Friday, June 24, 2016

Weekly Update for Friday, June 24, 2016

OPEN SHIFTS: JULY; None at the moment. AUGUST; None at the moment. SEPTEMBER; 9/3 0700-1900;  9/17 0700-1900. OCTOBER; 10/29 0700-1900, 10/31 0700-1900.
Recent Calls:  Great job to the crew who responded to Waterboro last Sunday. In today's mail I received a thank you card from Chief Bors.  Another "first" York County. Three working fires simultaneously.  Old Orchard was covering our station. I think tankers from as far away as Sacopee were hauling water.  We ran 15 calls this past 5-days.
Safety Standdown:  It officially ends tomorrow. But, safety isn't something we should only think about one week a year. It's an on-going effort with the goal being, everyone goes home.
Want to be a millionaire? Here's your chance to go to Las Vegas, be on the TV Game Show "Who wants to be a millionaire?" and make $10,000 for the department!  FMI Click Here  A flyer is on the bulletin board.
SMCC Live In Program Update:  See attachment  Click Here.
New Ambulance:  Last night I gave my ambulance recommendation to the the Fire Commission, and they approved it. I'm meeting with the salesman next week to go over details and will have the truck ordered soon.
Wage Increases:  The FY17 budget has authorized 2% wage adjustments for all fire department employees. These will take effect on July 1st.
2016 Mane Patient Safety Academy;  September 8th 0900-1600 at the Abromson Center USM Portland.  FMI Click Here
The Wildland Fire Assessment Program (WFAP) is a joint effort by the U.S. Forest Service and the NVFC to provide departments with training on how to properly conduct assessments for homes located in the wildland-urban interface (WUI). This is the first program targeted to volunteers that specifically prepares them to evaluate a home and provide residents with recommendations to protect their property from wildfires in order to become a more a fire-adapted community.
Ambulance Crash:  This is an interesting article of an unfortunate ambulance crash involving Augusta Fire. Sounds like the EVO did things right, but still got hit.
The EMR-ISAC InfoGram for June 23, 2016 contains the following articles:
1. CDC Warns on mcr-1 Gene Found in United States
2. Video Walks Through Bomb Threat Checklist
3. National Preparedness Report 2016
4. Disaster Research Response Program
Job Offer: Hope Chapel is looking to hire on an on-call basis, to individuals to do their "pick-ups". If you might be interested contact Chris Boyden
Events Next Week: Tuesday 1830 Charlie Co.

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

"Only you can prevent forest fires!"
   -Smokey Bear

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