IAFF Center of Excellence

The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind treatment facility specializing in PTSD for professional fire service members who struggle with trauma, substance use, addiction and other related behavioral health challenges

Created in partnership with Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS), the IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a flagship recovery center exclusively for IAFF members struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction, substance and alcohol abuse, depression, anxiety, and other behavioral health conditions to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery.

The Center of Excellence is a voluntary treatment facility designed by fire fighters for fire fighters with a mission to address the unique medical, psychological, and social needs of members facing behavioral health issues.

Staff are trained to understand the cumulative effect of occupational trauma, as well as the clinical implications of fire service culture and lifestyle. Treatment plans are designed to return fire fighters to the career, community and family they love.

This process is completely confidential. Center staff cannot discuss treatment with anyone — the fire department, family or friends — unless given explicit permission by the client. This applies before, during and after treatment at the IAFF Center of Excellence.

The IAFF Center of Excellence has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Behavioral Healthcare Accreditation.