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Inclusion and Diversity in the Fire Service: Why Does It Matter?

  • October 15, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
  • Online
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Join Ali Rothrock and National Volunteer Workforce Solutions for a webinar discussing the importance of inclusion and diversity in the fire service.

Attendees will learn the difference between diversity, inclusion, equality, and equity. They will also learn why inclusion is needed to create a diverse fire service and what you can do to make everyone feel welcome in your department.

Ali Rothrock is a speaker, author, educator and activist. She has delivered over 500 presentations nationwide. Ali has been in the volunteer fire service since 2005, enjoying more than a decade as a firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician. Ali is the CEO & Lead Instructor for On the Job and Off, which is an online platform dedicated to building more resilient first responders. She is a member of the Cumberland County (PA) Critical Incident Stress Management Team and is a volunteer with the Medical Reserve Corps. Ali is a Certified Trauma Responder through the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists. Ali has worked as a sexual assault and domestic violence counselor and has served on multiple national diversity and inclusion committees. Ali is also a certified QPR Suicide Prevention instructor through the QPR Institute. She is the Eastern Division Trustee for Women in Fire. Ali is the author of Where Hope Lives, a memoir detailing her journey through her first few years in the fire service. She is currently writing her second book After, which details her story of trauma recovery while featuring other’s stories too.

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