NFPA seeks fire departments, older adult outreach agencies to attend conference in Boston

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Jul 21, 2011

Rememberwhen Do you have what it takes to help make your community safer for older adults?

http://www.nfpa.org/itemdetail.asp?categoryID=1833&itemID=51485 NFPA is committed to helping communities reduce fire and fall injuries and deaths among older adults. In December, NFPA will host representatives from up to 40 communities to attend its Remembering When Conference in Boston.

We're looking for fire departments to partner with an agency whose main outreach to older adults is through home visits. As a team, the fire department and the agency will support the implementation of Remembering When at the local level.

Apply today for a Remembering When award, which is valued at more than $4,000 and includes:

  • A training workshop in Boston on December 4-6, 2011 for each two-member team. NFPA will cover the expense of travel, hotel, and group meals for each team. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory. All events and meals are funded for invited attendees only.
  • One Remembering When: Fire and Falls Prevention program curriculum for each team member.
  • One hundred “How to Prevent Fires” brochures for distribution to older adults.
  • One hundred “How to Prevent Falls” brochures for distribution to older adults.

But hurry: the deadline for applications is August 15. See more information and complete rules.