Friday, March 10, 2017

Weekly Update for Friday, March 10, 2017

OPEN SHIFTS: March: Wed 3/29 0700-1900.  April: Fri 4/7 0700-1900. Sat 4/15 0700-1900. May: 5/9 0700-1900, Tue 0700-1900. June: Wed 6/7 0700-1900. Sat 7/10 0700-1900. Thu 6/15 0700-1900. Fri 6/23 0700-1900.
CONGRATULATIONS!  FF Jake Boyden is our newest EMT.  FF Shawn Pendleton passed the state road test for his CDL.    Great job guys! Thanks!
AMBULANCE 86: It looks like it will arrive on Monday.  The out fitting process for the new ambulance has been written out in TOG 3909. The Deputy will be circulating a copy of that soon. Next week we'll layout what equipment is going on the truck and start driver training. Lt Daniels will be heading up the training effort. Lt Sarto will be organizing the equipment load out. Making sure to fulfill the items required by the Maine EMS equipment list. Lts Johnston and Roma will be handling any equipment mounting or any thing electrical or mechanical. On Saturday, March 18th we'll load the ambulance. The radio techs will be here on March 22nd to wire the VCBR and install radio antennas. Our target date to put A86 in service is April 1st. (no fooling!)   We're also planning the dedication ceremony for 1300 on April 15th. More to follow.
LADDER 82:  As you all know by now, the ladder had a run in with a trash truck. The truck has been taken to East Coast for a damage assessment.   It's a wait and see game now.
KENNEBUNK POND ROAD FIRE: Great job by everyone involved. Things went very smoothly.  The new TIC was rather impressive. We also got an opportunity to put the new rescue saw to work. Thank you everyone for a job well done.  
GEAR INSPECTIONS AND WASHING:  Please get your gear inspections completed asap. Wash your turnout gear as part of your inspection. Juniors too!
PHYSICALS and FIT TESTS:  Please get these done asap.
BANQUET: Saturday April 15th @ 1730. Location:  Ramada Convention Center - Saco
A sign up sheet for the banquet has been placed in the hallway outside the Ops room. When you sign up please put your name and name of your guest. Tickets are $10.00 for members and guests, all money can be paid to Lt Martin, Lt. Daniels, or Chief Hooper in person OR placed in a sealed envelope with your name on it in my mailbox. Tickets will be distributed at the beginning of April. DEADLINE FOR SIGN UP IS APRIL 5th. I need to have the numbers to the Banquet Center. I hope to see everyone there!
New England Organ Bank:  Due to the increase in OHCA, The number of tissue donars is decreasing. Hospitals are required to make referrals to NEOB, EMS has no such requirement. NEOB is asking that EMS voluntarily make referrals to NEOB.  A card with informatoin on how to make a referral will be on the card clip on each ambulance. If you do make a referral please document it in your PCR.
The EMR-ISAC InfoGram for March 9, 2017 contains the following articles:
1. Firearms Training and Hearing Loss
2. Highly Infectious Disease Exercise Tools
3. Web-Workshop: Suicide in Public Safety
4. Webinar: Active Shooter Planning
Mary's Walk: The date of the event is Sunday, March 19th and the walk starts at noon. The Lyman
Town Office staff started a team four years ago, called "Gina's Team"  in memory of Regina Merry who was Lyman's Assessor for years. There is a 5K road race that starts at 11:45 and a 2.5 mile walk that starts right after that.  There is a $25 registration fee, and then people can donate to the individual or team above and beyond that. The link is  OR contact Patty McKenna at the Town Hall.
Events Next Week: Monday, A86 should arrive. Tuesday 1830 EMS training.  Thursday 1830 Fire Commission w/ Selectmen & Budget Cmts.  Friday 0900 Fire Training. Saturday: 0800 BFS, 0900 Ambulance load out.
 Next week, Monday through Wednesday I will be in class in West Kennebunk. I'll be checking email, etc. I'll also be in Monday to take delivery of the new ambulance.

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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