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If you haven't seen the YRR we will introduce you to the content on how you can implement a Behavioral Wellness program. If you have already seen the YRR this will be another opportunity for you to look at the document and see how it can be used to help your firefighters deal with mental trauma. The goal of the VCOS is to reduce firefighters mental stress that leads to an unhealthy outcome. What signs are you missing that might indicate your firefighters are about to be in trouble.

When: Tue, May 2, 2023 · 3:00 PM · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Duration: 1 hour
Language: English
Who can attend? Everyone
Dial-in available? (listen only): Yes
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Featured Presenters
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Germantown Volunteer Fire Department, Fire/Rescue Chief
Joseph Chornock has been a volunteer in Montgomery County, MD for over 45 years and has held almost all of the administrative and operational positions including 21 years as a paramedic and 10 years as the President.
He has been the fire chief of the Germantown Volunteer Fire Dept, Inc., for 6 years and a chief officer since 1995. He has been a member of the IAFC-VCOS since 2003. Joe enjoys teaching the principles of the VCOS ribbon reports.
He currently serves as the membership secretary for the Maryland Fire Chiefs Association.
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Scott Township Fire & EMS / Fire Chief
Adam is the Fire Chief of Scott Township Fire & EMS in Evansville, IN. He has been in the fire & emergency services for 21 years starting as a cadet and rising through the ranks to be appointed Fire Chief. Adam holds an Associates of Science Degree in Fire Science, an Associates of Science Degree in Business Management, a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Fire Administration, and a Master’s in Public Administration. Adam is married to his wife Amber for 10 years and is the proud father of three young sons, Brady (11), Chase (7), and Gabriel (2).
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Fire Chief, German Township Fire Department (Ret.)
John M. Buckman III served as a German Township Fire Chief managing volunteers for 35 years. He is most proud of the title “pawpaw.” Leslie his wife has spent 29 years together. He currently serves as Education Coordinator for the International Association of Fire Chief Volunteer and Combination Officers Section. He is the Director of Government and Regional Outreach for IamResponding. He served as the Indiana Fire Academy Director for 15 years. He served as President of the International Association of Fire Chief in 2001-2002.

He has authored over 150 articles in various publications. In 1996 he was selected by Fire Chief Magazine as Fire Chief of the Year in 1996. He has published 4 books and 7 photography books. He received the Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels Meritorious Service Award. The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2022 he received the Jimmy Seavey Health and Wellness award presented by the NVFC. and the Presidents Award from the International Society of Fire Service Instructors.

He was one of the founders of the Volunteer and Combination Officer Section (VCOS) and the National Fire Academy Alumni Association. He has contributed to several “ribbon reports” published by the VCOS. He was asked to be one of the editors for the original Lavender Ribbon Report published by the VCOS and NVFC in 2019. In 2021 he along with Brian McQueen spearheaded the update for the Lavender Ribbon Report. He is a principal author of the Yellow Ribbon Report and the updated updated Training Volunteers white paper published by the National Volunteer Fire Council and the Volunteer and Combination Officers Section.
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International Association of Fire Chiefs webinar platform hosts Behavioral Wellness Part 2 of 2: Reintroduction of the Yellow Ribbon Report
The International Association of Fire Chiefs represents the leadership of over 1.2 million firefighters and emergency responders. IAFC members are the world's leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety legislation. Since 1873, the IAFC has provided a forum for its members to exchange ideas and uncover the latest products and services available to first responders.