Saturday, March 26, 2016

Weekly Update for Saturday, March 26, 2016

OPEN SHIFTS: Sunday April 17th. 0700-1900.  FF/EVO1.  Currently, everything is covered through July. If you're interessted in July shifts, please take a look at the Google calendar.
Banquet: April 16th.   Sign up is on the bulletin board. Please get ticket money to Karen Wheeler.
Lifeflight Ground School:  April 11, 2016 – LifeFlight of Maine presents Ground Safety Course in Saco.  Sponsored by Saco Fire Department and Thornton Academy – Offered free of charge – Maine EMS continuing education hours available. Monday, April 11, 2016, 1830-2030 Thornton Academy Garland Auditorium, 438 Main Street, Saco, ME.  Please submit a training request ASAP. FMI click here    This opportunity doesn't come up very often. Great time to get this training locally.
Water Rescue Awareness Class;  April 9th at Goodwins Mills. 0800-1200.  Please submit a training request ASAP. FMI click here.   We're hosting this class. So far we've had two applicants. We have 5 recreational bodies of water in our jurisdiction. Technical Water Rescue is one of our primary mission areas.
The EMR-ISAC InfoGram for March 24, 2016 contains the following articles:
1. Bomb-Making Materials Awareness Program
2. FBI, NHTSA Warn of Car Hacking Risk  (This should be of particular interest to those of you who can start your cars with an "app")
3. Training Public Health to Respond to Disasters
4. Tsunami Awareness and Safety
SMHC Facesheets....from Dr. Nilson.....
"We will be removing the black bin in the EMS room in the next few days.  If you do not have time to grab the demographics sheet when the patient is registered/at the time of patient drop off for whatever reason please ask go to REGISTRATION in the ED  (as opposed to the secretary charge nurse)  and ask them to reprint the face sheet for you.
This is being done, in part, in an effort to use that small space more efficiently by not having extra things in that room that are not needed.  The point was also made by several EMS folks that that facesheets tend to accumulate in this bin over time.  Give that these sheets contain PHI, we want to try to limit this exposure.
If you have paper that contains PHI, please dispose of it in the large shredder bins behind the charge nurse and secretary.
Thank you for adjusting to this process change.
Doug Nilson"
Events Next Week; Monday 1830; Fire Commission at Dayton Town Hall.

Happy Easter,