Friday, July 3, 2015

Weekly Update for Friday, July 3, 2015. Independence Day Weekend

JULY:  Sun 7/12 07-19; Wed 7/15 07-19; Fri 7/24 07-19; Sat 7/25 19-19 (24hr) this shift can be split. Sun 7/26 07-19; Mon 7/27 07-19; Fri 7/31 07-19.  **Sunday July 26th we have no one scheduled**
AUGUST: Fri 8/14 07-19; Wed 8/19 07-19.
SEPTEMBER: Tue 9/1 07-19; Wed 9/9 07-19; Thu 9/17 07-19; Fri 9/25 07-19; Mon 9/28 07-19.

4th of July Weekend:  Odds are good that we could be busy this weekend and several of our members are out of town.

Engine 83 dedication:  We had nearly 130 people attend the dedication ceremony. I was quite surprised at the turnout. A lot of positive discussion and comments. Thanks to everyone who got involved in organizing the event. We don't often get to interact with the public in that type of environment. The support we get from the community is great. The opportunity for them to get to see the station, our equipment and talk with each of you is fantastic.

Engine 83 Training: The "train-the-trainers" are scheduled for July 10, 14 and 18. If you've been contacted to attend this training, please confirm your date with the Training Officer. Prior to attending the classes please review the training videos.
Pressure Governor
Husky 3 Foam System
PUC Video

EMS Protocol Updates: We're done!  Thanks everyone for getting this training completed on time. We have no stragglers. Part II comes out around December 1st.

Basic Fire School;  Application deadline is July 15th. Flyer and applications are on the bulletin board.

Waterboro Old Home Days parade; Need a driver to take a piece of apparatus to Waterboro's parade on Saturday, 7/11 0900.  If available, please contact the Deputy.

Coffee Break Training: The Vulnerability Assessment
Learning Objective: The student will be able to explain the importance of the Vulnerability Assessment Program in identifying risk factors leading to firefighter injuries and line-of-duty deaths.

Firefighter Tool This is a fantastic website for training, professional development, and just what's going on in the fire service. They even have a facebook page. Check it out

MFSI Maine Fire Service Monthly Newsletter for July

Events Next week: Lions Club meets at the station on Monday 7/6 at 1830.  Tuesday at 1900 GMFRA meeting. Tuesday at 1800 Zoll Defibrillator demo. Wednesday evening candidate interviews. Friday 0800 E83 systems training. 1830 Juniors meeting. Saturday 0800 candidate PAT testing.

Next Blood Drive: Saturday, July 25th.

Duty Officer: Captain Duross

I will be out of town next week for the Navy.

Have a safe 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