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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.

CPR/First Aid Training - Plymouth, MA

  • Location: FPSS Plymouth, 139 Court Street, Unit 101A, Plymouth, MA, 02360
  • Date: February 25, 2020
  • Time: 09:00am - 01:00pm

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 Lori Caron at 781-635-0011, or register below.

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CPR / First Aid - Gloucester, MA

  • Location: FPSS Gloucester, 2 Blackburn Center, Gloucester, MA, 01930
  • Date: February 28, 2020
  • Time: 10:00am - 02:00pm

Please note: The date for this program has changed (from its original date of February 7, 2020)

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, please contact Nina Groppo or Maria Carpenter at 978-282-4847, or register below.

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2020 Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association Annual Weekend & Industry Trade Show

  • Location: Cape Cod Resort & Conference Center, 35 Scudder Avenue, Hyannis, MA, 02601
  • Date: April 17, 2020 - April 19, 2020
  • Time: 09:00am - 05:00pm


Visit us at the 2020 Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association’s Annual Weekend! This event is open to all and there is no charge for admission.

Exhibit Hall Hours:
Friday, April 17th 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday, April 18th 9:00am – 5:00am
Sunday, April 19th 8:00am – 10:00am


Stop by our booth to talk about the services we offer the commercial fishing industry, including:

♦ Safety and Survival Training

♦ Healthy Harbor Interventions

♦ And Health Insurance enrollment services


Here are the services you and your family can take advantage of throughout the weekend:

  • Receive FREE vaccines and health screenings from Barnstable County Public Health
  • Receive FREE health insurance enrollment and assistance
  • Schedule a low-cost dental cleaning with Visiting Dental Associates of MA
  • Receive a FREE hearing screening from Mass Audiology
  • And more!

For more information, email Lori Caron or call 781-635-0011.

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AMSEA Marine Safety Instructor Training

  • Location: 809 Second Ave., Seward, AK, 99664
  • Date: April 20, 2020 - April 25, 2020
  • Time: 08:00am - 05:00pm

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) is conducting a five and a half-day U. S. Coast Guard-accepted Marine Safety Instructor Training (MSIT) in Seward, Alaska starting at 8:00 AM on April 20 and concluding at 10:00 AM on April 25. The MSIT provides practical, hands-on training in survival equipment use and procedures.

This class is an intensive, train-the-trainer program. It is recommended for anyone who wants to provide required Emergency Drill Conductor training for commercial fishermen, or others who need the skills to respond quickly and effectively to an emergency. It prepares participants to become U.S. Coast Guard-accepted Marine Safety Instructors and is taught by experienced mariners.

This class will cover:

  • Methods of Marine Safety Instruction
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Risk Assessment
  • How to Conduct Effective Drills
  • Cold-Water Survival Skills
  • Man-Overboard Recovery
  • Firefighting;
  • Life Rafts
  • Abandon-Ship Procedures
  • Helicopter-Rescue
  • Flares, MAYDAYs, and Other Emergency Signals
  • Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs)
  • Flooding Control
  • Conducting Safety Orientations
  • Cross-Cultural Communication

Students may elect to co-teach their first class in Seward in a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor workshop on April 26. To learn more, or to register for this training visit www.amsea.org.

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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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