Don’t miss a great training opportunity!

October 21, 2011 § Leave a comment

I’m a firm believer that you can never be too old to learn. That’s probably part of the reason why I’m currently taking an EMT-I class.  That and there is always something new to learn. learning doesn’t need to only be done sitting in a classroom listening to an instructor read some slides. Learning includes reading magazines, checking out websites, interacting with others just to find out new and exciting information.  Things are constantly changing in this field. Granted, some times new things are really old practices reapplied, but if you don’t continue to learn you’ll never know what is out there.

If you have never attended the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) you are missing a great opportunity. Fire, EMS, Emergency Management, and public safety are offered the opportunity to take classes from nationally and internationally known instructors. You have the opportunity to take classes on topics you may have never thought about and see vendors that you might never get a chance to interact with, were it not for this conference. On top of that you are given an opportunity to network and socialize with public safety members from around the world. You get to form relationships and make friendships that can last a lifetime.  While the name may say “Fire”, this is a conference for all members of emergency services!  For more information you can visit

On a second note, the Virginia Office of EMS holds one of the largest EMS specific conferences on the East Coast every November.  While registration for the 2011 Symposium is closed, the planning committee is currently accepting proposals for the 2012 program.  If you, or someone you work with/know, is interested in presenting EMS related topics, visit and submit your topics. The Call For Papers ends December 15, 2011, so act fast!

As always, stay safe, and feel free to follow me on twitter – @stickysidedwn


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