Being a firefighter, both career and volunteer, is a demanding service that takes a toll on its members. Unfortunately, the stresses and burdens of the service don’t end with the firefighter but impact the family and the spouse as well. Being in a relationship with a firefighter can be challenging for the spouse and the relationship, or it can be incredibly rewarding and fulfilling. Come and learn about the stresses that commonly exist within a firefighter relationship, what behaviors are common and which are alarming, strategies to make sure you’re taking care of yourself, and what spouses can do to support their firefighter and their unique relationship. Relationships require work, and firefighter relationships require a better understanding of each other to be successful.