Friday, November 14, 2014

Weekend Update....Friday, November 14, 2014

Changes to the Weekly E-mail:  I'm going start preparing this weekly e-mail as a blog instead of an e-mail.  I'll continue to send it as an e-mail for awhile longer. Writing this as a blog will make them available to more people, you can sign-up on to follow this blog by e-mail. The blog will also archive each week for historical purposes.  The link to the "Chief 81 Blog" is  At the bottom of the blog page is a section called "Chief's Reports and Information"  I'll post things there from time to time.  My quarterly reports, budgets, department statistics, events, etc.   So, now I'll get on with this weeks e-mail.

Out of Town: Capt Lang and I are traveling today to the National Fire Academy. We'll be attending a pilot class called "Building Support for Community Risk Reduction".  We'll be back Sunday night.

Open Shifts: November: 29th; December 23, 27; January 1, 5, 13 and 14. All 0700-1900.

Live Burn: I've put up a sign up sheet in the bulletin board. I need a crew for Sunday, November 23rd to burn the turf farm house. This will be a great opportunity for some pump and master stream training.

Cardiomyopathy:  We have a 2-year old girl in Lyman who has cardiomyopathy. This little girl has her own AED.   I'll mark  the address in Data Trac and in CAD. I'll discreetly put the address in the Ops Room.

The Giving Tree:  The Lyman Town hall employees are again doing “The Giving Tree” to help make this Holiday Season special for the children of Lyman. Do you know a child that will have a special wish or need this Holiday Season? Please help a child this year by donating an unwrapped gift. Confidential tags will be hung on the GIVING TREE in the lobby of the Lyman Town Hall in order that citizens can select a tag to assist with the gift purchases. Applications are now being accepted for Lyman residents who would like to apply for help with gifts for the children in their homes. Household income limits apply. Applications are available at the Lyman Town Hall or can be printed from the 'public documents' section of the Lyman website  on the left. Application will be accepted until November 18.

Dayton Historical Society; The 2015 Calendars are in! They're on sale for $12.00. The photographs used in the calendar are of places and people of years past.They are currently for sale at the Dayton Town  Office. If you are unable to get into the office and would like to have one mailed to you, please mail a check for $14.03 to the town office, ($12.00 +$2.03 postage). Please make checks payable to the "Town of Dayton" and mail to: Town of Dayton, Calendar Sales, 33 Clarks Mills Rd., Dayton, ME  04005.

Equipment for sale by bid: The items in the apparatus bay for sale by bid will end Sunday at 1600. I am going to open and award bids on Monday at 0900.

Thanksgiving Dinner at the Station:  The Deputy has posted a sign up on the refrigerator for a pot-luck Thanksgiving Dinner at the Station on Tuesday, November 25th.  Everyone is invited, families too. If you plan to attend, please sign up on the list.

Turnout Gear Care & Inspection Class: Alfred Fire & Rescue will be hosting a gear inspection and cleaning class on December 4th at 1800. The class is sponsored by Globe and Bergeron Protective. The class will cover updates and changes to the NFPA 1851 standard.

Coffee Break Training: Fire Dynamics - The A, B, C, D and K's of Fire
Learning Objective: The student will be able to explain fire types by their letter designations. (PDF, 150 KB)

Fire Safety Classes: We received a very nice letter from Virginia Drouin, Principal at Lyman Elementary. She was very complementary of Capt Lang and the crew who did the fire safety presentation at the school. She said the presentation was "informative and entertaining". Not only for the kids but for the staff also.  I think there's a video some where of Jake Cole donning  his turnout gear. The biggest hit was lunch.

Events Next Week: Monday 0900; Equipment sale bids open. Tuesday 1830; Fire Training, RIT Skills. Thursday 1830; Fire Commission, Lifepak 15 demo.

Duty officer this weekend: Captain Duross.

Have a great weekend!

Roger S. Hooper, Fire Chief
Goodwins Mills Fire-Rescue
481 Goodwins Mills Road
Lyman, ME 04002
Office: 207-499-7878
Station: 207-499-2362
Fax: 207-499-2893