Firefighter Safety and The Codes

by mobrian on November 10, 2014

Worldclass Speakers to Present November 19th 8am-5pm

firefightersafetyandcodesThe Michigan Fire Inspector Society along with the Michigan Association of Fire Chiefs and other fire service groups are proud to  host Sean DeCrane and Bob Davidson on how the fire service is changing firefighter safety through stronger fire and building codes.

Join us on November 19th from 8am-5pm at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI.

When discussing the safety of fire fighters and their work environment, it is important to establish the true work environment. The fire station is merely the staging area—the locations we respond to are our true work environment. To positively impact this work environment, the fire fighter must be involved in the process that establishes how it will be designed, built, and maintained: the code development process. This program will examine specific incidents and issues where fire service involvement has made a positive impact through code changes or has protected the work environment by preventing proposed changes.

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Bangor Township, Now Hiring Firefighters

by mobrian on June 10, 2014

From Monday, June 9, 2014 through Friday, June 20, 2014, the Supervisor’s Office will be accepting applications for the position of full-time EMT/Firefighter, and to establish a list for full-time EMT/Firefighter.

As a full-time EMT/Firefighter with Bangor Township, this position is under the supervision of the Shift Officer serving on an assigned 24-hour shift. Responsibilities include responding to all emergency medical calls and fire calls as assigned. Must have knowledge and ability to operate all emergency medical and fire equipment of the Fire Department. All rules mandated by the Michigan Department of Health and Bay County Protocols along with Fire Department Standard Operating Procedures must be observed.

The position requires a high school diploma (or equivalent), all certificates as required by the Michigan Department of Public Health for EMTs including a current State of Michigan EMT license, State of Michigan Firefighter 240 hour and/or State of Michigan Firefighter I and II certificate and Operational Level Hazardous Materials Certification. Possession of a valid vehicle driver’s license is also required.

Testing as follows: written tests (The written entry level testing [click to continue…]

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Fire Chief Posting, Saginaw

March 20, 2014

The Fire Chief reports directly to the City Manager. The Fire Chief is responsible for administration and supervision of a 50-member full-time department dedicated to the protection of life and property and the prevention and control of fire to a population of 51,230 located over 17.5 square miles. The Fire Department operates out of four […]

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Bangor Township Hiring a Fire Chief

March 20, 2014

Applications Due April 2 With the announcement of Fire Chief Donahue, Banger Township is looking to hire a replacement Fire Chief.   The position notice indicates the City is looking for the minimum requirements of firefighter II, Fire Officer and graduate of the National Fire Academy EFO program or the applicant should have their Chief […]

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New Part 74 Rules Released

April 25, 2013

Changes to Continual and Baseline Training Last week MIOSHA released the updated rule set for Part 74, Firefighting.  The new rule set brings in changes to continual training as well as baseline training.  The updated standard was updated an includes changes that are important for the entire fire service. Take a look at the changes here

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Saving the City of Detroit (Updated)

April 25, 2012

Will the Burn Documentary Help the Detroit Fire Department The Detroit Fire Department was highlighted on NBC Nightly News last night.  The 3 minute video highlights the problem faced with the one of the busiest fire departments in the nation.   Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Here is additional information, […]

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Free Medical CE (Online)

April 6, 2012

Medical CE’s for Free? Jeff Latkowski, a Fire Fighter for ten years, saw that his and most other departments were turning to online education to fulfill the continuing medical education requirements of the State. With his 12 years of production experience he teamed up with Geoff Lasser, a Fire Fighter and medical IC, to create […]

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Michigan’s Fireworks Law

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Learn some of the newest information on Michigan’s Consumer Fireworks Law

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NFPA Needs Assessment

November 8, 2011

NFPA has conducted a series of national surveys to identify the needs of the fire service for resources required to safely and effectively carry out their responsibilities. The surveys indicated the resources fire departments had, while NFPA codes and standards and other national guidance documents defined the requirements. The gaps between resources in hand and […]

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