Who We Are

Sixth Alarm 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, in Tippecanoe County, Indiana and surrounding areas.

To Our Fire and EMS Brothers and Sisters

None of us have to struggle alone. The 6th Alarm Peer Support (SAPS) team is here when you need us. There are going to be times in our lives that are tough by virtue of what we experience as professionals and human beings. Strength is not shouldering another burden; rather, strength is in letting go and asking for help. The SAPS team is made up of fire service and EMS members just like you. If you need a peer to talk with and someone who can understand what you are experiencing because they have been there; we are here.

Mission Statement

6th Alarm Peer Support’s (SAPS) mission is to recognize that all fire service and emergency medical service members are human beings who ​will be exposed to,​ and experience emotions. SAPS will​ provide a ​safe​, non-judgmental and confidential environment where members can engage in a healing conversation with a peer. ​SAPS also seeks to share the concept of peer support and the structure of our program​ with those that request. ​

Vision Statement

6th Alarm Peer Support seeks to contribute and provide ongoing emotional wellness resources that are readily needed in the fire service and for emergency responders.

Value Statement

6th Alarm Peer Support values the concepts of Making it Safe and Making it Matter. These values are upheld by an understanding that we have a calling to care for all firefighters and emergency responders equally, and that we are all deserving of genuine support by our peers in a time of need, no matter the need.

Please watch as Matt Olson, Founder of the
Illinois Fire Fighter Peer Support Team 
explains what peer support is all about.

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