"Retirement from a life-long career can be a stressful event, regardless of the field. Research conducted in the military and law enforcement fields indicated that retirement from a career in public safety can be more stressful than retirement from the general work force. Currently, there is little literature that is dedicated to the issue of retirement from the related public-safety field of the fire service. The purpose of this research was to determine what problems a person may face, as well as how to successfully deal with those problems, when retiring from a career in the fire service. This study used an evaluative research methodology. The research questions that were answered were: 1. What are the problems associated with retirement in general, and the fire service in particular? 2. How do retirees deal with those problems? 3. What factors contribute to a successful retirement from the fire service?"
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