DJHS hosts National Memorial Conference

Over 200 attend NSU sponsored conference

Nova Southeastern University’s Department of Justice and Human Services (DJHS) in the College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences hosted over 200 firefighters and emergency services staff on campus on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Titled “Surviving the Fire Service: A National Memorial Conference,” this inaugural event was held in the HPD Steele Auditorium from 9am – 5pm. Participants represented agencies from across the nation, including cities such as Houston, TX; Chicago, Il; New York, NY; as well as the state of Florida.

DJHS Fire Rescue with Durham, Kiar and Leduc  Conference Slideshow

Broward Mayor Marty Kiar, Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue Division Chief Todd Leduc, and DJHS Chair Kimberly Durham, Psy.D. welcomed attendees to the conference.

DJHS Fire Rescue conference  Fire Rescue Conference

Learning objectives covered in this conference included:

In addition to offering information to help fire fighters and emergency services staff cope with occupational stress, the conference also served as a fundraiser for the Michael Valadez Trust Fund. The conference registration fees will be donated to support the Valadez family, after the passing of patriarch Michael Valadez.