Listen, Protect, and Connect Workshop / January 21, 2015

We invite active and retired FDNY firefighters and your families to join us for a free workshop in partnership with The Mental Health Association of New York

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Listen, Protect, and Connect is a psychological first aid program that teaches participants to recognize the warning signs for psychological distress and PTSD, especially helpful in a disaster. Just as people learn CPR or first aid to help during medical emergencies, knowing how to provide psychological first aid is an important thing you can do for your family, friends, and neighbors’ well-being.

When & Where: Wednesday, January 21 / 10AM – 1PM at Friends of Firefighters
RSVP: Space is limited – please reply by Monday, January 12 to info@friendsoffirefighters.org or 718-643-0980

Feedback from previous Listen, Protect, and Connect workshops at Friends of Firefighters:

“Increased my knowledge of how to listen to those in crisis and better provide assistance.”
“Lovely instructor, very informative.”
“Practical, clear information.”
“To the point. Well put in Layman’s terms.”


Generosity Series 5K / March 29, 2015

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Generosity Brooklyn is a multi-charity 5K that will take place, rain or shine, in Brooklyn’s historic Prospect Park on Sunday, March 29, 2015. Bib pick-up begins at 7:30 am and the event kicks off at 9:00 am with a warm-up and stretch with the Brooklynettes.

With your support we raised over $5,000 last year and had a blast  doing it! We encourage you to join us this year by signing up to run/walk or by contributing to the cause. Funds raised will allow us to continue to offer independent, confidential, and free counseling and wellness services to active and retired FDNY firefighters and their families.

WAYS TO PARTICIPATE:

RUN OR WALK on behalf of FoF. Sign up here as an individual or start your own team. Please note there is a $20 registration fee and a $200 fundraising minimum per person. Generosity Brooklyn gives you fundraising tips and we are also here to help. Last year one participant sent out a short fundraising email to her network and by the end of the day had already raised $375! Remember that every little bit counts.

DONATE to the cause: Click here and search for ”Friends of Firefighters” under “Search by supported charity”. Any amount donated to a FoF individual or team supports our mission.

CHEER the participants on: Join us in Prospect Park on March 29. Course map here.

VOLUNTEER at the event:
- Man the FoF table from 7AM-10:30AM (this can be split into shifts)
- Hand out medals to FoF participants as they cross the finish line. This volunteer is asked to arrive before 9AM.

PROMOTE: Encourage your friends and family to run, walk, donate, cheer, volunteer, and/or promote as well!

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