A firefighter is a psychologically and physically fit person who is adequately trained in fire fighting and can help with natural and other disasters - interventions. With this statement, we describe the firefighter in the vast majority, but in order to verify how it is, I decided to create a survey questionnaire, which will cover issues of preparedness.
There were over one hundred questionnaires distributed among professional and volunteer firefighters in central Slovenia. Due to the lack of interest only 53 of them came back. The participants were firefighters of different ages and with a different number of service years.
The participants gave answers with the help of a grading system. The questions involved situations before, during and after intervention. Basically, the focus was on the workplace welfare of firefighters. The research purpose was to find out how many negative feelings they can recollect at the workplace and how much stress they feel within the profession.
It has been established that firefighters, despite their extensive work, where there is a high probability of tragic events, have a good relationship with their profession, which does not present excessive stress and negative feelings.
We can conclude that the increase in working lives reduces the negative feelings and stress experienced by firefighters at the workplace.