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October Community Tap - GLBC
Hi everyone, Please share and post. Hope to see a bunch of you there. Thanks, Mike
The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors is hosting the World Burn Congress in Grand Rapids, MI September 13 - 15, 2018, and is looking for support/assistance from the Fire Service.
The Phoenix Society, as many of you are familiar with, is the leading national non-profit organization dedicated to empowering anyone affected by a burn injury. The World Burn Congress is the world's largest gathering of the burn community and will bring hundreds of participants to share, grow and learn from each other's experiences. These participants include survivors, first responders (Fire. Law Enforcement and EMS), healthcare professionals and advocacy groups.
As many of you are also aware, the burn community has a distinct connection with the Fire Service, as often we were the first ones there to help them following their injury.
I have attached a flyer explaining the ways firefighters can volunteer to assist in making this Conference a welcoming and healing one. I would ask that you please post this information in your Fire Stations and throughout your Department's forms of communication. Please feel free to share with your area Law Enforcement and EMS providers, as they are also welcome to volunteer. You can find more information at www.phoenix-society.org/wbc.
If you have any questions or looking for other ways to support this effort, please feel free to contact me via email (email@example.com) or my phone (616.340.6727).
Thank you in advance,
Bob Austin, Fire Chief (ret)
Fire Service Liaison
World Burn Congress
Join State Fire Marshal Kevin Sehlmeyer on Monday, October 1, at 10 am, to kick off Fire Prevention Month as proclaimed by the governor and talk about this year’s NFPA theme: Look. Listen. Learn. Be Aware -- fire can happen anywhere. He’ll also be talking about residential fire fatalities in Michigan and how the statewide Community Risk Reduction Task Force is working to reduce fire fatalities. Fact sheets that will cover specific fire safety tips for each week of the month will be made available to all fire departments to share with the public, thanks to the Michigan Fire Inspectors Society. Please join State Fire Marshal Sehlmeyer to learn more about maximizing your outreach efforts to better educate and inform Michiganders about how to minimize fire risk in their homes.
The link to the event can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2259960630700791/
The video chat will also be archived on our Facebook page for those who can’t attend. Registration is not required for the event, however viewers are required to have a Facebook login.
Please share this event with your colleagues in the fire service and the general public. We hope you can participate in this event!
Governor Whitmer has announced that she will deliver the State of the State Address on Tuesday, February 5 at 7 PM. Like previous years, credentials will be required for entrance into the Capitol starting at 1 PM that day. Invitations to the usual festivities inside the Capitol have not been announced yet but I will forward specific information when it becomes available. Please let me know by 5:00 PM on Monday, January 28 if you plan on being in town that evening and I will put your name on the credential list to get into the Capitol. Kelley Cawthorne will be holding a viewing party for those of you that are in town that evening beginning at 5:30 PM.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Natasha Oxender Kimmerly
208 North Capitol Avenue | 3rd Floor | Lansing, Michigan 48933-1356
517-371-1400 TEL | 517-371-3207 FAX | kelley-cawthorne.com
Attached are the standing committee assignments for the 100th Legislature State House. Please reach out with any questions and have a great evening!
Thank you –
Attached and below are the standing committee and appropriations subcommittee assignments for the 100th Legislature State Senate. We are expecting the House of Representatives to release a standing committee list later this afternoon.
From: Melissa McKinley
Areas of Concern Doc
The fireworks bills are scheduled to be voted on today on the floor. They may not go all the way today but will tomorrow for sure. Please see changes below.
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Subject: Fireworks - Floor Subs
I wanted to make sure you all had copies of the floor subs that will be adopted in the House.
The only change in these bills is:
These changes were necessary due to the timing of the bills (possibly) being signed into law. First, the application fees are now non-refundable. Since the bills wouldn’t go into effect around April 1 (the deadline for submitting an application), we faced a situation where someone who gets a certificate to sell could later face a tent sale restriction enacted by a local unit of government. In the end, we want to make sure all of these changes go into effect for the next season but this one instance made sense and was OK’d by those of you that I spoke with this morning.
Please see the attached New Member Packet(s) for the 100th Legislature. Each chamber has its own PDF. Feel free to reach out with any questions.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for FY19 has been reset. The SMOKE program was populating the MOU for one (1) year from the last time a person completed the process. The SMOKE program has been updated to have the start date of the MOU for FY19 be 10-01-2018. Everyone with an Instructor/Course Manager user role will need to login to the SMOKE program to acknowledge the FY19 MOU even if this had been done previously this fiscal year.
Thank you for your understanding and please pass this message along to additional instructors who are not on our distribution list(s).
T.J. Richardson, Region 2 Coordinator
Fire Fighter Training Division – Bureau of Fire Services
Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Phone: (517) 285-6803
Fax: (517) 332-1427
Office Hours: M-F 7:00AM to 3:30PM