Remembering When: Next Steps Workshop

August 8-9, 2017, NFPA Headquarters, Quincy, MA

Remembering WhenThis free training is designed to help teams expand their Remembering When programs. Applicants to this workshop should have an active Remembering When team and interest in developing a more impactful program. Each 2-3 person team will include at least one member who has participated in local or national Remembering When training in the past. Each team must include at least one fire department representative. Additionally, teams will have recent experience delivering group presentations and home visits using Remembering When materials. All team members should have a solid knowledge base and experience in delivering the Remembering When messages.

NFPA will select teams from 12 communities to attend the 2017 Remembering When Next Steps free workshop. Training will address strategies to evaluate program success, identify high risk audiences, build stakeholder relationships, maintain momentum, and overcome common obstacles to program growth. Team members will have an opportunity to network with other Remembering When facilitators and NFPA staff. See the frequently asked questions.

Selected teams will receive
  • training at the 2 day workshop at NFPA Headquarters in Quincy, MA on August 8-9.
  • airfare to and from Boston.
  • ground transportation while in MA.
  • lodging on August 7-8.   
  • meals throughout the training.
  • ongoing support from NFPA for program implementation.

How do we apply? 

The application period will open on Monday, April 24 and close at noon on Friday, June 2. Teams should submit one complete application packet.  Application packets will be reviewed as they are received.  

Each team must submit the following materials 

Part A: Complete the application form. Access the form. Be prepared to share information about the team members and about your current Remembering When Program.  

Part B: Submit the following via email to Karen Berard-Reed. Scan all pages into one document before sending. Write “NEXT STEPS” and your community name into the subject line of your email.

  • A completed cover page. (PDF)     
  • A letter of commitment from the chief of the fire department supporting the fire department representative in this project and assurance of program obligations to be completed within one year.  
  • A letter of commitment from a leader in each partner agency supporting the applicant in this project and assurance of program obligations to be completed within one year.  The letter should also briefly outline the partner agency’s role program implementation.  
Not ready for the Next Steps Training?
Find out if the Remembering When Scholarship Conference is a better fit for your team.

Questions? Contact Karen Berard-Reed at +1 617 984-7286

Frequently asked questions

Who should be on the team?
Each team will consist of two or three people including a fire department representative and a community partner who works with older adults. At least one team member must have participated in a local or national Remembering When training. All team members should have experience implementing the Remembering When program.    

We would like to start a local Remembering When program.  Should we apply to the Next Steps workshop?
No. The Remembering When Scholarship Conference is a better fit for your team. Teams who have run Remembering When group presentations and home visits within the past year should apply to the Next Steps Workshop. This training is designed to help active programs grow and increase impact in the community. 

Are there any special criteria for teams?
Teams must have the authority, commitment, and ability to oversee local implementation of the Remembering When program through group presentations, home visits, and training for additional program implementers. Teams must have the drive and commitment to expand their programs after they leave the training. 

What is the cost to attend the workshop?
NFPA will cover the costs for flights, ground transportation to and from BOS, lodging, meals throughout the workshop, training, and materials. All other costs are the responsibility of workshop attendees. 

What are the team’s Remembering When obligations once they leave the workshop?
Teams who attend the Next Steps Workshop will agree to complete the following tasks after they return home from the training: 

  • Train at least 3 new facilitators to conduct Remembering When group presentations and home visits by March 1, 2018.
  • Engage at least 3 new community partners who actively support your Remembering When program by March 1, 2018.
  • Complete at least 5 group presentations and 25 home visits run by new facilitators using Remembering When materials by October 1, 2018.  

Is it OK if one of my team members is planning to retire or change jobs within the next year? 
While we extend a hearty “Congratulations” to those who are nearing retirement or seeking new positions, we ask that all team members expect to be on the job for at least one year after the training ends.   

Can we change team members after we have been accepted?
No. When you submit your packet, be sure all team members on the application can attend the workshop if you are selected. Upon award confirmation, NFPA will purchase non-refundable airline tickets for team members. Costs incurred by people who cannot attend the workshop will be the responsibility of the team.   

Will incomplete applications be considered?
No. Please submit all requested information together in one neat package.

I’m the chief of the department and I would like to attend the workshop. Can I write my own letter of support?
No. If you are the fire department chief, ask the next person in the chain of community leadership to write a letter of support for you. The same parameters are in place for applicants who serve as leaders of partner agencies. 

Do winners have to attend the entire workshop?
Yes. 

When will we know if we have been selected to attend the workshop?  
Applicants will be notified on or before June 15, 2017. 

Can I extend my visit to Boston? 
Sure. Attendees who wish to extend their stays may do so and cover the additional costs out of pocket. The workshop schedule is very busy.  If you are eager to explore the Boston area, you should consider an extension to your trip. 

How do I get my application packet to NFPA?
Once the application period is open on April 24, email your application to kbreed@nfpa.org.  Please put “Remembering When Next Steps” and your community name in the subject heading.  Scan your documents and send them as one PDF. Do not email four separate files. You can also mail your application to Karen Berard-Reed at NFPA, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA  02169. 

What should I do if I have questions about my application? 
Call or email Karen Berard-Reed at NFPA. She can be reached at +1 617 984-7286.