Local 22 Firefighters/Paramedics

215 440-4421 / 22

415 N 5th St. Philadelphia., PA 19123.

OFFICE HOURS - Mon - Thursday - 8:00am - 4:00pm     Friday - 8:00am - 3:00pm

After Hours HEALTH PLAN issue call 215-440-4426

CRISIS HOT LINE -215-440-4449 SUICIDE HOT LINE 800-273-8255 or 988

Peer Counseling

Local 22 IAFF – Peer Support

The mission of the Peer Support Program (PSP) is to offer confidential assistance and support to all Local 22 members and their families, during times of personal need or due to traumatic incidents. The PSP augments the Local’s and PFD’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) but does not replace psychological treatment. The objective of the PSP is to minimize psychological trauma that Local 22 members and their families may experience throughout their career and render assistance in an attempt to accelerate normal recovery to abnormal events, some of which are unique to Firefighters and EMS providers.

Local 22 Peer Support Committee

Tommy Kane – 215 917 7236
Mike Yaeger – 215 514 5288
John Stankiewicz – 215 833 9675
Local 22 IAFF – 215 440 4400

If you find yourself in crisis, you can contact any of the above committee members 24/7.

92 Percent of Firefighters say stigma is a barrier to seeking behavioral health treatment

It’s not a sign of weakness 

If you want help, ask for it. Asking is the hardest part. You must get over your own pride if you want to get better. 

Peer Support Counseling

Local 22 is in the process of building a strong Crisis Management Team to include trained IAFF Peer Support Counselors, Chaplin Services, Behavioral Health Specialist, along with a list of resources gathered to provide our membership with the best Behavioral Health Services available:

  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Suicide
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Marital Issues
  • Financial Troubles
  • Depression
  • Death

We cannot stress enough that these are completely confidential experiences between you and you Peer Support Counselor.

We are here to support you! We want to help you! These services are confidential. If you or someone you love needs help, please contact us. 

You are not alone – help is here

Click on the link below for list of Peer Support Volunteers and additional information


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