Building a Peer Support Program

When:  Oct 14, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (ET)

Mahlon Johnson, Technician II, Fauquier County (VA) Fire & Rescue
Jessica Saunders, Lieutenant, Fauquier County (VA) Fire & Rescue
Gina Pincosy, Clinical Social Worker, Tanglewood Therapy PLLC

This presentation will explore the importance of a peer support program for firefighters while examining the importance of mental health education. The presenters will work to reduce the stigma of a holistic approach to firefighter health. An explanation of how a peer support program is organized and utilized will be provided.

Attendee Takeaways:

  • Purpose of a peer support team 
  • The importance of mental health education 
  • The need for the reduction of stigma in the fire department
  • Mental health resources that can be utilized


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