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Organizing local Programs & Services that improve the health, safety, and economic security of fishermen and their families is something we work on all year long. These Programs & Services can sometimes come together quickly, so please check back often to see what’s happening near you.

New Bedford - Southcoast Wellness Van Vaccination & Screening Clinic

  • Location: 38 Bethel Street, New Bedford, MA, 02740
  • Date: October 22, 2018

Fishing Partnership Support Services is partnering with the Southcoast Wellness Van to offer FREE vaccinations and screenings in New Bedford.

Vaccinations:  Flu, Tetanus, and Pneumonia

Screenings: Glucose, Blood Pressure, and Cholesterol

(It is not necessary for you to make an appointment!)

For more information, contact Monica at (508) 991-3043 or Deb at (508) 884-6661.

 

 


Open Enrollment is November 1, 2018 to January 23, 2019

Do you need help with health insurance?

Fishing Partnership Navigators are available to help you renew, enroll, or answer health insurance questions.

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Safety & Survival Training - Wellfleet

  • Location: 255 Commercial Street, Wellfleet, MA, 02667
  • Date: October 25, 2018

These hands-on trainings, provided at no cost to commercial fishermen, are sponsored by Fishing Partnership Support Services, and conducted by Coast Guard-Accepted Marine Safety Instructors.

The one-day program includes:

  • On-board firefighting
  • Flooding & pump operations
  • Flares & EPIRBS
  • Survival suits
  • Life raft equipment
  • Man overboard and helicopter hoist procedures
  • First aid

If you have a survival suit, please bring it.

Lunch is provided!

The training is supported by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Massachusetts Fishermen’s Partnership (MFP).

For more information, please contact Morgan Eldredge or Shannon Eldredge at 508-237-9402 or register below.

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Drill Conductor Training - Wellfleet

  • Location: 255 Commercial Street, Wellfleet, MA, 02667
  • Date: October 26, 2018

This course meets the Drill Conductor certification requirements of 46 CFR 28.270. To register for this training, you must have completed our Safety and Survival Training* course within the past year.

Upon completion of the Drill Conductor course, you will be prepared and certified to conduct emergency drills:

  • Man Overboard
  • Fire
  • Damage Control
  • Abandon Ship

(Commercial fishing vessels operating beyond three nautical miles are required to conduct these drills on a monthly basis.)

The one-day training involves an Emergency Procedures classroom session in the morning, and an On-board Drills session (aboard a local vessel) in the afternoon.

*Safety & Survival Training is a pre-requisite of Drill Conductor Training

For more information please contact Morgan Eldredge or Shannon Eldredge at 508-237-9402 or register below.

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Safety & Survival Training - Martha's Vineyard

  • Location: 27 Boathouse Road, Chilmark, MA
  • Date: November 08, 2018

These hands-on trainings, provided at no cost to commercial fishermen, are sponsored by Fishing Partnership Support Services, and conducted by Coast Guard-Accepted Marine Safety Instructors.

The one-day program includes:

  • On-board firefighting
  • Flooding & pump operations
  • Flares & EPIRBS
  • Survival suits
  • Life raft equipment
  • Man overboard and helicopter hoist procedures
  • First aid

If you have a survival suit, please bring it.

Lunch is provided!

The training is supported by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Massachusetts Fishermen’s Partnership (MFP).

For more information, please contact Morgan Eldredge or Shannon Eldredge at 508-237-9402 or register below.

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Drill Conductor Training - Martha's Vineyard

  • Location: 27 Boathouse Road, Chilmark, MA
  • Date: November 09, 2018

This course meets the Drill Conductor certification requirements of 46 CFR 28.270. To register for this training, you must have completed our Safety and Survival Training* course within the past year.

Upon completion of the Drill Conductor course, you will be prepared and certified to conduct emergency drills:

  • Man Overboard
  • Fire
  • Damage Control
  • Abandon Ship

(Commercial fishing vessels operating beyond three nautical miles are required to conduct these drills on a monthly basis.)

The one-day training involves an Emergency Procedures classroom session in the morning, and an On-board Drills session (aboard a local vessel) in the afternoon.

*Safety & Survival Training is a pre-requisite of Drill Conductor Training

For more information please contact Morgan Eldredge or Shannon Eldredge at 508-237-9402 or register below.

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