Fire Department Embraces Mindfulness
Updated: Jul 6
In a department 400-members strong, a new initiative like mindfulness may not be the easiest sell, especially to those who might not immediately see the value in investing in mental health.
Administrators and firefighters alike recounted stories of crew members that were hesitant but, after taking the course came around. Petty said he knows a firefighter who, after the first class, complained loudly that mindfulness was a waste of time. But after completing the course, he came around, and Petty said he now uses the techniques every day.