I'm getting this out early because I'm taking tomorrow off. I've got some vacation time to use or loose.
OPEN SHIFTS: December 31 1900-0700; January; 1/1 0700-1900; 1/3 0700-1900; 1/7 1900-0700.
1/11 0700-1900. We do have a couple permanent per diem shifts open, if your interested and hold the required qualifications, contact the Deputy.
Call Stats: As of noon time today; we've handled 730 calls for service. We've treated 526 patients.
Annual Core Training: Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 7th, starting at 0800. This mandatory training required of all first responders. ----
Engine 83: It'll be out of service for at least 2 weeks. There is an issue with the rear brakes that requires parts. East Coast is closed for Christmas all next week. E84 is first due for a while.
Ladder 82: It's back and in service. We need to op test the pump. The hose nets need to be installed before we load hose. It's in service as an aerial.
Ambulance 86: It's on scheduled for completion on January 19th. I'm guessing that we'll have it late February.
Basic Fire School: Organizational meeting tonight. We are planning to get the course going during the week of January...... We'll have about 8 students from Goodwins Mills and Saco.
Dayton School: The Dayton School Staff is looking for volunteers to help assemble some new, donated, shelving in the library. What better way to share the Holiday spirit than lending a helping hand. This is scheduled to take place Tuesday, 12/27 from 8:30-2. If you have some free time and would like to help out, please contact Kim Sampietro at firstname.lastname@example.org
Recent Code: I received a nice "thank you" from Waterboro FD regarding the code we assisted them with earlier this week.
Community Garden: I received a note form the Board of Directors of the Community Lirbary thanking us for watering the garden last summer.
New Thermal Imaging Camera: We have received a grant, just in time for Christmas, from the Firefighter Support Foundation to purchase a new TIC. I was told yesterday that "the check is in the mail"! I've called "Santa Willie Burke", and we'll be ordering a Flir K65 thermal camera.
NFA Classes at MFSI Brunswick: March 11 and 12. Decision Making for Initial Company Operations (F0457) and Fire Investigation for First Responders (F0379) Click Here to see the flyer.
Registration deadline January 31st.
Annual Awards: Think back on 2016. Who in our department is deserving of special recognition? Nominate a deserving member for a service award. CLICK HERE to link to the nomination site.
Vacation: I will be on vacation tomorrow through Tuesday. I am available by cell.
Have a safe and Merry Christmas!
Roger S. Hooper, Fire Chief
Goodwins Mills Fire-Rescue
481 Goodwins Mills Road
Lyman, ME 04002
"Like leaders in many walks of life, my business has been to serve with, and for, others."
-General Stanley McCrystal, US Army