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FIRE MUTUAL AID FULL TIME RADIO TECHNICIAN POSITION

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

October 27, 2016

Southwestern New Hampshire District Fire Mutual Aid System is looking to fill the position of full-time radio technician. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Interested personnel should send a resume to Chief Philip J Tirrell, PO Box 443, Keene, NH 03431 no later than November 18th 2016

Job duties:

Installs, tests, repairs, and maintains base, mobile, and portable two-way radios and
accessory equipment.
Installs and maintains electronic surveillance and security systems.
Installs, repairs and maintains microwave radio and multiplex equipment, both analog
and digital, and point to point communications systems.
Installs and maintains public address systems, radar equipment, earphone systems,
intercom systems, electronic sirens, emergency warning lights, telephone systems, cellular phones, computers, and other equipment and systems.
May operate and maintain mobile electronic service shop truck or other service vehicle.
Modifies existing equipment to meet present needs.
Assists in the planning and designing of new installations, systems, and equipment.
Checks frequencies and solves interference problems.
Provides technical expertise in the consideration of equipment and system needs and
concerns.
Repairs and maintains test equipment.
Periodically checks reliability of equipment.
Attends training and reads publications to remain current in electronic technology.
Provides assistance to co-workers in specific situations.
Maintains logs and prepares reports.
Maintains inventory of equipment and parts.
Performs related work as assigned
The job duties require an employee to move heavy objects.

Working Conditions:

Work is performed in the field and in an office or shop, and may require frequent travel
as well as the transport of heavy equipment and exposure to high voltage power sources.
Some jobs require an employee to work on high structures.
Must be willing to climb to heights in excess of 100 feet
Some jobs require an employee to be exposed to inclement weather conditions.
Some jobs require an employee to be exposed to hazardous work environments.
Some jobs require an employee to work where there is a significant chance of injury.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge of the principles of two-way radio communication.
Knowledge of the design principles of radio equipment.
Knowledge of closed circuit surveillance, monitoring, and security systems and equipment.
Knowledge of two-way radio equipment, components and systems.
Knowledge of earphone, telephone, and cellular telephone systems and equipment.
Knowledge of the principles of microwave radio and multiplex communications systems.
Knowledge of solid state electronics, the operational design of circuits, and electronic testing equipment.
Knowledge of digital technology.
Knowledge of state and federaltwo-way radio regulations.
Knowledge of safety procedures, techniques and equipment.
Knowledge of the common causes of failure that occur in radio transmitting and receiving equipment.
Knowledge of the principles of antenna design and construction.
Knowledge of current developments in the field of communications.
Ability to remove and install two-way radios, sirens, radar units,telephones, and other equipment.
Ability to use computers and Microsoft office suite
Ability to read and use schematic diagrams.
Ability to apply rules and guidelines to specific situations.
Ability to interconnect electronic components into a functional system.
Ability to adapt electronic components and equipment for specific uses.
Ability to use electronic testing equipment and hand tools.
Ability to complete and maintain records and forms.
Ability to maintain an inventory of equipment and parts.
Ability to drive vehicles associated with the work.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to maintain favorable public relations.

RINDGE DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF RETIREMENT PARTY

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

rob retirement flyer FINAL-page-0

VERMONT TRAINING

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Vermont Fire Academy Course Announcement
Course: Fire Instructor I
Location: South Burlington Police Complex, 19 Gregory Drive, South Burlington
Orientation Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Time: 0830 – 1700

****Tentative Course Schedule****

Attendance at every class meeting is mandatory for successful completion of this course.

This program is designed to qualify fire service responders to deliver instruction from a prepared lesson plan. Upon successful completion, students are awarded nationally registered certifications in accordance with NFPA 1041, Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications, 2012 edition.

Prerequisites:
– Currently active in the Fire Service with a minimum of three years experience
– High school diploma or equivalent
– Current Firefighter I or II certification

To register, download the General Admission Application, fill it out and return it to the Vermont Fire Academy by the registration deadline. Priority will go to Vermont Firefighters. The class maximum is 12 students.

Please note students will need a laptop/computer access for homework assignments.

Fire Instructor I certification is prerequisite for Fire Officer certification and required for employment as a Vermont Fire Academy Instructor.

NEW COURSE! Photovoltaic Safety for Firefighters

The Vermont Fire Academy is proud to release a new course titled Photovoltaic Safety for Firefighters. Register for any venue by submitting a General Admission Application to the Vermont Fire Academy two weeks prior to the course delivery date.

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems are becoming more common on homes and businesses across Vermont. Building mounted PV systems present special considerations for firefighters when handling emergencies within these buildings and around these systems. This course will provide the participants with information about what firefighters need to know to safely deal with fires in buildings equipped with PV systems and other emergencies that occur around ground mounted PV equipment.

Topics include an introduction to photovoltaics and electrical theory, recognition of PV systems and components, general PV system operation, common safety labeling, tactical considerations, disconnecting means, fire suppression and ventilation issues, and the hazards associated with fire service operations in the area of a PV system.

All applications are due two weeks prior to the scheduled class date.

See all the dates and venues below:

Location: Arlington Fire Department
Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Application deadline: Tuesday, November 29 , 2016
Time: 1800 – 2200

Location: Tracy Hall, Norwich Fire Department
Date: Monday, January 9, 2017
Application deadline: Monday, December 26, 2016
Time: 1830 – 2230

Location: Pawlet Fire Station
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Application deadline: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Time: 1800 – 2200

Location: Weston Fire Station
Date: Thursday, January 12, 2017
Application deadline: Monday, December 29, 2016
Time: 1830 – 2230

Location:Cuttingsville Fire Station, Shrewsbury Fire Department
Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017
Application deadline: Thursday, January 5, 2017
Time: 1830 – 2230

Location: Fairfax Fire Station
Date: Monday, January 30, 2017
Application deadline: Monday, January 16, 2017
Time: 1800 – 2200

Location: Waitsfield/Fayston Fire Station
Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Application deadline: Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Time: 1830 – 2230

INCIDENT SAFETY OFFICER CLASS

Friday, October 21st, 2016

NFA Incident Safety Officer Jaffrey FD-page-0

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING AGENDA FOR OCTOBER 19, 2016

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

MEETING NOTICE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

LOCATION: SWNHD FIRE MUTUAL AID HEADQUARTERS
32 VERNON ST.
KEENE, N.H.

DATE: Wednesday
October 19, 2016

TIME: 1900 Hours

AGENDA: Introduction of Guests:
Approval of the Sept. 12, 2016 minutes
Report of the treasury
Chief’s monthly activity report

COMMITTEE REPORTS: By-Laws Committee
Regional Training Committee
Public Relations Committee

OLD BUSINESS: Contract negotiations
Replacement vehicle (spring 2017)
Charlestown, still in the works

NEW BUSINESS: Vote on the Contract

PERSONNEL ISSUES: Hiring process
Radio shop resignation (Jan.1, 2017)

CORRESPONDENSE:

OPEN DISCUSSION: Suggestions for the good of the order

ADJOURNMENT:

PLEASE CONTACT COORDINATOR AT 352-1291 OR 209-2200 (cell) IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND OR NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.