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PTSD in the firefighting community

It is National Mental Health Awareness Month which is a great reason to talk about the invisible injuries firefighters suffer from because of the physical and mental stress of their jobs. PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is alive and well in the...
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You will be missed, Captain Rick Williams...

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Retired Santee Fire Captain Rick Williams.For those of you who did not know or work with Rick, I can assure you that he would have enriched your life with his friendship. He was hired on July 7, ...
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Firefighters are not machines; they need sleep.

The quote “I’ll have plenty of time to sleep when I am dead.” is a self-fulling prophecy. Lack of sleep is an early death sentence, and firefighters are finding out the hard way. Call volume is rising, fire departments are stretched thin, and the bur...
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Annual Pancake Breakfast

MARK YOUR CALENDARS & BRING YOUR APPETITE!November 11th, 2017Santee Firefighters Annual Pancake Breakfast Location: Station 5, 9130 Carlton Oaks dr, Santee 92071

Into Harms Way

There are always the annual anniversary articles of remembrance, patriotism and honor that reappear around observed holidays or prominent historical dates, like the upcoming anniversary of the September 11th attacks. However, modern historical events...
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