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Why would a seriously injured firefighter choose to return to high risk work?

A. Richey

Bonds with co-workers and love of a particular job makes return to work appealing even after serious injury.

Firefighting is a physically and mentally challenging profession. Firefighters deal with hazardous materials, and they're often also amongst the first responders at dangerous and traumatic events. They need to be prepared to immediately respond to any emergency.  The role involves risk of injury and risk of death, such as floors caving in, walls falling, traffic accidents, and exposure to smoke, flames and communicable diseases. Ten letters...

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