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  • Peer Support Unit & Employee Assistance Program

    Our health and wellness is an important part of doing our job well and that includes our psychological wellness. This work we do takes a toll and that is why we have worked to establish a Peer Support program. We are working to enhance this program to focus on making sure our members are aware of services available from EAP, chaplaincy, and other professional
    services. We have members throughout the Local that are trained in Peer Support.  Through these efforts we have been able
    to partner with our departments, chaplaincy programs, and mental health professionals to ensure our members have the resources they need to stay fit.

    Peer Support’s clinical director, Dr. Bob Smith, PhD and retired fire captain, provides our program with education, guidance, and access to the area’s top professionals. Peer Support meets quarterly for educational updates and training. If you would like to participate as a member of Peer Support, please contact the Local 4416 office or your DVP.  We also encourage any member to contact a member of Peer Support confidentially to learn more about assistance options or call your EAP direct.

    EAP Fishers: (800) 822-4847

    EAP Westfield:  (800) 865-1044

    EAP Noblesville & Zionsville: (317) 338-4900

    National Suicide Prevention Hotline: (800) 273-8255

    Local 4416 Office:  (317) 773-8805

    Peer Support Coordinator:  Mark Voskuhl (317) 514-8803

    IAFF Center of Execellence for Behavioral Health Treatment & Recovery:  (855) 412-2216

    IAFF Recovery Center Resource Documents
    Jun 14, 2017
    The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery offers residential treatment for IAFF members experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Injuires, substance addiction and other behavioral health conditions.  Downloadable information includes FAQ's and other information related to treatment at the IAFF Recovery Center.
    Download: FAQ_flyer_v7.pdf , CoE_Brochure.pdf

    5 Tips for Achieving Work-Life Balance
    May 26, 2017

    Peer Support Roster
    Jul 23, 2016

    Download: Hamilton County Peer Support Team Roster Sheet1.pdf

    JEMS Jan. 15, 2016 - How One Paramedic is Recovering from PTSD
    Feb 11, 2016

    Download: JEMS 1-2016-02112016163330.pdf

    Chicago Local 2 - Suicide in the Fire Service
    Feb 11, 2016

    Download: Chicago Local 2-02112016163411.pdf

    "First Things First" 12 Step Recovery & Support for First Responders
    Oct 20, 2016

    Download: First Things First Flyer.pdf

    PTSD in the Fire Service: Outline of IAFF Webinar
    May 26, 2015
    PTSD in the Fire Service: Outline of IAFF Webinar Dr. Robert Smith, Ph.D. Clinical Director, IFD Peer Support Group/ Hamilton County Firefighters Peer Support Unit The following outline content is from the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) webinar on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among firefighters. The outline is formatted in three sections.

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