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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.

Dental Clinic - Chatham, MA

  • Location: Chatham Community Center, 702 Main Street, Chatham, MA, 02633
  • Date: November 04, 2019
  • Time: 10:00am - 06:00pm

Fishing Partnership Support Services is partnering with Visiting Dental Associates to provide low-cost dental cleanings to commercial fishermen and their families.

Cleanings are $30.00 (FREE if you are a member of MassHealth). XRays will also be available for an additional $50.00. Appointments last about 45 minutes; please plan to arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment to review medical history. Adults and children are welcome! Payment can only be accepted by check or exact change.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please email  Morgan Eldredge or Shannon Eldredge, call (508) 958-6580 or complete the registration form below.

 


Health Insurance Open Enrollment begins November 1, 2019

Renew your health insurance plan, sign up for the first time, or shop for a new plan that’s affordable for you and your family. Reach out to your local Navigator for help.

Fishing Partnership Navigators are available to help you!

Click here to contact your Navigator for assistance!


 

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Retirement & Estate Planning - Chatham, MA

  • Location: Chatham Community Center, 702 Main Street, Chatham, MA, 02633
  • Date: November 12, 2019
  • Time: 04:00pm - 06:00pm

Join us to learn how to better plan for your future, through retirement and estate planning.

We are pleased to partner with Robert Krause and Robert Visnick to offer FREE guidance for fishermen and their families. Retirement and estate planning are arguably two of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family!

Bob Krause is a Financial Advisor and Chartered Financial Consultant. His  focus areas are protecting you and your family, and planning for and living in retirement.

Robert Visnick, Attorney at Law, specializes in estate planning. He has been serving the Cape Ann area for over fifteen years. Raised on Cape Ann, Bob has deep roots in the community.

For information, please email Morgan Eldredge or Shannon Eldredge, call (508) 237-9402 or complete the registration form below.

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CPR/First Aid Training - Wellfleet, MA

  • Location: Wellfleet Public Library, 55 West Main Street, Wellfleet, MA
  • Date: January 14, 2020
  • Time: 02:00pm - 06:00pm

FIRST RESPONDERS CAN PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN A MEDICAL EMERGENCY

Join us for FREE Training!!!
CPR/1st Aid
Egonomics
Opioid Awareness
Narcan

Fishing Partnership is pleased to offer CPR/1st Aid & Ergonomics training and, to support our communities, we are presenting Opioid Awareness training.

Ergonomics is the science of adapting workstations, tools, equipment, and work methods for more efficient, comfortable and error-free use by humans. This special course was designed especially for commercial fishermen. Learn how to improve your 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!).

We hope you can join us for this comprehensive program!

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please email  Morgan Eldredge or Shannon Eldredge, call (508) 958-6580 or complete the registration form below.

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CPR/First Aid Training - New Bedford, MA

  • Location: FPSS New Bedford, 38 Bethel Street, New Bedford, MA, 02740
  • Date: January 21, 2020
  • Time: 08:00am - 12:00pm

FIRST RESPONDERS CAN PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN A MEDICAL EMERGENCY

Join us for FREE Training!!!
CPR/1st Aid
Egonomics
Opioid Awareness
Narcan

Fishing Partnership is pleased to offer CPR/1st Aid & Ergonomics training and, to support our communities, we are presenting Opioid Awareness training.

Ergonomics is the science of adapting workstations, tools, equipment, and work methods for more efficient, comfortable and error-free use by humans. This special course was designed especially for commercial fishermen. Learn how to improve your 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!).

We hope you can join us for this comprehensive program!

For more information or to register for the course, please contact Deb Kelsey at (508) 884-6661; Jenny Amaral or Rob Jardin at (508) 991-3043, or register below.

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Fishing Vessel Stability Workshop - Plymouth, MA

  • Location: Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, 134 Court Street, Plymouth, MA, 02360
  • Date: January 23, 2020
  • Time: 09:00am - 04:00pm

GET TRAINED IN VESSEL STABILITY

Between 2010 – 2014, five fishermen on the East Coast lost their lives on unstable or flooding vessels. Our Vessel Stability Awareness workshop prepares attendees to respond to these situations by incorporating practical information with hands-on training. Attendees will review case studies of actual fishing vessel accidents caused by inattention and other unsafe practices. Though larger vessels with multiple compartments are what first comes to mind when thinking of stability, the principles are applicable to ALL vessels, especially for flooding control and prevention.

This workshop provides practical information and hands-on training on vessel stability and emergency responses to flooding problems which cause many casualties. It is oriented toward the commercial fishing environment and is designed to meet future training requirements for commercial fishermen.

Topics covered include:

Requirements & Responsibilities
Stability Terminology
Stability Principles & the Stability Curve
Operational Considerations
Understanding Stability Reports
Flooding Control & Prevention

Please contact Lori Caron at 781-635-0011 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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