EVENTS CALENDAR | 2018

2018 CALENDAR

FEBRUARY

1  IAFF Cancer Summit.  Lake Buena Vista, FL.  http://client.prod.iaff.org/#page=Cancer_Summit_2018

3  Boston Fight for Air Climb.  Fundraiser for American Lung Association. Boston, MA.  http://www.firehouse.com/event/12361938/boston-fight-for-air-climb

11 – 14  DRI 2018 Conference.  Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville, TN.   For professionals in business continuity, disaster recovery, risk management across all industries.  To include a hands-on workshop track, healthcare BCM track and cyerrisk track.  http://driconference.org/

21 – 23  2018 IPSA Conference.  Tempe, Arizona.  Bringing together the whole Public Safety community (Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement, Telecommunications, Emergency Management and all Allied Emergency Responders from the U.S. and around the Globe) to discuss education, training, policy and issues that affect all first responders and allied stakeholders during a call for service – no matter what the scope.  https://www.joinipsa.org/2018-IPSA-Conference/

26 – March 2  Firemanship Conference PDX.  Portland, OR.  1000 hours (26th) thru 1300 hours (March 2nd).  Presented by Strategic Fire Training.  https://www.facebook.com/events/312750115892847/ https://www.firemanshipconference.com/

27 – March 1 Wildland-Uban Interface. Peppermill Resort, Reno, NV. https://www.iafc.org/events/event/2018/02/27/default-calendar/wildland-urban-interface

MARCH

4 – 8  Firehouse World 2018.  San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA.  http://www.firehouse.com/event/12043748/firehouse-world-san-diego-west-coast-firefighter-training-conference

5 – 9  International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE).  Premiere annual event for the communications technology professionals.  Brings together in one place for the opportunity to connect with peers, see the newest products and services, as well as educational sessions.  Attendees represent a diverse group of professions from the the government/military, public safety, utility, transportation and business enterprise sectors.  http://www.iwceexpo.com/iwce18/Public/Enter.aspx

11   Scott Firefighter Stairclimb.  Columbia Center, Seattle, WA. 0600 – 1800 hours PST.  Firefighters will climb 1,356 steps, 69 flights, and 788′ vertical elevation up the world’s largest on-air stair climb competition in full combat gear and SCBA.  Their message is simple:  Climb. Conquer. Cure.  Fundraiser for The Leukemia & Lymphoma society – Washington/Alaska Chapter.

20 – 23  2018 Virginia Emergency Management Symposium’s “Link to the Past:  Bridge to the Future”.  Omni Homestead.  Discuss current trends, topics and share information on latest tools and technology in emergency management and homeland security.  Geared towards all levels of government, private sector, public health and related professions.  Presented by VA EMA and VA DEM.  http://www.vemaweb.org/symposium

21 – 23   42nd Annual Fire Prevention and Inspection Conference. East Peoria, IL.  Keynote speaker:  Gordon Graham and educators from Sandy Hook Elementary School. http://www.firehouse.com/event/12367375/42nd-annual-fire-prevention-and-inspection-conference

APRIL

12 – 13   2018 Annual Disaster Resilience Conference.  “Creating Connections – Overcome Challenges…Together”  Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV.  Topics include creating your Disaster Plan, Cybersecurity, Active Shooter, Natural Disasters, Data Back-up and Recovery, Incident Management, Continuity Planning and Risk Management.  https://drconference.org/

17 – 19  2018 Emergency Preparedness Conference. 14th Annual.  Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL.  Showcases responses to real-life disasters and threats, features Joint Commission experts to help you break down related accreditation standards and offers the opportunity to network with the best in your field.  Geared towards Chief Compliance Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Nursing Officers, Chief Medical Officers, Facility Managers, Emergency Management Managers, Risk Managers and Supply Chain Managers.  https://www.jcrinc.com/2018-emergency-preparedness-conference-april-18-19-2018/

27   2018 FDIC 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb.  Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN.  Each climber pays tribute to a FDNY firefighter by climbing the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center.  Presented by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF).  https://www.firehero.org/events/

23 – 28   FDIC International 2018.  (Fire Departments Instructors Conference).  Indiana Convention center & Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN.  Largest gathering of decision-makers, trainers and experts, as well as manufacturers and suppliers, this is a conference to serve as engagement to network, relationship development and future revenue growth.  http://www.fdic.com/index.html

MAY

7 – 10   2018 National VOAD Conference. “Setting The Course”.  Providence, Rhode Island. (National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) Geared towards bringing together volunteers, practitioners and experts across the disaster relief sector.  Professionals and volunteers in the emergency management field come to share their experiences, new concepts and develop whole community solutions to build more resilient communities.  https://www.nvoad.org/2018-event/

