At The Beck Law Firm, LLC, we strive to be good citizens and neighbors. In addition to being active in the community and supporting local charitable organizations, the firm started its Supporting the Heroes program to help support and encourage our local emergency first responders including law enforcement and fire/rescue personnel.
As a former volunteer firefighter while in college, and then as a law enforcement officer, attorney Joel Beck has ties to the public safety community, and sought to find a way to support the fine men and women serving our community. Recognizing the need for some basic emergency planning that was never offered when he worked in public safety, Joel created the Supporting the Heroes program.
Through workshops at police, fire/rescue or sheriff’s departments in the metro-Atlanta area, Joel teaches the public safety personnel the importance of planning for a personal emergency through the Georgia Advance Directive for Healthcare (ADH). With the ADH, these first responders can insure that they have documented their wishes for treatment and chosen a person to act as their healthcare agent in the event that something happens to them rendering them unable to communicate their healthcare choices to hospital and other medical staff. At the end of an hour-long workshop, the public safety personnel have the information and documents that they need to put in place an important planning tool, which we hope they never need. But, if a situation arises, it is better to have it than not.
These Supporting the Heroes workshops are provided by our firm to selected public safety agencies free of charge, at no cost to the agency or the individual personnel. First responders get the information they need to be able to complete their own ADH, and nothing else is sold or offered for sale. It’s just a small way we can use our skills and abilities to say thanks to, and support, our local first responders.
Public safety agencies in the metro Atlanta and north Georgia areas interested in having the firm come to their agency to present a Supporting the Heroes workshop should contact Joel Beck at (678) 344-5342.