Prevention? Who has the time or money for that? Using Fire Corps to help Achieve your Prevention Goals & Support your Department
Budgets and resources are always limited, and somehow prevention seems to be one of the first things to feel the squeeze. However, many communities have an army of willing volunteers, eager to engage and contribute to the community – it’s just a matter of figuring out how to pull them in and put them to work. Hear the story of how one department supplemented their programs with a dedicated crew of citizens donating over 2000 hours per year.
Stacy Walts- Ms Walts joined the SBM Fire Department in 2008 as a Fire Corps volunteer. As a volunteer, she discovered her passion for teaching and community outreach, and has since achieved her NFPA FLSE II certification – one of only 6 in the state of MN (3 of whom are at SBMFD). She is also an AHA Heartsafe CPR/First Aid Instructor. She now works as a Fire and Life Safety Educator for SBM Fire, and continues to be a dedicated Fire Corps volunteer. Outside of the FD, she works as an Engineer for Trane
Shannon Ryder- Ms Ryder began her fire career in 2002 as a volunteer FF, and worked through the ranks to full time Bureau Chief. She was instrumental in establishing the Fire Corps program at SBMFD. In 2008 she took on the role of State Advocate for National Fire Corps. She has participated on the National Volunteer Fire Council speaker’s bureau and was a major contributor to the fire corps academy online education. She has spoken at the several Fire Corps Conferences and training summits across the US.
Restorative Justice Principals and Practice
Restorative justice is an approach to crime that focuses on repairing harm through collaboration and consensus among all impacted parties (offenders, victims, communities, law enforcement agencies, schools and family systems). Research suggests that restorative justice reduces re-offense rates and promotes a sense of empowerment and healing among victims and communities who often feel detached from and disappointed in more traditional justice models.
Stacey MacGlashan- Stacey MacGlashan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been a counselor with the Juvenile Diversion Counseling Program in the 18th Judicial District since 2001. She has collaborated with other agencies within the 18th Judicial District to expand the role of restorative justice within the district, has trained several other diversion counselors to become restorative justice facilitators, and has facilitated more than 100 restorative justice circles over the past 10 years.
Stasia Hall- Stasia Hall is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist and has been as counselor with the Juvenile Diversion Counseling Program in the 18th Judicial District since 2009. Stasia has a passion for the restorative justice model and strongly believes in its efficacy with adolescents involved in the juvenile justice system. She has been an active facilitator of restorative justice circles for four years.
Adverse Childhood Experiences
The Adverse Childhood Experience’s (ACE) Study confirms with scientific evidence that adversity during development increases the risk of physical, mental and behavioral problems later in life. The ACE Study and other research using the study’s framework have taught us that ACE’s are the leading cause of health and social problems in our nation and the most powerful determinant of the public’s health
Angela Kedroutek- Angela is the Injury and Youth Violence Prevention Specialist at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs. Prior, Angela worked at a transitional living program for the homeless in California for 7 years. As the Senior Case Manager, she worked with those who came from addiction, gangs, prison, domestic violence and more. A background in addiction studies led her to understand why people chose to live the life they did. Her passion is helping prevent those from adopting these health risk behaviors.
Utilizing Partnerships to Increase Participation in Smoke Alarm Installation Programs
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy will share the results and recommendations of a FEMA funded project in which they partnered with the fire departments in Austin, TX, Cloquett, MN, Grand Rapids, MI, and Rochester, NY, to implement and evaluate innovative strategies to increase demand for their smoke alarm installation services. The presentation will be interactive and will include examples used in each of the jurisdictions and the evaluation results.
Wendy Shields- Wendy Shields, MPH, is an Associate Scientist in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she serves as Assistant Director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy. Most of Ms. Shields work focuses on preventing injuries, which occur in the home and to children. She is particularly focused on the prevention on injuries from fire and burns
Shannon Frattaroli- Shannon Frattaroli, PhD, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she serves as Associate Director for Outreach of the Center for Injury Research and Policy. Most of Dr. Frattaroli’s work focuses on preventing injuries related to residential fires, motor vehicle crashes, opioid misuse and abuse, and gun violence. She is committed to work that advances the translation of research findings into policy and practice.
Social Work, Education and Hoarding
Hoarding is a serious, misunderstood and dangerous condition that affects an estimated 15 million Americans. It poses significant risk to residents, neighbors and first responders. This session will explore efforts in Fort Collins, Colorado to identify and reduce the number of hoarding homes by combining traditional public education with social work techniques. These techniques can be copied and utilized to bring hoarding risk reduction to your community.
Michael Durkin- Michael Durkin has been working in public education and risk reduction for four years in Fort Collins, Colorado. Prior to this, he worked on international development projects across the world. He has been a teacher on four continents and holds a masters degree in international relations and diplomacy.
Overview of three educational and hands on training programs provided by South Metro Safety Foundation to teens who are about to begin the learn to drive process and their parents. Goals of the programs are to reduce the number of driving critical injuries and fatalities to teens and other drivers involved in avoidable car crashes.
Theo Mink- Accident investigator and lead driving instructor for Parker Police Department; trained in advanced driving courses including Emergency Vehicle operations, ice driving and 4×4 operations. Over 1000 hours training Police departments, other agencies and civilians in advanced driving techniques. Established the Teen Defensive Driving Skills course for the South Metro Safety Foundation. Served as Board Member and Secretary of the South Metro Safety Foundation for past 7 years.
“Youth Firesetting Intervention: Multimodal Apprpoaches to Engaging Kids and Families”
Lavita Nadkarni, PhD, University of Denver, Professional School of Psychology, Director of the Forensic Psychology Program and Denver FIRST
Diane Reichmuth, PsyD, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Youth Firesetting Intervention Program
Kendra Gerdjikian, Denver Fire Department, Youth Fire Stop Program Coordinator
Justin Lewis, South Metro Fire Rescue, Youth Firesetting Program
Brad Jackson, PhD, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Burn and Trauma Program, Youth Firesetting Intervention Program