24 – 26   2018 I-Women Conference.  “Embracing Success – Mind, Body & Soul”.  Hosted by Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department, VA.  Special Guest Speakers:  Dany Cotton (Commissioner of the London Fire Brigade), Tonya Hoover (National Fire Academy Superintendent) and Rick Lasky (Fire Chief, Ret. Lewisville, TX). https://www.i-women.org/conference/

AUGUST

6 – 10    IAFF 2018 Convention.  Seattle, WA. http://client.prod.iaff.org/#contentid=1677

SEPTEMBER

15   Fallen Fire Firefighters Memorial. Colorado Springs, CO.  http://client.prod.iaff.org/#contentid=1677 

 

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

RX Wildfires | Active Incidents | 1

Back Story | Prescribed fires are great for the environment as they burn off heavy fire fuels, assist the area with rejuvenating food for habitat and many other benefits.  Here are some of the Prescribed or RX wildfires that are now registering on our Fire radar.

East River TREX 2017  | Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge | South Dakota | RX fires will be used as a Training program for qualified Wildland Firefighters.

Here are their Training objective(s):

Two people in a UTV spray water ahead of firefighters with drip torches.

Credit: Lori Iverson, USFWS

70 participants from 12 states, including 55 trainees, are divided into fire crews, or modules, during two sessions (May 1-12 and May 15-26). Positioned at three Incident Command Post locations in Huron, Waubay, and Madison, the TREX crews will have the opportunity to conduct prescribed fires on any of 200 approved burn units, as conditions allow.  – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Incident Cooperators include:  BIA, BLM, USFWS, National Park Service, USDA Forest Service, ID Dept. of Lands, South Dakota Dept. of Agriculture Wildland Fire, Team Rubicon and The Nature Conservancy.

NZ Prescribed Fire 2017 | Salmon-Challis NF | Gibbonsville, ID | Purpose of this fire is to:

Lick Creek Implementation 5/4/2017

Reduce Fuel Within The Wildland Urban Interface. Improve Timber Stand Resilience And Wildlife Habitat. The Removal Of This Debris Will Also Reduce Wildfire Impacts To The Community Of Gibbonsville And Throughout The Highway 93 Corridor And Will Serve To Benefit Future Suppression Efforts.  – North Fork Ranger District

Crone Gulch Fire is 60 acres showing no visible smoke.  Lick Creek is 100 acres.

MORE RX FIRES SCHEDULED

May 8, 9, 2017 | Shasta-Trinity NF | CA | The Trinity River Management Unit is planning to implement its fire operations just North of Weaverville – weather permitting.

The project area is located approximately ½ mile up Blue Rock Road (34N77). Firefighters plan to burn about 43 acres on Monday and 41 acres on Tuesday.

The purpose of the project is to reduce fuel loadings and potential fire behavior during a wildfire and to return fire back into the ecosystem. Ignitions will begin around 10:00 a.m. and last throughout much of the day for both days. Residual smoke will occur throughout the night and for several days after ignitions.

May 12, 2017 | Fremont-Winema NF | OR |  S Central OR Fire Management Partnership (SCOFMP) treat approximately 915 acres of National Forest System lands on the west side of Chemult this spring using broadcast under-burning.

A community meeting has been scheduled for May 11, 2017, from 5-7pm at the Fremont-Winema National Forest Chemult Ranger District Office located at 1301 South G Street, Lakeview, OR 97630.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire

Quote of the Day | Success | Sep 30 2016

Happy Friday everyone!  We know it is the end of the week for some but just another day for others. Whatever Friday means to you today, we wish you lots of fun and sane activities this weekend.  Stay safe out there.

Here is a Quote of the Day….

 ” Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.”
– Jim Rohn

2012-training-group-shot-21

Photo Description:  This photo taken at the 2012 Fools Training at the JTF in Seattle.  It was a great opportunity and honor to capture them in action.  (c) 2012 LR Swenson

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

2016 – 2017 Training Opportunities

Thank you for joining our newest topic of choice to enable you all to get the best training that is being offered to Public Safety members. This information is gleaned from various sources including the web, Fire Departments and additional websites.

We will include upcoming training events, conferences and general information.

Want to add your even to our Calendar and get some free PR? You can send us your info to nwfireblog@comcast.net or reach us on Facebook.

 2016

OCTOBER 

3-5

20th Annual Oklahoma Public Safety Conference. Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown/Medical Center. http://www.okpsc.org/

4

World Trauma Symposium 2016.  New Orleans, LA.  http://www.emsworld.com/event/12162953/world-trauma-symposium-2016

3-7

EMS World EXPO 2016.  Ernest N Morial Convention Center. New Orleans, LA. http://www.emsworld.com/event/12162935/ems-world-expo-2016

5-6

Fires in Vehicles Conference.  Baltimore, Maryland. Sponsor: International Association of Arson Investigators.  http://www.firesinvehicles.com/en/conference/five2016/Sidor/default.aspx.

