Friday, December 2, 2016

Weekly Update for Friday, December 2, 2016

OPEN SHIFTS:  Monday 12/26 0700-1900; Monday 1/2 1900-0700 (EMT); Tuesday 1/3 0700-1900; Friday 1/3 0700-1900; Saturday 1/4 1900-0700 (EMT).
Funeral Details:  Thank you to all of you who stepped to support the details for recent funerals of two of our past  members.  On Friday we rendered honors for Dave Bastille. Dave was our first ever full-time employee. Back in 1977 and 1978, Dave was our only on-duty firefighter.
  Tomorrow, we will render honors for Everett Mooers. Everett was a long time resident of Lyman. He passed away 2 days before his 98th birthday.  He served on the GMFD through the 40's, 50's and 60's. He held the rank of Captain. Everett also served as a Selectman and on many other Town boards and committees. Detail meets at the station at 1030 for an 1100 show-time.
Deadly December:  Historically December has been tough on the fire service. has prepared a pretty good piece on the topic...
LA City FD during the Rodney King Riots:  Very interesting documentary video
Saco Ladder:  Saco Ladder 1 is back in service following its half-life overhaul.
Dayton Holiday Fair: Dayton Community Club will hold their Holiday Fair at the Dayton School, Saturday Dec. 3rd  from 9:00 AM to 1:00 Pm. Santa will be stopping in for a visit at 10:00 AM. There will also be a bake sale, The Scholastic Book Fair and much more. Free admission.
Blood Drive: Our next blood drive is Saturday, December 10th from 0900-1400.
Santa Visit and Christmas Tree Lighting: Saturday, December 10th, 1600-1800.
November Call Stats:  We ran 58 call in the month of November. Tuesdays and Friday were our busiest days. 12% of our calls were between 1500 and 1600. 10% were between 0300 and 0500. We averaged 2 minutes to get on the road, and on scene in an average of 7 minutes.
EVO1 Testing:  An EVO1 test is scheduled for Sunday 12/11.  FMI: Engineer Howard Smith.
The EMR-ISAC InfoGram for December 1, 2016 contains the following articles:
1. Chimney Fires Spike as Winter Weather Arrives
2. When a Disaster Exceeds Expectations
3. New Preparedness Rule for Healthcare Providers
4. ESS Webinar: Measuring Readiness
Opiate Outreach Liaison Position at Biddeford PD:,-ME/230126.html Good Benefits and competitive starting salary.  FMI; Ronald M. Phillips, Department of Homeland Security Investigations - Task Force Officer Biddeford Police Department - Street Crimes Unit 39 Alfred St. Biddeford ME, 04005
Email:  Phone: 207-571-1689 Work Cell: 207-205-3593
Events Next Week:  Saturday: 0945 Deliver Santa Clause to Dayton School. 1030 Funeral Detail; Tuesday 1900 GMFRA; Wednesday TBD Chief's Interviews; Thursday 1830 All Officers, 1830 Junior Company, 1830 Joint Select board Meeting (Town hall).

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

"Like leaders in many walks of life, my business has been to serve with, and for, others."
    -General Stanley McCrystal, US Army

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