On Saturday, May 11, Escondido Fire Department Peer Support Team members Mike Mellon, Dom Polito, Craig Tebbe and Chaplain Miles DeBenedictis were honored by the Escondido East Rotary club for “Service Above Self” at their annual Deep Pit barbecue event at Kit Carson Park. The Peer Support Team is part of a trained regional group that provides peer counseling and support to first responders. This is particularly important considering the exposure that first responders have to traumatic and stressful events. The barbecue included food, games, activities for kids, raffles, and a silent auction. Members of the Escondido Fire Department Fire Explorers post supported the event by attending to the children’s activities.