August 2021

26 August 2021
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Train the Trainer: Practical De-escalation Tactics and Critical Decision-Making Instructor Course

In partnership with the Bucks County Police Training Center, the Delaware Valley Workers’ Compensation and Property & Liability Trusts are pleased to offer 50% tuition reimbursement scholarships (limit 20 scholarships/up to two per member entity) for this program.

This two-day instructor course combines a classroom and hands-on training experience in situational assessment, critical decision-making, and tactical communication. Attendees will learn to train others in the skills, methodologies and tactics needed to reach successful conclusions to a variety of threats and situations faced by today’s law enforcement officers. This course will equip each officer with the appropriate and effective skills to maintain public and officer safety. Course instructors will focus on how to integrate effective communication for reducing conflict into the agency’s current policies and procedures for immediate implementation. See attached for more details.

Date/Time: August 26 and 27, 2021 – 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Bucks County Police Training Center, 1760 S. Easton Rd., Doylestown PA 18901

Registration Fee: $375.00. You must register directly through Homefront Protective Group (see below for registration link). Class size is limited. Casual attire (jeans and sneakers) is recommended.

How to Claim a DVWCT/DVPLT Scholarship:

Worker’s Compensation (DVWCT) and Property & Liability Trust (DVPLT) members should first contact the Trust to confirm availability and reserve your scholarship by emailing cbigham@dvtrusts.com or calling 267-803-5720. Register directly at https://homefrontprotect.com/Deescalation082621. For program information, please call 855-772-3786 or email info@homefrontprotect.com. After course completion, forward proof of attendance and payment to cbigham@dvtrusts.com. Upon approval, the Trust will issue a reimbursement check for 50% tuition reimbursement (limit 20 scholarships/up to two per member entity).

Scholarship questions?  Please call email cbigham@dvtrusts.com or call 267-803-5720.

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31 August 2021
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Municipal Budgeting (Four Part Series)

In partnership with the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs (PSAB), the Delaware Valley Property & Liability Trust is pleased to offer 15 full scholarships (limit two scholarships per member entity) for the online program Municipal Budgeting. The virtual program is a four-part series scheduled for the following dates:

Title Date Time Municipal Budgeting 101 Tues Aug 31, 2021 10-11:30 am Basic Government Chart of Accounts Tues Sept 7, 2021 10-11:30 am Intro to Budgets and Finance Thurs Sept 9, 2021 10-11:30 am Best Practices in Budgeting Tues Sept 14, 2021 10-11:30 am

A budget is one of the most important documents a municipality develops and approves on an annual basis. It is a document that acts as policy, guide, and communicator of priorities for appointed staff and the public alike. Review will include developing a budget calendar, determining fee schedules, structuring spreadsheets, and narratives plus the importance of developing and coordinating the use of a capital budget with operational budgets to better stabilize tax rates and keep your community on the right track.

The series will be interactive and include group discussions. You must complete all four classes to receive a course completion and scholarship funds. Class size is limited.

Cost:  $100 for PSAB members, $150 non-members, $50 PSAB Plus members. You must register directly with PSAB (see below).   A link will be sent by PSAB prior to the event.

How to Claim a DVPLT Scholarship:

1) Property & Liability Trust (DVPLT) members should first contact the Trust to confirm availability and reserve your scholarship by emailing  cbigham@dvtrusts.com or calling 267-803-5720.

2) Register directly with PSAB by visiting www.training.boroughs.org or call Terri at 800-232-7722, Ext. 1042.

3) After completing the two-part course, forward proof of completion and payment to cbigham@dvtrusts.com.

4) Upon approval, the Trusts will issue a reimbursement check for the value of the scholarship (up to two per member entity).

Scholarship questions?  Please call email cbigham@dvtrusts.com or call 267-803-5720.

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September 2021

21 September 2021
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Defensive Driving for Sedans

Open to DVWCT and DVPLT members at no cost. You must register through the Trust to avoid billing.

This course consists of four hours in the classroom and four hours of practical driving skills. The goal of the course is to train sedan drivers in collision prevention techniques. In teaching these techniques, the course also promotes an attitude of mutual understanding, courtesy and cooperation on the road.  Topics covered include: general backing techniques, foul weather driving, crash avoidance, parking lot driving and braking techniques.

Attendees should bring a sedan vehicle to class in order to participate in the practical evaluations. Students must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid Pennsylvania Operator’s License.

Lunch is not included.

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21 September 2021
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Winter Maintenance Basics and Best Practices (Three Part Series)

In partnership with the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs (PSAB), the Delaware Valley Trusts is pleased to offer 20 DVWCT/DVPLT scholarships (limit two scholarships per member entity) for the online program Winter Maintenance Basics & Best Practices. The virtual program is a three-part series scheduled for the following dates:

Title Date Time Winter Maintenance 101 Tues Sept 21, 2021 10-11:30 am Winter Maintenance Best Practices Tues Sept 28, 2021 10-11:30 am Winter Maintenance Staffing/Budgeting and Finances Tues Oct 5, 2021 10-11:30 am

Review will include the important pre‐winter preparations necessary for efficient and safe operations during winter weather. Plowing operations and many techniques used with common equipment will be discussed plus specific areas of operational and safety concerns including pre‐planning, spreading operations, salt and other materials, pre‐wetting salt (when, how, and the advantages and benefits), anti‐icing, necessary post‐storm cleanup, and final winter cleanup operations. Public Works Directors, Street and Road Crews, Municipal Officials, or municipal employees involved with winter/snow removal operations for their community are encouraged to attend.

