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How do you handle stress and pressure?
Imagine looking down from a helicopter hovering hundreds of feet above a raging fire that is spreading at a rapid speed. You are tasked with suppressing the fire as quickly as possible and two of the members of your team are missing! The job of a wildland firefighter can be extremely stressful, to say the least! Share how you manage stress on the job and in your down time. It's important to strike a balance so that you don't burn out. Explain any techniques that have helped you while you're at work. Some have found it helpful to focus on one thing at a time, not letting themselves get too overwhelmed with the big picture, especially when facing a fire that has gotten out of control. Share what works for you!

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User-Submitted Answers

How do you handle stress and pressure?
I work well under pressure I can think clearly and I use it to do a better job.
Take it as it comes take a look at the bigger picture & don't get distracted from your main objective.
Slowing down, trying to step back and get a different look at the situation. I always like to confide in peers and crew members my senior for advice or to vent.
With perserviaranse I trie to focus solely on the task at hand not of the consequences of aftermath. I believe that is what builds the most stress. If you a.
I approach the issue in terms of importance, and take on tasks one after another.
As it relates to work I tend to get a little quiter but more focused,
As it relates to work I tend to get a little quiter but more focused,
First I look at the entire situation at hand. I take a deep breath and fall back on prior experience if I have any. Or, I make a decision and create a plan and go with it and evaluate and restructure if need be.
I handle it very well in a crisis I wouldn't freak out or do anything rash to harm anyone or the wilderness.