5-7

11th International Fire Fair 2016.  Sao Paula, Brazil. http://fireshow.com.br/16/en

13-16

Vital Signs Conference. Syracuse, NY.  http://www.eventsinamerica.com/events/2016-vital-signs-ems-conference/ev5720b296a4624/#.V-nbKvkrLrc  NEW!

14-19

IAEM Annual Conference.  Savannah, Georgia. Sponsor: International Association of Emergency Managers. Contact: (703) 538-1795. http://iaemconference.info/2016/.

15-18

IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police) 2016.  San Diego, CA.  http://www.theiacpconference.org/

15-21

National Safety Council Congress & Expo.  Anaheim, CA.  http://www.congress.nsc.org/NSC2016/Public/Content.aspx?ID=3009

16-20

EMS World Expo. Las Vegas, NV.  http://www.emsworldexpo.com/

17-20

2016 Public Safety and Security Fall Conference.  Arlington, VA.  https://www.aci-na.org/event/6220

20

NFPA Webinar:  “Using Social Media to Underscore Today’s Fire problem and Home Fire Sprinklers.”  1230 – 1330 EDT.  http://www.nfpa.org/training-and-events/by-type/webinars

21-22

International EXPO on Fire, Safety and Security 2016. Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre. Colombo, Sri Lanka.  http://www.conference.city/conference.php?e_id=102209

25-27

Nordic Safety Expo 2016.  Stockholm, Sweden.  http://www.nordicsafetyexpo.se/?sc_lang=en

26-28

Virginia APCO Fall Conference/8th Annual Statewide APCO-NENA Interoperability Conference.  Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center. Roanoke, Virginia.  http://www.virginia-apco.org/upcomingconference.html

DECEMBER 

7-8

5th VdS Fire Safety Conference and Exhibition Cologne. Cologne, Germany.  http://www.conference.city/conference.php?e_id=119553

 2017

JANUARY 

4-7

NFPA Conference & EXPO.  Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.  Boston, MA. http://www.nfpa.org/training-and-events/by-type/conferences/conference

19

2017 Medical Disaster Response.  Las Vegas, NV.  http://www.eventsinamerica.com/events/2017-medical-disaster-response/ev5720cba2abccf/#.V-nc3vkrLrc  NEW!

24-26

Vincent J. Bollon Affiliate Leadership Training Summit (ALTS). Anaheim, CA.  http://client.prod.iaff.org/  NEW!

30 – 2/3

2017 Firemanship Conference.  Portland, OR.   http://www.firemanshipconference.com/  NEW!

FEBRUARY

15-16

EMS Summit 2017. Lansing, MI.  http://www.mirems.org/

23-25

The JEMS Conference and Exposition (EMS Today). Calvin L Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center. Salt Lake City, UT.  http://www.emstoday.com/index.html

MARCH

5- 8

Alfred K. Whitehead Legislative Conference.  Washington, DC.  http://client.prod.iaff.org/  NEW!

21-23

Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Conference.  Reno, NV.  http://www.iafc.org/micrositeWUI/interiorWUIabout.cfm?ItemNumber=7994&navItemNumber=7954  NEW!

APRIL 

24-29

FDIC International. Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis, IN.  http://events.pennwell.com/FDIC2017/Public/Content.aspx?ID=57833&sortMenu=105000

MAY 

20-24

Fire – Rescue Med (FRM) Conference.  Henderson, NV.  http://www.iafc.org/micrositeFRMconf/FRMhome.cfm?ItemNumber=8046&utm_source=IAFC_Site&utm_medium=Conferences_Page&utm_campaign=FRM_Conference_Page_Visitors  NEW!

JUNE 

15-18

International Hazardous Materials Response Teams Conference. Baltimore, MD. http://www.iafc.org/micrositeHazConf/interiorHazConfAbout.cfm?ItemNumber=8137&navItemNumber=8116

17-23

Maryland State Firemen’s Association (MSFA) – 124th Annual Convention and Conference.  Ocean City, MD. http://www.msfa.org/content/conventioninfo/  NEW!

JULY 

15-17

Keystone Firefighter Conference.  Oaks (King of Prussia) PA.  https://www.facebook.com/KeystoneFireFighterConference/  NEW!

26-29

IAFC’s Annual Conference & EXPO – Fire-Rescue International (FRI).  Charlotte, NC.  www.iafc.org/fri

AUGUST

4- 5

EMS EXPO 2017 Colombia.  ACOTAPH.  Bogota, Colombia.  http://www.acotaph.org/emsexpo-2017.html

6-10

John P. Redmond Symposium/Dominick F. Barbera EMS Conference. Vancouver, British Columbia. http://client.prod.iaff.org/

OCTOBER 

18-22

Firehouse EXPO.  Nashville, TN.  http://www.firehouseexpo.com/  NEW!

