Friday, October 16, 2015

Weekly Update for Friday, October 16, 2015

Open Shifts: November:  1, 10, 16, 17, 23, 25. all 0700-1900. FF/EVO1.
December: 1, 2, 3, 9, 11, 14, 31, all 0700-1900. FF/EVO1.
Christmas Holiday Coverage: 
24th; 0700-1900 FF/EVO1. 1900-0700 EMT/FF/EVO2.
25th; 0700-1900; 2 vacancies. 1 must be an EMT.
(Holiday incentive pay applies after 1900 on 12/24.)
Live Fire Training: Sunday, November 1st. Sign up on the bulletin board. FF's and EVO2's.
EMS Protocol Updates: Deadline 12/1/15.
Lifepak 15: Our LP15 is back. The EKG module was replaced. It is in service on R85. The loaner has been shipped back to Physio.  Please let me know if there are any other issues with either of the new LP15's.
Concealed weapons:  There's been a lot of discussion in the EMS arena over the new concealed carry law. There appears to be a push to create more policies around this new law. (I compare it to the Ebola breakout a year ago.)  Patents carrying isn't something we come across very often. Will there be an increase with the new law? Perhaps. I really don't expect much change. However, like everything else we do, there's always the possibility and it is something we need to be prepared for.
New laws: In addition to the concealed carry law, a couple other laws became effective this week. It is now illegal to sell or possess powdered alcohol or "Palcohol" in Maine. The use of E-cigarettes is only authorized in places where traditional tobacco cigarettes are allowed.
Hill Road:  The Alfred Road end is near completion. All that's left is to install the traffic light. Construction at the South St. end of  Hill Road is just beginning. It will be closed to through traffic next week. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through.
Pump Testing: Engines 81 and 84 will go out for pump testing on Thursday.
Basic Fire School: Apparatus and operators are needed for these dates:
10-21-15 from 1800-2200   Car Fires at Sanford South Station.  2 Engines needed.
10-26-15 from 1800-2200    LP fires at South Sanford Station.  2 Engines needed.
10-31-15 from 0800-1600+/- Class A burn at Hollis.  2 Engines, 1 Pumper Tanker.
This is a great opportunity for EVO2 training. Please let me know if you can assist.
Halloween: The GMFRA is gathering candy for Trick or Treaters on Halloween. Which is Saturday, Oct 31st.  There's a collection box in the watch desk for candy donations.  Also, the Dayton Community Club is hosting Trunk or Treat behind the Dayton school on October 23rd from 6pm-7:30. This is a free event open to all Dayton residents (bring Grandkids, kids, etc from out of town.) For more information and to fill out a registration form please go here. or email
Fishing Derby Raffle:  Lt Daniels has raffle tickets for the Ice Fishing Derby raffle.  Please pick up a book to buy or sell. The date for the derby and the raffle drawing is 2/6/2016.
Lyman Voting: Absentee ballots are now available for the November 3, 2015 State Referendum and Municipal Special Elections. Which will be held at the Lyman Town Hall, 11 South Waterboro Rd., from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m on 11/3. You may request an absentee ballot in the Town Clerk’s Office during normal business hours or by calling 247-0643 to have a ballot mailed to you. Telephone requests must be made by the voter only. Electronic requests can be made at . Absentee voting ends on Thursday, October 29th at 4:00 P.M.
Lyman Voter Registration: The Registrar will hold office hours on Oct. 21st, and 28th from 3 PM to 7 PM, for the purpose of registering new voters and updating the voter list. Please bring ID and proof of residency with you. The Registrar will also be available on Election Day.
Who is our Cribbage Champ and who makes the best Chili?  Dayton Parks & Rec will be holding a Chili Cook off and Cribbage Tournament on November 22, 1200 to 1600 at the fire station.  A flyer is on the bulletin board.
Events Next Week: Tuesday 1830 Ice Fishing Derby Mtg; Thursday E81, E84 pump testing. Saturday SLICE-RS class. 

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