EMS, fire, law enforcement, dispatchers, emergency department staff and all other public safety responders face a host of challenges everyday. Among the challenges are burnout, brownout, job stress, PTSD, suicide, personal safety, active threats, diseases and more. To help combat those challenges, the Tidewater EMS Council and the Tidewater CISM Team present Taking Care of Our Own, October 20-23, 2014 in Chesapeake. This conference is for EMS, fire, law enforcement, dispatchers, other healthcare and public safety providers, the behavioral health community and private employers featuring topics on health and safety, stress management, leadership and preventing infectious diseases. More information and register.
- 3‐day combined ICISF Individual and Group Crisis Intervention Course
- 2‐day ICISF Advanced Group Crisis Intervention Course
- 2‐day ICISF Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention
- 1‐day NAEMT Safety Course
- 2‐day OSHA Basic Infection Control Officer Course
- 1‐day OSHA Advanced Infection Control Officer Course
- 1‐day OSHA Train‐the‐Trainer Course
- Infection Control Officer Update (presented by Infection Control/Emergency Concepts)
1‐day Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder course and 2‐day Compassion Fatigue course (Green Cross courses)
1/2‐day and 90‐minute topics on nutrition, preventing injuries, self protection, team leadership and violent crimes, plus lunch and learn sessions focusing on current threat assessments and more.
The registration fee is $75 for one day, $125 for two days, $175 for three days and $225 for four days. The daily registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon breaks, and course materials.
The conference will be held October 20-23 at the Chesapeake Marriott Hotel, 725 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, VA. A special $89/night rate is available for conference attendees. Reserve hotel rooms here.
Download the schedule: pdf 2016 Taking Care of Our Own Full Schedule (rev 8 8 16) (248 KB)
For questions contact the conference coordinator.
Taking Care of Our Own Conference is made possible by support from the Tidewater EMS Council's Platinum sponsors Sentara Southside Hospitals, Bon Secours Hampton Roads and Medical Transport, LLC along with a grant from the Virginia Department of Health Office of Emergency Medical Services.