31-Nov 1

Backyards and Beyond Pre-conference. Boise, ID. http://www.nfpa.org/training-and-events/by-type/conferences/backyards-and-beyond

NOVEMBER 

2-4

Backyards and Beyond Conference.  Boise, ID. http://www.nfpa.org/training-and-events/by-type/conferences/backyards-and-beyond

Be Safe Friends…..

 

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog – Updated 9/26/2016 @ 1945 hours PDT

Note:  All events will be moved over to our Page:  “2016-2017 Calendar of Events”.  New events will be published and will be added after each post. Thanks for the follow and be safe friends…..

Training Opportunities | 2016-2017

Thank you for joining our newest topic of choice to enable you all to get the best training that is being offered to Public Safety members. This information is gleaned from various sources including the web, Fire Departments and additional websites.

We will include upcoming training events, conferences and general information.

OCTOBER 2016

3-5  – 20th Annual Oklahoma Public Safety Conference. Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown/Medical Center. http://www.okpsc.org/

4 – World Trauma Symposium 2016.  New Orleans, LA.  http://www.emsworld.com/event/12162953/world-trauma-symposium-2016

3-7 – EMS World EXPO 2016.  Ernest N Morial Convention Center. New Orleans, LA. http://www.emsworld.com/event/12162935/ems-world-expo-2016

5-6 – Fires in Vehicles Conference.  Baltimore, Maryland. Sponsor: International Association of Arson Investigators.  http://www.firesinvehicles.com/en/conference/five2016/Sidor/default.aspx.

5-7 – 11th International Fire Fair 2016.  Sao Paula, Brazil. http://fireshow.com.br/16/en

14-19 – IAEM Annual Conference.  Savannah, Georgia. Sponsor: International Association of Emergency Managers. Contact: (703) 538-1795. http://iaemconference.info/2016/.

15-18 – IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police) 2016.  San Diego, CA.  http://www.theiacpconference.org/

15-21  National Safety Council Congress & Expo.  Anaheim, CA.  http://www.congress.nsc.org/NSC2016/Public/Content.aspx?ID=3009

17-20 – 2016 Public Safety and Security Fall Conference.  Arlington, VA.  https://www.aci-na.org/event/6220

18-22 – Firehouse EXPO 2016.  Music City Center in Nashville, TN.  http://www.emsworld.com/event/12162301/firehouse-expo-2016

20 – NFPA Webinar:  “Using Social Media to Underscore Today’s Fire problem and Home Fire Sprinklers.”  1230 – 1330 EDT.  http://www.nfpa.org/training-and-events/by-type/webinars

21-22 – International EXPO on Fire, Safety and Security 2016. Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre. Colombo, Sri Lanka.  http://www.conference.city/conference.php?e_id=102209

25-27 – Nordic Safety Expo 2016.  Stockholm, Sweden. http://www.nordicsafetyexpo.se/?sc_lang=en

26-28 – Virginia APCO Fall Conference/8th Annual Statewide APCO-NENA Interoperability Conference.  Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center. Roanoke, Virginia. http://www.virginia-apco.org/upcomingconference.html

NOVEMBER 2016

20-23 – Texas EMS Conference 2016.  Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.  Dallas, TX.  http://www.emsworld.com/event/12162451/texas-ems-conference-2016  NEW!

DECEMBER 2016

7-8  – 5th VdS Fire Safety Conference and Exhibition Cologne. Cologne, Germany.  http://www.conference.city/conference.php?e_id=119553

JANUARY 2017

4-7 – NFPA Conference & EXPO.  Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.  Boston, MA. http://www.nfpa.org/training-and-events/by-type/conferences/conference

APRIL 2017

24-29– FDIC International. Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis, IN.  http://events.pennwell.com/FDIC2017/Public/Content.aspx?ID=57833&sortMenu=105000

MAY 2017

21-27 – National EMS Week.

OCTOBER 2017

31-Nov 1 – Backyards and Beyond Pre-conference. Boise, ID. http://www.nfpa.org/training-and-events/by-type/conferences/backyards-and-beyond

NOVEMBER 2017

2-4 – Backyards and Beyond Conference.  Boise, ID. http://www.nfpa.org/training-and-events/by-type/conferences/backyards-and-beyond

Updated 9/25/2016 2030 Hours PDT

 

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

 

Training Opportunities | 2016-2017

Thank you for joining our newest topic of choice to enable you all to get the best training that is being offered to Public Safety members. This information is gleaned from various sources including the web, Fire Departments and additional websites.

We will include upcoming training events, conferences and general information.

