‘From The Ground Up’ – Workshop for OFLSE Members

The OFLSE is pleased to offer our first ever one-day workshop, in partnership with the Kitchener Fire Department, called ‘From The Ground Up’!

Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Rockway Golf Course, 625 Rockway Drive, Kitchener
Cost: FREE!!!!!

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Why should you attend?
Whether you are new to the fire service, new to the role of fire prevention or public education, or you have years of experience, it is always helpful to be familiar with and receive a ‘refresher’ on the basics of the job that we do. Maybe you have never done a risk assessment, have never developed a lesson plan, have never trained firefighters to deliver educational programs…or maybe you were just taking a leap of faith and hoping for the best when you did!?

This session will bring risk assessments and lesson planning in to a new light.By virtue of the FPPA, all our departments are required to have a simplified risk assessment. Aside from the legal aspect of this, the risk assessment really does give us the basis for the programs that we run and the issues that we address in our communities. If you don’t know what is there, how can you work with it? By the end of this session you will know what a risk assessment is, what data is collected, where to get this data and most importantly, how to interpret the data to make the most impact in your community.

We all know what a lesson plan is, but do you know how to build the best lesson plan? Do you know how to use that lesson plan to its fullest? And what about those firefighters who are in the community delivering your programs? How do you teach them to be passionate about public education and to turn that simple lesson plan in to an experience that your community will remember? During this session you will learn about the latest and greatest in lesson plans from the experts.

Time                      Session

9:00 – 10:15            Risk Assessment 101
10:15 – 10:30          Morning Break
10:30 – 12:00          Risk Assessment 101 – Cont’d
12:00-1:00              Lunch – Provided by Kitchener Fire Department
1:00 – 2:15              Lesson Planning – The Latest and Greatest
2:15 – 2:30              Afternoon Break
2:30 – 4:00              We Have a Lesson Plan – Now What?!

What else should you know?
If you are able to obtain a copy of your current (or most recent) risk assessment, please bring it with you. This will be used as a reference/tool during the session.REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 30, 2017! Register today – space is limited! If you have any questions please contact OFLSE at ontariofiresafetyeducators@gmail.com.



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