IAFC's EMS Section has set-up an
Ebola Virus Resource Page for Quick Access
a Range of Information and Tools for
the Fire and Emergency Service.
White County 911
for dispatching requests for medics/ambulance for subjects with possible flu
Dispatchers shall ask
all callers requesting an ambulance what the nature of the problem is. If the
caller states the subject is exhibiting flu like symptoms (nausea, vomiting,
fever etc.) the dispatcher will ask the caller if the subject has traveled to
Africa. This procedure may change later to the dispatcher asking the subject if
they have traveled anywhere out of the country, but for now we are only to ask
if they have traveled to Africa. As always, our priority is to keep our
responders as safe as possible.
A. Upon receiving
a request for an ambulance the dispatcher will ask for the nature of the
problem. If the caller advises the subject is exhibiting flu like symptoms or
the subject is "sick", the dispatcher will ask if the subject has traveled
will use the station alert system to make the fire department aware of the
C. When giving the
initial dispatch with the address and nature of the problem, the dispatcher
will end with either " No Travel" or "Subject has Traveled."
This will give the medics the information they need.
dispatch procedure remains the same.
will log in the CAD system that a request was made and that this procedure was
City Of Bluffton Will
Offer For Sale
The Following 1987 Pierce Arrow
36,860 * Hours 5695.6* *Miles and Hours as of 10/6/2014
manual 5 speed cable shift
includes: Two (2) pike poles, one (1) deluge gun, one (1) monitor, Booster wheel
with hose and nozzle in rear compartment, multiple SCBA brackets and portable
of this used fire engine to the purchaser will be made at the time a new fire
engine is delivered to the Bluffton Fire Department with an anticipated date of
late November 2014.
will be opened and read aloud at the Board of Works meeting held at 1:00 p.m.
on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 in the conference room at City
The Board of Public Works and
Safety reserves the right to reject any bid and to remove items from the sale at
any time without notice.
may be seen at the Fire station across from City Hall at 204 East Market Street.
Questions regarding the vehicle should be directed to Chief Chris Broderick at
vehicles will be sold in "as is" condition with no warranties expressed or
bids should be submitted to the City Clerk-Treasurer, 128 East Market Street,
Bluffton, Indiana 46714 by 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 18, 2014.
Bids should be marked "Fire Truck Bid" on the
outside of the envelope.
markings referring to "City of Bluffton" must be removed within 30 days of the
Many communities may have a building or two that they
aren’t sure what to do with it that is either abandoned, tax delinquent, or city officials can’t
get the owner to do anything with it as they don’t have the money or interest
to do so. This may be an option.....
Mike Riehm, Chief of the Kendallville Fire Department states the company listed below specializes in these type of projects to revitalize communities and turn
these properties into shovel ready sites for development.
Kendallville is in the process of riding their city of 4 of these
unsafe and unsightly properties. Chief Riehm states they are not paying for this
Registration is now open for the:
Dr. David Griffin, ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSE - A Fundraiser for Jamie Middlebrook
In Honor of The Charleston 9:
A Study of Change Following Tradegy
Date: October 25th, 2014 1600est
Cost: $50 all Proceeds to Middlebrook Memorial Fund
Location: New Prairie High School
5333 N. Cougar Rd. Carlisle, Indiana
Dr. David Griffin speeches are amazing and VERY powerful. Dr. Griffin was the first due Pump Operator at the Charleston Sofa Superstore Fire and is currently a Training Officer in Charleston.
Every morning we wake up, we have a choice. We can choose to be average, or we can choose to be great in everything that we do. Excellence is not an accident. It is a habit. If we practice excellence continuously, it becomes a staple in all parts of our lives, personal and professional.
The Indiana Fire Chiefs Association (IFCA), the Professional Fire Fighters Union of Indiana (PFFUI), and Public Safety Medical would like to invite you to the 3rd Annual Wellness - Fitness Symposium & Peer Fitness Trainer Workshop being held December 4 and December 5 at the Emergency Service Education Center Wayne Twp. Fire Dept.
This information - packed event will update you on the latest scientific news and techniques to improve firefighter health, wellness, fitness, safety and performance.
We encourage all peer fitness trainers to attend the Peer Fitness Trainer Workshop on Thursday December 4th to obtain 0.8 CEC's for the Ace Peer fitness Trainer.
Please go to the link provided to look at the great training being provided and look forward to seeing you at Wayne Twp. Fire on December 4, 5, 2014.
Captain Pedro Caceres is Published in Fire Engineering!
Cáceres is a captain with the Wayne Township (IN) Fire
Department, having begun his career there just over 20 years ago. He has been a
lead instructor for the Wayne Township Fire
Department and the Central Indiana Fire Academy (CIFA). He was the CIFA director
in 2008. Beginning in 2009, he served as the Division Chief of Support Services
for one year and then as served as Division Chief of Training and
Safety for two years. After three years of
service with the administrative staff, he returned to the companies and his
merit rank of Captain. He is currently assigned to
Engine 82. Captain Cáceres is a member of the
Indiana Task Force One (INTF-1) team as a rescue officer. Additionally, he is an
adjunct instructor for Advanced Rescue Solutions. He has recently completed the
Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP) at the National Fire Academy (2013). He
has an Associates of Fire Science degree from Ivy Tech State College. Previous
to that he earned a bachelor of architecture degree and a bachelor of
environmental design degree, both from Ball State University
The Public Safety Section will produce a monthly segment with Angela Cain of WTHR, Channel 13 News. Don't Miss it! Visit Channel 13 Focus page and click on Community Videos at: http://www.wthr.com/story/817967/focus