THE PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERVENTION IN CRISIS SITUATIONS
Keywords:crisis, traumatic events, firefighter rescuer, emergency, crisis intervention, psychological first aid
The society we live in is full of crisis-generating events. People face daily events that they cannot cope with on their own, such as wars, pandemics, natural disasters, famine, drought, financial problems, unemployment, political uncertainties, social upheavals, personal crises, divorces, deaths, or involvement in critical incidents. A professional category that goes through crises and is frequently exposed to critical incidents is the firefighter rescuers. (Vancu 2013) The role of the psychologist working in emergency situations is to provide psychological first aid in the initial phase of the crisis so that symptoms do not worsen and the firefighter can function at normal psychological parameters.