Illinois Firefighter Peer Support was founded so no fire service or emergency responder would have to go through pain or suffering alone. Everyday we put our lives on the line to save others — frequently putting our needs last — but as a community we’ve recognized we’re stronger when we acknowledge our burdens and face them head on together. It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help — we’ve been there — and now we are here to answer that call.

We’ve assembled a dynamic network of first responders ready to help. Our team of trained peer supporters is over 200 firefighters strong, meaning we’ll be able to pair you with someone whose story echoes yours. We also have combined forces with experienced clinical consultants and religious leaders who provide additional wisdom, resources, and comfort.

We know that every story is unique which is why we offer several paths to mental and emotional well-being. No matter which route you choose, you’ll find compassion and understanding from someone who’s been in your shoes.