Peer Support

Your Local 416 Peer support team is her for you! Both Active Member and Retired . This is private and confidential, we will work with you, to help  get you the resources you need to get through the rough spots and get back to living and enjoying life.

Our goal is to provide safe and confidential assistance to our members and their families in an effort to relieve the acute and chronic stressors associated with life in the fire service.

Brain health is physical health. If you believe that you or a family member would benefit from a discussion with Peer Support, call or text  us anytime!

Information may also be found on the FIRESTRONG website

If You Need information or help this is a list of the Local 416 Peer support Board Members. We are here for you, We will get you the peer support you are looking for.

Hank Harris IFD


Doug Abernathy IFD


Brandon Dreiman IFD


Jeremiah Meriwether IEMS


Tim Gallagher Local 416


This is a list of the Area Providers That our Departments work with

Life services

(800) 822-4847

Anthem EAP

(800) 865-1044

St Francis EAP

(317) 528-7900

Comprehensive counseling

(317) 880-3777


What is anxiety and stress?

Anxiety or stress can come from any situation or event that makes us feel worried, frustrated, angry, or during a time you feel you have little or no control. Anxiety can be a feeling of

apprehension, nervousness, or fear. The source of this uneasiness is not always known or recognized, which can add to the distress you feel. People with anxiety disorders frequently have intense, excessive and persistent worry and tension about everyday situations. Here are some tips to help cope with anxiety

Eat a well-balanced, healthy diet.

Exercise regularly.

Get enough sleep.

Learn and practice relaxation techniques like guided imagery, progressive muscle relaxation, yoga, tai chi, or meditation.

Limit caffeine and alcohol.

Take breaks from work. Make sure to balance fun activities with your responsibilities. Spend time with people you enjoy.

Pick up a hobby that you used to enjoy.

Talk to friends or peers.


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