Saturday, February 17, 2018

Weekly Update for Friday, February 16, 2018

Mandatory Training:
In the Orange Binder Marked "Absenses": Read the policy document and complete the quiz and sign the roster.  The topics are; HAZCOM, Exposure Control/Blood Borne, Respiratory Protection to include Fit Testing.  In lieu of the orange book, you can read the policy on line and complete the quiz on line.
At Company Meetings:  Attend any company meeting to complete Fire Extinguisher training, PPE Inspection, EAP review and a traffic control refresher.
HAZMAT; Complete training with an other fire department or complete An Introduction to Hazardous Materials (IS-05a) This course is on-line
Waterboro Ladder 1: Is out of serviced for a few weeks.
South Portland FD EMS Symposium: April 11, 0900-1630. CEH's awarded. Flyer is on the bulletin board.
Seacoast Mutual Aid District presents; Problem Solving & Passing it Forward with Dr Harry Carter, Newark (NJ) FD retired. May 11 and again May 12. Flyer is posted.
Central Maine Fire Attack School:  April 21 and 22. Flyer is posted.
Water Rescue Training: February 24 with Waterboro FD. Meet at our station at 0800. FMI See LT Martin.
The EMR-ISAC InfoGram for February 15, 2018 contains the following articles:
1. 9-1-1 celebrates its 50th birthday
2. RadResponder Network: training and resources for SLTT
3. More seasonal and pandemic influenza resources
4. Webinar: Practical Decision-Making Tools for First Responder Agencies
Firefighter Near-miss:  Gas Shock Fails Prior to Attacking a Car Fire
Opportunities at York County Emergency Management.  There are several specialty teams at EMA that are in need of members.
  -The HAZMAT Team has needs for HAZMAT Technicians as well as other supporting roles.
Greg Kapinos is the acting team chief.
  -Incident Management Assist Team or IMAT supports the Incident Management Team during a medium to large scale incident and staffs the County Emergency Operations Center. Ann Hemingway is the IMAT Chief. 
  -FMI on YCEMA opportunities contact Dave Francoeur 
OPEN SHIFTS: February: Monday 2/26 0700-1900 and 1900-0700. Must be EMT.  March; None right now. April: Fri 2/27 1900-0700 must be EMT. Sat 2/28 0700-1900. May Sun 5/27 0700-1900.
Several open shifts in June.
Events Next Week: Thursday 1800 Joint Budget Committee.

Be safe,