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Albany County Fire District 1 Peer Support

What is First Responder Peer Support
  • Fellow First Responders giving and receiving help founded on the key principles of shared responsibility, respect, and mutual agreement of what is helpful

  • Reduce stigma by encouraging conversation surrounding mental health and normalizing difficult experiences and adverse reactions to stressors of the job

  • BENEFITS:  increased hope, empowerment, self-efficacy, engagement, and quality of life

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ACFD1 cares about you!

ACFD1 deems each and every one of our firefighters, spouses and children as family. Sometimes family members struggle.  We want you to know we are here for, we care, and we want to help.

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Who are we?
  • We are a group of volunteers who understand the pressures of being a first responder and the toll that can take on you, your family, and those around you

  • We have 40+ hours of training to learn how to help others

  • We are individuals who "get it" or who have "been there", building relationships of trust through our life experiences.

What we provide
  • One on one peer support to ACFD1 members and their spouses

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) funding for at least six (6) free counseling sessions for ACFD1 members, their spouses and their dependents

  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing

  • Resources

  • Confidentiality

  • Partnerships with local resources

  • Clinical oversight by Auxilium Responder - click here to learn more about Auxilium

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