Patti Graham

Patti Graham

FAST & Retention Coordinator

Phone: 803-968-9336
Email: patti@scfirefighters.org

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Patti was born to a father that dedicated his life to serving others, with a passion for the fire department and the community. Unfortunately, he was killed in 2008 while serving others. Wanting to carry on the tradition, Patti decided to follow in her father’s footsteps. Since her dad’s passing in 2008, Patti has gone through training with the Sumter County Fire Department and is now a volunteer firefighter. She trained and became an assistant Chaplain for the department. She also serves on the SC Firefighter Assistance and Support Team (FAST). Her involvement continues to grow around the state.

It warms her heart to hear from others and know that her father is proud to watch her grow and continue his legacy.

Patti is married to Steve Graham, Chief of Boiling Springs FD. She has four children and five grandchildren.

My Latest Blog Posts

Do you recall the last time you saw your fellow first responder hurting? Many of us know how painful it is to watch and not know what to do, or how to help. Maybe you tried, you reached out to help and then wondered if...

Thursday, August 28, 2014Are You Mentally Fit? by Lee Hopkins

In the fire service, we always stress training and being physically fit.  How are we preparing our firefighters mentally?  We stress saving our own.  Well, it’s time that we stepped up to the plate.  No one knows your brother like you do.  Most of the...

Friday, October 10, 2014Wives Peer Team being formed

The Association’s Firefighter Assistance and Support Team (F.A.S.T.) is beginning a new initiative to form a Wives’ Peer Team in various locations around the state to train and enable wives to be peers to the wives and significant others of our firefighters/first responders in their...

Thursday, January 15, 2015FAST Announces New Midlands Coordinator

SC FAST would like to thank Lee Hopkins from the City of Hartsville Fire Department for agreeing to step up and take over the role of the Midlands Region Coordinator. This position has been held by Patti Johns from Sumter County Fire Department. Patti is...

by: Rev. Doug Farmer Chaplain, Lowcountry Firefighter Support Team I am often asked by my fellow clergy who serve in parish ministry what public service chaplaincy involves. Working with law enforcement agencies invariably entails calls to unexpected death scenes; homicide, suicide, traffic fatalities, and other...

As the SC Firefighter Assistance and Support Team grows, we are fortunate to continually add exceptional individuals who ensure this program’s success. It is with great pride that I announce Tim Walters and Matthew Bernacchi, both serving in the City of Myrtle Beach Fire Department,...

Friday, August 21, 2015“No Warning”

First responders must face the unknown every day. They never get warnings of what they’ll face. Share your support with #nowarningforptsd #ptsd https://youtu.be/GCXWuBYTwI0

The S.C. State Firefighters’ Association’s F.A.S.T. Team will be presenting a Peer Training Class hosted by the North Charleston Fire Department and the Lowcountry Firefighter Support Team on March 28th and 31st, 2016. The class will begin at 8:00 a.m. and will conclude at 5:00...

 “Reaching Out”, Helping our Own, is a program presented by our South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association, in cooperation with the South Carolina Fire Academy, the National Fallen Firefighters’ Foundation and the South Carolina Department of Mental Health, to address the behavioral health needs of our...

by Firefighter Matthew Going, Firefighting seems like a glorious profession to have and a honorable way to volunteer. There is a ton of camaraderie in the fire service. It gives us a sense of belonging, of worth. You get to wear the badge proudly, wear the...