Peer training class to be held in North Charleston

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 p.m. each day. This class will prepare participants to work within their own department and/or to become members of the Statewide Firefighter Assistance and Support Team (F.A.S.T.).

This program includes training on Behavioral Health Awareness, Stress First Aid, Curbside Manner to help the citizens with serve, Listening Skills, Suicide Awareness, Understanding Grief, Alcohol and Substance Addiction, “Loving and Living with a Firefighter”, the Role of an Employee Assistance Program, “Finding Balance” in our professional and personal lives, the Role of Fire Service Chaplains, Organizing and Operating a Fire Department Peer Team, the Role of Behavioral Health Clinicians and will also include a host of other important topics, presented in a roundtable discussion format, that will encourage participation by all in the learning process. In addition to being important to those who want to join our Team, this program promises to be a great tool for others aspiring to be fire department officers at the company or the command level.

Please contact the Lowcountry Region F.A.S.T. Team Leaders Gerald Mishoe, at 843.609.8300 or by email at [email protected] or John David Reindollar at 843.442.6778 or by email at [email protected] if you are interested in attending this program. The location of the classroom facility is to be decided depending on enrollment numbers but it will be in North Charleston. There is no cost for the class and lunch will be provided both days. Come join us for an exciting and informative program!

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