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None of us have to struggle alone. The Jersey City Fire Department Peer Support Team is here when you need us. There are going to be times in our lives that are tough by virtue of what we experience as professionals and human beings. Strength is not shouldering that burden alone; but rather, strength is in letting go and asking for help. The Jersey City Fire Department Peer Support Team is made up of fire service members just like you. If you need a peer to talk with and someone who can understand what you are experiencing because they have been there, we are here for you.


"I am my brother's/sister's keeper"


The Jersey City Fire Department Peer Support Team has assembled a dynamic network of firefighters ready to help. Our team of trained peer supporters is over 30 firefighters strong, so we’ll be able to pair you with someone whose story echoes yours. Your right to privacy and confidentiality is paramount. 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.

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Family/Relationships

  • PTSD​

  • Substance Abuse​

  • Suicide​


To serve the Jersey City Fire Department by providing trained peer supporters who can give confidential, appropriate and supportive assistance.

The Jersey City Firefighter Peer Support Team seeks to participate in the contemporary movement towards holistic wellness in the fire service by allowing peer support teams to become an integral part of the organization.

The Jersey City Fire Department values the concept of brotherhood and sisterhood in which  firefighters have supported one another. This includes understanding  that we have a duty to all firefighters equally, and that we are all deserving of  genuine support by our peers in a time of need, no matter the need.

Our goal is to help our members get through their struggles so they can succeed in their careers and more importantly, in their family and personal lives. 

When you are in need of help or someone to talk to and you do not think anyone will understand, contact a Jersey City Peer Support Team member. We've been there too and want to help!

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