Firefighter Peer Support
Taking Care of Those Who Protect Others
Phoenix SOAR Supports Burn Injured Firefighters and Their Families
The healing journey of a burn injured firefighter can have its unique challenges. We understand how the healing paths of the firefighter survivor and their family can be vastly different.
The firefighter survivor often hopes to return to the profession where the burn injury occurred, while family members may struggle with the fear of loss. The physical recovery is challenging, but psychological recovery can be overwhelming.
Watch testimonials from burn-injured firefighters and others who describe what peer support means to them:
How Phoenix SOAR Helps
Phoenix SOAR helps burn-injured firefighters and their families:
- Gain understanding of what life looks like after a burn injury
- Learn what to expect from the psychological impact of burn trauma and the process of emotional healing
- Speed and strengthen recovery - gaining hope from a peer supporter at a challenging time
- Ensure connection to a caring community and resources – so burn survivors and their families do not travel the road of recovery alone
The sooner burn survivors connect to resources and support from someone who’s “been there,” the sooner they can get back to living
Contact us to gain access to individual peer support, or let us know what additional information or resources you may need.
More on Phoenix SOAR and Firefighter Peer Support
The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Charitable Foundation, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF), and the University of Kentucky partnered with the Phoenix Society to develop a firefighter peer support component for our national Phoenix SOAR (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery) program. To develop this program, burn injured firefighters and their families were brought together in focus groups. The group helped identify specific needs of burn-injured firefighters and helped support the needs of those firefighters left uninjured, but also impacted by a burn trauma incident.
Want to Learn More?
Wach the educational video below and learn more information about the Phoenix SOAR program for firefighters and families.
Our Phoenix SOAR program now offers burn injured firefighters and their families one-on-one support from a trained firefighter peer supporter. Contact Us for information on Phoenix SOAR and peer support for firefighters!
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