With consideration for health and safety during Covid-19, Local 2195 will be hosting our boot block electronically this year. It wouldn’t be prudent to place our firefighters on the street corners interacting with thousands of citizens over the several days that the boot block occurs.
As many know, the Boot Block is a major contributor to Lee’s Summit Social Services (LSSS) and we still want our citizens to have the opportunity to keep LSSS funded. Instead of dropping money in the boot on the corner of 3rd and Douglas, you can make a financial contribution through Paypal to the Lee’s Summit Firefighter Charities.
IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery
The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment facility specializing in PTSD for IAFF members – and IAFF members only – who are struggling with addiction, PTSD other related behavioral health challenges to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery. It is a safe haven for members to talk with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.
Care for your unique needs
If you’re struggling with post-traumatic stress along with co-occurring depression, anxiety or substance abuse disorders, you need treatment from professionals who understand the fire service culture and the unique pressures of your job. The IAFF Center of Excellence connects you to best-practice, evidence-based therapies delivered by clinicians who understand the types of trauma you experience on a day-to-day basis.
Completely confidential treatment
Center staff cannot discuss your treatment with anyone — your fire department, family or friends — unless given explicit permission by you. This applies before, during and after your stay at the IAFF Center of Excellence.
Our Partner: Advanced Recovery Systems
With seven treatment centers across the United States, the continuum of care provided by Advanced Recovery Systems is unsurpassed. The IAFF has partnered with Advanced Recovery Systems to provide members with specialized treatment for the everyday stressors that trigger PTSD, behavioral health disorders and substance abuse.