Members of our Team will present two programs during the upcoming Annual South Carolina State Firefighters' Fire-Rescue Conference in Myrtle Beach in June. The first program will be on Thursday, June 9, and will be a Behavioral Health Workshop that will provide participants with an understanding of the potential impact of cumulative stress and the potentially traumatic events to which first responders are frequently exposed. This workshop is specifically tailored to provide participants with techniques to assess issues and build on their existing coping strategies.
The second program, scheduled for Friday, June 10, will a program development session that will address issues facing departments in their attempt to form and/or maintain a Peer Team and establish and maintain access to counseling for their members. The goal of this session is to combine a presentation from the Charleston Firefighter Support Team with a discussion among participants that highlights the successes and challenges they have experienced. In addition, training and support issues will also be addressed.
We invite all of you who are planning to be in Myrtle Beach to join us for these informative programs.