Events

2020 Spouses and Life Partners Retreat

March 19, 2020 – March 22, 2020, All Day

Location
Embassy Suites San Antonio Brooks Hotel & Spa – 7610 South New Braunfels Avenue, San Antonio, TX
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2020 Spouses and Life Partners Retreat

After careful consideration, and out of an abundance of caution, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Spouses and Partners Retreat scheduled for March 19-22 in San Antonio, Texas. If you want to speak with a member of our staff, or if you would like to be in touch with others who had planned to attend the retreat, please call our main number at (301) 447-1365. We are more than happy to talk with you or to put you in touch with others for peer support. We are especially concerned for those who were attending this event for the first time and may not yet be connected to the Fire Hero Family community. We have lots of other family members who would be more than happy to talk with you. Please reach out so we can put you in touch with them.

If you want to learn about building resiliency and strengthening your sense of self, this Spouses and Life Partners Retreat is for you!

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation cordially invites you to attend a retreat designed especially for you! The 2020 Spouses and Life Partners Retreat will be held March 19 – 22, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas.

Open to spouses and life partners of fallen firefighter honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland, this retreat will focus on active steps you can take to assess and improve your own well-being. Participate in peer-led groups and talk with other Fire Hero spouses and partners about experiences, struggles and progress. Learn from and support one another. This special event will help you learn techniques to better self-regulate, leading to optimal performance and health—physically, mentally, and emotionally. Explore your current situation, and develop personal goals for living a resilient life. The retreat will be filled with learning, sharing, physical activity, creative activities, and time with others who understand.

Hotel and Travel

The retreat will be held at the Embassy Suites – San Antonio Brooks, in San Antonio, Texas and will begin with a dinner reception on Thursday, March 19, starting at 6:00 pm. Friday and Saturday will include engaging workshops and open discussions where everyone will be encouraged to participate, share experiences and insights.

Your lodging and meals will be provided beginning with Thursday’s dinner and ending with breakfast on Sunday. The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will reimburse your travel expenses up to $350 (airfare or mileage).

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Embassy Suites and will provide ground transportation to and from the San Antonio airport. You should plan to arrive before 6:00 pm on Thursday and depart after 1:00 pm on Sunday, March 22.

Registration is now closed for this event, if you would like to be on the waitlist, please contact Ashley at awhitmore@firehero.org.