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PTSD Funding & Reimbursement Program

The Kentucky Fire Commission is proud to announce that during the October 14, 2020 Fire Commission Board meeting the board approved a policy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) reimbursement. This policy establishes reimbursement to full-time paid or volunteer firefighters for out of pocket expenses that they have incurred after being diagnosed with PTSD for firefighting related experiences. Please review a copy of the policy and encourage every fire chief or firefighter who knows someone suffering from PTSD to seek help and follow the policy to offset the expenses that they might have incurred. This policy is effective October 14, 2020 and runs through June 30, 2021.

During the 2020-2021 legislative session, the legislature provided the Fire Commission funding for PTSD funding reimbursement for this fiscal year. Thie policy is only operating on a one-year budget so it is unsure that this will be extended past June 30, 2021.

Questions should be directed to Delores Montgomery via email at delores.montgomery@kctcs.edu  or by phone 859-256-3556.