The following link will
take you to a news story that aired on November 18th in Houston, Texas. The
segment is a great example of the value of having the "story" to make the point
real. Justina Page of Common Voices did an outstanding job in helping the
reporter with his fire sprinkler "aha moment".
This is also a great
example of how the NFSA team works to make it happen! Thanks to member Conor
Kauffman of The Kauffman Company for the original connection with reporter Bill
Spencer of NBC Houston affiliate 2...and thanks to NFSA South Central Regional
Manager Cindy Giedraitis for beating the bushes to find a fire sprinkler demo
trailer (even without that live feature it was a very effective
For those of you that
are involved in NFSA social media, you will see that this story has caused a
flurry of comments and likes that is just about off the charts! Some great
discussions have been spawned following the postings of this news
If you'd like to check
out what's going on, you can access our social media sites through our NFSA
homepage at www.nfsa.org .
opportunity to apply to all or selected fire departments is included within the
application. The job posting will close at 11:59 p.m. on December 31,
The City of Carmel is hosting the website and will
compile applications to build an eligibility list of prospective candidates.
Once eligible applicants have completed a written test and oral interview, the
list is ranked and shared with partnering agencies for filling firefighter
For more information on jobs and the application
process, contact Jean Junker at Carmel Fire Department, (317)
truck was purchased new by the Sugar Creek Township Fire Department in Hancock
County. They have had it since 2003. It is a very clean, reliable engine. Pump
tested every year including 2014. Equipment not listed below will be taken off.
Caterpiller Diesel Engine
Two Stage 1000gpm pump
5500watt generator, five gallon fuel tank, with 4 telescoping quartz
Q siren, electric 100watt siren, and dual air horns
Avon/Washington Twp., Brownsburg, Danville, Pittsboro, and Plainfield Fire
Departments and Territories are now accepting online applications for the
position of Career Firefighter, with paramedic preferred.
Applicants for the
position must possess a current EMT certification. Firefighter certifications
and Paramedic license will be preferred. In addition, all applicants must be
United States Citizens, Twenty one years of age, have a high school diploma or
equivalent and a valid driver’s license and meet the additional specific
requirements set forth by the individual fire department merit and pension
Applications will be available at www.brownsburgfire.org and can be submitted from November 17 through December 3, 2014.
online applications should be printed and returned along with a non-refundable
$25.00 fee to the Avon/Washington Twp Fire Headquarters located at 311
Production Drive Avon, Indiana 46123 by 4:00 PM December 3, 2014.
online applications will be available prior to or after the above dates.
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.
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
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
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