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First Responder and Law Enforcement Resources

Law Enforcement is a particularly stressful occupation. Approximately 806,400 sworn police officers and 17,784 agencies in the US face the formidable task of enforcing the laws of a democratic society . Stress permeates this task, taking a toll on the health of persons who work in this occupation.  The resources on this page are meant to help mental health practitioners better understand the subculture of law enforcement in the US in order to more effectively engage and support them. 


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  • Firefighter and Paramedic Burnout: The Survival Guide.Fishkin, G.L. (2016). Parkhurst Brothers Publishers.
  • Firefighter Marriage. Gagliano, A., & Gagliano M. (2018). Fire Engineering Books and Videos.
  • Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement: A guide for Officers and their Families. Gilmartin, K.M. (2018). E-S Press.
  • I Love a Firefighter, Second Edition: What the Family Needs to Know. Kirschman, E. (2021). Guilford Press.
  • I Love a Cop, Third Edition: What Police Families Need to Know. Kirschman, E. (2018). Guilford Press.
  • Lindenfeld, G.L. (2018). First Responders: Compassion Fatigue; Burnout; PTSD. CreateSpace Publishing