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EMS Continuing Education Practical Day

September 16th, 2017 8:00am to 5:00pm – Ann Arbor Township Fire Station #2

8 Practical CEU’s

 

This one-day, 8-hour course is being offered FREE and is designed to specifically focus on topics relevant to fire suppression personnel, ie. burn care, fireground trauma and medical, rescue operations of pediatrics and geriatrics, etc. It will additionally provide training to assist fire departments in complying with the practical Continuing Education Unit requirements of Michigan Public Act 368 of 1978, Part 209 – Section 333.20901 – Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensing.

This course will provide an interactive educational session employing the use of live patient simulators to meet and satisfy the practical requirements in airway/ventilation, medical, trauma, pediatrics and special considerations by utilizing the most modern and nationally accepted approach to patient care.

This class can accommodate up to 32 firefighters. The participants will receive a training certificate, EMS Chit sheet, and supporting educational documentation. The instructors are experienced EMS Instructor Coordinators and fire service certified instructors to better understand the complexities of fire based EMS.

Registration flyer is attached HERE.  Deadline to register is September 8th, 2017

Propane IQ Training

Hello WAMAA members,

On September 20th and 21st there will be a hazmat tactics training at Pittsfield’s Station 1.

Both days are 0800 to 1600 and include hands on training.  Please bring your turnout gear.

See the attached flyer with further details and registration instructions.

Propane IQ Flyer 2017

Ann Arbor Fire 29th Annual Charity Golf Outing

Hello WAMAA members and friends,

The Ann Arbor Fire Department is looking for golfers to participate in their 29th Annual Charity Golf Outing.

The event is Monday, August 7th with registration at 8:30am and a shotgun start at 9:30am at the Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center.

Registration includes…

  • CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AND LUNCH AT THE TURN.
  • COMPLIMENTARY BEVERAGES ON COURSE.
  • DINNER WITH CASH BAR, AWARDS, AND A SILENT AUCTION.

For more details and signup information please see the attached flyer HERE.

Fire Officer III Training Program

Hello WAMAA Members,

A Fire Officer 3 Program will be held this August through September.   This course is funded by the Fireworks Safety Fund and is no cost to WAMAA agencies.

Dates, times, and details can be found on the attached flyer.

Registration is done via the Smoke website – https://w2.lara.state.mi.us/Smoke/Account/Login

If you have any questions about the training or registering please contact Ernie Close

 

WAMAA Fire Officer III 2017 Flyer

Entry Level Firefighter Application Process – Superior Township

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF SUPERIOR

ENTRY LEVEL FIREFIGHTER APPLICATION PROCESS

The Charter Township of Superior will be accepting applications beginning Monday July 10, 2017 through Thursday August 24, 2017 for entry level firefighter. This process will be used to establish an eligibility list for 2 years. Duties of a firefighter include work in the protection of life and property; to operate and assist in maintaining equipment,apparatus and facilities; and to participate in rescue and fire prevention activities.

 

REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY

Must be a minimum of 18 years of age

Must be a U.S. citizen

Must have a high school diploma or equivalent

Must have a valid Michigan driver’s license with good record and no more than 6 pts in the last 5years

 

PROOF OF THE FOLLOWING MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATION

Michigan Firefighter Training Council Firefighter I&II Certification

State of Michigan or Equivalent Emergency Medical Technician— Basic License

Valid certificate of completion of Conference of Western Wayne written and physical agility testing (All certifications must be valid at time of application and job offer)

Photo Identification will be required for all phases of the application process and should be submitted with application packet

 


 

Information on testing opportunities can be obtained by contacting Schoolcraft College Testing Center at 734-462-4806.

Applications must be received by the Human Resource Department no later than 4:00p.m. Thursday August 24, 2017.

Interested candidates should contact the Charter Township of Superior Human Resource Department 3040 N. Prospect Road, Superior Township, Michigan 48198, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday or via e-mail to nancymason@superior-twp.org.

U of M Ergonomics Tests

Hello WAMAA members.

I was contacted by Mr. Chuck Woolley of the University of Michigan’s Center for Ergonomics.  He is in need of 12 firefighters to test a new motorized ladder-mill designed for NIOSH.  His statements are below and a flyer with registration instructions is attached.

 

The National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety will be doing a major national study of firefighter ladder climbing for aerial ladders.   The study is to compare 12″ vs. 14″ rung spacing for future aerial ladder equipment specifications and will be performed in Morgantown, West Virginia, where NIOSH is headquartered.

The Center for Ergonomics here at U of Michigan has designed the ladder-mill for NIOSH and is doing some initial tests. We are in need of 12 firefighters to test the motorized ladder-mill.

The sponsors of this project include the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the International Association of Fire Chiefs.

Subjects will be paid $25/hour for up to four hours and mileage to and from Tecumseh where the device is located.

Thank you for your consideration.

 

Chuck Woolley

Research Area Specialist Lead, Lecturer II
Room G624 IOE
Center for Ergonomics
Industrial and Operations Engineering
University of Michigan

 

Michigan Firehouse Museum’s Annual Fire Truck Muster

Hello WAMAA members,

Below is an email I received from the Michigan Firehouse Museum and Education Center.  They are gearing up for their annual Fire Truck Muster and are looking for some volunteers to lend a hand and/or truck.  The event flyer and registration form is attached.  Hope to see you there!

