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Professional education and training in the fire service have been greatly reduced this year due to world events. We are holding webinars to tide you over! Hear from INTERSCHUTZ USA speakers and Conference Advisory Board members on topical issues and real-life best practices.
We are developing this webinar series quickly. Details here are subject to change - check back often for updates!
Diversity & Inclusion
September 23, 2020
Time to be anounced
This webinar will feature a panel of chiefs, moderated by Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel, sharing best practices and experiences on Diversity & Inclusion.
More details on this webinar will be announced soon.
Presenters: Adam Thiel, Fire Commissioner, Philadelphia Fire Department, other participants TBA
Recruiting During Times of Crisis (COVID-19)
September 9, 2020
This special Interschutz USA webinar of “Ask the Recruiters” video podcast show will address volunteer firefighter & EMS recruitment and retention challenges during COVID-19 and how it has caused volunteer organizations to get creative in how they market to, interact with, onboard and train new volunteers and those candidates who were in process pre-pandemic.
Interacting with online participants, Tiger and Matt will share unique solutions they’ve discovered being implemented across the nation. Come prepared to respond with ideas to share and questions to “Ask the Recruiters!”
Presenters: Tiger Schmittendorf, VP of Strategic Services-Public Safety and Chief Recruiter, First Arriving
Spencer Cheatham, Past Chief, Recruitment and Retention SME, West Point VA VFD & IAFC
Community Risk Reduction Heroes
August 26, 2020
Community Risk Reduction (CRR) initiatives must be a priority of the 21st century fire service. CRR is a medley of fire inspections, company level inspections (pre-planning), building code compliance/enforcement and public education. There is a lot of opportunity via social media to have a broad and effective outreach program across multiple social media platforms, in order to reach your municipality. It’s essential to give priority to gathering, analyzing and acting on emergency response and inspection data. Join us as our panelists discuss the importance of these priorities, methods, and practices.
Presenters: Reginald Freeman, MS, FIFireE, CFO Fire Chief – Emergency Management Director @City of Hartford (CT)
Dan Munsey, Fire Chief @San Bernardino County Fire Protection District (CA)
Derrick J. V. Sawyer, MS, EFO, NJCEM, Fire Director / Emergency Management Coordinator @Trenton Fire & Emergency Services (NJ)
Saving Those Who Save Others
July 29, 2020
This presentation involves a careful examination of first responder suicides, PTSD, addictions and other behavioral health issues within the first responder services. Emphasis is placed on the educational role FBHA plays nationally through the collected data and statistics.
Presenter: Jeff Dill, Founder Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance (FBHA)
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