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“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”…Or Is It?

Do you know the song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”? Andy Williams is who I most remember singing this. The song talks about the fun times of the Christmas season. I want to take a few minutes and compare parts of this…

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Upcoming SCFAST Training and Team Meeting

SCFAST has a busy few months ahead. See the following events and we look forward to seeing you there. If you have questions about either event or want to know more about SCFAST, visit scfirefighters.org/FAST or contact the SC FAST State Coordinator, Patti Graham (803-968-9336)  …

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Upcoming Emotional Trauma Life Support (ETLS) course

The South Carolina EMS Association, South Carolina Firefighters Association, and DHEC are hosting two Emotional Trauma Life Support courses, taught by Sarah Mielke in August 2018. These unique and intuitive two-day, sixteen hour “modular” training program designed to train Emergency Responders in how to deal with…

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Upcoming SC FAST Training

The SCSFA First Responders’ Assistance and Support Team (SCFAST) is hosting several new upcoming training programs. ( Description Below)   April 14 and 15 at Sumter Training grounds 0830-1700   (To Enroll in this specific class, email Patti at [email protected]) May 2 and 3 at Greenville City…

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Proviso 62.23 funding for 2018 has been received

We are pleased to announce that Proviso 62.23 funding for 2018 has been received. Our Association efforts to prevent, train and financially help our members with “PTSD” continues to grow FAST Team members and the Association extend our thanks to the General Assembly for one again…

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Under The Helmet: Addressing the Hidden Problem

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…

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Peer Team Training Program April 14-15 | SC Fire Academy

 “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…

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Peer training class to be held in North Charleston

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…

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“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 [youtube]https://youtu.be/GCXWuBYTwI0[/youtube]

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SC FAST Announces Grand Strand Region and team of coordinators

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,…

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