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  • Contains 4 Component(s)

    This course is designed to empower fire department leadership to promote and support healthy, high-performing fire/EMS departments. Based on the framework from the Psychologically Healthy Fire Departments initiative, this course focuses on six key practices - member involvement, health and safety, member growth and development, work-life balance, member recognition, and effective communication - to facilitate member well-being and department functioning.

    This course is designed to empower fire department leadership to promote and support healthy, high-performing fire/EMS departments. Based on the framework from the Psychologically Healthy Fire Departments initiative, this course focuses on six key practices - member involvement, health and safety, member growth and development, work-life balance, member recognition, and effective communication - to facilitate member well-being and department functioning.

    David Ballard

    PsyD

    David W. Ballard, PsyD, MBA, is an organizational consultant with more than 15 years of experience as a non-profit executive. His emphasis is on promoting employee well-being and organizational performance through the integration of psychology and business. He has provided research, consultation, and training services to government agencies, industry groups, corporations, medical schools, and universities. Dr. Ballard is the co-editor of the book, The Psychologically Healthy Workplace: Building a Win-Win Environment for Organizations and Employees (APA, 2016).

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    In this webinar, presenter Hersch Wilson will discuss how firefighters can emotionally prepare for difficult calls and how we can “bounce back” from the bad ones. The webinar is interactive to encourage participants to share their own best practices. Learning objectives: • Understand the importance of mental health in firefighting • Learn the six factors for building resilience • Discuss ways to instill resilient practices in departments • Discuss ways to “bounce back” from difficult calls • Discuss the responsibilities of officers in helping firefighters manage through the short and long term implications • Remember the goal: Physically and mentally healthy firefighters

    In this webinar, presenter Hersch Wilson will discuss how firefighters can emotionally prepare for difficult calls and how we can “bounce back” from the bad ones. The webinar is interactive to encourage participants to share their own best practices.

    Learning objectives:
    • Understand the importance of mental health in firefighting
    • Learn the six factors for building resilience
    • Discuss ways to instill resilient practices in departments
    • Discuss ways to “bounce back” from difficult calls
    • Discuss the responsibilities of officers in helping firefighters manage through the short and long term implications
    • Remember the goal: Physically and mentally healthy firefighters

    Hersch Wilson

    Hersch Wilson is a thirty-year veteran volunteer Firefighter-EMT with the Hondo Fire Department in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. He has published numerous articles and presented on emotional well-being for Firefighters and PTSD. Hersch followed his passion, dance, for several years before working as a writer, a commercial pilot, a soccer coach, and a leadership consultant for fortune 500 companies. His latest book, Firefighter Zen: A Field Guide to Thriving in Tough Times, was released this year.

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    The application period for FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program is open from Nov. 8-Dec. 17. There are important changes with this year’s program that departments need to know about before applying. To help prepare departments to submit an application, the National Volunteer Fire Council is hosting a webinar to discuss the changes. Come learn what you need to know to help make your department successful in acquiring AFG funding to meet your department’s equipment needs. Presenter David Lewis will review the basic requirements for the AFG grant program, discuss the data that must be collected prior to applying for a grant project, and provide an overview of the application review process and how successful applications are considered.

    The application period for FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program is open from Nov. 8-Dec. 17. There are important changes with this year’s program that departments need to know about before applying. To help prepare departments to submit an application, the National Volunteer Fire Council is hosting a webinar to discuss the changes. Come learn what you need to know to help make your department successful in acquiring AFG funding to meet your department’s equipment needs. Presenter David Lewis will review the basic requirements for the AFG grant program, discuss the data that must be collected prior to applying for a grant project, and provide an overview of the application review process and how successful applications are considered.

  • Contains 6 Component(s)

    To get the results you want, you need to get attention. But most people don’t know how to get it and keep it. People often see attention as a transaction, something to trade, but it’s much more than that. In this workshop presented by Neen James, learn how to leverage personal, professional, and global attention so you can be more deliberate about the choices you make and the actions you take so you can get the results you want in your department, at work, or in your personal life. Discover what makes attention valuable, and why paying attention in very specific ways drives profitability, productivity, and accountability. This webinar series is brought to you by Josh Cellars. Please visit their web site at joshcellars.com.

    To get the results you want, you need to get attention. But most people don’t know how to get it and keep it. People often see attention as a transaction, something to trade, but it’s much more than that. In this workshop presented by Neen James, learn how to leverage personal, professional, and global attention so you can be more deliberate about the choices you make and the actions you take so you can get the results you want in your department, at work, or in your personal life. Discover what makes attention valuable, and why paying attention in very specific ways drives profitability, productivity, and accountability.

