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Saturday 4 December 2021
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Retirement Can Come With Issues As Well As Benefits.

Retirement Can Come With Issues As Well As Benefits.

Many people look forward to their retirement and it is something that they save up for, for many years. They will either pay into a pension fund by themselves because there are self-employed, or the employer will make the necessary deductions from the salary and then add some in as well. Most of us look forward to the day when we can put down our pens or hang up our boots, and say goodbye to the working life. There are others however who definitely do not look forward to the day when they get to retire. They have been doing a job for over 40 years that they love and they regard their fellow workers as members of the family.

I am, of course, talking about firefighters and we all know what these excellent people go through on a very regular basis to keep us all safe. Many of them are not ready to take the necessary steps towards retirement and so they need a little bit of assistance to help them to embrace the concept and to begin enjoying their federal firefighter retirement. The following is some of the assistance that they can get.

Marriage assistance – These firefighters spend most of their time in the firehouse with their work colleagues, and many only get to see their families for a few hours a day. This means that their spouse doesn’t spend a great deal of time with them, and this actually helps to make the marriage stronger. However, once retirement comes along, then these firefighters are going to be at home all day every day and this can put a real strain on the marriage.

Health assistance – As a firefighter, to make sure that they are fit and well and up to the task of fighting fires, they have to go through regular health assessments and this helps them to ward off any issues with their health. However, upon retirement these kinds of health checks do not happen on a regular basis, if at all. Their mental and physical health begins to suffer and so they need some assistance to get them to start seeing their doctor again and keeping up with the medication.

These are only two of the numerous things that a retired firefighter needs assistance with, and if this assistance is not afforded to them, then it is very likely that they will suffer both physically and mentally. They have given their all for us this past 40 years or more, so it only seems right that they should be provided with some assistance when they retire.