Welcome to Beyond The Gear! This is an educational blog that was created to give insight into the world of firefighting and the stresses that come with it. Emergency professionals are at three times the risk for PTSD, burnout, anxiety and depression.( just to name a few.) This blog is here to give credible information that will make us all better at managing stress, and tools to improve health and personal wellness. I hope you enjoy the videos and articles!! Here's to better health, longevity, and overall happiness.