Community Education Webinars Address Behavioral Health Issues During and After a Career in the Fire Service

May 10, 2021

The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery offers a new webinar in May addressing behavioral health for fire service retirees and active duty IAFF members looking towards retirement. The cultural competency webinar for clinicians returns with approval as a continuing education credit for clinical social workers. Later in the month, Dr. […]

April Community Education Webinars Explore Anxiety and Opioid Addiction in the Fire Service

April 6, 2021

The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery presents two new webinars in April on anxiety and opioid addiction in the fire service. The cultural competency webinar for clinicians also returns in April. Community education webinars are free, open to the public and hosted through Zoom. Understanding Anxiety This training on Thursday, […]

Alumni Spotlight: Captain Autry Lowry

March 23, 2021

After struggling with day-to-day activities, Captain Autry Lowry made the life-changing decision to get treatment at the Center of Excellence. Here’s his story.

Alumni Spotlight: Sergeant Skip Ockomon’s Story

March 12, 2021

Sergeant Skip Ockomon has been a fire fighter with the Anderson Fire Department and a member of Local 1262 for 32 years. He’s been sober for 21 years.

IAFF Center of Excellence Celebrates Four Years of Supporting Fire Service Members

February 26, 2021

March 4, 2021, marks the fourth anniversary of the IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Treatment and Recovery. Since opening, the Center has helped more than 1,500 IAFF members start their journey to lifelong recovery from addiction and other mental health disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). IAFF members from 49 states and four Canadian […]

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