Decatur Fire Training Center

ALLEAPS Supporting First Responders

Registration:  Decatur Fire Training

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
  • Divorce
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Suicide
  • 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: 

Jason Clifton

Fire/Rescue Peer Support Coordinator

(334) 850-2847

For more information regarding peer support visit: www.alleaps.org