Please see the attached and below for the upcoming 2nd annual “WHAT’S KILLING US” 2023 Firefighter Health & Safety Seminar. Please consider joining us for this very relevant firefighter/fire officer program (held in the Cincinnati / Kings Island area) – you will not be dissapointed.
MONDAY MARCH 20th, 2023
MARRIOTT CINCINNATI NORTH
9664 Mason-Montgomery Road (at I-71)
Deerfield Township, Mason, Ohio (Greater Cincinnati Area)
Entire Day With, Materials, Lunch & Breaks $99.00
=Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell-US Fire Administrator
“Where we were, are and where the American Fire Service is going.”
“A Multi-fatal Fire That Impacted Occupants, Families & Firefighters alike”
“It’s a Family Affair”
“Have A Heart…Now What Are You Going To Do With It?”
A research scientist who speaks “firefighter” because she is one, Dr. Denise Smith will focus on the relationship of cardiovascular strain associated with firefighting activity. She will help you better understand the effects of your job on your cardiovascular function and your overall body status during and after a “working” fire. As part of her presentation, she will identify your specific work performed, related heat stress, sympathetic nervous stimulation and more that is responsible for specific physiological responses to the combined stress of firefighting.
“Is My Life Worth It?”
Very real and very personal. This “kitchen table” discussion will focus on the behavioral health of one of our brother firefighters, the issue of suicide, and drug and alcohol abuse. While the fire service is opening its eyes on behavioral health issues, there is much more to understand and learn .This first hand and unfiltered account will help you better understand what to do-and perhaps what not to do-when you or a brother or sister on the job may be in crisis. No matter if you are a peer, company officer or chief-just like each of us have a responsibility to size up when arriving on the fireground-it is just as important to “size up” each other if we truly believe in brother and sisterhood.
In an effort to tangibly address disturbing behavioral health trends, the Ohio Department of Public Safety established the Ohio Office of First Responder Wellness. Its mission is “to encourage self-care and mental wellness for Ohio’s first responder community including firefighters, EMS and 911 dispatch personnel.. They provide specialized support and training to help agencies proactively address post-traumatic stress and other traumas caused by factors that are unique to first-responder careers. Steve Click is the director of the Ohio Office of First Responder Wellness. He retired as a Lieutenant with the Ohio State Highway Patrol after 36 years of service, and he will share what Ohio is doing-and how that can be done in every state.
==Chief Tim Sendlebach-Loveland (CO) Fire Authority
Sleep? I Don’t Need No Stink’n Sleep!
As a veteran Firefighter and Chief who runs marathons, Iron-Man competitions and seems to always be “on”—to meet Tim you would think HE nevers sleeps! But nothing could be further from the truth. Tim will take us through a journey to help us truly understand why sleep is so critical-and how to get what we need-especially for younger firefighters.
==Chief Bryan Frieders-Pres-Firefighter Cancer Support Network
Firefighter Cancer…It’s Not Just For The Old Firefighters Anymore.
Bryan is the President of the Firefighter Cancer Support Network and a veteran Fire Chief. Few know more about the impact of cancer of Firefighters than he does. While it’s often thought of as a problem for “those old firefighters”…which is absolutely wrong-as Bryan discusses how young firefighters are being diagnosed-and losing their lives as well, in what is the most common of firefighter diseases.
==DR Kenny Fent-CDC/NIOSH
Firefighter Survival FACTS From NIOSH. The reality of Firefighter Line of Duty deaths.
Dr. Fent is currently the Head of the National Firefighter Registry Program at CDC/NIOSH, which is a new congressionally mandated program to monitor cancer outcomes and occupational risk factors among firefighters in the United States. He is also a Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service and has spent over a decade studying firefighters’ exposures and health effects and published over 70 articles and reports summarizing his findings. His research findings have provided evidence to support a variety of control measures to reduce carcinogenic exposures in the fire service, many of which have been widely adopted. He is also an active member of several public safety committees and advisory boards.
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