Five members of the Charleston Firefighter Support Team traveled to the Salisbury, North Carolina Fire Department on Tuesday of this week to present a three day training program for the newly formed Peer Counseling Team in the SFD. Our relationship began with the SFD in 2008 after they lost two firefighters in March, 2008 in a cabinet manufacturing warehouse. Our Team members have made several trips to Salisbury and members of their department have visited and trained with us in Charleston since that time.
Christopher Wells, our Peer Counselor clinician, John Winn, Sr., Bryan Kleskie, and Demeail Seabrook, Peer Counselors on our Team, and Richie Denninger, our former Peer Supervisor, made up the group that presented the training. Special thanks to all of these men for "making us proud".
On behalf of all of them and our entire Team, we thank Chief Bob Parnell and his entire department of their hospitality shown to our folks while in Salisbury. We are looking forward to continuing our relationship with the SFD folks as both of our Teams continue to grow.