WHAT DO FIREFIGHTERS WANT?
The Perfect Storm…
Take the 2023 “What Firefighters Want” state-of-the fire service survey
STAFFING? PERSONNEL?
The fire service is facing a perfect storm: recruitment and retention challenges, expanding job expectations, strains on behavioral health – all leading to heightened stress among members, which only fuels additional challenges. Some worry this cycle of stressors has pushed the fire service to a breaking point.
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH?
For current members, how are departments offering support? Further, as the all-hazards response nature of the job grows, how can members stay current with expanding expectations without reaching burnout levels?

With the support of the IAFC and the International Public Safety Data Institute, the second-annual “What Firefighters Want” state-of-the-industry survey unpacks these complex questions that can be used to find potential solutions: