September 26-27, 2007
Registration Brochure and Program file size 1MB
Vendor Registration Form
The Department of Fire Services and the Massachusetts Public Fire & Life Safety Education Task Force will be hosting the
13th annual Fire and Life Safety Education Conference file size 1MB
on September 26-27, 2007. Registration deadline is September 12, 2007.
Sondra Senn to Deliver the Key Note Address at Public Education Conference - September 26-27Sondra Senn, Administrator for the Public Fire Education and Data Management Section of the South Carolina Office of the State Fire Marshal will deliver the keynote address, Building a Fire Safe Future One Brick at a Time: Don't give up!. The story of South Carolina's amazing accomplishment of cutting the high number of fire deaths in half in just three years, and keeping them down, is inspirational.
The theme of this year's conference is Building Safer Communities. We encourage fire educators to reach out to those community partners whom they work with everyday to build a safer community - classroom teachers, injury prevention professionals, health educators and curriculum coordinators, public health professionals, elder service workers, volunteer and service organizations, nurses, social workers, school resource and school safety officers, and fire officers, principals and school administrators - and invite them to join you.
The conference will be held at the Mansfield Holiday Inn, Mansfield MA close to Routes 95 and 495. Individuals may make their own overnight room reservations at the conference rate of $109 until September 9, 2007. Ask for the Fire & Life Safety Education Conference room block.
Who Should Attend?
- S.A.F.E. Educators
- Classroom Teachers
- Health Education Coordinators/Teachers
- Emergency Medical Technicians
- School Administrators
- School Safety Officers
- Injury Prevention Professionals
- Council on Aging Members
- Elder Service Workers
- School Resource Officers
Over 200 fire and life safety educators from a variety of fields attend this conference. It is designed to offer core workshops for new fire and life safety educators; workshops on new ideas, programs and teaching techniques to keep educators current; and workshops that continue to challenge and develop new skills for experienced educators.
Bring the Whole Team! Special Effort to Foster Non-Fire Service Partners
The fire service cannot solve fire and injury prevention problems alone. A special effort is made to develop workshops of interest to life safety educators and injury prevention professionals outside of the fire service. In an effort to encourage these local partnerships, there is a registration discount when fire service and non-fire service folks register together.
Climbing the Ladder of Success
This year we are again offering a special leadership development track. Managers, line officers, senior fire officers and chiefs are responsible for managing the fire and life safety risk in the community and for establishing a climate and tone within the agency. How customer service and risk management strategies are understood, valued and implemented in your agency is your responsibility. Pick up some strategies and ideas that have worked elsewhere.
The registration brochure contains information on all the workshops and general sessions as well as registration instructions and lodging information. If you would like to have a copy sent to you e-mail: Jennifer.Mieth@state.ma.us and put the word "Conference" in the subject line or call the Fire Data and Public Education Unit at (978) 567-3380 or the Public Education Hotline at 1-877-9NO-FIRE. The deadline for registration is September 12, 2007.
Help Us Recognize a Worthy Fire and Life Safety Educator
State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan will give the 2007 Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year Award at the conference. Anyone may make a nomination and anyone involved in fire and life safety education may be nominated. The deadline for nominations is August 24, 2007.
Teachers may apply for 13 hours of Department of Education Continuing Education Units with the certificates of attendance. This conference has been approved for 13 OEMS credit hours and are applying for 14: 7 hours on September 26 and 7 hours on September 27.