Counseling Services for Fire Fighters
 Founded in 2009

Our Mission

Why was CSFF established?


 

…Because there is a sincere need.
 

Our nation's firefighters are faced with emotional needs that are very

unique to their occupation. The percentage of firefighters struggling with
 
career related stress is very high. It manifests itself through higher 

divorce rates and addictions such as alcohol, drugs or gambling. Another

major concern is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), as well as
 
increasing rates of suicide.  When symptoms occur, a firefighter needs a
 
support system in place that is readily accessible from someone who is

qualified and truly understands his/her circumstances.



About the Workshop Author:



Counseling Services for Fire Fighters, LLC was established based on the

tragic events H
urricane Katrina. When speaking with firefighters

returned after serving the
community of New Orleans, Jeff heard the

pleas of
firefighters who had a difficult time talking with counselors who
 
did not have any
firefighting experience. They became frustrated and

never did seek the help they needed.
 

CSFF’s mission is to offer behavioral health support to firefighters; train 
senior fire
officers and educate clinicians on the benefits of 
u
nderstanding the life and
emotions of firefighters. 

Jeff holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling and is a Licensed Professional 
Counselor. He is currently an Captain at the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District in Inverness, Illinois. He is a member of the American Counseling Association, Illinois Counseling Association, Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association, Illinois Fire Chiefs Association, International Association of Fire Chiefs and Illinois Professional Firefighter's Association. Jeff is also a member of International Association of Fire Fighters.  

 


Jeffrey A. Dill
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