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The human brain is the most resilient organ in the body. Yet, even it is susceptible to harm, not only from outside physical sources, but from internal mechanisms as well. Due to the nature of the work they do, wildland firefighters can be exposed to traumatic events. These incidents may have an impact upon our mental and behavioral health. BLM Battalion Chief Asad Rahman from Carson City, Nevada (and previous guest for our Season 2, Episode 10 CISM podcast) and Dr. Deb Silveria, a psychologist from The Counseling Team International, join us “On the Line” to talk about post traumatic stress, and post traumatic growth.

This podcast was made possible in part through support from the U. S. Forest Service and the University of Montana.

This media record is part of a series:

On the Line

On the Line, a "Podcast for Today's Wild Land Firefighters," is produced by the Health and Human Performance Department at the University of Montana, Missoula. Learn more.

Media Record Details

Mar 10, 2021
Charles G. Palmer, Brent Ruby, Asad Rahman, Deb Silveria

Cataloging Information

Human Dimensions of Fire Management
Human Factors of Firefighter Safety
Psychological Safety
Wildland Firefighter Health

NRFSN number: 23170
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