We had some improvements to the Bureau of Fire by restructuring the Battalions. As you are all aware we added the 6th Battalion and moved some departments around to help better serve the Fire Service. Having the extra Battalion it will make for a quicker response for the Deputies to get on the scene to assist the Fire Chiefs. I would like to welcome Deputy Fire Coordinator Charlie Rampe as the new BC-6.
As announced at the Chiefs meeting by Senior Fire Investigator Art Hawker, Terry Mullen FI-15 has retired as a Fire Investigator. I would like to thank Terry for all the years of dedicated service to the Fire Investigation Team. I wish him happiness and good health in the future.
Fire reporting is going well, thank you, if you are having trouble with the reports please contact BC-3 Jack Halchak and he will assist you. BC-3 will also assist you with updating your Fire Department ID’s and TIM’s records.
Training courses are all going well with good attendance, there has been 1 cancellation. By now you should have seen that the winter courses are advertised. The spring courses are being worked on now and will be announced soon.
On the State level there is now a Fire Instructor position open here for Sullivan County. An email with the canvas letter went out to all Fire Chiefs with the requirements. The deadline for the resume is February 23, 2018 which is explained in the letter.