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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.

Financial Planning: Saving and Investments - New Bedford

  • Location: 114 MacArthur Drive, New Bedford, MA, 02740
  • Date: February 21, 2018

Join us for an evening to learn about how to budget for savings and investments with a Certified Financial Planning.

You’ll learn:

Budgeting for savings and investing

Learn about saving and investment options and products

Understanding “Risk & Return”

Managing investments

Presented by Stephen Barkhuff, CFP, CPA
Founder & President, Financial Fundamentals

To schedule a financial planning appointment, sign up for the workshop or for more information, Monica DeSouza at 508-991-3043 or Debra Kelsey at 508-991-3043 to sign up, or you can register below.

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Financial Planning Appointments - Chatham

  • Location: 702 Main Street, Chatham, MA, 02633
  • Date: February 26, 2018

  • SCHEDULE A HALF HOUR APPOINTMENT WITH STEVE BARKHUFF
  • DISCUSS FINANCIAL TOPICS OF YOUR CHOICE IN PRIVATE 1:1 SESSION
  • SIGN UP TODAY AS SPOTS ARE LIMITED

Presented by Stephen Barkhuff, CFP, CPA
Founder & President, Financial Fundamentals

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

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First-Aid/CPR/Ergonomics Training - Plymouth

  • Location: FPSS Office - 139 Court Street, Unit 101A, Plymouth, MA, 02360
  • Date: February 26, 2018

CPR/First Aid Certification will be offered by FPSS in conjunction with an ergonomics training for fishermen. Ergonomics is the science of adapting workstations, tools, equipment, and work methods for more efficient, comfortable and error-free use by people. This course was designed especially for commercial fishermen. Learn how to improve ergonomics on your fishing vessel! You will learn ways to reduce pain and injury to your body through more efficient work practices (efficiency = more fish!).

The cost of the CPR course is $25.00 payable via check on the day of the seminar. The ergonomics class is FREE. The two classes are conveniently offered in the same session. Snacks are included!

Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the training.
Sign up now as openings are limited.

For registration and information, please contact Lori Caron at 781-635-0011 or register below.

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Safety & Survival Training - New Bedford

  • Location: 706 S Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford, MA, 02744
  • Date: March 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 and first aid. If you have a survival suit, bring it. Lunch is provided! The training is supported by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Massachusetts Fishermen’s Partnership (MFP).

Please contact Monica DeSouza at 508-991-3043 or Debra Kelsey at 508-991-3043 to sign up, or you can register below.

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Drill Conductor Training - New Bedford

  • Location: 706 S Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford, MA, 02744
  • Date: March 09, 2018

This course meets the Drill Conductor certification requirements of 46 CFR 28.270. To qualify, you must have attended 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, and Abandon Ship.  (Commercial fishing vessels operating beyond the 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.

Please contact Monica DeSouza at 508-991-3043 or Debra Kelsey at 508-991-3043 to sign up, or you can register below.

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If you’re one of the 11,000 people who work in our local commercial fishing industry, at sea or on shore, you and your family are entitled to all the benefits and free services we offer.

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