

– Department leadership

– Anyone interested in learning more about the unique challenges faced by firefighters

For more information  please contact Tiffany Zamora at

By attending this webinar, you will gain valuable insights
and tools to better manage the balance between station life and family life,
ensuring a healthier, happier home and work environment.

We look forward to your participation!

Hope to see you there!

UFLAC Center for Health and Wellness

Published on June 21, 2024