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

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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

 

RI receives 70 donated Protective Aerosol Boxes made by Massachusetts firm building 1000 for Massachusetts and beyond

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.

 

https://maybewecanhelp.org

https://www.facebook.com/maybewecanhelpsavelives

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.

 

RIAFC PAC (political action committee) Raffle

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!!!!

 

PAC Raffle

RIAFC Political Action Committee

The RIAFC Political Action Committee (PAC) Raffle Thank you for your support!
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All Fire Service families & friends should support the 100 Club of RI

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.

100 Club of Rhode Island website

Direct link to their membership page and application

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.

 

Give your firefighter a Brick for Christmas!

Get the perfect Christmas gift for your firefighter. Buy them a brick at the brand new RI Firefighters Memorial.

For complete information click here. They will love it and you’ll be a hero, just like them!

 

 

Rhode Island Fire & Life Safety Summit November 8th

The RI Fire & Life Safety Summit will be held on Friday, November 8th at the East Greenwich Veteran Fireman’s Club, 80 Queen Street in East Greenwich. The doors will open at 8am with vendors tables  registration and refreshments. The program will begin at 9 am and conclude by 3 pm. Lunch will be provided.

 

Register Here

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Nine members of the RI LAST Team attend training in Portland ME.

The NFFF scheduled a 1 ½ day LAST class in Portland, ME on June 3-4 and nine members of the RI LAST attended. The class was held at the DoubleTree by Hilton about 2 miles from the Portland Airport. Day 1 was a basic LAST class, with a working lunch. Day 2 covered Funeral Planning, PSOB 2.0 and Organizational Management/Team Deployment in the morning. After a working lunch, the CAST (and designated co-CAST) were invited for a working session with the training team to help identify more specific ways to support your team and enhance the program.