The KC Fire Chiefs Association, King County Medic One, KC EMS, and the Mercer Island Fire Department are excited to announce a free talk on psychologically preparing for retirement, presented by Dr. Maureen Pierce. Dr. Pierce is a long-time advocate of first responders – counseling and treating many people in the fields of Police, Fire, EMS, and the Military. https://www.firstresponderps.com/about.html
You have dedicated 20, 30, 40 years of your life to a career as a first responder, and now it is time for retirement. Nationally, most first responders start their career between the ages of 25-29. The average age of retirement is 55, which is considerably younger than a civilian population.
Retirement is considered one of the top 10 most stressful life events, but there are ways to navigate this major transition in your life to ease the impact on you and your family. This significant life transition can be a positive, enriching, and smooth process, but it has to be planned. The decision to retire or separate employment is a complex process involving consideration of multiple, interrelated factors.
Please join us for one of these informative talks, offered at the Evergreen Hospital Auditorium and then repeated at the S King County Fire Training Consortium Auditorium.
- Nov 6 (Kirkland): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/preparing-psychologically-for-retirement-tickets-65125104942
- Nov 7(Kent): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/preparing-psychologically-for-retirement-tickets-65126318572
Light refreshments will be served. Questions pertaining to OT, backfill, or early relief for this event should be directed to your department’s administration.