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. https://sites.google.com/site/gmillsfr/fire-rescue/training
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  https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=is-5.a
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Waterboro Ladder 1: Is out of serviced for a few weeks.
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South Portland FD EMS Symposium: April 11, 0900-1630. CEH's awarded. Flyer is on the bulletin board.
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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.
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Central Maine Fire Attack School:  April 21 and 22. Flyer is posted.
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Water Rescue Training: February 24 with Waterboro FD. Meet at our station at 0800. FMI See LT Martin.
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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
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Firefighter Near-miss:  Gas Shock Fails Prior to Attacking a Car Fire
http://www.firefighternearmiss.com/Reports?id=11740
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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 gkapinos@maine.rr.com 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
ann.e.hemenway@maine.gov is the IMAT Chief. 
  -FMI on YCEMA opportunities contact Dave Francoeur   drfrancoeur@yorkcountymaine.gov 
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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.
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Events Next Week: Thursday 1800 Joint Budget Committee.
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Be safe,
Chief