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Stress, Trauma & Everything In Between Seminar

Stress Trauma and Everything

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 Stress trauma and Everything In-between 

An Awareness of Pertinent Mental Health Concerns in Fire Service 

A four-hour discussion as an overview of various forms of stress and trauma exposures to include mental health concerns in today’s fire service. We will discuss leadership initiatives that can impact the cultural changes needed to address the mental health of responders. 

Topics include: 

Stress: acute-cumulative-chronic-critical incident, burnout 

Trauma: critical event- vicarious- compassion fatigue 

Anxiety 

Depression 

Substance abuse 

Sleep deprivation 

Suicide 

PTS and PTSD 

The need for physical and emotional wellness in fire service 

The value of resiliency training 

The goals and purpose of critical incident stress management 

Stress and trauma resources for first responders 

Four educational contact hours will be awarded through the Rhode Island Critical Incident Stress Management TEAM, Inc 

Behavioral Health Seminar

RIAFC President and Executive Director participate in statewide 9-11 ceremony

Chief Scott Partington, RIAFC President, and Chief Richard Susi, RIAFC Executive Director, were invited to represent the RIAFC at the 9-11 remembrance ceremony, held virtually on RI Capitol Television. A small number of clergy, public safety officials and military officials, as well as the Governor and members of her staff, conducted the ceremony on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 08:30 am. The bell was rung four times for the four doomed flights on September 11, 2001. Governor Raimondo also placed a wreath at the at the RI 9-11 Memorial in the Bell Room of the State House, which honors and remembers Rhode Islanders lost that day.

A video of the ceremony can be viewed online at RI 9 – 11 Ceremony

The 100 Club awards three college scholarships to children of RI firefighters

The 100 Club has awarded three college scholarships to children of RI firefighters. Scholarships were awarded to Tyler M. Chambers, David A. Iannuccilli Jr., and Henry M. Leclaire.

The Scholarship Program was created to aid eligible children of Active First Responders in their pursuit of higher education.

The scholarship award shall consist of $2,500 for each academic year of enrollment in a college, university, vocational or technical school, not to exceed four years. Second, third and fourth year awards are contingent on the student’s successful completion of the previous academic year. The award is sent directly to the student so as not to mitigate any other awards from other sources that go directly to the institution.

The 100 Club also awarded five college scholarships to children of RI police officers.

 

RIAFC & RIAFC Foundation online store for clothing w/logos OPEN for LIMITED TIME

We have opened our online store for a limited amount of time for select clothing items with our logos. You have the ability to choose which logo, and if you want to have your name on it as well. This online store will only be open until October 30, 2020 and all items will be shipped byNovember 15th.

We will open this store from time to time with popular items available for purchase. This online store is being provided by our supplier, Cool Air Creations in Smithfield and $5 has been added to each item that will come back to the RIAFC Foundation to help fund the foundations efforts.

Click on the link below to access the online store.

https://mycompanygear.net/rifca/

 

registration open for RIAFC sponsored written firefighter exam accepted by 22 RI fire departments

The RIAFC is sponsoring its first written firefighter exam on October 31, 2020. There will be a morning and afternoon session to choose from. The score from this exam will be accepted by the 22 participating RI fire department (see list on registration page).

 

The registration process is on FirefighterApp.com at the following link

Register for written exam – click here

 

RIAFC Foundation SAFER Grant offers free Retention & Recruitment workshop

“You won’t want to miss the new and improved workshop featuring all new segments. This One-Day Recruitment and Retention workshop includes curriculum such as healthy leadership, fostering teamwork, motivating others, successful retention, incentives, and benefits. Space is limited so sign up today to reserve your seat!”

 

PPA Test open on new registration format through CertifyFit.com

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Registration is now OPEN

Our new online registration for Fall 2020 will be completed through CertifyFit.com

 

 

To go to our PPA information page on our website click here

The RI Fire Chiefs PPA Test is conducted at 750 School Street in Pawtucket in the rear of the building. Below is a map of the building entrance location.

 

Redline First Responder Gear Cleaning is a new vendor member of the RIAFC

Michael Matros

Marlborough, Massachusetts

https://www.redlinegearcleaning.com/

Redline First Responder Gear Cleaning & Inspecting was founded by a firefighter, for the firefighters. We created a mobile extraction unit which is able to come directly to the fire station and take care of all advanced cleanings, along with emergent cleanings.
Updated requirements in NFPA 1851 will create challenges for many fire departments that don’t have the resources to provide frequent cleaning of turnout gear. We have produced a cost effective way to get this gear cleaned quickly and safely.
We are a certified ISP. Everything is self-contained. We can clean Jackets, pants, helmets, boots, hoods, and gloves. Our MEU has the capacity to run 30 sets of gear a day.

Redline Truck overview

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New granite cap and statue permanently installed on monument at the RI Firefighters Memorial

The new granite cap and the bronze firefighter gear and helmet statue has been permanently installed in the primary monument at the RI firefighters Memorial. A special thank you goes out to Chief Scott Kettelle, NKFD, and Kettelle Building Movers, for doing the heavy lifting and completing the final installation. It looks great!

New memorial bricks have also been installed. Thanks to all who have purchased bricks. We continue to take orders for memorial bricks. For information click here

Here is a sample of the newly installed bricks