Mark W Lamplugh Jr Your host Mark W Lamplugh Jr is a 4th generation firefighter and former Captain with Lower Chichester Fire Company(PA). Mark has been instrumental in the creation of several addiction and PTSD programs throughout the United States over the past eight years. He is currently the Vice President of Responder Services for Advanced Health & Education and Cedar Point Recovery which operates Frontline Responder Services which helps firefighters and other first responders who are struggling with behavioral and mental health issues. Lamplugh is also nationally recognized in Crisis Stress Intervention through the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. He has helped hundreds of firefighters, police officers, veterans, EMS personnel, and civilians nationwide find help for addiction, alcoholism, PTSD, and mental health support. He can be reached for comment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joining us is Joel Brier from IAFF Local 2928 joins us to talk about how he serves the firefighters of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. Joel is retired after 30 years as a line firefighter and still currently represents over 2000 firefighters and paramedics as a union official as has done so for the last 33 years. He is a certified addiction counselor as well as a seasoned interventionist.