Supporting, guiding, and connecting the community and individuals in times of crisis.

Routt County Peer Support

Helping Those Who Help Others

Peer Support is a nationally recognized program developed by law enforcement agencies and adopted by other emergency response departments to promote and provide mental health and stress management support among individuals in high impact, emergency response-based careers. Peer Support is effective as a first line of assistance and basic crisis intervention to assist fellow workers during times of acute or chronic stress.

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Peer Support is:

  • An interpersonal interaction that is based upon a common experience or history
  • A referral opportunity for further mental health support if needed
  • Voluntary and based on self-referral
  • Peer lead and clinically supported by a mental health professional
  • Free of charge
  • Confidential under Colorado statute C.R.S. 13-90-107(m)

Peer Support is NOT:

  • On-going therapy
  • Informal conversations around the office
  • An EAP

Peers from law enforcement, fire services, dispatch and emergency medical services are all represented on the Routt County PST.  Peer Support members volunteer and donate their time, training and skills as a civic contribution to the emergency services community.  The unique collaboration between skilled peers and mental health professionals is the foundation of the organization and produces a high level of integrity and acceptance within the emergency service community.

PEER SUPPORT TEAM MEMBERS ARE REPRESENTED BY

PEER SUPPORT TEAM MEMBERS ARE REPRESENTED BY

SERVING ALL EMERGENCY SERVICE PERSONNEL FROM:

  • Yampa Fire EMS
  • North Routt Fire Protection District
  • Oak Creek Fire/EMS
  • West Routt Fire/EMS
  • Yampa Valley Regional Airport Fire Department (ARFF - Station 9)
  • Steamboat Fire Rescue
  • Steamboat Police Department
  • Routt County Sheriff's Office ​
  • Colorado State Patrol (Routt County)
  • Routt County Communications (Dispatch)
  • Routt County Search and Rescue
  • Routt County Forest Service Firefighters
  • Steamboat Ski Patrol
  • 20 Mile Mine EMS
  • City of Steamboat Springs Ski Patrol (Howelsen Hill)
  • Routt County Emergency Management ​