Friday, August 28, 2015

Weekly Update for Friday, August 28, 2015

Open Shifts: October: 21st 1900-0700, 22nd 070-1900.  24th 0700-1700 (must be an EMT).
November: 26th 0700-1900. December: 24th  0700-1900, 24th 1900-0700. 25th: 0700-1900 (need two, one must be and EMT). December 31st 0700-1900.

New Firefighter II's: Congratulations FF Rocky Sanfilippo and FF Cole Tarbell on your Firefighter II qualification!

Engine 83: It's in service. So far it's been on 2 calls. Come get familiar with what's where. Also EVO's keep practicing with with it. FF2's, please practice pulling/packing preconnects, SCBA seats,
tool location, tool mounting devices, etc.  We've also added some forestry equipment in the rear coffin compartment. While Engine 83 is under warranty it will be first out on all calls. Second out on medicals.   I want thank LT Johnston for his diligence and hard work in mounting equipment. Everything on this truck is mounted, neat, orderly and secure. Awesome  job!

Parking arrangement: Apparatus spots in the bay have been moved around. This will be the arrangement for at least the next year. Once the E83 warranty expires, we'll adjust running order and parking spots.

Lifepak 15s:  Each ambulance has a Lifepak 15. Come get familiar with them. Fortunately, LT Sarto was working the day they arrived. He got them entered into inventory, set them up, configured the bluetooth, etc. And packed up the old ones for trade-in.

Arundel: While the Route 111 construction is going on, where going to respond automatic to all Arundel calls on Alfred Road between Hill Road and the Lyman line, Hill Rd, Trout Brook Rd, Thompson Road and other road running off those roads. A list is on the bulletin board in Ops. We will go on Arundel's tone. Don't wait for us to get toned. First out units should sign on with fire alarm on Arundel's primary.

State Police: Over the past few months, we've had a couple incident that we called the State Police on and didn't get a response. I've addressed this issue in the past with Troop A leadership, and not much has changed. My recent attempts to meet with them again have been delayed. However, I'm still working on the matter.  In the meantime, at anytime you call for a Trooper and don't get one, Text me or call my cell, ASAP.

Dayton Days: September 12th. We will be doing an LP gas fire demo. LT Daniels is heading up this effort.

9/11 Concert:  September 12th at 1900 at the Congregationalist Church in Saco. Flyer is on the bulletin board.

Duke Lane Hydrant: Back in service. Captain Lang and LT Roma installed the collar and sacrete yesterday. LT Dreamy doesn't look so good in gray.

New Guay's Lane Hydrant: A new hydrant is being installed in a new pond at the end of Guay's Lane in Dayton. (off Route 35). This hydrant will be in a much safer location than the current Guay's Pond hydrant.

Dayton Surveys:The Planning Board is starting to update the Comprehensive Plan and would like your opinion on the future concerns for the Town.  This survey can be found here.  Another survey that concerns solid waste and recycling and can be located here.

Junior EMT: Jake Boyden is enrolled in the EMT program at Sanford Voc.  While he'e enrolled in the EMT course, he's cleared to respond on the Rescue. Provided, he's OK'd it with the on-duty EMT first.  FYI see Directive 2192.

York County Fire School: September 26 and 27. Flyer is on the bulletin board. Please submit your training request soon.

BLS Fire School: It's in progress. We are hosting on September 9th. Lt Sarto is heading up this event. He's in need of assistant instructors. FF1 qual is required.

Blue Mass:  September 13 at 1000 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland. Flyer is on the bulletin board.

Smart Smoke Alarms:  This some pretty interesting info from the USFA on new techology in smoke detectors.

Events Next week: Monday 1830 Lions Club. Tuesday 1900 GMFRA, Wednesday 1830 All Officers.

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