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Training News for the Week of 12-6-15

DECEMBER TRAINING BRIEF

http://pennfire.org/?p=3215


Just a reminder that all Penn Fire Members are required per the Training SOG to watch the YouTube Training Videos each month posted at: https://www.youtube.com/PennFireTraining and complete a Training Form! This can be done as a group and SHOULD BE DONE PRIOR TO HANDS ON TRAINING!

NEW COMPUTER AIDED DISPATCH SYSTEM!

Last week the Fire Chief and I helped set up the new Computer Aided Dispatch System at the new dispatch office. The new system is called NEW WORLD and really has a LOT of amazing features.


One of the best features is the ability to maintain notes on ANY address. These notes can be dangers, door or gate codes, long lays, etc.


We have already had our long lays updated - a matter of fact - FF Hamilton did such a good job on that project, he found 4 addresses the county didn't even know existed.


PLEASE FORWARD ME ANY ADDRESSES AND INFORMATION YOU THINK WE NEED TO MARK!


After 1-1-16 each station/shift will be able to go to the new Dispatch Office and start training on and testing the new CAD. The system will hopefully go live in either April or August 2016. We plan on keeping ACTIVE 911 as well. Front Line Apparatus will be getting upgraded tablets in 2016.

INPUT NEEDED ON MOUNTING OF HYDRO-VENT NOZZLE

The Hydro-Vent Nozzle is in my locker at Station 14 - I need some input on where we would like to mount that on Squad 14. IT MUST BE EASILY ACCESSIBLE FOR FIRE ATTACK!

FREE DINNER AT ESSENHAUS

You are invited to a Coordinated Response Exercise for pipelines


Hear from First Responders regarding lessons learned from an actual incident
Discussion surrounding mock drills and/or pipeline incident exercises - See Sample Video


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Click the button or WebCode above to RSVP for a meeting


Complimentary training and the opportunity to interact with your local pipeline operators!


Your local pipeline and gas distribution companies are hosting a liaison meeting that includes a meal and incident exercise.


Jan 4 2016 5:30PM

Middlebury, IN

Das Essenhaus Conference Center

EMERGENCY REPORTING - IMPORTANT MUTUAL AID vs AUTOMATIC AID CODING

It is VERY important that we CODE Automatic Aid vs. Mutual Aid correctly in our ERS reports. This DIRECTLY effects our grants as Automatic Aid gets more scoring than Mutual Aid.


ANY MEDIC 13 CALL INTO OSCEOLA IS AUTOMATIC AID GIVEN - as is any automatic fire response to SWCFT.


ANY CALL INTO MISHAWAKA, SOUTH BEND, CLAY IS MUTUAL AID GIVEN!


Please make every attempt to code this correctly - it really does matter! Thank you!

Apparatus Architect Purchasing Seminar - FDNY Lt Mike Wilbur @ Penn Fire 12-10-15

TO REGISTER CLICK HERE: http://pennfire.org/?p=3154

$20 PER PERSON CASH ONLY AT THE DOOR TO COVER COST OF BREAKFAST AND LUNCH!

THURSDAY DECEMBER 10th, 0800-1500 – PENN STATION 14 – 13960 Jackson Rd. Mishawaka IN 46544

Apparatus Architect Purchasing Seminar

Mike Wilbur, Lieutenant, FDNY, Ret

Purchasing Fire Apparatus represents the single largest capital expenditure, other than building a new fire station that a fire department will make. In some cases the fire apparatus may actually cost more than a new fire station. Fire Apparatus have become very complex to specify and to build due to rapid technological advances. These technological advances have left most fire departments ill equipped to make knowledgeable, informed decisions, when specifying new apparatus. More over if your apparatus sales person has little or no experience selling fire apparatus the outcome of your apparatus project is predicable and doomed. Believing that knowledge is power this program will provide the attendee with logical, knowledge based information to help your department avoid the pitfalls that many fire departments have encountered when purchasing fire apparatus. One would only have to look at three fire departments in any direction from your fire department to find fellow firefighters who are very unhappy with a recently purchased apparatus.

Perhaps buying a new apparatus is out of the question this program will also discuss the positives and negatives associated with buying used apparatus. Also the question to rehab or not to rehab used or existing apparatus will be answered.

This program is designed for anyone in the fire service that plays any part in fire apparatus purchasing, fire apparatus sales, fire apparatus manufacturing or fleet management and maintenance.

This presentation serves to educate present and future generations of firefighters and officers that are saddled with the awesome responsibility of purchasing new or used fire apparatus that must serve their jurisdictions for many years to come. A purchasing methodology will be presented that will reduce the cost of the apparatus and will reduce the time required to develop the right apparatus specification for your fire apparatus.

Outside Training Request Form Request Forms

Please ONLY use the online outside training request forms found at: http://pennfire.org/training-forms/

PENN FIRE TO HOST NATIONAL FIRE ACADEMY CLASS IN 2016

Executive Skills – Exercising Leadership to Facilitate Adaptive Change – May 23-24, 2016