BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. -- First responders have gone through hours of training to help prepare for disaster fatigue.
Police and firefighters have aided our community through wildfire destruction countless times.
The toll these fires are causing is strenuous for first responders in every way possible, especially for those firefighting the same areas they live in.
“That does weigh a heavy toll because what are we here for? To protect life and property, primarily life,” said Cal Fire Public Information Officer Scott McLean.
He added, “We provide for the logistical support for the well-being for the firefighters physically however the mental aspect comes into play.”
Mclean told Action News Now firefighters are given peer support with guides on how to handle stress, trauma, and grievance.
All are tools necessary for first responders to stay fit as they continue healing communities.
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