Thursday, October 8, 2015

Weekly Update for Thursday, October 8, 2015

I'm going to be out of the office tomorrow, Friday, that's why this blog entry is a day early.
--- Open Shifts: October: 10/19; 10/21; 10/22 (EMT)  all are 0700-1900.
November: 11/7, 11/8, 11/16, 11/17, 11/23, 11/24, 11/26. All 0700-1900. All FF/EVO1.
December: 12/1, 12/2, 12/3, 12/9, 12/11, 12/12, 12/14 - All 0700-1900.  12/24 0700-1900 and 1900-0700. 12/25 need 2 0700-1900.  12/31 0700-1900.
Live Fire Training: We have the Hollis Training Facility reserved for Sunday, November 1st. A sign up is on the bulletin board. We will be doing live fire training.
EMS Protocol Updates:   Phase Two of this year's protocol updates are effective as of December 1, 2015.  Education for the Phase Two update is now available on MEMSEd, which can be found at under “Online Services”.   In Data Trac a training activity form has been opened. After you complete the protocol training add the date of completion by your name. Don't forget to scan your certificate too.    Completion Deadline is Dec 1st.
Open house & Fire Prevention Activities: Thanks everyone who helped out with the open house Tuesday night. We had a terrific turnout.  Also, the feedback I'm getting from the elementary schools and the preschools has been very positive. Thanks everyone who helped out with that and to Captain Lang for getting it all organized.
Lifepak 15 training:  Pete Landry will be here on Tuesday evening at 1830 to provide training on the new Lifepaks and to answer any questions you have since we've begun using them.  I hope we have a good turnout for this.  This is a good opportunity to learn the details on the LP15's.
GMFRA Fishing Derby:  A raffle is being organized to start raising funds to support the Fishing Derby. Lt Daniels has been putting in a lot of effort to get this off the ground. The raffle items will be on display at the Village Store. Tickets will be available soon.
New member: Jeff Sargent has been hired to the call force. Primarily to cover some per diem shifts. Jeff is a Firefighter II and and A-EMT.
Ladder 82:  Brake rotors have been located and ordered.
Rescue 85: Has been out for maintenance. Is appears the turbo is OOC. Should be back on Tuesday.
Flu Shots:  If you're interested in a flu shot, which is highly recommended for all first responders, Workwell has them available. The department will pay for the shot.
Propane Emergencies Online Training Program. This free online training program is based on Propane Emergencies, 3rd Edition, by Hildebrand and Noll. It's approximately two hours long and consists of five modules each containing:
• Defined objectives and knowledge checks about Propane and what responders need to know.
• Interactive scenarios
• A comprehensive assessment to reinforce learning at the completion of this training
• Awareness of the physical and chemical properties of propane
• Review how to conduct a hazard and risk assessment as well as general emergency-response procedures
• Learn and use the eight-step process to develop an incident action plan to mitigate an emergency.

Who should take this course? All first responders with industrial and residential propane-response responsibility. This training may be especially valuable for volunteer, combination, fire-brigade and other responders where time or resources for instructor-led hazmat training specifically on propane properties is limited.

Background: The Propane Emergencies online training program was created by International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC). The IAFC and PERC are partnering to expand awareness of critical information and issues related to propane training and to enhance and improve preparedness for hazmat response involving incidents with propane.

IAFC Academy (online, login required. You'll be prompted to create an account if you don't already have one.) Approximately 2 hours long, whenever it is convenient for you.

Go to: ( to get your log in account.  Please visit the IAFC at:
Dayton Absentee Ballots are available at the Town Office for the November 3 Referendum Election.
Dayton  Parks and Rec. Committee will be meeting on Oct 7th at the Dayton municipal Building beginning at 6:30. Also, Dayton Parks and Rec will be holding a Chilli Cook off on November 22nd. It will be held a the Fire Station.
Dayton Planning Board will be meeting on Oct. 13th to review a preliminary plan for a 10 lot subdivision on Buda Rd.  Meeting starts at 7:00 PM at the Dayton Municipal Building.
Lyman and Dayton Town Offices will be closed Monday Oct. 12th.
Events Next Week: Tuesday 1830 Lifepak 15 Training; 1830 Junior Company. Wednesday 0900 Briarwood School Fire Safety.

I will be out of town tomorrow, returning Saturday around noon. I'll be off on Monday, Columbus Day.

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