The OAPFF Peer Support Team will guide members who are struggling to resources which may be helpful in the path toward gaining assistance. Peer Support Team members have been trained in therapeutic communication, crisis intervention, and community resource networking.

They can provide assistance to both active and retired firefighters who are experiencing behavioral health and/or addiction issues. Peer Support Team Members act as a bridge to outside definitive behavioral health/addiction treatment.

Research shows that fire personnel who balance physical, behavioral, and emotional fitness have the best outcomes, whether one is looking at adjustment to becoming a firefighter, ratings of career satisfaction, family well-being, or adjustment to retirement.

Click on your District number on the map to see a list of peer supporters in your area.

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District 5


Brett is a Lieutenant with the Violet Township


Brian currently serves as a Lieutenant for the


Heith Good is a Lieutenant with the Norwich


Mike Reiterman currently serves as a professional


Morgan currently serves as a firefighter/paramedic


Shawn Stauffer is a Firefighter/Paramedic/Rescue


Steve is a Firefighter and Paramedic and has

District - 1

Ben Jarrett

Ben has seventeen years of experience in the fire

Link Briggs SR

Link Briggs Sr. served with Mansfield Fire

Meredith Hill

Meredith has been a firefighter/paramedic for the

Ryan Patton

My name is Ryan Patton and I’ve been in the fire

District - 2

adam reichman

Hello, My name is Adam Reichman. I’m 44 years old

Bill Mastroianni

I have been in the fire-service for almost 25

don fobean

Don Fobean retired as a Captain /Paramedic from

Jamie Starcher

I’m Jamie Starcher and have been in the Fire

Kevin kelley

Kevin Kelley joined the Cleveland Fire Department


I have worked with Akron Fire Department for 17


Steve Nash has lived in the Willoughby, Ohio area

District - 3


Chad is a Captain at Cumberland Trail Fire

Mike Smith

Mike has served as a pastor since 1993 in Kentucky


Scott Elliott is a Captain with the Cambridge Fire


Tracey began a career in EMS in 1989, became a

District - 4


Carmen started in the fire service in 1988 as


Jason has been with the Hamilton Fire Department

Kevin Sanders

Kevin joined the Springfield Fire Rescue Division

miles cook

Professional Fire Fighter/EMT 19 years with the


Nick Overman is the Safety Captain for the Dayton


Rich Goforth is a member of the Springfield