November 4-6, Hilton Orlando, Lake Buena Vista, Florida
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is committed to helping communities reduce fire and fall injuries and deaths among older adults through the Remembering When Program. NFPA will select teams from up to 25 communities to attend the 2015 Remembering When Scholarship Conference. Participants will receive training to reach older adults through group presentations and home visits.
We are looking to train 2 or 3 person teams who are:
- excited to help older adults reduce injuries from fires and falls.
- committed to building a community outreach program.
- enthusiastic about strengthening partnerships to support older adults.
Each Remembering When scholarship is valued at more than $4,000 and includes:
What’s new for 2015?
- a training workshop in Orlando from November 4–6, 2015 for each team.
- airfare to and from Orlando & shuttle transportation to and from the hotel.
- lodging at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista on November 4 and 5, 2015.
- a networking reception on the evening of November 4, 2015.
- breakfast, lunch, and snacks throughout the training.
- ongoing support from NFPA for program implementation.
This year, there is an opportunity for teams to add a third representative to participate in the Remembering When training. Priority will be given to teams who include a Red Cross volunteer who actively participates in the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign. Also, scholarship winners will have an option to extend their awards an extra night to attend a special interest symposium being held on November 4th at the same venue.
How do we apply?
Each team must submit the following materials with their application:
- a completed application (PDF, 267 KB).
- a letter of commitment from the chief of the fire department supporting the participation of the fire department in this project.
- a letter of commitment from a leader in each partner agency supporting the participation of the applicant in this project and briefly outlining the agency’s role and ability to conduct presentations and / or home visits in the project.
- a one-page essay explaining your team’s need and ability to make a strong, continued impact on older adult safety by using the Remembering When program.
Submit one copy of the application packet (PDF, 267 KB)
no later than noon on Wednesday, August 12, 2015.
Read the Frequently Asked Questions
about the Remembering When Scholarship Conference.
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 life safety educator and a home health visiting professional or volunteer from an agency serving older adults. Teams may opt to add a third member who fits one of the categories and strengthens the team. Spots will be reserved for teams who include a Red Cross volunteer who actively participates in the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign. In addition to the Red Cross, consider groups such as visiting nurses, church outreach groups, civic organizations, and meal delivery programs if seeking potential partners.
Will the team have any obligations once they leave the conference?
Yes. Once teams return home, they will have one year to complete the following requirements:
Can all team members be from the fire department?
- A minimum of five group presentations for older adults using the Remembering When program.
- At least one training for additional home visitors.
- At least 25 home visits with Remembering When program materials integrated into each visit.
- Submission of a final report to NFPA by November 1, 2016.
No. Each team must have at least one representative from a different community organization.
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. At least one team member agency must already have a home-visit mechanism in place.
We have won a Remembering When Scholarship in the past. Can we attend the conference again?
Yes, but be sure to explain why you should be considered again. Tell us about the state of your current Remembering When program in your response.
Do I need to include a letter of support from my NFPA Public Education Field Partner?
This is not required but you can add one if you believe it will strengthen your application packet.
Do winners have to attend the entire workshop and all conference activities?
When will we know if we have won a scholarship?
Award recipients will be notified on or before August 21, 2015.
Can I bring my family?
Scholarship winners are welcome to bring family members along to Florida with the understanding that attendees are expected to participate in all conference activities. Additional costs incurred will be the responsibility of the attendee. Unfortunately, family members cannot attend any conference activities.
Can I extend my visit to Florida?
Sure. Attendees who wish to extend their stays may do so and cover the additional costs out of pocket.
What is the special interest symposium?
The Fire Protection Research Foundation is hosting the Summit on Safe, Independent Living: Home Health Care, Aging Populations, and the Residential Environment. This symposium will take place on Wednesday, November 4 prior to the start of the Remembering When Conference at the same venue. Spots have been reserved for Remembering When Scholarship winners.
What should I do if I have questions about my application?
Contact Karen Berard-Reed
at +1 617 984-7286.