    This webinar series is brought to you by Josh Cellars. Please visit their web site at joshcellars.com.

    Neen James

    Author and Speaker

    Neen James is the author of Folding TimeTM and Attention PaysTM.
    She has been named one of the Top 30 Leadership Speakers by
    Global Guru several years in a row because of her work with
    companies like Viacom, Comcast, and Virtuoso Travel among
    others.

    Neen has boundless energy, is quick-witted and always offers powerful strategies for prioritizing
    focus in what matters most — all so you can pay more attention, create more significant moments
    and increase productivity at work and home. Whether presenting in person or virtually, Neen is the
    kind of speaker that engages, educates, entertains, and delivers the real-world solutions that apply
    in your organization, your home, and your community. She also provides one-on-one consulting in a
    variety of leadership topics and loves serving her audiences.

  • Contains 18 Component(s)

    This course was created in response to a survey On the Job and Off provided to first responder spouses. It showed that first responders' families are being significantly impacted due to the mental health impacts of the job and that those who love a first responder don‘t feel equipped or educated to know how to help. This course features Alison Fienning, L.S.W, a first responder spouse and clinician who works with first responder families.

    This course was created in response to a survey On the Job and Off provided to first responder spouses. It showed that first responders' families are being significantly impacted due to the mental health impacts of the job and that those who love a first responder don‘t feel equipped or educated to know how to help. This course features Alison Fienning, L.S.W, a first responder spouse and clinician who works with first responder families.

    Ali Rothrock

    Ali Rothrock is a speaker, author, educator and advocate who has delivered over 500 presentations nationwide. Ali has been in the volunteer fire service since 2005, enjoying more than a decade as a firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician. Ali is the CEO & Lead Instructor for On the Job and Off, an online platform dedicated to building more resilient first responders.  

  • Contains 4 Component(s)

    Your fire department is in an excellent position to increase community awareness and provide age-appropriate education about preventing home fires and addressing other life safety issues. At the same time, it’s essential to build rapport with the local news media to incorporate fire and life safety messaging into relevant news stories. This course, presented by fire prevention education expert Michael McLeieer, will discuss strategic ways to develop a positive relationship with citizens, other stakeholders, and local media outlets to connect with the community, as well as existing resources and lesson plans available to enhance your fire prevention initiatives.

    Your fire department is in an excellent position to increase community awareness and provide age-appropriate education about preventing home fires and addressing other life safety issues. At the same time, it’s essential to build rapport with the local news media to incorporate fire and life safety messaging into relevant news stories. This course, presented by fire prevention education expert Michael McLeieer, will discuss strategic ways to develop a positive relationship with citizens, other stakeholders, and local media outlets to connect with the community, as well as existing resources and lesson plans available to enhance your fire prevention initiatives.

    Michael McLeieer

    Lieutenant 

    NVFC

    Lt. Michael McLeieer has been in the fire service for over 25 years, is certified Firefighter II, Fire Officer III, Fire Instructor III, public fire and life safety educator, youth firesetter intervention specialist, and has served on fire departments in both Michigan and Massachusetts. He has served as the training and scheduling training coordinator for the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy and was in charge of the statewide youth fire intervention program.  He is a National Fire Academy contract instructor and also serves as a past president of the Massachusetts Institute of Fire Department Instructors, the Michigan State Firemen’s Association, founder of the nonprofit organization E.S.C.A.P.E. Inc (Education Showing Children and Adults Procedures for Evacuations), and launched the statewide public education and alarm installation campaign Keeping Michigan S.A.F.E.™ (Smoke Alarms for Everyone).

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    Compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles operate daily throughout the country, yet many firefighters have not received the essential training necessary to respond to fires and other incidents involving them. This one-hour webinar, hosted by Hexagon Agility and presented by Natural Gas Vehicle Institute, highlights the most critical information firefighters need to know when responding to CNG vehicle incidents. Learn how natural gas differs from gasoline and diesel, how to identify CNG vehicles, what to do and not do in an emergency, and proper response to a CNG vehicle fire.

    Compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles operate daily throughout the country, yet many firefighters have not received the essential training necessary to respond to fires and other incidents involving them. This one-hour webinar, hosted by Hexagon Agility and presented by Natural Gas Vehicle Institute, highlights the most critical information firefighters need to know when responding to CNG vehicle incidents. Learn how natural gas differs from gasoline and diesel, how to identify CNG vehicles, what to do and not do in an emergency, and proper response to a CNG vehicle fire.

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    Do the demographics of your fire or EMS department’s membership match the makeup of your community? For most U.S. fire departments, membership has historically been comprised of mainly white men. Departments that embrace the differences in their community and are inclusive in their beliefs and membership roles are headed in the right direction for strong recruitment and retention moving forward. This webinar, presented by Dave Denniston, Katie Niver, and Stephanie Rothery of ESIP, will examine how diversity and inclusion benefits the emergency services and quick and easy tips to enhance diversity and inclusion in your department.

