Congratulations to our newest Basic EMT; FF Cole Tarbell! Good job!
Be careful what you wish for......I asked for cold and got it! Please, when we roll out for calls take some extra time to dress for it. With that in mind, the ice fishing derby is on for tomorrow. Starting at 0600. Set up beginning about 0500. There has been a lot of interest in the derby. This should be a great event. Be sure to thank Lt Daniels for his hard work in organizing the derby.
Officer Selection: Notices are posted on the bulletin board. Deadline for letters for consideration is February 24th. TOG 3910-01 refers. One position is for an Assistant Chief for Training and Personnel. Three Captains positions for functional branches; Standards, Tactics and Equipment.
Chief's Call: The last Chief's call was back in September. I have scheduled one for Tuesday, February 23rd at 1900, following the Charlie Company meeting. There are some changes in the works that I want to update everyone on and get some input. I'll post an agenda soon. If you have some thing you like me to add to the agenda, please let me know.
Awards: Nominations are still open. Click here to submit a nomination.
Hoverboard Fires: Great scot! Marty, we're back to the future....I thought this was rather humorous; National Fire Incident Reporting System News and Coding Bulletins from the U.S. Fire Administration. NFIRSGram: How to code a hoverboard fire. This NFIRSGram explains how to code a fire involving a battery-motorized hoverboard in the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS). I guess this is a pretty common problem Youtube is full of videos of hoverboards exploding. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yY0VdVdfWUA
The EMR-ISAC InfoGram for February 11, 2016 contains the following articles:
1. Conducting Wildland Fire Assessments
2. Intermountain Center for Disaster Preparedness
3. FBI Webinar on Active Shooter Study's Results
4. Emergency Transport Ventilator Recall
CPR Instructors: We need more CPR Instructors. Community CPR classes are a very popular request from individuals and groups with in our community. The more CPR instructors we have the easier it is for us to provide these classes. Coincidentally, an AHA CPR instructor course is scheduled for April 28th in Freeport. A flyer is on the bulletin board and a copy is here If your interested, please submit a training request asap.
American Heart Association Course: AHA "New CPR Instructor" Course
DATE & TIME: April 28, 2016, 8am to 3pm WHERE: Freeport Fire
The BLS Instructor Course is a program designed to prepare American Heart Association (AHA) instructors to disseminate the science, skills, and philosophy of resuscitation programs to participants enrolled in AHA courses. Upon successful completion of this course, Instructors will be able to instruct all AHA BLS courses: Healthcare Provider CPR, Heartsaver CPR/AED, Family & Friends CPR, CPR in Schools, First Aid, & Pediatric First Aid. Prerequisites include a letter of recommendation from a current AHA CPR Instructor and a BLS for HCP provider card that has not expired.
Cost: $235 Includes Training Materials
** Basic Life Support (BLS) Online Instructor Essentials will be Emailed to you prior to the program, each student is responsible for completing it and bringing the certificate to class
***A VALID AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION HEALTHCARE PROVIDER CARD MUST BE PRESENTED ON THE DAY OF CLASS.
Package cannot be mailed without payment.
Please register on-line at www.apems.org
Select Specialty Education tab followed by Course Registration
Leadership II and III; Flyer is on the bulletin board.Leadership II and III at Saco FD in March & April. This is a great opportunity for some NFA level training very close to home. This 16 hour course provides the Company Officer (CO) with the basic leadership skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire service environment. The course addresses ethics, use and abuse of power at the CO level, creativity in the fire service environment, and management of the multiple roles of the CO. (Leadership 1 is not a prerequisite)
Maine State Weekend at the NFA; May 13-15. The flyer is on the bulletin board and a copy is here. If you're interested in attending, please submit a training request in Data Trac. Priority is given to officers, then Firefighter II's who've never attended, then any others. The total number of attendees will depend on available funds.
York County Firefighters Association: The next York County Firefighters meeting will be held March 8th, 2016, at TJ's Pizza on Elm Street in Biddeford.
6pm is the Board of directors meeting followed by
6:30 pm supper
Mike Trembley will present a program on fire departments and fire apparatus through
the centuries. The menu will be full buffet all you can eat $8.50. Beer, wine and soda available at an additional cost.
Summer Lifeguards: Wells Fire Rescue is taking applications for summer life guards. FMI: contact Captain Emily Bordeau, WFR, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.wellstown.org
Events Next Week: Saturday: Ice Fishing Derby. Tuesday 0900: Med Bag meeting; 1000: Orientation Planning Meeting; Thursday; Fire Commission Special.
Stay warm this weekend. See you on Kennebunk Pond!
Roger S. Hooper, Fire Chief
Goodwins Mills Fire-Rescue
481 Goodwins Mills Road
Lyman, ME 04002