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 […]

March Community Education Webinar Discusses Grief in the Fire Service

February 26, 2021

The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery’s March webinars address grief in the fire service and explore how Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy can help fire fighters, paramedics and emergency dispatchers.The Center’s vital cultural competency webinar for clinicians also returns in March to help clinicians learn how to effectively […]

Cigna Center of Excellence Designation

February 23, 2021

Upper Marlboro, MD – February 23, 2021 – Recognized for quality care and cost efficiency, the IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery has received the Cigna Center of Excellence designation for adult mental health treatment.


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