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How to S.T.A.R.T Culture Change

Patti Graham and SCFAST

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

It is a proven fact the culture of a department impacts the physical and mental well-being of its members. But where do you begin in facilitating the culture you desire for your department? How do you act as an agent of change in a profession driven by tradition?

South Carolina First Responders Assistance and Support Team is here to help guide you through creating and maintaining a culture that encourages positive overall health. In this presentation, SCFAST members will walk you through how to support your people during the storms of life.

Patti Graham

Patti was born to a father that dedicated his life to serving others, with a passion for the fire department and the community. Unfortunately, he was killed in 2008 while serving others. Wanting to carry on the tradition, Patti decided to follow in her father’s footsteps. Since her dad’s passing in 2008, Patti has gone through training with the Sumter County Fire Department and is now a volunteer firefighter. She trained and became an assistant Chaplain for the department. She also serves on the SC Firefighter Assistance and Support Team (FAST). Her involvement continues to grow around the state.

It warms her heart to hear from others and know that her father is proud to watch her grow and continue his legacy.

Patti is married to Steve Graham, Chief of Boiling Springs FD. She has four children and five grandchildren.