Friday, October 2, 2015

Weekly Update for Friday, October 2, 2015

OPEN SHIFTS: Friday 10/9 1900-0700 (must be EMT). Saturday 10/10 0700-1900. Sunday 10/11 0700-1900 (must be EMT). Monday 10/12 0700-1900. Saturday 10/17 0700-1900.

New Full-Time Firefighter: This morning the Fire Commission voted to offer the full-time vacancy to Jake Cole.  Jake has accepted.  We will set his start date soon.

Blood Drive: Tomorrow, 0900-1400 at the station.

Open House: Tuesday, Oct 6, 1800-2000 at the station.

GMFRA: Meeting rescheduled for Monday, Oct 5th 1900.

BLS Firefighter Course: We are hosting this Monday, 1800-2100 and on Wednesday 1800-2100.

Duchesne Family:  Mr. Duchesne is now at New England Rehab.  I spoke with his wife yesterday. I asked her if there was anything that she needed help with. She said a ride to Portland. So, I told to when she needs a ride to visit her husband, call the fire station. We'd be happy to give her a ride. I've placed more details on the bulletin board in Ops.

Ladder 82:  We may have a lead on rotors for the ladder truck. East Coast is awaiting work on price and availability from E-One.

Station Generator:  The generator is not working.  Should we loose power, the overhead doors will have to be operated manually.  Portable radios and cellphones for communication with fire alarm wil  have to be used.  I have asked YC EMA if there is a generator available should we need one. I got a "maybe"  If need bey, we'd have to call the YC EMA.
Lyman Parks and Rec Days at Pumpkin Valley Farm;   October 24 and 25
Passes include: Corn Maze, Jumping Pillow, Cow Train, Hayride to Pumpkin Patch
(pumpkins available to purchase for additional cost)
Cost for Pass: $7 each (children 2 and under are free)
Must be a Lyman Resident to Purchase Tickets
Where to Purchase:  Passes must be purchased in advance during regular business
hours at the Lyman Town Hall. Tickets will be sold starting Tuesday September 22nd
and end on Friday October 23rd. Passes will be valid only on Saturday October 24
or Sunday October 25. Hours: 10:00 am-6:00 pm. - For more information about Pumpkin Valley Farm:
Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 4-10. This year, the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) is dedicating the month of October to providing fire safety tips through #firesafein31. Each day in October, USFA will share helpful, practical tips to help us make our homes and families safer. Follow #firesafein31 on Twitter at @usfire and on Facebook at
This year's fire prevention theme is "Hear the beep, where you sleep".  Working smoke detectors at each bedroom.
2016 YCCA Firefighter 1 & 2 Academy Course Announcement has been posted. Classes start January 4th.  Instructors/Assistant Instructors are needed. Contact Deputy Chief Duross at BFD.
Events Next week: Monday: 1800 BLS Class. 1900 GMFRA. Tuesday: 1800 Open House. Wednesday: 1800 BLS Class. Thursday: 1830 Officers meeting for C Co. officers.  Also next week several school fire safety presentations and fire station tours are scheduled. Pls check the battle rhythm calendar.
I will be out of Town this weekend. Navy Reserve. Also, next Friday, Oct 9th I will be away on a military leave day.

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