Surviving the Fire Service:
A National Memorial Conference

Learn from FDNY, Chicago, Milwaukee and Houston Fire Departments: How to Survive - Weds. April 13, 2016

Surviving the Fire Service: A National Memorial Conference Surviving the Fire Service: A National Memorial Conference

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NSU Health Professions Division: 3200 S. University Drive, Steele Auditorium, Davie, FL 33328

Surviving the Fire Service: A National Memorial Conference

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Date: Wednesday April 13, 2016

NOTE: CEU's applied from the Florida Bureau of Fire Standard & Training

Learning Objectives

  • Obtain a better understanding of the body's response to stressors, including the purpose of Cortisol and how this stress hormone and our stress, “Fight or Flight”, response can affect us physically and mentally.
  • Learn ways to address the damaging effects of the bodies stress, “Fight or Flight”, response
  • Understand the prevalence of suicide within the fire service.
  • Identify an “Action Plan” that all departments can adopt to address behavioral health within their department.
  • Understand how all aspects of being a fire fighter affect behavioral health
  • Become familiar with resources to assist you and your coworkers
  • Identify steps you can take today to increase survivability

Conference Agenda

  • 09:00 a.m. - 09:15 a.m. – Welcome and Surviving the Fire Service
  • 09:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. – Firefighter Tim Beaumont, Milwaukee Firefighter and Survivor
  • 10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. – Jim Brinkley, International Association of Firefighters Survival Programs
    Director, International Association of Firefighters Occupational Health & Safety
  • 10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. – Break
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. – Captain Frank Leto, Deputy Director FDNY Counseling Unit,
    "NYFD" Experience of Surviving the Service & Peer Counseling
  • 12:00 p.m. - 01:00 p.m. – Lunch
  • 01:00 p.m. - 02:00 p.m. – Battalion Chief Dan DeGryse, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Support Systems
  • 02:00 p.m. - 02:15 p.m. – Break
  • 02:15 p.m. - 03:30 p.m. – Dr. Vince Van Hasselt and Nova Southeaster/Houston FD Panel Discussion Panel
    "Stressors and Peer Support in the Fire Service"
  • 03:30 p.m. - 04:00 p.m. – Closing Remarks and Questions
  • 04:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m. – Social Mixer and Networking Event for All Attendees Grand Oaks Room

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