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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.
Stress: acute-cumulative-chronic-critical incident, burnout
Trauma: critical event- vicarious- compassion fatigue
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
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
The RIAFC has received and transported 70 of these Protective Aerosol Boxes to the RI DMAT facility in West Greenwich for distribution. Take a look at the basic information below and click on the links to their Facebook page and website for complete details about the boxes. Contact RI DMAT if you are interested receiving one.
Here are the numbers in Massachusetts to date(last week):
447 boxes created and delivered or en-route to be delivered right now.
Hospital deliveries to MGH, Brigham & Women’s, Tufts, Veterans in Manhattan & Downtown NYC Hospitals, Mass General, Boston Children’s – to name only a few.
57 EMT and Fire Departments are now equiped with the boxes.
Why does this matter? Beyond the obvious protection for first responders, everytime a patient needs to be intubated in an ambulance, the ambulance needs to be disinfected afterwards. This means that the ambulance, and the EMTS, are out of commision and can not help more people.
If they have the Protective Aerosol Boxes, then the amublance stays clean and the EMTs risk of infection is greatly reduced.
THIS RAFFLE IS ON HOLD
Support your RIAFC Political Action Committee
Announcing our annual cash raffle to benefit the PAC.
10 prizes totaling $1,000 will be awarded.
Four – $50, Four -$100, One – $150, One – $250
(prizes will be drawn and awarded from the lowest amount to the highest amount)
This raffle is the RIAFC Political Action Committee’s only fundraiser that will be conducted each year.
The ticket cost is $25, purchased only online (fill out form below) with a limit of 1 ticket per person.
Ticket sales will be limited to 200. Ten numbers/names will be drawn at the July RIAFC meeting
We welcome friends, family and supporters of our RIAFC PAC to take part. Any adult can buy a ticket (limit 1 per person)
Tickets will only be sold from January to July.
Fill out the form below, pay your $25 through our Paypal interface (all credit cards accepted) and your name is assigned a number from 1 – 200, in order of purchase. That’s it!!!!
The RI Association of Fire Chiefs urge all fire service families to support The 100 club of RI
Many of you may already know, but so many more members of the fire service are unaware of the 100 Club of Rhode Island, and all of the amazing support this organization gives to firefighters and police officers in the State of Rhode Island. The members of this organization support the families of firefighters and police officers who died in the line of duty and much more. Within 24 hours of a line of duty death, a $25,000 check is given to the family for their immediate use, with no restrictions. They also support the children of many firefighters and police officers who apply for educational grants to support their college education.
To further emphasize their support, this fantastic organization has most recently written checks to the RIAFC Foundation totaling $75,000 to support the building of the RI Firefighters Memorial (see pictures below).
We ask you to follow the links below to their website to learn all about the 100 Club, which exists solely to support fire and police families in their time of need.
We now ask that you share this information, and encourage membership to the 100 Club of Rhode Island to all fire service families and friends who would like to be a part of this organization.
The 100 Club presents a $50,000 check to the RIAFC Foundation in June 2019. Since then they have written another $25,000 to the RIAFC Foundation, all $75,000 for the RI Firefighters Memorial.