June 2009

Your Help is Needed

by mobrian on June 27, 2009

Residential Sprinkler for Michigan

Firefighter Safety in Question

Michigan’s code review committee is slatted to take on two major proposals which will change the safety of new homes built in Michigan.  The Code Review Committee tasked with reviewing the 2009 IRC to create the Michigan Residential Code 2009 edition is busy working on many proposed code changes. The code review committee has scheduled an important meeting on July 22, 2009. The meeting which is scheduled to begin at 9:30 am will take place at the Michigan Library and Historic Center in Lansing and will hear testimony in response to multiple proposals which have been submitted to remove the residential sprinkler requirements found in the 2009 International Residential Code.

Advocates of residential sprinklers as well as opponents will be present to provide testimony to the review committee.

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Open Mic Wednesday

Open Mic Wed

by mobrian on June 17, 2009

Safety, Heath and Safety Week

The IAFC and the IAFF have worked over the years with many interested groups on the safety week.  This week was known as the “Standdown Week” and has been changed to Fire and EMS Safety, Health and Safety Week.

The floor is open and we would like to know what your department is doing for the week and is it working to help raise the awareness in your department for health and safety?

Post your comments below and lets here what you have to say!  If your department does not have a plan is there  a reason why?

Sorry for the delay, this now extended into open mic Wednesday and Thursday!

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2009 Health and Safety Week

June 16, 2009

Protect Yourself: Your Safety, Health and Survival Are Your Responsibility This year the IAFC is encouraging chiefs and fire/EMS personnel to focus on what they personally can do to manage risk and enhance their health and safety. This year’s theme reflects the need for personal responsibility and accountability within a strong safety culture. Recommended activities […]

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North Berrien Fire Chief Posting

June 16, 2009

Fire Chief Wanted The North Berren Fire Rescue is taking applications for the postion of fire chief.  The department covers the City and Township of Coloma and Hagar Township.  An appointed fire board covers the management of the department which has 30 paid on call fire fighters. Must have:

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Furniture Store Safety Inspections to Honor Fallen Firefighters

June 13, 2009

From the Monroe County (NY) Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association to Firefighters across the world This idea is based on the tragic loss of 9 Charleston firefighters. Building Inspectors, Fire Marshal’s Firefighters and all in code enforcement can help save lives and honor the lives that were lost. On June 18, the City of Charleston, […]

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Beyond Hoses and Helmets Seminar

June 12, 2009

Presented by Lenawee County Fire Chiefs and the Great Lakes IAFC This free, two day program (October 10-11, 2009) is limited to the first 200 registrants. Registration is easy to do just download the flyer and get it sent over. The program is slated to cover Retaining and Recruitment Strategic Leadership Tactical Leadership Managing Transition […]

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Fire Safe Cigarettes close to Reality

June 11, 2009

Safe Cigarettes On the Way to the Governor’s Office After many years of Michigan’s Fire Service pushing this legislation, it appears it is on the way for signature by the Governors Office. Today, the house voted 102-6 passing the proposed Senate Bill SB 264. This bill will save many lives and result in fewer fires […]

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Open Mic Wednesday

June 10, 2009

Second Alarm Assignment Today’s Table Talk on Open Mic Wednesday is quite simple.  It deals with your communities response to fires and large incidents. Do you have an alarm system in place where you can request a second alarm? What criteria do you use to activate the second alarm? Will you wait just a little […]

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2- Day Inspector Basics

June 9, 2009

Beyond the Code Code enforcement is a technical position which demands that inspectors be well-versed in multiple areas.  This new course is designed for all inspectors and provides them with the tools they will need to be successful outside of the technical application to the code. This course is designed for new and experienced inspectors.  […]

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