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The Albany Fire Department and Good Samaritan Home Health were awarded a scholarship to attend the 2016 NFPA Remembering When(TM) Conference in San Antonio, TX on November 14- 16, 2016. The team participated in training to deliver educational fire and falls prevention program sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
NFPA selected teams from 30 communities across the United States and Canada to travel to San Antonio for the training. Teams are composed of at least one member of the fire department partnered with an individual from an agency within the community that serves older adults. Physical Therapist Lori Mueller from Good Samaritan Home Health is partnering with Community Paramedic Hillary Kosmicki and Deputy Fire Marshal Sandy Roberts from Albany Fire Department.
The team plans to conduct group presentations and training sessions to prepare additional facilitators. They also plan on holding public education classes for community members. Team members will also bring the program to older adults during home visits where they will tailor the Remembering When messages and help older adults identify changes that will increase home safety.
The Remembering When program has been implemented in communities throughout North America since 1999, to help thousands of older adults learn strategies to help them live safely at home for as long as possible. Program materials are available online at no cost.
For more information about Remembering When, visit www.nfpa.org/rememberingwhen.