Friday, February 20, 2015

Weekly Update for Friday, February 20, 2015.

Great job by all involved in yesterday's fire on Ruel Lane in Dayton. All tolled we had 18 respond from our department. A surprising number considering the time of day. We did have one injury. A FF received a serious cut on the left thumb. This occurred while clearing glass from a window. The glass cut through his structural glove and into his thumb. Our first arrival was hampered by snow covered road and a steep hill. Theoretically, the on-spot chains should've helped out in this situation.  We don't use on-spots all that often. I encourage everyone to check them out. Get a look at them operating and drive with them operating to get the feel. Considering the amount of snow around there should be plenty of places to test them out.

Blood Drive: Kudos to FF Chris Ray for organizing another successful blood drive. The Red Cross was able to collect 29 pints.

Vacant Shifts: MAY: Wed 5/13 1900 to 1900 5/14. Sat 5/30 07-19.

Quarterly Report: My report for the 4th quarter 2014 is posted at

From the U.S. Fire Administration:
New topical fire report: Heating Fires in Residential Buildings (2010-2012)
This report addresses the characteristics of home heating fires caused by central heating units, fixed or portable local heating units, fireplaces, heating stoves, chimneys, and water heaters. Download the free report from the U.S. Fire Administration's website at

National Fire Academy course vacancies. The National Fire Academy has vacancies in upcoming classes scheduled for April through September! Visit a list of all courses with vacancies and direct links to the description and selection criteria for each.
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Events next week: Tuesday; Charlie Co. 1830; Wednesday; Community CPR 1830; Thursday; Delta Co. 1830, Lyman Charter Commission 1830.

Duty Officer: Friday: Capt Harris. Saturday; DChf Johnston. Sunday: Lt Roma.

Be safe,

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