Friday, June 23, 2017

Weekly Update for Friday, June 23, 2017

OPEN SHIFTS: None at the moment.
SERVICE MEDICAL DIRECTOR:  I'm happy to report that it's now official, as of July 1st, Dr Robert Brown, DO, will be our Service Medical Director. Last night the Fire Commission approved the MOA. Dr Brown's role as medical director will be QA, training, policy review, among others. I am confident that with Dr Brown's assistance, we're going to become a better EMS service.
LADDER 82:  The insurance check is "in the mail". The Fire Commission voted to go ahead with making the repairs to the ladder. I'll be making arrangements with East Coast to get this work scheduled.
MX207: Racing this Sunday. 
TONE to TEXT: Lt Martin has set up a program where you can now receive notification of our calls via text in an audio file.  Everyone should start seeing these texts now. You will get a text message from "" open the message, click on the file, you will hear the call dispatched same as on the radio.
EVO's: EVO2 recerts are required to be completed by all EVO2s. This is a BLS requirement. If you do not complete this training you may loose your EVO2 qualification and the incentive pay with it. We also have several EVO1's who have not qualified on the new ambulance. If you haven't completed A86 quals you need to do this ASAP. If not, you may loose that qualification and the incentive pay that goes with it.  Each of us has a responsibility to maintain our competency at operating vehicles and equipment. It's all part of being a member.
The EMR-ISAC InfoGram for June 22, 2017 contains the following articles:
1. Internal Crisis Communications Lessons Learned
2. Cooling Season Brings Fire Dangers, Too
3. New Training on Virtual Currency
4. Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Online Revised
FIREFIGHTER FATALITY:  How easily could this happen in Goodwins Mills? We all know too well, that drivers today don't pay attention to what their doing. People are driving while distracted and/or impaired. Our job is getting more dangerous everyday. Be alert to what's going on around you, look out for each other!
Incident Description: Firefighter Jeffery Mason Sanders was killed and another firefighter was injured when they were struck by a privately owned vehicle while working at the scene of a “wires down” call. The private vehicle crashed into the rear of another private vehicle stopped on a roadway behind a fire department vehicle. The fire department vehicle then struck the two firefighters who were nearby, trapping them underneath as it went down an embankment and stopped. Firefighter Sanders was pronounced deceased at the scene. The second firefighter, 33-year-old Jacob Hayward, was flown to the Research Medical Center in Kansas City with critical injuries.
Fire Department: Mayview Fire Protection District
Address: 500 W Orchard ST, Mayview, MO 64071-8213
Fire Department Chief: Kris White
T-SHIRT ORDER: Lt Martin is putting together a T-Shirt order for regular department shirts. We will be keeping the same design that FF Cole put together before. This order will be for Navy Blue and Red T-Shirts only. We will be putting together an order for Breast Cancer Awareness and long sleeves towards the end of August.
S-XL > $14.00
2XL & 3XL > $16.00
You can write your order on the form outside the Ops Room or  to Lt. Martin.  Money can be placed in an envelope with your name on it in Lt. Martin's mailbox or given to him in person. No money, no shirts. Deadline for ordering will be Friday June 30th.
LIFELFLIGHT GROUND SCHOOL: Lt Daniels has set up a Lifeflight ground course for August 2nd at 1830.  This course will involve evolutions with the helo.
SKELTON DAM TOUR:  A familiarization tour of Skelton Dam has been set up for July 19th, 1300 and 1800.
Events Next Week: Tuesday 1830 Lieutenants meeting. Wednesday 1900 Traffic Control Training. Saturday, July 1 Blood Drive 0900-1400.

Have a safe 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

"If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn't thinking" - Gen. George S. Patton

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