Family & Support Services


If you know of a firefighter of family that could use our support in any capacity, please email us at


Would you like to be one of our monthly featured families?

To assist in getting to know families within the department we feature a family each month on social media, an email to membership and a recap in our quarterly newsletters.  If you would like to be featured please fill out the form at the bottom of this page and email 4-6 photos to  We look forward to featuring you, your family and any pets!


First Responders are exposed to mental and physical trauma in the line of duty that can result in Mental Health Disorders or Post Traumatic Stress Injuries. The Firefighter and the Fire Family are affected as a whole. Should you have the need, please reach out to one or more of these resources. If you have questions about knowing which is the best fit for you, your firefighter or family please email us at

We all deserve to have a good life; ask for help - it’s there!

AFD Peer Support

Dave Thompson | 949.633.8119 |

The AFD Peer Support actively promotes behavioral health and wellness among Anaheim Fire & Rescue members and their families by listening, supporting, referring & assisting them during times of stress or crisis. Their team is committed to supporting the overall mission of Anaheim Fire & Rescue by striving to keep the workforce at its best, providing excellent resources, education and care for their members. They help the members manage stress resulting from exposure to traumatic events (an inherent part of the job) and to stay connected with members who are separated by injury.

The Counseling Team International

909.884.0133 | after-hours crisis 800.222.9691 |

Culturally competent counseling services for you and your family that is confidential with several locations making it convenient no matter where you live. The Anaheim Fire Department contracts with TCTI by providing 10 free counseling sessions per year at no cost for you, your spouse, marital or for your children. TCTI also provides trainings in many areas to include: Peer Support, Critical Incident Stress Management, Suicide in the Workplace, Significant Other Survival, and more.

First Responder Wellness

888.743.0490 |

First Responder Wellness provides trauma-based substance abuse and mental health treatment offering detox, impatient/residential as well as intensive outpatient programs. Their comprehensive curriculum integrates substance abuse treatment with post- traumatic stress, anxiety, and depression treatment, as well as incorporating family systems support. The program was designed to help patients recover from trauma while increasing their overall well-being. They offer sobriety tools and healthy coping mechanisms to ensure a safe transition back to their careers and personal lives.

678.783.3686 (office) | 833.698.7863 (National Peer Support Line) |

Our mission is to help combat mental health issues among Firefighters and First Responders. Mental health issues and an alarming amount of suicides have become more of an issue among Firefighters and EMS Personnel ( Most recently they have even begun outnumbering Line of Duty Deaths). By providing peer support (one-on-one conversation with another firefighter/first responder) and financial assistance for licensed counseling (we will find a counselor who fits you, that lives in your area, and help cover the cost of the first cycle of sessions), we hope to give our brothers and sisters a way to fight back and provide them with an understanding of what they are experiencing. We also give back to families who have lost their Firefighter/First Responder to suicide by providing a care package and monetary donation.

International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)

Center for Excellence offers treatment for IAFF Members for the successful recovery from substance abuse, PTSD and other co-occurring behavioral health issues.


Would you like to be a featured family in our monthly meet the members? Please take a moment to complete the form below.  We look forward to featuring your family!