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National Fire Protection Association & Remembering When Program


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This presentation will provide an overview of the Remembering When (TM) program, a fire and falls prevention program designed to be implemented by a coalition comprising the local fire department, service clubs, social and religious organizations, retirement communities, and others. 

This presentation will also share insights and examples of how EMS and Fire Departments are working with their local communities to address falls prevention across the country.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the Remembering When(TM) fire and falls prevention education program;
  2. Analyze the importance of fire departments in community and clinical falls prevention activities and efforts;
  3. Compare and contrast various models of EMS/fire department and falls prevention partnerships from across the country


Andrea Vastis, MPH, CHES

Senior Director, Public Education

National Fire Protection Association

Andrea Vastis, MPH, is the Sr. Director of Public Education at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), with oversight of fire and life safety and wildfire education efforts.  She has over 25 years of experience in public health education and programming spanning worksite wellness, government, academia, and healthcare.  Her focus is on improving access to education and healthcare, eliminating health disparities, supporting the profession of fire and life safety education, and providing culturally competent programming. 

Donna Bethge (Moderator)

Aging Services Program Specialist

Administration on Aging/Administration for Community Living

Donna Bethge is an Aging Services Program Specialist in the Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs at the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Administration on Aging.  She worked in the aging network in Maryland for 10 years with Area Agencies on Aging and an assisted living community, developing and implementing programs for older adults, as well as supporting and promoting evidence-based programs before joining the team at ACL as the lead for the Falls Prevention grant program.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from Northern Kentucky University.

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National Fire Protection Association & Remembering When Program
09/15/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
09/15/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes