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

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Barry Wright started his fire department career


Brian currently serves as a Lieutenant for the

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Heith Good is a Lieutenant with the Norwich


Mike Reiterman currently serves as a professional


Morgan currently serves as a firefighter/paramedic

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Rick “Tiny” Trask is a paramedic with Athens

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Shawn Stauffer is a Firefighter/Paramedic/Rescue

District - 1

Ben Jarrett

My name is Ben Jarrett, and I have twenty-two

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My name is Isaiah Miller and I have been in the

Meredith Hill

Meredith has been a firefighter/paramedic for the

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

District - 2

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Hello, My name is Adam Reichman. I’m 48 years old

Jamie Starcher

I’m Jamie Starcher and have been in the Fire

Kevin kelley

My name is Kevin Kelley and I have been a

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I am a Captain for the Akron Fire Department and

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My name is Matt Crockett. I am a member of L93

Matt Schenek

I have been a career firefighter/paramedic for 23

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Steve Nash has lived in the Willoughby, Ohio area

District - 3


Chad is Belmont County CARES Coordinator

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Hello. My name is Gary Harrison. I have been

Mike Smith

Mike has been a Pastor for 30 years.  Mike began

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Ryan Sullivan is a dedicated public servant

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Scott began his career with Cambridge in 2000, and


Tracey began a career in EMS in 1989, became a

District - 4

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Brad is currently a Firefighter/EMT for the City

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I’m a recently retired Dayton FF/PM. I was the

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Joseph Elliott has been working as a career

Kevin Sanders

Kevin joined the Springfield Fire Rescue Division

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Scott Holland is a Lieutenant with the Sharonville