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.
Hold-Respond / Help-Listen / Heal-Making Connections
SC FAST was established in 2012, its primary focus is to provide awareness level training to all of South Carolina’s First Responders (Firefighters, EMS, Public Safety and 911 Telecommunicators/Dispatchers), to assist in recognizing daily stressors, both in their personal lives and during emergency responses; as well as to respond after potentially traumatic events.
The SC FAST team 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 South Carolina’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.