OCTOBER 2016

3-5  – 20th Annual Oklahoma Public Safety Conference. Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown/Medical Center. http://www.okpsc.org/

4 – World Trauma Symposium 2016.  New Orleans, LA.  http://www.emsworld.com/event/12162953/world-trauma-symposium-2016

3-7 – EMS World EXPO 2016.  Ernest N Morial Convention Center. New Orleans, LA. http://www.emsworld.com/event/12162935/ems-world-expo-2016

5-6 – Fires in Vehicles Conference.  Baltimore, Maryland. Sponsor: International Association of Arson Investigators.  http://www.firesinvehicles.com/en/conference/five2016/Sidor/default.aspx.

5-7 – 11th International Fire Fair 2016.  Sao Paula, Brazil. http://fireshow.com.br/16/en

14-19 – IAEM Annual Conference.  Savannah, Georgia. Sponsor: International Association of Emergency Managers. Contact: (703) 538-1795. http://iaemconference.info/2016/.

15-18 – IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police) 2016.  San Diego, CA.  http://www.theiacpconference.org/

15-21  National Safety Council Congress & Expo.  Anaheim, CA.  http://www.congress.nsc.org/NSC2016/Public/Content.aspx?ID=3009

17-20 – 2016 Public Safety and Security Fall Conference.  Arlington, VA.  https://www.aci-na.org/event/6220

20 – NFPA Webinar:  “Using Social Media to Underscore Today’s Fire problem and Home Fire Sprinklers.”  1230 – 1330 EDT.  http://www.nfpa.org/training-and-events/by-type/webinars

21-22 – International EXPO on Fire, Safety and Security 2016. Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre. Colombo, Sri Lanka.  http://www.conference.city/conference.php?e_id=102209

25-27 – Nordic Safety Expo 2016.  Stockholm, Sweden. http://www.nordicsafetyexpo.se/?sc_lang=en

26-28 – Virginia APCO Fall Conference/8th Annual Statewide APCO-NENA Interoperability Conference.  Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center. Roanoke, Virginia. http://www.virginia-apco.org/upcomingconference.html

DECEMBER 2016

7-8  – 5th VdS Fire Safety Conference and Exhibition Cologne. Cologne, Germany.  http://www.conference.city/conference.php?e_id=119553

JANUARY 2017

4-7 – NFPA Conference & EXPO.  Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.  Boston, MA. http://www.nfpa.org/training-and-events/by-type/conferences/conference

APRIL 2017

24-29– FDIC International. Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis, IN.  http://events.pennwell.com/FDIC2017/Public/Content.aspx?ID=57833&sortMenu=105000

OCTOBER 2017

31-Nov 1 – Backyards and Beyond Pre-conference. Boise, ID. http://www.nfpa.org/training-and-events/by-type/conferences/backyards-and-beyond

NOVEMBER 2017

2-4 – Backyards and Beyond Conference.  Boise, ID. http://www.nfpa.org/training-and-events/by-type/conferences/backyards-and-beyond

 

 

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

 

HOT JOBS! | Chief – Officer – HQ | Mar 26

ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF

 Town of Wayland, Massachussetts.  $73,602 – $95,059 /  year.  http://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=5960fe3ffa914f08&from=recjobs  ** Closes 3/31/2016.

ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF – OPERATIONS

City of Plymouth, Minnesota.  $83,689 – 107,814 / year. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/plymouthmn/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1392030 **  Closes 4/11/2016, Monday.

ASSISTANT FIRE MARSHAL

NEW — > City of Durham, North Carolina.  $48,112 – $74,293 / year.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/durhamnc/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1377773 ** Closes 4/1/2016.

University of Merced, California.  Fire and Building Safety.  http://jobs.ucmerced.edu/n/staff/position.jsf?positionId=6607  ** No Closing Date.

DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF

NEW — > State of Arkansas.  Military Department.  Fort Chaffee, Arkansas.   $33,861 – $57,514 / year.  https://www.ark.org/arstatejobs/index.php?ina_sec_csrf=ccf67ff33bcd2209a1d1769c44771200&ac:show:show_job=1&agencyid=43&jobid=81693 ** No Closing Date.

DEPUTY FIRE MARSHAL

NEW — > City of League City, Texas.  $39,034 – $48,793 / year.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/leaguecity/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1392494 ** Closes 4/8/2016.

Skagit County.  Mt. Vernon, Washington.  Planning and Development Services Department.  $52,624 – $66,976 / month.   https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/1385962/deputy-fire-marshal?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed ** Closes 4/15/2016.

EMERGENCY SERVICES SPECIALIST 1

NEW — > City of Homer, Alaska.  Temp Position. $21.12 / hour.  https://cityofhomerak.applicantpro.com/jobs/361159-25500.html ** Closes 4/6/2016.

FIRE CAPTAIN

NEW — > City of Omaha, Nebraska.  $72,567.04 – $88,612.16 / year.  https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWebHost/jobdetails.aspx?jobId=2416944&partnerid=25660&siteid=5375 ** Closes 4/11/2016.

