What: Remembering When: A Fire and Falls Prevention Program for Older Adults – Train the Trainer
When: Wednesday, December 2, 2015  10am to 4pm
Where: Department of Fire Services, 1 State Road, Stow, MA

This Train the Trainer workshop is designed for firefighters and their senior partnering agencies. Remembering When™ A Fire and Falls Prevention Program for Older Adults was developed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help older adults live safely at home for as long as possible. The Remembering When™ curriculum is centered around 16 key safety messages – eight fire and eight fall prevention – developed by experts from national and local safety organizations as well as through focus groups testing in high-fire-risk states. The program was designed to be implemented by a coalition including the local fire department, service clubs, social and religious organizations, retirement communities and others. Coalition members can decide how to best approach the local senior population: through group presentations, during home visits, and/or as part of a smoke alarm installation and fall intervention program. Participants will review the updated curriculum, practice using the activities and plan for implementation. This workshop is a great resource for local Senior SAFE programs. Firefighters are encouraged to bring a senior agency partner to this workshop.

Register online at List of Current MFA Courses To register by mail or fax, please complete a standard DFS/MFA Student Application and mail to: Registrar, Massachusetts Firefighting Academy, P.O. Box 1025, State Road, Stow, MA 01775 or fax it to: (978) 567-3229. To register by email, please scan and email applications to mfa.registration@state.ma.us.