MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WBRC) - The Alabama State Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and members of the Professional Firefighters Association of Alabama (PFFA) announced a bill that would support first responders who suffer from PTSD.
Representative Matt Simpson said the bill was introduced Thursday in Montgomery.
The event and the announcement will take place on the steps of the Alabama State House.
Simpson said the bill will help the men and women who work as first responders who face mental health challenges, and help provide these men and women mental health services.
The bill, if passed, would help cover and reimburse mental health coverage and support for men and women who need it.
For the officers who are no longer able to work because of PTSD or mental health issues, the bill would help provide additional support in their loss of wages.
Lastly, the bill would provide peer to peer help for first responders.
Simpson said this is a need across the state and it’s something we owe the men and women who risk their lives every day for