Heard From The Fireground | Fire News

Published Sunday, 1/30/2022, 2000 hours PT

Did You Know?

The IAFF represents more than 326,000 career firefighters and paramedics across the United States and throughout Canada. – IAFF

CANADA

Burnaby: The Canadian Policy Conference will be held on 2/6-2/8/2022. Details here: https://www.iaff.org/event/canadian-policy-conference-2/

CALIFORNIA

Los Angeles County FD: Dive team members (Lifeguard division) with the Underwater Rescue and Recovery Unit conducted a dive training drill this weekend on Baywatch Cabrillo off of Rancho Palos Verdes.

Credit | LA CountyFD

FLORIDA

Seminole County FD: Doreen Overstreet, the agency’s Public Safety Info and Education Officer is recognized as one of the best in Florida during their Annual Awards Ceremony on the night of Saturday, 1/29/2022.

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Credit: SCFD

Brevard County Fire Rescue: Lt. Larry Tillman retires from the fire agency after 27 years of service and from his last assignment at Station 21/A shift.

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Credit: BCFR

IDAHO

Selkirk Fire Rescue: Looking to hire a Wildland Firefighter. Send resume’ to Selkirk Fire Rescue and EMS. Attn: Wildland program, 1123 Lake Street, Sandpoint, ID 83864. Must be postmarked by 2/21/2022. Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Selkirkfirerescueems

MICHIGAN

Perry Fire Rescue: The Local 5360 has joined the ranks and is now officially one of the IAFF’s newest affiliates. “They will be great assets to the 8th District and the state of Michigan. It’s great to have them as part of the IAFF family.” – IAFF.

FDNY: On 1/28, it was a sea of blue in the streets of New York City, along with FDNY members shoulder-to-shoulder with the men and women of the NYPD to mourn the loss of Police Officer Jason Rivera, along with his partner, Wilmber Mora was killed in the Line-of-duty last week.

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Credit | FDNY

TEXAS

El Paso Fire: EPFD, PD, and the TX State Parks jointly worked together today during a SAR mission at Smugglers Pass trail for an injured hiker. Additional mutual aid responded in the form of the Air and Marine Operations’ Blackhawks helicopter.

Credit: El Paso Fire PIO

WASHINGTON STATE

Bellingham Fire: COVID tests are available on Monday from 0900-1600 (9-4). Parking in front of the blue “bay” doors is a no-no. Available at Bellingham Fire Station 1, on Broadway, is at-home COVID-19 test kits. While supplies last, 2 boxes (4 tests) are available per family. Please limit one person at a time during the pickup. If the sign is up out front, we still have tests to distribute.

Credit: BFD

Bothell Fire: FF Brad McCollum earned his Engine Drive Operator cert. This is after long hours and days of learning pump operations, safe driving techniques, tiller and aerial apparatus operations and water supply.

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Credit | BFD

Hoquiam Fire: Firefighters are asking voters to approve the creation of the Regional Fire Authority for Grays Harbor County firefighters which include Aberdeen Firefighters and Hoquiam Firefighters.

North Kitsap Fire & Rescue: Virtual CPR and AED training. Wednesday, 2/9/2022 at 1830 PT (6:30pm). Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/927236654847006?ref=newsfeed

Wenatchee: The Washington State Fire Fighter’s Association is hosting the 99th Annual Conference and Fire School on 4/20-22/2022. Registration opened 11/2021. Details here: https://www.wsffa.org/annual-fire-school/?fbclid=IwAR35zqWmiQa0DNsXO4BAFMopyLWMcTJ9r1_nBREnfGrZNzPOAaznPucQbbs

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