Peer Support

Our core mission is to be there for our Brothers and Sisters, especially during a time of need. If you find yourself struggling, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of our trained Peer Support Team Members.

Stress is a normal part of every significant job. At different times during your career with the Department your level of stress may reach a significant or critical point. An acute stress reaction is frequently related to a specific unusual event (death of a co-worker, multi-casualty incident, severe dismemberment or disfigurement of victim, death of a child, personally knowing or relating to the victim, etc.). A delayed reaction may happen days, weeks, and/or years after an event. This typically occurs after you are re-exposed or “triggered” by a similar sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, situation, etc. Cumulative stress is the buildup of stress over time, and/or when you are experiencing significant amounts of stress simultaneously in your life. This buildup may eventually reach a critical mass resulting in a stress reaction.