Volunteering to be a firefighter is one of the most noble and selfless acts a person can perform. Not knowing when or where the next call may take a person will take a toll on a person and their family over time. The National Volunteer Fire Council has provided resources to help both the firefighter and their family.
Please take a look at this family guide for a better understanding of what is faced by today's volunteer and how you can help them cope:
For the firefighter that may need a little help dealing with the stresses of the position, please seek help. A great place to start is within the department with your leadership. Another great avenue is the NVFC "Share the Load" page. On it you will find several resources available to you.