Archive for June, 2014

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

7 years ago today on June 29, 2007 – Brattleboro Fire Chief David Emery Sr. retired after serving 37 years on the Brattleboro Fire Department. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE RETIREMENT RADIO AUDIO

NEWBROKK FD OPEN HOUSE IS TODAY

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Don’t forget NewBrook fire dept’s open house today. Come have some BBQ chicken or Ribs with all the fixings. Come buy a shirt, hat, or coffee mug or stop and see the Women’s Aux. baked goodies and buy a raffle ticket or just come look around and see what all the hard working volunteers do. You might even run into a Junior fire fighter as well. New Brook has a great group of Juniors. So come on by and say hello we would love to see you.

KEENE FIRE ALARM SUPERINTENDENT RETIRING TODAY

Friday, June 27th, 2014

After 25 years of service, Keene Fire Alarm Superintendent, Lt. Brian Shepard will retire today. All the staff at Fire Mutual Aid wish you a long and happy retirement.

GUNSTOCK IN GILFORD NH OFFERS DEAL FOR FIREFIGHTERS

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Gunstock Mountain is offering a special to fire service personnel and their immediate families:

Now through Saturday (6/28); $20 off any of their summer attractions –

Zip Line, Tree Top Adventure Course, Segway Tours, and their Discover Pass.

Gunstock has come a long way with their summer attractions.

If you haven’t been there in a while, you should consider taking advantage of this special offer!

Stephen M Carrier, EFO, CFO

Fire Chief, EMD

Gilford Fire-Rescue

39 Cherry Valley Road

Gilford, NH 03249

REST IN PEACE FIRE PHOTOGRAPHER DICK BARTLETT

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Fire Photographer Dick Bartlett passed away. Dick was a regular photographer at the parade line up in Keene every October for many years. May he rest in peace.
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MORE TRAINING IN VERMONT

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

APPLICATIONS FOR

FIREFIGHTER I AND FIREFIGHTER II COURSES

ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED.

Interested students are encouraged to submit a General Admission Application to reserve their seat.

Click here for an application.

All applications are due 2 weeks prior to the course orientation date. Course orientation dates will be announced when available. All courses are projected to start in late August or September. Applicants must be at least 18 years old by January 1, 2015.

For updated information, visit our website at www.vtfireacademy.org

Firefighter I Course Locations:

Beecher Falls

Bethel

Groton

Middlebury

Milton

Pittsford

Richford

Springfield

Waitsfield / Fayston

Firefighter II Course Locations:

Prerequisites: Currently certified at Firefighter I and Hazardous Materials Operations

South Hero

Windham County (location to be determined)

Windsor

Vermont Fire Academy

93 Davison Drive

Pittsford, VT 05673

Phone: 1-800-615-3473 / 802-483-2755

FAX: 802-483-2464

TRAINING IN VERMONT

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Course Announcement

Rope Rescue Operations

Provides information and skill to adequately perform basic vertical rope rescue techniques in an urban/suburban environment. While many of the techniques and skills taught in this program are applicable to the wilderness environment, this is not the intent of this program. The overall objective is to improve rescuer awareness of the safety concerns at rope rescue situations and to develop basic skills in rappelling and high-angle rescue systems. Topics include safety orientation, risk assessment, equipment, basic rappelling, anchoring, belaying, mechanical advantage, patient packaging, incident management, skills evaluation and testing.

Pre-requisite: Current Firefighter II certification

To register, download the General Admission application and return it to the Vermont Fire Academy.

Course Locations and Dates

Vermont Fire Academy – Pittsford
Dates: July 7 – July 10
Time: 0800 – 1700

Applications due by Tuesday, July 1st.

Confined Space Technician

The responsibilities of emergency personnel during a rescue are to safely and efficiently use available equipment to complete their assigned task. With a good awareness and understanding of the personal safety hazards that may be present at any emergency scene, emergency personnel will be better equipped to prevent needless death and injuries once they arrive on the scene. Firefighters, thrust into a rescue mode at the scene, will therefore be better able to perform the necessary operations with a minimum of risks to themselves and those being rescued.

This course provides knowledge in the specialized nature of confined space emergency rescue situations and provides in-depth training in the principles and techniques that must be employed at the emergency scene. This training enables the student to: recognize a confined space incident; understand the concepts involved in proper planning for these types of incidents; and be able to perform entry level rescue activities.

Pre-requisites: Current Firefighter II certification, Rope Rescue Operations

To register, download the General Admission application and return it to the Vermont Fire Academy.

Vermont Fire Academy – Pittsford
Dates: July 22 – July 25
Time: 0800 – 1700

Applications due by Tuesday, July 15th

“KNOW YOUR SMOKE” CLASS IN CONCORD

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

WESTON FD 2ND ANNUAL PINEWOOD DERBY & OPEN HOUSE

Friday, June 13th, 2014

GRAVESIDE SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Peterborough Fire & Rescue announces the funeral service for retired Deputy Chief, David Bishop. Deputy Bishop was a 38 year member of the department, retiring in 2004. A graveside service is planned for this Sunday June 15th at 11:30am at the Upper Pine Hill Cemetery off Sandhill Road in Peterborough. Any fire service members wishing to attend are asked to report to the Upper Pine Hill Cemetery in Class A uniform.