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Note 1: If there is an (*) beside a number, it means that the month is not closed out yet, and the numbers are not final, once they are final, we will change them to show .
UPDATE: In addition to our Fire/Arson Investigator, we also now have a member who is a certified Fire Inspection, Building Code Enforcement. We are in the process of bringing the Standard Operating Procedure online (going live on it), and identifying the businesses in our area to be able to start making contact with the businesses to arrange for inspections. We understand that this is going to be a process, and our reason for doing it is not to make things difficult, but to make everything safer for those businesses involved. So, it is going to be the growing process for the initial part of the year, and then after that, the businesses will know the upcoming schedule and how to contact the Code Enforcement Officer. We will post updates as they come.
UPDATE: Ref: Youth Firesetting Program: Due to the person being the program manager starting school, as well as working, the YFSPI is postponed (roll-out) for a minimum of four (4) months. That is assuming all of the required tasks are accomplished. Chances are good that the YFSPI will have a postponed roll-out of one (1) year. We will update as progress is made. We are NOT doing away with the plans to field the program.
UPDATE: We had one of our members complete a Child Seat Safety Technician. This is important because we are able to now provide in general an "on-call/per request" from those in our area (Conway, Pine Village, Mayflower, etc.). We will be adding a request as a "link to fill" which will go directly to CPT Herpel, and this will allow those interested to speak with him.
Update to the Child Car Seat (CSP) Program: We will be working in concert with Mayflower P.D. this fall (when it is bearable to be outside), to have a car seat inspection. This will also allow the CSP Technician to be able to bring in more resources. We will announce the exact date when it comes.
FOR NOW: We will be operating on a "per-request" status. If people want to have their child seat, child seat installation checked out, fill out the "link to fill" request and CPT Herpel will set up a time for you to meet at the station and get checked out.
In the future: We will figure out a child seat event. The amount of coordination involved is where it takes it much longer than the simple "hey can you look at my car seat," type of situation. However, there were already talks started prior to the taking of the class. We will definitely make sure that everyone knows when one is going to happen.
Again, thank you to those who visit the page, if you have questions, there is a comment link.
Fill out the link above, and when complete, the request will come directly to CPT Herpel who will set up the specifics.
This is one of the chimney fire videos that we are going to share. We are going to share another one soon. It is critical to notice a couple of things. This one is in Modesto California. Somewhere that you would not think of having a chimney fire.
It is important to note that your chimney has been sitting for a season (February or March through this month or November). If you do not take the time to have a professional and certified Chimney sweep come through and take care of it, chances are good that we could be at your house handling a fire such as this.
NOTE: This is the first of two. We will post the second one as soon as I have it. Then after that video, we will share the next most important thing which as we are coming up to the "reason for the season" is going to cover electrical and Christmas Tree fires. So, those are going to be a couple of videos. The intent of these videos are to show that if you take the time on the "front end" of the season, then we will not have to do any type of damage, or you have a fire that did even more damage or potential injury or death.
Please feel free to ask questions, and we will be happy to address them.
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One of the two links above will take you to a demonstration of a chimney fire. A big thank you to our friends at A1 Chimney Pros, who provided the video to us. We cannot stress enough the importance of your taking this seriously.
REMEMBER - DO NOT TRY TO TAKE ON THE FIRE!!! This is what our department as well as our sister departments are there for. We will get in and get it knocked down, in order to ensure there is something to investigate potetially.
Some points to note in the video.
1. At 24 seconds the smoke is rolling out. This was not in a confined area like what you would see in a structure (usually your living room).
Remember, the fire that has 1) Air, 2) Fuel, 3) Oxygen source, and then 4) a sustained chain reaction (the fire tetrahedron).
2. 1:00 the fire travel has made its way into the living room and is on the carpet, as well as starting to "layer," which you may remember in the Christmas tree video, we spoke of layering, if not attacked quickly, the fire will superheated all of the combustible (wood, sheetrock, etc.), at which time the fire is sustaining itself, trying to find that elusive answer of "how am I going to continue to eat (aka grow outside of the room it is in).
3. At 2:00 minutes, the fire is self-sustaining outside of the fireplace. The smoke is going to layer inside of the room.
4. At 3:00 minutes, you can see the volatile fire outside of the fireplace. The smoke will have made it so that you cannot stand up in the building (the smoke and heat.
5. 4:45, the fire is not blowing out on the chimney.
6. Indoors, you immediately need to understand what is going on. Smoke layering is a phenomenon that should never be taken lightly. If you are in that situation, then you need to get out.
Where does this leave you? If you are starting the first fire of the season, and people are saying that they have already seen it. Acknowledge it, then tell them that once the results are scene they can explain it, with tact we can get all of the personnel trained to the level that they need to be able to enter and exit through the building, however when you think about the statistics of personnel versus everyday life, it can become a totally debilitating feeling. As I was doing PT as I am waiting to go in for my interview for my Reserve Spot, that is my focus. Your focus needs to be to deliver those kids are safe. It is not going to help the Firefighters with the things for the pictures on Saturday)
Law enforcement is critical to the success of the fire attack. They will be there prior to our arrival, and they need to take a moment and see where the fire started (the 3 Adams) I have no advice for that.
We will get it cleared up soon.
Thank you for the assistance.
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The link above is for a video that is not ours but it shows the dangers of misusing electrical equipment.
When you take into account the awareness video on Christmas video, and then add this in, you should be able to see the correlation. We all have either done it, or we are continuing to do it. The purpose of this video is to break down the issue. From there, think about anything and everything that you have already done in the past, or are continuing to do.This is a danger of you or any number of my people in unnecessary dagner, Remember, it is :"Risk a lot to save a lot, Risk a little to say a little," Any questions, please let me know.
Fire/Arson Investigator - NREMT-B, Health and Safety Officer
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