Firefighters Helping Firefighters is a peer education approach to support the behavioral health needs of fire service professionals. The Firefighters Helping Firefighters program is committed to improving the lives of fire service members. These members may be experiencing behavioral health problems associated with occupational stress, such as symptoms of depression, anxiety, or posttraumatic stress. Through this program you can learn about common behavioral health problems, discover treatment options, and hear firsthand from other fire service members as well as fire service supervisors.
Firefighters Helping Firefighters is led by the Technology Applications Center for Healthful Lifestyles and the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center at the Medical University of South Carolina. It was created in partnership with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, and with funding support from the Department of Homeland Security via the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA).