“Taking Care of Our Own” Training To Be Held in Chestertown Sat., March 14
The Eastern Shore of MD Volunteer Fireman’s Association, in partnership with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, will be offering training:
“Taking Care of Our Own”
Saturday, March 14
Chestertown VFD, 211 Maple Avenue, Chestertown, MD
The NFFF has been told by Fire Chiefs who have experienced a LODD of a firefighter that they need assistance in knowing how to handle these tragedies. As a result, the Foundation requested and received U.S. Department of Justice funding to develop and deliver a program to assist fire departments.
The program is designed to assist senior fire service leaders in being better prepared for what could be the worst day of their fire service career. “Taking Care of Our Own” will cover pre-incident planning, survivor notification, family and coworker support, and benefits and resources available to the families. Fire officers who have attended this program say it helped them understand what they need to do and provided the resources to create and enhance plans and policies.
Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.