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TOPIC: Active Shooter Incidents: Response and Lessons Learned
With the rise in the number of active shooter incidents, coordination between local fire departments and law enforcement agencies is more important than ever for planning, training and practicing for these events. This workshop includes lessons learned from previous active shooter events and current examples of response protocols, on-scene deployment and training programs.
- Katherine Schweit, FBI Special Agent
- John Delaney, Arlington County Fire Department
- Roderick Williams, Orlando, FL Local 1365
- Nick Starling, San Bernardino, CA Local 935
- Lori Moore-Merrell, IAFF Assistant to the General President
1:30 p.m. Eastern Time (10:30 a.m. Pacific TIme)
TOPIC: Addressing PTSD Through a Peer Support Program
As post-traumatic stress becomes more widely recognized in the fire service, questions and requests for peer support services have increased. The IAFF Peer Support Training program is designed to teach essential skills for addressing the behavioral health needs of members. This workshop provides an overview of successful peer support programs, essential skills for peer support and resources for responding to members with behavioral health concerns, including the new IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery.
- Angelo Sacco, Peer Support Trainer, UFOA Local 854
- Kerry Ramella, Peer Support Trainer, Phoenix, AZ Local 493
- Dr. Craig L. Katz, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
- Pat Morrison, Assistant to the General President, IAFF
Monthly Regular Union Meeting January
January 23rd 7pm at the Orlando Professional Firefighters Union Hall
4005 N. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32805
Station Goods Available for Sale
We have been working with a number of Stations that have produces their logos and have produced wears for members to purchase and have created a page where all these items have been placed for sale. Examples of some of the items.
These items and more are available for purchase. Link to T-Shirt Store
Locating Your Representatives in Tallahassee
Find your House of Representative that represents your District by clicking on the House of Representatives Seal to the left.
Locate the "tab" on the left upper side of the page "Find Your Legislator" and provide the address info requested and it will identify your legislator. This will take you to their home pages that will provide you information and e-mail links on how to contact your representative.
Find your State Senator that represents your District by clicking the State Senate Seal to the left.
After you reach these pages all you will have to do is provide your zip code and it will take you to your representative's home page. This page will list the names and contacts for their administrative staff & assistants as well as their e-mails.
Also remember some of these representative have "facebook" pages for all those who participate in "facebook" search them out and follow them there you can probably leave the same type of letters on that page as well for the rest of his constituents to see.
Make it a point to communicate with your representatives and provide them how you feel about some of the legislation they have introduced or support. Remember he should be representing you and others in his district, not his personal agenda.