Mental and Behavioral health support

Firefighters go about their jobs with a supreme sense of confidence – a trait that allows them to go above and beyond to keep their communities safe. But that feeling of invincibility sometimes allows firefighters to bottle up too much of their emotions without knowing how to deal with them. We want all Cherry Hill Professional Firefighters and their families to know they are supported with multiple confidential resources during emotionally charged times.

These emotional times can include, but are not limited to:

  • Feeling tired, overwhelmed, or confused
  • Home not feeling like home
  • Relationship or marriage struggles
  • Dependence on alcohol or other substances
  • Feeling alone
  • Losing hope
  • Losing a loved one
  • Not knowing why you feel the way you do

Your Local Presidents are available to you 24/7 to act as conduits for getting you in contact with mental and behavioral health support. These resources are also available at all times.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text 9-8-8 or 1-800-273-8255 or chat online at

NJ Fire and EMS Crisis Hotline

Call 24/7 for immediate, confidential assistance from other firefighters and first responders.


Cherry Hill Fire Department Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

via Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care

(856) 770-5750

IAFF Center of Excellence

Treatment for successful recovery from substance abuse, PTSD and other behavioral health issues.


PFANJ Peer Support Team

The PFANJ Peer Counseling Program was established to provide counseling and support.