First Responder EAP

First Responder Assistance Program

The SDML Workers’ Compensation Fund Board of Trustees is happy to announce a partnership with the SDPAA Board of Directors to continuing this benefit for all of our first responders, their spouses, and their dependents in 2023. First responders include over 12,000 law enforcement officers, firefighters, ambulance personnel, 911 dispatchers, correctional officers, emergency management and members of search and rescue teams.

We understand the challenges and stress that can be placed on employees/volunteers and the families of first responders. The First Responder Assistance Program provided by Connections EAP, Inc. of Rock Valley, Iowa is an important benefit available to first responders and their families. You do not have to sign up for this benefit. As long as your department is a member of the SDML Workers’ Compensation Fund or the SDPAA, you are automatically eligible for this benefit.

This program was created in response to the growing recognition that stress and trauma experienced by first responders places an emotional and mental health cost on them and at times, family members. One of the unique benefits is the Critical Incident Stress Debriefings coordinated by Connections EAP. Trained peer support first responders and credentialed mental health professionals will conduct Critical Incident Stress Debriefings in response to tragic events at your request.

Talk to Experts, Browse for Information, & Access Services for:

  • Stress
  • Emotional Problems
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Chemical & Substance Abuse
  • Family Issues
  • Mental Health
  • Personal Budget Consultation
  • Identity Theft Assistance
  • Child Care-Find or Elder Care-Find
  • Special Needs Child Consultation
  • Adoption Information
  • Pre-Natal Information
  • Summer Camp-Find
  • Legal-Attorney Consultation (Limited)
  • Relationship Support
  • Web-Based Assessment Tools & Support
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Connections Supports Optimum Productivity, Teamwork, & A Healthy Community.

Support is available 24/7 by calling 1.800.779.6125. You can also access information through the website or by emailing

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How to Use FRAP

Program Login
Member Only User ID: sdmlemp
Member Only Password: eap
Questions About the Program?

Contact Connections

Common Questions

How Much Does It Cost?
It’s NO COST to you!

This program is a benefit for you and your family to use for FREE!

What About Privacy?
Connections EAP is completely Confidential!

Our services are confidential for First Responders & their families!


How Often Can I Use It?
Per Incident, Per Year Basis

Local in-person services are offered on a 3 sessions – Per Incident, Per Year basis!


Monthly Email

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