 

The Michigan Firehouse Museum will be holding its annual Fire Truck Muster/Show on Saturday, August 19, 2017 in Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park from 10 am to 3 pm.  Join us for this free outdoor exhibition of fire apparatus showcasing rigs dating from the early 1920s right up to today.  Several trucks will be in operation drafting water from the Huron River. 

There will be special hands-on activities for children including a working hand pumper, bucket brigade demonstrations, pedal fire trucks, and a visit from Freddie the Fire Truck, a remote control fire truck provided by the Howell Fire Department.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to tour the Saline Fire Department’s smoke house trailer and fire safety information will be available from our friends at Safe Kids Huron Valley.  This year’s event is generously sponsored by Les Heddle/Edward Jones Investments.  

We would love to encourage area fire departments or any firefighters who own rigs in the area to participate so I have also included a registration form in the attachments.  Also, we can always use volunteers on the day of the event especially anyone who has experience driving fire trucks and might be willing to help us get some of the museum’s rigs down into the park. 

Thanks,
Maura Overland
Michigan Firehouse Museum & Education Center
110 W Cross Street
Ypsilanti, MI  48197
734-547-0663


Muster 2017 Rig Registration Letter

Muster 2017 8.5×11 flyer

ICS-300 and ICS-400 Course Opportunities

Hello WAMAA Members,

An ICS-300 course, happening on June 19-21, and an ICS-400 course happening on June 22-23 will both be held at the Wayne County Community College District – MIPSE Center in Taylor.  Both session have a lot of availability and thanks to The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, these sessions are open to all disciplines at NO COST.

Instructions for registration can be found here.

WCTRT Water Rescue Group

Hello WAMAA members!

Below is the press release sent out by our Technical Rescue Team.  Please let it be known that the water rescue division of the TRT is equipped, trained, and ready for activation whenever needed.

PRESS RELEASE
April 2, 2017

WASHTENAW COUNTY TECHNICAL RESCUE TEAM

The Washtenaw Area Mutual Aid Association, in cooperation with the Washtenaw County Homeland Security Task Force and the Washtenaw County Technical Rescue Team are proud to announce the Water Rescue group of the Technical Rescue Team.

The Washtenaw County Technical Rescue Team (WCTRT) was developed to respond to complicated rescue situations throughout Washtenaw County that require specialized skills and equipment. These specialized or technical rescues include rope, confined space, trench, and building collapse rescue incidents. Area fire departments also identified a need for assistance in responding to emergencies involving people in and around water. These types of incidents could involve canoeists overturned in swift water currents of the Huron River, or people trapped in their cars during floods. It was a natural fit to expand the WCTRT to be able to respond to these types of emergencies.

The water rescue group is comprised of personnel from Fire Departments throughout Washtenaw and Livingston County as well as paramedics from Huron Valley Ambulance. The group is currently comprised of 16 members lead by the WCTRT operational staff. Management oversight is provided by a board of fire chiefs from across the county.

The team operates with two rescue squads, and a boat, as well as a utility truck and an additional boat from Ann Arbor. Currently these rescue vehicles are stored in the Dexter area, Ann Arbor Township. and Ann Arbor city fire stations. The Fire Departments there have agreed to deploy them anywhere the team is needed.

The team trains once monthly. After nearly 200 hours of training to include practicing multiple realistic scenarios that involve rescuing persons trapped in or around water, the group is now operational.

The training and equipment to properly address these incidents is very expensive. And the risk level has been extremely high to the first responders attempting the rescue. While the rescue efforts in the past have been the responsibility of the local fire departments, this team will provide for a local, central, organized resource that can respond with state-of-the-art equipment and highly trained rescuers to handle incidents such as these in the future.

Funding for the team comes from a myriad of sources. Much of the equipment was purchased under grants made available by the Washtenaw County Homeland Security Task Force under grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Two of the response vehicles were donated to the team by Huron Valley Ambulance. Also, some existing equipment was made available by the City of Ann Arbor Fire Department. Members of the team also solicited donations to include one of the boats and some of the personal protective equipment. Compensation for the members, while they are training or deployed, is the responsibility of the emergency service agency they are members of. Ongoing operational expenses are expected to be covered by the Fire Departments in Washtenaw County under cost recovery ordinances that are designed to recoup response costs from incidents that require the deployment of the team.

The Team is a great example of a cooperative working agreement involving many agencies and jurisdictions that addresses a regional need in a very cost effective manner.

For further information, please contact Director Mike Chevrette of the Washtenaw County Technical Rescue Team at chevrettem@gmail.com

Company Officer 1 and 2 Program

Hello WAMAA members,

Through June and July there will be a Company Officer 1 and 2 program held in Ann Arbor Township.

