February 17, 2019 – February 20, 2019, All Day
Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center – 300 E. 4th Street, Austin, TX
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Open to parents and siblings of fallen firefighters honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland, the 2019 Parents and Siblings Retreat will focus on the unique issues that come with grieving the death of an adult child or sibling, how the death impacts family relationships and traditions, and the positive effects of self-care after loss.
A great program is planned for parents and siblings of fallen firefighters from across the country to engage in activities that will strengthen your abilities to heal. The retreat will begin with a welcome dinner reception on Sunday, February 17. Monday and Tuesday will include engaging workshops and open discussions, as well as opportunities to connect with other parents and siblings.
Space is limited and will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis.
Registration will remain open until all spots are taken or until January 25.
About the Facilitators
Travel, Lodging, and Expenses
The Retreat will be held at the Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center in downtown Austin. The NFFF will reserve and pay for 3 nights lodging beginning Sunday, February 17 and reimburse your travel expenses up to $300 (airfare or mileage) after your participation in the retreat. Meals will be provided, except for, Monday night’s dinner. This is your opportunity to spend time with other conference participants and enjoy a bit of Austin’s lively downtown.
Please plan to arrive by 4:00 pm on Sunday, February 17 to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). Airport shuttles to the hotel will run at 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm. If Please arrange your return flight from AUS to depart between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm on Wednesday, February 20. If you extending your stay in the Austin area before or after the Retreat, you are responsible for arranging all lodging and travel that falls outside these parameters.