Illinois Fire Fighter Peer Support is defined as assistance provided by a trained individual or group of trained firefighters and emergency responders who answer the call to their brothers and sisters in need, regardless of the need.
In 1994, as a newly commissioned firefighter, I thought I was going to save the world and immediately immersed myself into this new career. Around that same time, I became engaged to (my now wife) Judy who in her own right started a career as a 3rd grade teacher. She was supportive in all I […]
The following post was submitted by Craig Krsek that reflects on Tom Howard’s “The Art of Listening” ILFFPS’s Faith Coordinator, Tom Howard wrote a Power Point presentation available on the ILFFPS website called, “The Art of Listening.” It highlights skills that are an integral part of peer support, but those that are not easily mastered […]