Click the FAST Training box to learn more about Team training.
SC FAST was established in 2012, its primary focus is to provide awareness level training to all of our state’s first responders, to assist in recognizing daily stressors, both in their personal lives and during their emergency responses as well as to respond after potentially traumatic events.
Hold-Respond Help-Listen Heal-Making Connections
The South Carolina First Responder Assistance and Support Team’s (SC FAST) mission is to serve those who serve others by providing compassion, making connections, inspiring courage, while changing the culture.
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. As the program grows, the Team will continue to be an advocate and to provide connections to clinical services through the appropriate health care professional for our First Responders and family members in need of that level of care.
Our goal is to provide our first responders with information and training to enable them to meet the challenges of their everyday personal and during their emergency responses. We will achieve these goals through a commitment to excellence and the highest respect for integrity, unique culture, and traditions of the First Responder community.
“Reaching Out,” Helping our Own, is a program presented by the 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 state’s firefighters.
Click the image above to download a copy of the Behavioral Health Awareness presentation.(Oct 2017)
The Prevalence of Suicide Among Firefighters: The Deaths No One Wants to Talk About by Mark W Lamplugh Jr
Watch Gerald talk about the stigma of asking for help
Click the Apply button if you would like to apply to be a member of the S.C. First Responder Assistance Support Team.
Peer Contact Form
To learn more about Provident’s FRAP, click the image below.
For the First Notice of Claim Form, click the image below.
Patti Graham State Coordinator 803-968-9336
Keith Eudy Greenville County EMS 864-906-0292
Bryan Riebe Donaldson Center CTC/SCSFA 864-313-0205
Christan McConnell (864) 357-1579
Russell Alexander – Fountain Inn FD 864-505-0564
KJ Hall – Manning City / Sumter County (803) 607 – 8887
Larry Gore – City of Florence Fire (843) 687 – 0701
David Reed Columbia Fire
Grand Strand Region
Jay Ortiz North Myrtle Beach Fire (843) 267-6000
Low Country Region
Angie Stewart Beaufort County EMS 864-809-7158
Mitch Stewart SCDHEC (864) 415-8436