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Your Guide to Responding to Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation in Emergency Services

Monday, April 24
External stakeholders frequently seek guidance from national organizations on responding to harassment, discrimination, and retaliation in emergency services. Until now, there was no known resource for first responders to access to guide them on what actions they should take when faced with these situations within their organizations. Join Women In Fire and the National Volunteer Council for a panel discussion overview of their newly produced guide developed to introduce the problem; educate on protected groups; define and identify types of unlawful discrimination; examine the behaviors of unlawful harassment; educate on what liability has in addressing harassment and discrimination; what steps to take in the event a first responder experiences harassment and discrimination; and identify prohibited retaliatory behavior and steps for addressing retaliation. The development of this guide was made possible through funding from the U.S. Fire Administration.
Candice McDonald, Deputy CEO; Firefighter/EMT - NVFC; Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen's Association