The Mount Prospect Fire Department is comprised of 100 agency members, with 7 peer support members, serving firefighters, paramedics, and department support staff. Their Peer Support program originated in 2021. Members are trained through peer support curriculums, including IL Firefighter Peer Support, and peer support members are to attend quarterly team meetings and continuing education courses as able. Aside from peer support, other wellness programs that the department offers includes EAP, an in-house clinician, an in-house chaplain, wellness spaces, on-duty wellness allowances, and annual mental wellness checks.
The department’s peer support coordinators are available to coordinate assistance to outside agencies for one on one peer support requests, critical incident response, and program development or implementation collaboration.