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Remembering When workshop is featured at conference

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By Lisa Braxton

State fire marshal Steven Coan spoke about the importance of the Senior Safe Program in helping older adults live safely in their homes.

Hundreds of fire and life safety educators, primarily from the Northeast, have convened in Westford, Massachusetts, for the 20th Annual Fire and Life Safety Education Conference.

Hosted by the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services, the conference, “Destination SAFE: Fire and Life Safety for All Ages,” features dozens of workshops, among them, “Remembering When: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults or Looking in the Rear View Mirror,” presented by NFPA Public Education Senior Project Manager Karen Berard-Reed and Public Education Advisor Antiliano Estrella. The workshop provided an introduction to Remembering When.

The conference continues through tomorrow.

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Source:: NFPA – Safety Information

Michael S. Williams

Michael S. Williams

Williams founded the Fire Services Training Institute in 1995 to find solutions to the challenges confronting the volunteer fire service. He has been an active member of California State Firefighters Association (CSFA) since 1994, having served on the volunteer and public relations committees, and as a southern division deputy director. He sits on several local organizations including the Santa Barbara County Fire Safe Council, the Tri-Counties Training Officers Association, Santa Barbara Chapter of CAER and is a founding member of the Santa Barbara PIO group Emergency Public Information Communicators (EPIC). He has been the author of many articles and a columnist for a local newspaper on public safety matters. He is also the co-host of Community Alert on KZSB AM-1290 in Santa Barbara. Williams has been a member of the California State Board of Fire Services since 2008. Prior to becoming involved in the volunteer fire service, Williams was a California police officer for 12 ½ years and a POST certified Field Training Officer. He is a licensed private investigator and security consultant specializing in self-insured, government and insurance defense assignments.


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