Monday, June 15, 2015

Weekly Update, Monday, June 15, 2015

Once again the voters in both Towns showed there support for the fire-rescue at Town meeting.
I contribute that the the great work that each of you do.  The capital equipment reserve account was established and we've been authorized to replace both cardiac monitors. I'll be providing the Fire Commission with an RFP for approval then we'll post it.  We've had Zoll here for a demo, and Lifepak will be here this week to demo the LP15.  We'll hold more demos in the coming weeks.
And by-the-way, we almost didn't have a Town meeting in Lyman. It was  nearly cancelled for lack of meeting a quorum.

Fairwell Nate Keller, Best of luck in Bath! Don't forget to come back and visit every now and then.

Engine 83 is at Minuteman. A picture of it is on the website. We've been asked to allow it to be showed at the New England Fire Chiefs' Conference on June 26/27 in Springfield, Mass. This is one of the largest fire apparatus shows in the country.  The truck will arrive at our station by 0900 on Monday, June 29th. The dedication ceremony will be at 1830 on Tuesday, June 30th.  Next we've got to schedule operator training, load hose and equipment, get it ready for service.

Coffee Break TrainingAutomatic Sprinklers: Fire Department Connection  How many commercial sprinkler systems do we have in Lyman or Dayton? (Excluding the fire station.)

Chris Carpenter: Alfred FD is putting together a "care package" to send to Chris in Afghanistan.
Things that are usually in short supply over there; chap stick, beef jerky, peanut butter, soap, toothpaste, tooth brushes, dental floss, deodorant. Snack food of any kind. The least healthy is the best! Powered Gatorade, Mio, Crystal light, or anything else to add to bottled water to give it some flavor. Boot socks. Sun screen, things along those lines. Anything from Maine like Blueberry preserves or Maple syrup.

BLS Fire School; Set to begin August 24th. Instructors are needed.

Recruiting: We're accepting call force applications through June 30th.

Events this week: Tonight; 1600 Keller Time! 1800 Lifepak Demo. 1830 F/T Interviews. Tuesday 1830 Water Supply Training. Thursday 1000 Lifepak Demo. 1830; Fire Commission.

JUNE 30 at 1830, dedication ceremony for Engine 83.

I apologize for not getting this out on Friday.  Uncle Sam had me travelling about the country.

Take care,

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