Event Calendar

Friday, June 28, 2019

"The First Responder's Experience"

Start Date: 6/28/2019 7:00 AM EDT
End Date: 6/28/2019 5:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Cornerstone Chapel

650 Battlefield Parkway SE
Leesburg, VA  United States  20175

Event Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-first-responders-experience-symposium-tickets-61893303537

Organization Name: Leesburg Police Department

Lt. George D. Cumberledge
Email: GCumberledge@leesburgva.gov
Phone: 703-771-4573

Real People, Real Stories, Real Success

This symposium shares critical life stories and success strategies from first responders, as well as concepts for handling the needs of the field from leaders in the industry.  

Dr. Adam Payne
Wentworth Institute of Technology

Dr. John Walker
Loudoun County Public Schools

Sergeant Jim Rudnick
Montgomery County PD

Director Jay Carson
Fairfax County PD

This event takes an intensive look at the stresses from a career in public safety, including the law enforcement officer, firefighter, paramedic, mental health worker, social worker or the spouse of those in these fields. 
Who Should Attend
The event is designed for all first responders, public safety, mental health, social workers, and the spouses of those working in these career fields and will address issues such as compassion fatigue, suicide and the real struggles of PTSD within our professions. 

Strategies / Resources
We will talk about effective strategies and resources to successfully combat these and other epidemic topics.
Line Staff / Command Staff
Line staff and Command staff are encouraged to attend in order to develop personal strategies for success and be able to recognize when a co-worker may be battling an issue and to learn how to change the culture in their organizations. 
Clinician Support
Due to the difficult and complex personal experiences as well as the difficult topics discussed during the event, we will have the support of Peer support members, clinicians, and Chaplains available to talk with attendees and provide assistance in coping with personal stressors.
In-Service Training
This event is eligible for in-service training, continuing education credits, or contact hours for attendees seeking to fill their requirements.  For additional information about training credit hours please use the below contact list based on your career field: 

Symposium Registration
Registration Link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-first-responders-experience-symposium-tickets-61893303537
Event Hours:
Registration — 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Symposium — 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

If you have any questions or registration concerns, please contact:

George D. Cumberledge, Lieutenant                                          
Leesburg Police Department, Field Operations Division         
65 Plaza Street, NE, Leesburg, VA 20176
Office: 703-771-4573

MPO Kevin Zodrow, Training Officer
Leesburg Police Department, Training Unit
65 Plaza Street, NE, Leesburg, VA 20176   
Office: 703-771-4587