The South Carolina First Respond Assistance and Support Team was established to provide the state’s first responders with training to assist in recognizing stressors in both their personal lives and during emergency responses. The team’s mission statement is, “to serve those who serve others by providing compassion, making connections and inspiring courage while changing the culture.” As a result of the Association’s advocacy efforts, SC FAST is receiving reoccurring state funding for the first time since its inception in 2012.
First responders training
SC FAST consists of First Responders, EMS, Public Safety and 911 Telecommunications who will deliver the initial Behavioral Health Awareness training. SC FAST will provide this training to our state’s First Responders, upon request, and will continue to develop a comprehensive plan to develop a statewide Peer Outreach program. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Patti Graham, State Coordinator (803-968-9336).
FAST Regional Coordinators
- Keith Eudy Greenville County EMS
- Bryan Riebe Donaldson Center CTC/SCSFA
- Christan McConnell
- Russell Alexander – Fountain Inn FD
- KJ Hall – Manning City / Sumter County
- Larry Gore – City of Florence Fire
- David Reed Columbia Fire
Grand Strand Region
- Jay Ortiz North Myrtle Beach Fire
Low Country Region
- Angie Stewart Beaufort County EMS
- Mitch Stewart SCDHEC