The Alabama Law Enforcement Alliance for Peer Support (ALLEAPS) and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) will provide
Fire/Rescue peer support training
October 19-21, 2020
Decatur Fire Training Center
4119 Old Highway 31, Decatur, Alabama.
This 24-hour training has limited seating, and there is no cost for the training.
The purpose of this course is to provide fire/rescue personnel with a distinct skill set, allowing them to deal with and assist others following high-stress job-related events such as:
- Family Stress
- Alcohol abuse
- High-Stress Events
- Crisis Intervention Skills
- Line of Duty Deaths
- Fit for Duty
ALLEAPS is NOT counseling.
ALLEAPS is a highly effective peer-driven support system that exists exclusively within the fire/rescue brotherhood, instead of with well-meaning mental health professionals that fire and rescue personnel typically don’t trust.
Completion of the 24-hour LEAPS program qualifies students to be certified peer support members as identified in Title 36-21-14, Code of Alabama. This certification provides fire/rescue personnel with identical privileged communication protection that is currently in place for a lawyer/client or doctor/patient.
This peer support training is RESTRICTED TO CAREER FIRE/RESCUE PERSONNEL and RETIREES with valid credentials. Chaplains and mental health professionals who comply with the requirements of 36-21-14, Code of Alabama, upon approval, may be permitted to attend.
The individual should have a good reputation and understanding of the fire/rescue brother/sisterhood, along with the willingness to step up and take action when another brother/sister is in need.
For information contact:
Fire/Rescue Peer Support Coordinator
For more information regarding peer support visit: www.alleaps.org