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2024 First Responder Wellness Conference

2024 First Responder Wellness Conference


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Hilton Norfolk – The Main

100 East Main Street

Virginia, Norfolk 23510

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AGENDA | VIRGINIA FIRST RESPONDER WELLNESS WEBPAGE

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is pleased to announce the 2024 First Responder Wellness Conference at the Hilton Norfolk – The Main, in Norfolk, VA on September 4 – 6, 2024.

Description:

Improving first responder health and wellness enhances the effectiveness of first responders, as well as the safety of the community. DCJS’ first responder wellness initiative is dedicated to providing robust training and resources centered around the well-being of all first responder groups and the main pillars of wellness. Attendees for this conference will be able to learn about how to enhance these pillars in their personal and professional lives.

These pillars of wellness are:

  • Physical
  • Social
  • Emotional
  • Occupational
  • Financial
  • Spiritual
  • Intellectual
  • Environmental

This conference is for first responder professionals to learn from experts in the field about resources and best practices when developing comprehensive health and wellness strategies.

Do not miss this essential training opportunity! Lodging is available upon request and approval by DCJS.

Who should attend?

This conference is open to all first responder groups, including but not limited to, law enforcement, fire/EMS, EMTs, dispatchers and corrections. This conference is also open to retired first responders as well as civilian peer support and mental health clinicians who are culturally competent in first responder wellness.

Partial In-service Credit

Law enforcement officers who complete this training are eligible to receive partial in-service credit hours.

Travel and Meals

Lunch will be served on September 4 and September 5. Participants are responsible for all other meals and travel expenses.

Lodging

A limited number of lodging scholarships are available to Virginia members of the intended audience. Complete the Scholarship Application to request a scholarship. Please note that to accommodate as many of our constituents as possible, the number of scholarships awarded to a single agency will be limited.

To make room reservations under the federal per diem rate, please follow this link. 

Note: Please do not make reservations on your own if you are requesting lodging assistance from DCJS through the lodging request form above. If your request is approved, you will be added to the DCJS lodging block. If your request is not approved you will be notified and will need to make your own arrangements.

Conference Location, Date, and Hours:

Hilton Norfolk – The Main
100 East Main Street
Norfolk, VA 23510

Main Conference – September 4 – 6, 2024 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

                           September 6, 2024 from 8:00 PM – 12:00 PM

Post Conference – September 6, 2024 from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Participant Cost and Registration:

There is no fee to attend the conference and training materials will be provided.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AS A PARTICIPANT

Vendor Registration and Cost:

Vendors with first responder wellness related products and services are invited and encouraged to participate in the conference.  The registration fee for VENDORS is $500 per vendor and $250 for non-profits if paid via credit card at the time of registration.  A $20 processing fee will apply to payments not made by credit card at the time of registration.  Registration fee includes skirted table, electricity and Wi-Fi, lunch, and entry into Keynote and Breakout/Workshop sessions.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AS A VENDOR

Note: Vendors who are non-profits or SWaM certified are eligible for discounted rates: $125 for nonprofits. Please contact Lori Walters at 804-225-2091 or lori.walters@dcjs.virginia.gov to be registered at the discounted rate.

 

For More Information, Contact:

Chris Scuderi, Public Safety and Law Enforcement Training Coordinator
804.278.7054
Email Chris

Carolyn Dellorso, First Responder Wellness Training Coordinator
804.845.1200
Email Carolyn

Ronald Coombs, Jr., First Responder Wellness Training and Resource Specialist
804.845.0505
Email Ron

Lori Walters, Administrative Training Specialist and CSO Database
804.225.2091
Email Lori