“Fire chiefs always have been responsible for their firefighters’ health and safety…Not only do officers need to understand the new breed of firefighters, they need to be able to recognize when a member is suffering from emotional or behavioral issues caused by traumas experienced on the job, as well as outside influences in their lives, such as financial hardship, family illness or a significant lifestyle change, such as divorce.” - Jeff Dill
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Jeff Dill is the founder of Counseling Services for Fire Fighters, which offers behavioral health support to firefighters and trains senior fire officers and educates clinicians on the benefits of understanding the life and emotions of firefighters. Dill holds a master’s degree in counseling and is a licensed professional counselor. He is currently a battalion chief at Palatine Rural Fire Protection District in Inverness, Ill.