After a line-of-duty death, the family and the department of the fallen have many questions. Be a part of the Local Assistance State Team to provide compassion and guidance to the survivors.
The Local Assistance State Team (LAST) Program is a collaborative effort between the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
The foundation realized that to best assist families and departments who have lost a firefighter in the line of duty, they would need to have trained personnel on the ground and available to help when requested within six hours of death. This could only be accomplished by developing a team of trained responders in each state who could be deployed immediately upon notification of a line-of-duty death.
Basic Local Assistance State Team Training – August 10, 2015
Everything that happens immediately after a line-of-duty death affects the way the family, the department, and the community recover from the loss. Lack of resources and planning often adds to the confusion and pain that occurs. The best place for a department to turn for support is within its own state or region.
Through a collaborative effort with the Department of Justice, this course will provide the needed training to help establish state and regional Local Assistance State Teams (LAST) to assist in the event of a line-of-duty death. The primary objective of the LAST team is to provide assistance and comfort to the family and department after a line-of-duty death and to help with filing for Federal, state and local benefits.
Local Assistance State Team Advanced Training and Drills – August 11, 2015
Through a collaborative effort between the Department of Justice and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF), resources and training have helped establish state Local Assistance State Teams (LAST) to deploy and provide much-needed assistance to fire departments and the firefighter’s family immediately following a line of-duty death.
The LAST are comprised of members from all areas of public safety, as well as survivors of line-of-duty deaths and volunteers from all lines of work. They are passionate about helping those who have suffered the loss of a family member or department member in the line of duty. The primary mission of LAST is to provide assistance and comfort to the family and the department after a line-of-duty death and to help with filing for federal, state and local benefits.
This course builds on the skills of the Basic course, through advanced training and group activities.