The virtual course will be interactive and include group discussions. You must complete all three classes to receive a course completion and scholarship funds. Class size is limited.

Cost:  $100 for PSAB members, $150 non-members, $50 PSAB Plus members. You must register directly with PSAB (see below).  A link will be sent from PSAB prior to the event.

How to Claim a DVWCT/DVPLT Scholarship:

1) Worker’s Compensation Trust (DVWCT) and Property & Liability Trust (DVPLT) members should first contact the Trust to confirm availability and reserve your scholarship by emailing cbigham@dvtrusts.com or calling 267-803-5720.

2) Register directly with PSAB by visiting training.boroughs.org or call Terri at 800-232-7722, Ext. 1042.

3) After completing the four-part course, forward proof of completion and payment to cbigham@dvtrusts.com.

4) Upon approval, the Trusts will issue a reimbursement check for the value of the scholarship (up to two per member entity).  

Scholarship questions?  Please call email cbigham@dvtrusts.com or call 267-803-5720.

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23 September 2021
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Defensive Driving for Trucks

Open to DVWCT and DVPLT members at no cost. You must register through the Trust to avoid billing.

This course consists of four hours in the classroom and four hours of practical driving skills. The goal of the course is to train truck drivers in collision prevention techniques. In teaching these techniques, the course also promotes an attitude of mutual understanding, courtesy and cooperation on the road.  Topics covered include: general backing techniques, foul weather driving, crash avoidance, parking lot driving and braking techniques.

Attendees should bring a work truck to class in order to participate in the practical evaluations. Students must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid Pennsylvania Operator’s License (CDL if applicable).

Lunch is not included.

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29 September 2021
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Police EVOC for SUV’s

Open to DVWCT and DVPLT members at no cost.  You must register through the Trust to avoid billing.

Police emergency vehicle operations courses (EVOC) are taught by seasoned police instructors. The prime objectives of these hands-on, skill-based seminars are: (1) officer safety, (2) protection of innocents and (3) successful law enforcement.

This one (1) day course is designed for officers who routinely are assigned to drive a SUV or prisoner transport vehicles.  This course will provide officers with an opportunity to apply the skills they learned during the Basic EVOC course while driving a larger vehicle.  Defensive driving techniques and emergency response tactics will be demonstrated to and practiced by those attending.  The course will be 1/2 day behind the wheel driving skills that includes a response course as well as a skill course that will include backing.  Students must successfully complete written and practical exams to receive certification for the course.

Officers attending should report in old clothes by 8:00 a.m.

Officers attending must bring a police department owned SUV or prisoner van to drive on the driving range.

Lunch is not included however there are a few restaurants nearby.

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October 2021

7 October 2021
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Defensive Driving for Trucks

Open to DVWCT and DVPLT members at no cost. You must register through the Trust to avoid billing.

This course consists of four hours in the classroom and four hours of practical driving skills. The goal of the course is to train truck drivers in collision prevention techniques. In teaching these techniques, the course also promotes an attitude of mutual understanding, courtesy and cooperation on the road.  Topics covered include: general backing techniques, foul weather driving, crash avoidance, parking lot driving and braking techniques.

Attendees should bring a work truck to class in order to participate in the practical evaluations. Students must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid Pennsylvania Operator’s License (CDL if applicable).

Lunch is not included.

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18 October 2021
8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Basic Chainsaw Safety

Open to DVWCT and DVPLT members at no cost.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are approximately 36,000 serious chainsaw injuries each year. Proper safety equipment and operation can greatly reduce the risk of injury when using a chainsaw. This full day workshop will review safety equipment and how to safely start and operate a chainsaw. It will also review reactive forces, directional felling, limbing and bucking, use of wedges, and storm damage and removal techniques.

Participants are required to bring a hardhat. Please note this program is taking place in Lower Salford Township, 379 Main Street Harleysville PA.

 

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20 October 2021
8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Basic Chainsaw Safety

Open to DVWCT and DVPLT members at no cost.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are approximately 36,000 serious chainsaw injuries each year. Proper safety equipment and operation can greatly reduce the risk of injury when using a chainsaw. This full day workshop will review safety equipment and how to safely start and operate a chainsaw. It will also review reactive forces, directional felling, limbing and bucking, use of wedges, and storm damage and removal techniques.

Participants are required to bring a hardhat.

 

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20 October 2021
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Police EVOC for SUV’s

Open to DVWCT and DVPLT members at no cost. You must register through the Trust to avoid billing.

Police emergency vehicle operations courses (EVOC) are taught by seasoned police instructors. The prime objectives of these hands-on, skill-based seminars are: (1) officer safety, (2) protection of innocents and (3) successful law enforcement.

This one (1) day course is designed for officers who routinely are assigned to drive a SUV or prisoner transport vehicles. This course will provide officers with an opportunity to apply the skills they learned during the Basic EVOC course while driving a larger vehicle. Defensive driving techniques and emergency response tactics will be demonstrated to and practiced by those attending. The course will be 1/2 day behind the wheel driving skills that includes a response course as well as a skill course that will include backing. Students must successfully complete written and practical exams to receive certification for the course.

Officers attending should report in old clothes by 8:00 a.m.

Officers attending must bring a police department owned SUV or prisoner van to drive on the driving range.

Lunch is not included however there are a few restaurants nearby.

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