Bridging the gap to reach your needed treatment and care.


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It’s important to maintain stability with financial support.

Bridging the Gap

Short-Term Financial Assistance on the Way to Long-Term Treatment

Saving lives can be rewarding and exciting, but the emotional burden of working as a SFFD firefighter or paramedic can also become overwhelming as we are exposed to traumatic situations every day at work. It is true that it takes a certain amount of toughness and grit to do the work that we do, but over time, for some, the weight of witnessing tragedy can become overwhelming. If you are an active or retired SFFD firefighter or EMT or Paramedic who needs emergency financial assistance to bridge the gap between today’s crisis and needed care, we can help!

Crisis Support Services

For Firefighters, EMTs, and Paramedics

Crisis Support

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Crisis Support Resources

SFFD Behavioral Health Unit

24/7 unit to help with debriefing services, navigation to counselors, addiction services, and other resources as needed.

24/7 Suicide Prevention Lifeline

988 is the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Safe Call Now

A 24/7 help line staffed by first responders for first responders and their family members. They can assist with treatment options for responders who are suffering from mental health, substance abuse and other personal issues.

Fire / EMS

Also known as Share the Load. A program run by the National Volunteer Fire Council. They have a help line, text-based help services, and have a collection of resources for people looking for help and support.

Firefighter / Family Crisis Support Line

A 24/7 hotline for firefighters and family members and to speak with mental health counselors who are trained in fire service culture.

Workers Comp 24/7 Nurse Hotline

A hotline for injured workers and their supervisors to get the help they need immediately. Speak with a medical professional, and get the right help more quickly.

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Maintain continuity in your behavioral health care with confidential financial support.