January 31, 2023
Fire chief Steve Goode wants to make people aware of the impact of hoarding – not only to an individual – but to emergency services personnel.
Goode said that the condition of compulsive hoarding is a pattern of behaviour characterized by the inability or unwillingness to discard a large quantity of items within a home.
“The behaviour itself is often severe because those that are hoarding do not identify it as an actual problem.”
Goode said hoarding brings distress and emotional health concerns.
His message to the public is that there are risks associated with hoarding.
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