Alexandria Fire Department Prioritizes Mental Health at Annual Recruit Training Workshop


ALEXANDRIA, VA – Every day it becomes increasingly evident the importance of mental health to function in everyday life. Now multiply the stress of everyday life with the stress of the job of an Alexandria firefighter: putting out fires, saving lives, trying to preserve your own life in the process.

To combat this pressure sustained by both the mental and physical being, it is imperative Alexandria’s firefighters train both their bodies and their brains.

That is why, this week, July 5-July 8, 2022, the Alexandria Fire Department (AFD) is holding its four-day O2X mental and physical health, wellness, and resilience training workshop for new recruits.

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