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RECORDED WEBINARS

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Are you interested in volunteering with your local volunteer fire department? The best way to see what it’s like to be a volunteer firefighter is to hear the perspectives of people who do it each day. Join the National Volunteer Fire Council for this free informational session to hear from three experienced volunteer firefighters on training and safety requirements; a “day in the life;” administrative firefighters; juggling family, friends, and careers; questions to ask; leadership expectations; and the benefits of volunteering. Stay for the last segment of the session for an open question and answer discussion. This session is possible thanks to support from the Motorola Solutions Foundation.

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    The team at Brooks Running is passionate about keeping their athletes safe, active, and Run Happy. In this webinar, Chris Collier and Tatiana Medina from Brooks will use the research, knowledge, and science that is put into creating their shoes and apparel to provide information that can help firefighters and EMS providers perform at their best. Learn how to dress for injury prevention whether it is day to day on the job, on the run, or in the gym.

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    This presentation by Chaplain John F. Long, Jr. will outline what a fire service chaplain does and why a fire department should consider having a trained chaplain as part of their operational command structure. Trained chaplains do more than just give invocations and benedictions – they play an important role in providing behavioral health support to a department. Chaplains keep a thumb on the pulse of members and are often the first to recognize when someone is in need of help. They alleviate responsibilities that would otherwise fall to the chief, who may not have the capacity to identify signs of distress in their members. Chaplains are also the point person that spouses can reach out to when they have confidential concerns about their loved one. This webinar will describe the role the chaplain plays and how one can support your department – and help it thrive.