Peer Support Group Brunch To Be Held At Howe Springs Fire Department | Peer Support Group Brunch

Florence, SC – You may remember the live video that Lee Hopkins shared on Social Media back in April of last year titled “Suck It Up Buttercup” where he touched on the stresses that many First Responders face in course of their duties. That video had 6,000 views and was able to reach many of the state’s First Responders and bring awareness to some sensitive topics responders face such as PTSD. Lee “Fatbaby” Hopkins is now hosting “Peer Support Group Brunch” that is open to all members of the First Responder community where attendees can discuss job related stresses. This informal event is designed to simply to put responders in a community of their peers. There is no charge for this brunch and anyone who is interested is highly encouraged to attend.

⁃ Want to meet with others in similar situations?
⁃ Want to talk about that call that’s keeping you up at night?
⁃ Want to network with other first responders in your area?
⁃ Want a sounding board for other issues in your life?
This will be for all groups including but not limited to: Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement, and Dispatch.

When: Tuesday March 28th at 9am

Where: 2229 E Howe Springs Rd, Florence, South Carolina

Lee Hopkins is the Midlands Coordinator with the South Carolina Firefighter Assistance and Support Team (SC FAST) and a member of the Lowcountry Firefighter Support Team. Howe Springs Fire Department Chief William Dillion has graciously opened up the station to host this event. You don’t need to sign up or RSVP, simply show up.



You may remember the featured picture from the app that many members from the SC FAST and Lowcountry Firefighter Support Team took part in helping create. Don’t forget about this powerful tool that is literally available in the palm of your hand.

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