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UPCOMING EVENTS

Taking Care of People that Take Care of People

Today was a special day as we held our monthly First Responder Support Group meeting and breakfast at our offices in North Charleston. After the threat of a hurricane, people working multiple shifts, being away from their families for extended hours, and generally experiencing the anxiety that comes with it all, it was good to just sit, talk, and provide support to one another. Add the observance of September 11th to remember all those who lost their lives in the WTC attacks and it has been a long two weeks.

Today we joined together firefighters, EMS personnel, chaplains, and law enforcement to host a broad spectrum of those who make up the first responder world. While we come from different cultures in our professions, we suffer the same hurt, experience the anxiety and just need a place to talk sometimes.

Today we had that place. I wish for all who read this in the emergency services world to give us a try. We meet the second Thursday of every month at 9:00 a.m. and it is open to all emergency services personnel, active duty, retired or former, AND their families and friends who support them. Come spend an hour with us in fellowship and support. We would love to see you there.

September 12th, 2019|Categories: Community, Upcoming Events|

Our Team Announces Partnership with Thinkboxing!

The Lowcountry Firefighter/EMS/911 Support Teams are partnering with ThinkBoxing of Charleston and the Sweat Box Gym West of the Ashley to offer an informational clinic to introduce Thinkboxing as a valid alternative to traditional behavioral health care and self care. Keep watching as we will post the time and date on our Events page for the clinic in the near future.

Thinkboxing is a non-contact training curriculum that utilizes specific patterns of movement and cognition, traditionally found within boxing training, to foster better brain balance and regulation.

The program is designed to address brain responses that can lead to challenges within our mental health and to create a sense of self efficacy for those who participate.

Thinkboxing certified coaches are trauma-informed specialized teachers able to work with individuals and groups to release stress, regulate emotion, and gain an understanding of concrete strategies to feeling better outside of the gym; all while learning Olympic style boxing.

August 23rd, 2019|Categories: Community, Training, Upcoming Events|

Rocking the 5 House!!

We always enjoy a lot of activity with our old refurbished firehouse that was once Station 5 of the North Charleston Fire Department.  Thanks to the generosity of Chief Greg Bulanow and the Mayor and Council of the City of North Charleston, it has been our home now for 6 years.  We are pleased to share space with our South Carolina Fire Academy Region 5 partners to keep this old house giving back to the community.  Today, we rocked it with a lot of activity.

Pictured below is the Professor, Don Wilkins, as he teaches a class for the Fire Academy.

In the following photos, Todd  Musselman and Gerald Mishoe of our Team prep “Big John” and the “Road Runner” for their appearance at our upcoming Summit on July 25th.

 

July 21st, 2019|Categories: Community, Training, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events|

“Out of the Ashes Life Group” to Meet July 22nd

 

 

REMINDER that our “Out of the Ashes Life Group” Bible Study will meet on Monday, July 22, 2019, beginning at 7:00 p.m., at the Lowcountry Firefighter Support Team office located at 6390 Dorchester Road in North Charleston. All are welcome to attend!

July 20th, 2019|Categories: Community, Upcoming Events|

“Out of the Ashes” Bible Study Group Set for June 24th.

 

 

Our next Bible Study “Out of the Ashes” Group will be held on Monday, June 24th, beginning at 7:00 pm., at the Firehouse Subs on West Montague Avenue near Tanger Outlets. All are welcome to attend.

June 22nd, 2019|Categories: Community, Upcoming Events|

Remembering the Charleston 9…..

This week, we will observe the twelfth anniversary of the loss of nine Charleston firefighters in the Sofa Super Store fire.  This tragedy led to much change in the Fire Service of our nation that has improved safety and wellness of our firefighters. Many changes have come about due to the sacrifice of these good men.  While it has been a difficulty journey for their families and for us all, it is imperative that we continue to honor the memories of these men as a tribute to their legacies. We can best do that by taking care of each other and taking care of ourselves.  We can accomplish that by attending the Memorial, taking a drive or a walk, or simply taking time to be with our families and those we love.  I’m sure that would be their wish for you.

Gerald

 

June 16th, 2019|Categories: Community, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events|