Course Description:
The purpose of the Fire Officer I course is to provide entry-level fire officers with the knowledge and skills to meet the minimum job performance requirements for paid and volunteer fire officers.   Fire Officer I candidates must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to function safely and effectively as an integral member of a firefighter team.  When engaged in hazardous activities, the Fire Officer I work under direct supervision of a senior company officer and as a team leader.    The purpose of the Fire Officer II course is to provide officers at the second level of progression with the knowledge and skills to meet the minimum job performance requirements for paid and volunteer fire officers.  Fire Officer II candidates must demonstrate the depth of knowledge and skills necessary to function under general supervision.  A person trained at the Fire Officer II level will function safely and effectively as an integral member of a team of equally or less experienced firefighters to accomplish a series of tasks.    This is a combined Fire Officer I & II program and will not be separated.    The Company Officer I & II program provides insight into the role of the officer as defined by   NFPA 1021, the Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications.

Please check the attached flyer for prerequisites, dates, and registration info.

 

Company Officer I & II WAMAA 2017 Flyer

Fire Instructor 1 Program

Hello WAMAA members,

There will be a Fire Instructor One program occurring in June.

The Michigan Fire Instructor-I program utilized the NFPA 1041 standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Service Instructors as it’s guide.  All sections of this program comply with NFPA 1041 standard for Instructor I.
This is a five (5) day course.  Attendance at each class session is mandatory.  A large amount of information will be missed and can’t be made up.  Prior to the first day of class, you are required to read Chapters 1-9 in the IFSTA, Fire and Emergency Services Instructor, 8th Edition.  In addition, you must complete the study guide (Chapters 1 thru 9) workbook that goes with this IFSTA manual and turn it in on Day 1 for review.
Minimum Requirements for INSTRUCTOR I Probationary Applicant:

  • Must be a member, or have been a member, with the last five years of an organized Michigan fire department
  • Must possess Fire Fighter I and II certification
  • Must complete FFTD Instructor Orientation class since 2009.  This course may be completed after the Instructor I program
  • Must have a minimum of three (3) years firefighting experience at the time of application and be certified at the level/course they wish to instruct.  (Minimum Fire Fighter II or at least one (1) of the wild land specialty/subject matter expert courses.)

 

See the attached flyer for more details and registration inf0.

 

Instructor One WAMAA 2017 Flyer

MFFTC Instructor Orientation

MFFTC Instructor Orientation – May 10th, 2017 in Northfield Township.

This course covers MFFTC Structure and Services and OFFT Administrative Policies and Procedures, which an instructor must be knowledgeable in. This segment will provide an understanding of the course structure and materials that will be used during the course presentation and practical skills training.

See flyer below for more details

WAMAA Instructor Orientation Flyer

Annual Firefighters Picnic

Hello WAMAA members!

Mark your calendars! The Washtenaw Area Firefighters Picnic is scheduled for Wednesday, August 16th, 5:30pm at Dexter’s American Legion Post 557.

  • Socialize and enjoy a great meal with over 150 firefighters,
    vendors and friends of the fire service.
  • 50/50 raffle and door prizes
  • Fire Apparatus on Display (Bring yours to show off)
  • Vendor Tent (display space is available 8 foot tables in 20’x40’ tent)
  • Demonstration of equipment is encouraged
  • Door prizes are greatly appreciated
  • Cash donations are also appreciated to offset the cost of this event
  • We need to raise over $1,500.00 to host this event
  • Our goal is to provide dinner and door prizes for each attendee at NO COST
  • HART truck will be on display.
  • Fundraiser to support HART continued operation.
  • Vendors please RSVP for table space

For meal planning head count please call the Dexter Area Fire Department (734) 426-4500 with the number of attendees.

Summer Picnic Flyer Dexter – HART Flyer

 

 

18th Annual Washtenaw County Hazmat Golf Benefit

Hello WAMAA members and friends!

The 18th Annual Washtenaw County Hazardous Materials Team Golf Benefit is set for August 21st, 2017.

Please come out and support the Hazmat Team while enjoying great company and great golf at the beautiful Barton Hills Country Club.

This event fills up fast so you are encouraged to send in your registration and/or sponsorship quickly.

Questions can be directed to Tim Andrews or Don Dettling and full information for registration and sponsorship can be found on the attached form.

Your support is very appreciated.

2017 Hazmat Golf Registration Form

Fire Officer 1 and 2 Co-Requisites Program

Hello WAMAA Members!

A Fire Officer 1 and 2 Co-Requisites program is being held in Northfield Township from to March to May.  The courses are…

  • Education Methodology
  • Incident Command System and Rescue Management
  • Firefighting Strategies and Tactics
  • Incident Safety Officer

The program’s flyer is attached below with all the details and instructions on how to sign up.

2017 – WAMAA Company Officer Prerequisites Flyer

Instructor Level Training Opportunities

Hello WAMAA Members,

There are some great instructor level trainings being offered to us.  The flyers with all the details for each class are attached below.  Check them out!

Emergency Vehicle Driver Training – Instructor Level
Emergency Services UTA/ATV Safety – Instructor Level
Emergency Services Trailer Operations and Safety – Instructor Level
Traffic Incident Management for Emergency Responders (SHRP2 Equivalent) – Instructor Level