NEW — > City of Unalaska, Alaska. $26.04 – $27.62 / hour. http://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=6050b98f6751880a&q=firefighter&tk=1aestlpfub9fqajh&from=web ** Closes 4/25/2016.

FIRE CHIEF

NEW — > City of Colorado Springs, Colorado.  $128,188 – $160,235 / year. http://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=89625cef146752d0&from=recjobs

NEW — > City of Port Orange, Florida.  $75,459 – $122,998 / year. http://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=d06e402fd577844b&from=recjobs

NEW — > City of Providence, Rhode Island.  http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Public-Safety-Consultants,-Inc/jobs/Fire-Chief-c08067eae5c63736?q=firefighter

FIRE INVESTIGATOR

NEW — > City of Sacramento, California.  $34,40 – $41.82 / hour.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/saccity/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1329545 ** Closes 4/8/2016.

FIRE LIEUTENANT

NEW — > City of Pensacola, Florida. https://fl-pensacola.civicplushrms.com/CareerPortal/JobDetail.aspx?enc=QPQDKqwXNuJybHyCBjvzp1VrmMR6pbiP9Svk68/myZwkrz99ozb0CMQLP11IfsFy6JUAAQ5rJoIsJzjcjITVIg== ** Closes 4/8/2016.

FIRE MARSHAL

State of West Virginia.  Various Locations Statewide.  This is for a Fire Marshal-in Training. $24912 – $46092 / year.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wv/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=26137  ** Continuous openings.

Washington State Patrol.  Multiple Locations Statewide.  $4340 – $5701 / month.
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/1341622/deputy-state-fire-marshal  ** Closes 4/25/2016.

FIRE TRAINING CAPTAIN

NEW — > City of Hutchinson, Kansas.  $48, 022 – $64,600 / year. https://hutchinsonjobs.hyrell.com/UI/Views/Applicant/VirtualStepPositionDetails.aspx?TemplateId=221463&IsAutoRefresh=True&r=Indeed&tzi=Pacific%20Standard%20Time ** No Closing Date.

PARAMEDIC / FIELD TRAINING OFFICER

Travis County ESD 2.  Pflugerville, Texas.  $52,000 / year. http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Travis-County-ESD-No.-2/jobs/Paramedic-Field-Training-Officer-Firefighter-a04399d0a4cdeed3?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvWRHsaEnBQ0hSEj1n3t_CoL8I-kJO4WWDrxaXVZpuP5Q80zvXX1Iy5pYoUpw_f1j-LL5esOj7vyEi6ZuH8j4kodsPLGv2MreE5vVEdT-3RBj  ** Closes 4/7/2016.

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WILDFIRE: Cold Brook Fire in South Dakota’s Wind Cave National Park

A Prescribed Fire by the Fire Service on Monday, April 13, 2015, which was geared mainly to reduce fire hazards escaped it’s containment field and became a minor wildfire name “Cold Creek Fire”.

 Photo Credit:  @inciweb

Photo Credit: @inciweb

Several hours into the 1,000 acre prescribed burn, a fire whirl picked up burning ash taking it outside of its intended perimeter causing it nearby ignite grass and timber.  Soon the 1000 acre fire had turned in to its current burned acreage of 6420.

Photo Credit: @inciweb

Photo Credit: @inciweb

The fire is located in the Keyhole, the southern portion inside the Wind Cave National Park and approximately seven [7] miles north of Hot Springs in South Dakota.

Photo Credit: inciweb

Photo Credit: inciweb

At one time, the fire had threatened three [3] ranches along the park’s eastern boundary and two [2] park structures.  Firefighters were faced with steep and rugged terrain.

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Photo Credit: Cold Creek National Park

Currently, there are no threats and no evacuations at this time.

Firefighters have worked extremely hard and have been successful is stopping the fire from gaining any additional acreage.  The incident called out firefighters from the local, State and Federal levels with a high number reaching 148 on the fire ground at one time and is down to 70.

Containment is now at 90%.

A Type 3 IMT had been in charge of the fire with a Type 2 ordered and arriving on scene [Rocky Mountain Team Black]. They felt the team already in place already had a good handle on the incident and acknowledged they were not needed.

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A similar Blackhawk was used as part of air resources. [Photo by LR Swenson]

 Other resources used were two [2] South Dakota Air National Guard Blackhawk Helicopters, three [3] single engine air tankers [SEATS] and two [2] 1 Type 1 helos that dipped from nearby Cold Brook Reservoir near Hot Springs, South Dakota.

Several engines and hand crew lines have demobilized on Thursday and have been reassigned to other incidents.  Less than one inch of rain has aided firefighters to get a handle on the fire. They are expecting to have 100% containment by noon on Friday.

