Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Human Resource Mgt


Human Resource Management

First Advisor

Dr. Marcia R. Gibson

Second Advisor

Dr. Patricia B. Strait

Third Advisor

Dr. James L. Narduzzi


Marriage is considered the traditional and moral standard for all relationships. There are other relationship types that exist in the life of fire-rescue personnel, but this study explores only marital relationships. Marriage demands are many and not everyone is equipped to handle them. Marriage requires devoted energy and continuous negotiation and compromise. Firefighters and paramedics are subjected to rigorous training to obtain the skill for their respective jobs. Their training equips them for rescuing the sick, injured, and extinguishing fires. However, there is not a protocol or training manual for marriage. This study examines the probable cause and effect that leads to marital dissolutions amongst fire-rescue personnel. This data will be obtained through interview, questionnaire, and document analysis. The case study evaluates occupational and familial relationships as they relate to job accountability, job stress and marriage survivability with focus on a single case study participant.