Friday, September 9, 2016

Weekly Update for Friday, September 9, 2016

OPEN SHIFTS: None, as of today.
DOUBLE CALLS: This morning we were called out for two ambulance calls at the same time. Both ambulances got on the road with a good response time. Thanks everyone who turned out for those two calls.
FIREFIGHTER CONVENTION: This weekend in York. Parade is Saturday at 10am.
RAMP: A ramp has been installed at the entrance to the apparatus bay coming out of the hallway.
This ramp was installed at eh suggestion of our insurance carrier. There's potential for someone to wrench an ankle if they aren't expecting the step down. I want to say thanks to Jake Cole, Cole Tarbel and Joe Demers for there great engineering feat!
STUDENT: We now have a 4th student, sort of. Jake Boyden is a fire science student at SMCC, while not a live-in program student, Jake will be a student intern at Goodwins Mills.  With the exception of living at the station, Jake will participate in all other functions and requirements of the live in program.
MANDATORY REPORTER TRAINING:  All EMS providers are required by law to complete "Mandatory Reporter Training" every 4-years. The law became effective on July 29, 2016.
The link below will take you to the training site. This is a self-study course, complete the powerpoints then take the quiz and print the certificate. Please provide a copy of the certificate to LT Daniels, so we can ensure you are credited for completion.
If you do come upon a situation that requires reporting. Document such in your PCR. And give me a heads up so I can follow up on your report with DHHS. 
YCCA SCHOOL: We have 10 attending this year's school. Dates are September 24th and 25th. Deadline for applications is September 14th.
EVOC CLASS in Lebanon: We have 2 people who will be attending this class in Lebanon. If anyone else is interested please contact AChief Harris.
PHYSICAL AGILITY TESTING: We've scheduled a PAT for October 2nd. This is for new members who have yet to complete this requirement.
2015 STATE FIRE MARSHAL'S REPORT:  This link will take you to the 2015 report from the Maine Fire Marshal.
FIRE DISPATCH PROTOCOL:  You've heard of EMD? Well, EFD is next.  We should see this around September 2017.  This link explains how it works. LT Martin and FF Pendleton are our resident expert on this new tool.
CAR WASH: GMFRA is holding a fund raiser car wash at the station this Sunday. 0800-1600.
FMI contact LT Daniels.
LOBSTER: September 18th, 1300. A menu and sign up is posted in Ops. FMI contact LT Daniels.
RAFFLE: Keep pushing the tickets. If you need more see LT Daniels.
PUMP TESTING: Pump testing for E81, E83 and E84 is tentatively scheduled for September 21-23. We'll be doing this in conjunction with Alfred and Waterboro again this year.
The EMR-ISAC InfoGram for September 8, 2016 contains the following articles:
1. New, Safer PPE Options for Wildland Firefighters
2. Improving Medical Response to Blast Injuries
3. Officer-Involved Shootings Guide for Leaders
4. Tools and Resources for Emergency Services
Events next week: SUNDAY Car wash 0800. TUE: EVOC 1800, TRAINING 1830. WED: EVOC 1800. SAT: EVOC 0800.

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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