    Do the demographics of your fire or EMS department’s membership match the makeup of your community? For most U.S. fire departments, membership has historically been comprised of mainly white men. Departments that embrace the differences in their community and are inclusive in their beliefs and membership roles are headed in the right direction for strong recruitment and retention moving forward. This webinar, presented by Dave Denniston, Katie Niver, and Stephanie Rothery of ESIP, will examine how diversity and inclusion benefits the emergency services and quick and easy tips to enhance diversity and inclusion in your department.

    David Denniston

    As Director of Risk Management for Emergency Services Insurance Program with McNeil & Co, Dave works with emergency service organizations across the US . He is the Past Chief of The Cortlandville Fire Department in Upstate New York and A Fire Commissioner in the Virgil Fire District. Dave serves Cortland County as a Deputy Fire Coordinator and is a Director for the Association of Fire Districts in the State of NY. Dave served as the Foundation Secretary for the NVFC. His experience also includes being Treasurer of several non-profit organizations and a Board Member for the First National Bank of Dryden.  

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    Join UL’s Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI) for this free webinar focused on FSRI’s education and training resources for fire departments. Senior content specialist Jennifer Williams will discuss FSRI’s Close Before You Doze and Smoke Alarm Friendship Stories public fire safety programs and share ways to spread the word in your community. Instructional design manager Angela Bennett will then walk participants through the FSRI Fire Safety Academy and how to freely access FSRI’s cutting edge, practical fire service training aimed at helping firefighters stay safe while more effectively protecting people and property.

    Join UL’s Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI) for this free webinar focused on FSRI’s education and training resources for fire departments. Senior content specialist Jennifer Williams will discuss FSRI’s Close Before You Doze and Smoke Alarm Friendship Stories public fire safety programs and share ways to spread the word in your community. Instructional design manager Angela Bennett will then walk participants through the FSRI Fire Safety Academy and how to freely access FSRI’s cutting edge, practical fire service training aimed at helping firefighters stay safe while more effectively protecting people and property.

    Jennifer Williams

    Senior Content Specialist

    Fire Safety Research Institute

    Jennifer Williams is the Senior Content Specialist for UL's Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI). She supports the FSRI team and partners to amplify reach and engage with key stakeholders to increase firefighter knowledge and reduce injuries and deaths in the fire service and the communities they serve. She is an 14-year veteran of the fire service with most of her service at the Lewes Fire Department in Lewes, Delaware. She received her Associates Degree in Fire Science: Arson Investigation from Montgomery College and is currently working towards her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing through the University of Maryland University College. Before joining FSRI, Jennifer worked as the Public Relations Specialist for the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute, University of Maryland and has worked on numerous safety initiatives over the years.

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    Your fire department is in an excellent position to increase community awareness and provide age-appropriate education about preventing home fires and addressing other life safety issues. At the same time, it’s essential to build rapport with the local news media to incorporate fire and life safety messaging into relevant news stories. This webinar, presented by fire prevention education expert Michael McLeieer, will discuss strategic ways to develop a positive relationship with citizens, other stakeholders, and local media outlets to connect with the community, as well as existing resources and lesson plans available to enhance your fire prevention initiatives.

    Your fire department is in an excellent position to increase community awareness and provide age-appropriate education about preventing home fires and addressing other life safety issues. At the same time, it’s essential to build rapport with the local news media to incorporate fire and life safety messaging into relevant news stories. This webinar, presented by fire prevention education expert Michael McLeieer, will discuss strategic ways to develop a positive relationship with citizens, other stakeholders, and local media outlets to connect with the community, as well as existing resources and lesson plans available to enhance your fire prevention initiatives.

    Michael McLeieer

    Lieutenant 

    NVFC

    Lt. Michael McLeieer has been in the fire service for over 25 years, is certified Firefighter II, Fire Officer III, Fire Instructor III, public fire and life safety educator, youth firesetter intervention specialist, and has served on fire departments in both Michigan and Massachusetts. He has served as the training and scheduling training coordinator for the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy and was in charge of the statewide youth fire intervention program.  He is a National Fire Academy contract instructor and also serves as a past president of the Massachusetts Institute of Fire Department Instructors, the Michigan State Firemen’s Association, founder of the nonprofit organization E.S.C.A.P.E. Inc (Education Showing Children and Adults Procedures for Evacuations), and launched the statewide public education and alarm installation campaign Keeping Michigan S.A.F.E.™ (Smoke Alarms for Everyone).