VFIS of Texas is providing TWO special Instructor Level Trainings in the Houston area on November 19th & 20th. See the class information below and CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. (Registration Deadline is 11/15)
Bloodborne Pathogens: The Infectious Disease program is designed to assist fire and emergency medical personnel in how to handle bio-hazardous pathogens. As an instructor, you will learn to deliver subject matter to include identifying how significant is the exposure, what actions to take, confidentiality, counseling, testing, treatment and prophylaxis, family issues, employment issues, pharmacology, decontamination, laundry and waste management.
Patient Handling: Every day we are called to scenes involving patient movement from simply putting a patient back in bed, to some of the most complex calls which challenge even the most experienced EMS provider. We have a variety of patient-moving devices available to transfer patients from point A to point B, safely. Why do we continue to drop patients? This program is intended to make patient care providers more aware of the issues surrounding patient transfer and preventing patients from being dropped.
VFIS of Texas and Texas Mutual Insurance Company are proud to sponsor a need-based grant program for fire departments in Texas. Grants will be awarded to reimburse departments for the cost of certification dues/fees and/or travel expense to attend training which is recognized and/or leads toward a certification. Grants up to $2,500 will be awarded based on financial need and are intended to encourage all departments to participate in certification programs and training which will prevent firefighter deaths and injuries. Departments will need to apply for the grant, expend the funds and then send in copies of receipts or proof of training attendance in order to receive the grant funds. The deadline to submit your Firefighter Safety & Training Grant Application is December 31, 2013.
Who is eligible:
Part I (Certification Dues) – Departments whose members are not currently participating in a certification program.
Part II (Travel Expenses) – Any department attending training that is recognized or leading to a certification.
What is eligible:
Part I – SFFMA Individual dues allowing for participation in the certification program and tracking of training objectives toward firefighter certification or TCFP certification fees.
Part II - Reimbursement for travel expenses (up to $150 per day per person) for training that leads toward or is required by a certification program (travel to/from, meals/tips, hotel/dorm).
How it works:
Departments can apply for Part I, Part II or Both.
Departments should apply for assistance first (completed grant application and W9).
Applications will be reviewed and notice will be sent to those awarded a grant.
Departments will then be responsible for sending in paid certification dues receipts or paid travel receipts and course completion certificates for each student attending the requested training program in order to receive reimbursement
How to Apply:
CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT THE FIREFIGHTER SAFETY & TRAINING GRANT APPLICATION FORM.
SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM USING ANY OF THREE METHODS BELOW.
VFIS of Texas
3420 Executive Center Dr, #301
Austin, TX 78731
Fax to: 512-448-9929
E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline to submit your application is December 31, 2013.
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