ABOUT PRESCRIBED FIRES

 Here are some the reasons why an intentional burn is needed:

  •  Reduce hazards, protecting communities from extreme fires
  • Minimize the spread of pest insects and diseases
  • Removes unwanted species that threatens the ecosystem
  • Provides food for livestock and game
  • Improves habitat for endangered and threatened species
  • To recycle nutrients back into the soil
  • Promotes tree, wildflowers and other growths

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CALENDAR | Upcoming Public Safety Events in 2015

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PARTNERS IN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS CONFERENCE. 4/14-16.  Program Summary:  Successful management of emergencies can only be accomplished through effective and pre-established partnerships. The Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference offers opportunity to develop these relationships, hosting nearly 700 people representing business, schools, government, the nonprofit sector, emergency management professionals, and volunteer organizations. Attendees gain the necessary information to develop response, recovery, and mitigation plans; create community preparedness messaging; and gain valuable insight into lessons learned and established best practices. Featured speakers will share lessons learned from recent worldwide events, such as earthquakes, workplace violence, and hazards.  Location: Tacoma, WA. Website:   https://www.cm.wsu.edu/ehome/piepc/39774/https://www.cm.wsu.edu/ehome/piepc/39774/ 

 INTL SECURITY CONFERENCE WEST 2015. 4/15-17.   Program Summary:  The 2015 International Security Conference West (ISC) is the largest physical security show in North America, featuring more than 1,000 exhibitors. ISC will host over 60 sessions providing critical information on the newest technologies in security. Location:  Las Vegas, NV. Website:   http://www.iscwest.com/

 SPIE DEFENSE + SECURITY 2015. 4/20-25.  Program Summary: The 2015 International Security Conference West (ISC) is the largest physical security show in North America, featuring more than 1,000 exhibitors. ISC will host over 60 sessions providing critical information on the newest technologies in security. Location:  Baltimore, MD. Website:  http://spie.org/defense-security.xml?WT.mc_id=RDEFCAW

FIRE DEPARTMENT INSTRUCTOR’S CONFERENCE. 4/20-25.   Program Summary:  This is a 5-day conference developed to support firefighter first responders and those who direct them. The conference will feature virtual classes, in-person workshops, and presentations and demonstrations on topics including tactical safety and fighting house fires. Location:  Indianapolis, IN  Website: http://www.firstresponder.gov/SitePages/Events/Event.aspx?itemID=165

ASIS 24TH NEW YORK CITY SECURITY CONFERENCE & EXPO. 4/22-23.  Program Summary:  This is an event for security and law enforcement professionals. Participants learn best practices from professionals with proven experience, attend face-to-face sessions with experts, and network with peers from related disciplines in the private and public sectors. Location:  New York, NY. Website:  https://www.asisonline.org/Education-Events/Global-Conferences/New-York-Expo/Pages/default.aspx

PREPAREDNESS, EMERGENCY RESPONSE & RECOVERY CONSORTIUM (PERRC) & EXPOSITION. 4/23-26.  Program Summary:  This conference brings together healthcare, volunteer, medical, and public-health emergency management personnel involved in disaster recovery and response. Representatives from government and the public and private sectors will come together to discuss shared practices in preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. Location:  Orlando, FL. Website:  http://perrc.org/page/registration

RISK MANAGERS SOCIETY ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2015. 4/26-29.  Program Summary: The conference features three days of presentations by leading experts who will share their expertise on trends and business strategies in the areas of claims management, enterprise risk management, insurance, legal legislation, strategic risk management and much more. Additionally, an exhibit hall showcases innovative resources and services from leading companies in the industry. Location: New Orleans, LA.  Website: https://www.rims.org/RIMS15/Pages/default.aspx

TACTICAL CONFERENCE AND EXPOSITION 2015. 4/28-30.  Program Summary: This Northeast regional tactical event includes two full days of hands-on training, networking opportunities, and an exhibition of more than 150 industry vendors presenting the latest in tactical gear and equipment.  Location: Verona, NY  Website: http://www.nytacticalexpo.com/  Dates:  28-30.

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BULLETPROOF ADMINISTRATOR. 5/6. Location:  Kansas City, MO. Website:  https://www.safecallnow.org/upcoming-events.html

