Department of Fire Services Massachusetts Firefighting Academy
This Train-the-Trainer workshop is designed for firefighters and their senior partnering agencies. Remembering When™ A Fire and Fall 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. Prerequisite: There are no prerequisites to take this course.