Firefighter spouses representing six local fire departments came together for a daylong course on Peer Support for Spouses.

During the day, the spouses acquired supportive skills designed to help them assist their fellow fire families who are experiencing a variety of life-crisis situations, and who may feel most comfortable talking to someone that has “been there”, understands the fire service family life, and stands with them as a family on the frontline.   

The course was conducted by Tiffany Atalla, firefighter spouse and licensed marriage and family therapist with First Responder Wellness, and made possible by a grant from the Fire Family Foundation. 

Based on the positive response, Ventura Fire Foundation plans to schedule additional programming for firefighter spouses and children. 

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