EMPLOYEES ASSISSTANCE PROGRAM
What is EAP?
The Milford Fire Department’s Employee’s Assistance Program is offered to members of the Milford Fire Department and their families who are in need of specialized help or just want to discuss a personal problem.
What is the cost?
Situations will differ, but most is covered by the Fire Department’s Insurance Benefit Program, leaving only co-pay. There is also a city wide program, which can be used without any cost to the employee.
What about my job?
Job security for the employee, as well as chances for promotion, will in no way be affected by seeking help in the program. In fact, job performance is frequently found to improve once the burden of a problem has been removed or reduced.
What about confidentiality?
The Employee’s Assistance Program of the Milford Fire Department deals with trained professionals that provide a counseling service in complete confidence. No information about the employee or the employee’s family member/s contacting the program will be shared without expressed consent of the employee or family member/s.
What is the first step?
The very first step is to recognize that you or a member of your family has a problem that you would like to discuss or get help for. Questions about the program can be asked with the assurance that all inquires and use of the program will be kept in strict confidence.
The Milford Fire Department Program and the City’s New Program are the two programs that are available for use. Using the city’s Program, the employee or family member/s will deal directly with the Livingston Group without any intervention from the Milford Fire Department EAP.
The second choice is by contacting one of the Milford Fire Department’s EAP personnel.