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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 at the MLA Annual Weekend - Hyannis, MA

  • Location: Cape Cod Resort & Conference Center, 35 Scudder Avenue, Hyannis, MA, 02601
  • Date: January 19, 2019

Fishing Partnership Support Services is pleased to participate in the MLA Annual Weekend 2019!

We’re partnering with Visiting Dental Associates of Massachusetts to bring affordable dental cleanings and examinations to our members and families!

Appointments include a professional cleaning, oral health examination, and fluoride treatment. The cost is $30.00 per person (FREE if you are a member of MassHealth). XRays will also be available, if needed, for an additional cost of $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!

An appointment is required. Please complete the Dental Appointment Request Form below and someone will contact you to schedule an appointment. You can also email Lori Caron, or call (781) 635-0011.

For information about the MLA Annual Weekend, click here.


Open Enrollment for health insurance ends January 23rd, 2019

Do you need help with health insurance? This is the final week to take action! Be sure to choose a plan and pay by January 23, 2019 in order for your new plan to take effect February 1, 2019.

Fishing Partnership Navigators will be available at this event to help you renew, enroll, or answer health insurance questions.

Click here to contact your Navigator for assistance!

 

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CPR / First Aid / Ergonomics - New Bedford, MA

  • Location: FPSS New Bedford, 38 Bethel Street, New Bedford, MA, 02740
  • Date: January 21, 2019

FIRST RESPONDERS CAN PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN A MEDICAL EMERGENCY

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

There is a materials fee of $25.00 for this course, payable via exact cash or check on the day of the seminar. Opioid Awareness training is FREE.

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, Monica DeSousa at 508.991.3043 or register below.

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Fishing Vessel Stability Workshop - Gloucester, MA

  • Location: FPSS Gloucester, 2 Blackburn Center, Gloucester, MA, 01930
  • Date: February 01, 2019

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. The workshop is oriented towards the commercial fishing environment and is designed to meet future training requirements for commercial fishermen.

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 Nina Groppo at 978-282-4847 to sign up, or you can register below.

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Fishing Vessel Stability Workshop - Chatham, MA

  • Location: Chatham Community Center, 702 Main Street, Chatham, MA, 02633
  • Date: February 08, 2019

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. The workshop is oriented towards the commercial fishing environment and is designed to meet future training requirements for commercial fishermen.

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

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

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CPR/First Aid Training - Plymouth, MA

  • Location: FPSS Plymouth, 139 Court Street, Unit 101A, Plymouth, MA, 02360
  • Date: February 15, 2019

FIRST RESPONDERS CAN PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN A MEDICAL EMERGENCY

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

There is a materials fee of $25.00 for this course, payable via exact cash or check on the day of the seminar. Opioid Awareness training is FREE.

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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