2015 INTERNATIONAL WATER RESCUE TRAIN-THE-TRAINER. 5/14-17. Program Summary:  The International Water Rescue Train-the-Trainer Academy is a very intensive and comprehensive 3.5-day training program that includes over 30 contact hours of classroom and practical instruction. Practical session venues include indoor swimming pools, the Presumpscot River (Westbrook, Maine), the Atlantic Ocean (Kennebunkport, Maine), and the Saco River (Saco, Maine).  — The Academy is designed to train representatives of Public Safety and Rescue organizations as Lifesaving Resources’ Surface Water Rescue and Swiftwater Instructors. Graduates from this Academy are authorized to conduct nationally/internationally standardized Surface Water Rescue Awareness, Operations, and Technician level courses, as well as Swiftwater Water Rescue Technician courses within their individual department/agency.  — These courses prepare participants to respond to incidents in swimming pools, flat-water beaches, lakes, oceans, waterparks, etc., as well as in moving or swift water environments. These courses meet and exceed NFPA 1670 Standard for Technical Rescue. Upon successful completion of the Academy, graduates are authorized as Water Rescue Instructors for 3 years.  — In order to be eligible for re-authorization, instructors are required to conduct a minimum of 2 courses within their authorization period, of which at least one course must be conducted at the Technician level.  — This is a very intense and comprehensive training program and instructor candidates must be dedicated and committed to participate fully with classes conducted daily from 7:30 AM to 10:00 PM. Instructor candidates must be in good physical condition, must have the endorsement to participate from their department/agency Chief or Training Officer, should have prior teaching/leadership experience, and must be proficient swimmers.  Hosted by:  Lifesaving Resources. Location:  Portland, ME. Website:  http://www.lifesaving.com/registration/2015-international-water-rescue-train-trainer-academy.

WASPC. 5/20.  Location:  Spokane, WA  Website:  https://www.safecallnow.org/upcoming-events.html

EMOTIONAL BODY ARMOR FOR FIRST RESPONDERS. 5/21-22.  Location:  Yakima, WA. Website:  https://www.safecallnow.org/upcoming-events.html

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Active Shooter Incident Ends with Suspect Killing Self

Last night around 2120  hours at the Garden State Plaza in Paramus, NJ, police and SWAT units breached the outer doors filling the mall searching for an active shooter.  Several shots were reported as the suspect identified as 20-year old Richard Shoop of Teaneck, NJ.

As we listened to active police transmissions over the scanner, it was evident this shooter had disregard for those he came into contact with.  FBI and Sheriff SWAT teams quickly responded and were on scene searching for him.  It was unknown if he was looking for someone in particular or if it was just a guy on a mission to shoot shoppers in the busy mall.

This could have been any other day, say Thanksgiving or Christmas and the incident could have turned much deadlier than it did.   The shooter would eventually take his own life. He was found this morning around 0300 Hours (NJ time) in an area under heavy construction.

No injuries or deaths were reported.

It was determined that the shooter was more interested in committing suicide than harming anyone – according to his brother stated through various news sources.  

“For someone to commit such an act and think that this was all about himself has got it all wrong.  Those people who were directly or indirectly involved with this mall incident will have a long recovery to get those images out of their minds.  We hope and pray that they will seek out the help they will need and not be traumatized for the rest of their lives.” – TNWB Ed.

The mall is expected to be closed all day as police and authorities work to clear the scene and close their case.

What to do in case of an Active Shooter situation.

  • Be aware of your situation at all times and any possible dangers.
  • Take note of the two nearest exits in any facility that you visit.
  • If you are in an office – stay there and secure the door.
  • If you are in a hallway – get inside a room and secure the door.
  • CALL 9-1-1 when it is safe to do so.

Evacuate

If there is an accessible escape path, attempt to evacuate the premises.

Be sure to:

  •  Have an escape route and plan in mind
  •  Evacuate regardless of whether others agree to follow
  •  Leave your belongings behind
  •  Help others escape, if possible
  •  Prevent individuals from entering an area where the active shooter may be
  •  Keep your hands visible
  •  Follow the instructions of any police officers
  •  Do not attempt to move wounded people
  • • Call 911 when you are safe

Hide out

If evacuation is not possible, find a place to hide where the active shooter is less likely to find you.

Your hiding place should:

  •  Be out of the active shooter’s view
  •  Provide protection if shots are fired in your direction (i.e., an office with a closed
  • and locked door)
  •  Not trap you or restrict your options for movement

To prevent an active shooter from entering your hiding place:

  •  Lock the door
  •  Blockade the door with heavy furniture

How to Respond if the Active Shooter is in Your Vicinity.

If the active shooter is nearby:

  •  Lock the door
  •  Silence your cell phone and/or pager
  • Turn off any source of noise (i.e. radios, TV)
  • Hide behind large items (i.e. cabinets, desks)
  • Remain quiet.

If evacuation and hiding out are not possible:

• Remain calm
• Dial 911, if possible, to alert police to the active shooter’s location
• If you cannot speak, leave the line open and allow the dispatcher to listen.

Take action against the active shooter

As a last resort, and only when your life is in imminent danger, attempt to disrupt and/or incapacitate the active shooter by:

  • Acting as aggressively as possible against him/her
  • Throwing items and improvising weapons
  • Yelling
  • Committing to your actions

Source:  Dept. of Homeland Security (Website:  http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/active_shooter_booklet.pdf)