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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
I received the message below from the National Fire Academy. Currently, they have two October course offerings for R0154 - Safety Program Operations that are in jeopardy of cancelation due to low enrollment. They have asked that we share this message in hopes of increasing student participation. Please share!
State Fire Marshal/Director
Bureau of Fire Services
3101 Technology Blvd., Suite H
Lansing, MI 48910
Telephone: (517) 241-8847
Fax: (517) 332-1428
From: "Morgan, George" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: August 23, 2018 at 9:35:54 AM EDT
To: "Morgan, George" <email@example.com>
Cc: "Dean, Stephen" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: NFA course student recruitment assistance requested
Greetings State Training Directors;
I am the Training Specialist assigned to the Responder Health and Safety curricula at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md. I have been reaching out to organizations that are constantly promoting a change in our health and safety efforts throughout our Nation’s Fire and Emergency Medical Services. The State Training organizations absolutely have a dog in this fight, and as such I am asking you to recruit from your state those emergency service responders that would want to participate in our safety programs.
Currently I have two October offerings of our R0154 Safety Program Operations course that are in jeopardy of cancelation due to low enrollment.
Not sure if you could send a blast email to your organization’s distribution list that could assist the student recruitment efforts for these two separate course offerings. I have included below in this email all the particulars for the enrollment process .
Calling all company-level officers, chief officers, and supervisors who have department-level health and safety responsibilities (such as program planning and implementation) and who may serve as an Incident Safety Officer or department Health and Safety Officer. The National Fire Academy has vacancies in two separate offerings of the Safety Program Operations (R0154) course.
The first six day on campus offering is October 21-26 2018
The second six day on campus offering is October 28 – November 2, 2018 disregard the “Closed to applications”
Check out the details and apply today! https://www.usfa.fema.gov/training/nfa/admissions/apply.html
Follow the directions in the link. Be sure to specify the date of the course offering you wish to attend and your second choice if applicable.
If you have any questions contact the Training Specialist: George Morgan email: email@example.com
Send your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Pay close attention to Block 16 of the application as you describe your duties relative to this class and show your position on your departmental organizational chart. Again any questions contact the training specialist.
We’re looking forward to meeting YOU!
Safety Program Operations R0154 course description
This six-day course provides knowledge and practice in the context of current issues to develop strategies of risk management associated with the provision of firefighting and Emergency Medical Services to reduce firefighter fatalities and injuries. With a focus on using the risk management model in the health and safety aspects of emergency services operations, current regulations, standards, policies and responsibilities for program management, day-to-day operations, and incident safety will be addressed.
My sincere thank you and your state for getting involved in promoting the National Fire Academy mission at both your state and the national level. Additionally I am thanking you in advance for your assistance in this recruiting effort,
George A. Morgan
National Fire Academy
United States Fire Administration
16825 So. Seton Ave, J-209
Emmitsburg MD 21727
301-447-1407 - Office
202-531-2062 - iPhone
301-447-1372 - FAX
Notes from MFFTC meetings
Please Join Members of the
Law Enforcement and Fire Fighting Community
September 6, 2018
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Lawn of the Capitol
Coffee & donuts will be served at 10 am
Lunch will be served following the
9/11 Memorial Ceremony
You will have the opportunity to experience the many aspects of each profession.
Allegan County Sheriff Dive Team
Calhoun County Special Response Team
FOP Lodge 189 Memorial Wall
Green Oak Police Department M-Wrap Vehicle
Lansing Fire Department Aerial Truck
Livingston County Tech Rescue Vehicle
Kent County Sheriff Mounted Division
Ottawa County Sheriff Marine Patrol
Midland Region 3 Regional Response Team Haz-Mat Truck
: Legislative Update
A lot has occurred over the last week, please review the legislative report and attachments for a full report.
Have a great weekend!
Subject: Fireworks changes
Yesterday, a meeting was held between MML, MTA, Fireworks industry and myself to discuss changes to Lilly’s legislation.
After much discussion regarding HB 5939, the new Fireworks legislation, we may have a compromise with the Fireworks industry to remove sky lanterns and keep all of the good things in the bill. The current legislation cuts the number of days from 30 to 7/9 depending on the year. The compromise would be adding days back in. So the current proposal would be to add the Sunday of Memorial Day and Labor Day and then allowing for Fireworks from 6/27-7/4. This would add the additional days from 7 to 12.
We are also working on language that would add parameters for communities to decide when to ban the use of Fireworks. Currently, there are no specific guidelines that anyone must follow.
Please provide any feedback to this proposal.
Attached is the legislative update for your review. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call. A couple of key items, the fireworks bills that I discussed at the last coalition meeting were introduced. Rep. Lilly is hosting a meeting on Tuesday, May 15th at 3:30 pm to discuss these bills.
Also, Senate Regulatory Reform will be hearing SB 279 next Wednesday at 12:30 PM.
Please see the announcement for the newly created Michigan Stability Board.
Sent from my iPhone
Subject: [REGU] STANDARD: House Regulatory Reform Standing Committee Meeting
Standing Committee Meeting
Regulatory Reform, Rep. Brandt Iden, Chair
DATE: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
TIME: 10:30 AM
PLACE: Room 519, House Office Building, Lansing, MI
HB 5376 (Rep. Iden) Construction; code; advisory committees for certain
building codes; create.
SB 969 (Sen. Jones) Liquor; other; use, possession, and sale of
marihuana-infused alcohol; prohibit.
OR ANY BUSINESS PROPERLY BEFORE THIS COMMITTEE
To view text of legislation go to:
Committee Clerk: Ian Mays
Individuals needing special accommodations to participate in the meeting may
contact the Chair's office.
Schedule changes or cancellations available at
Attached is the legislative update for the week. Let me know if you have any questions.
Attached is a letter you or your department should have received from SFM Sehlmeyer. Please distribute to your memberships to help encourage responses to the survey. The issue of the use of PFAS is being talked about a lot in Lansing. They are considering various pieces of legislation around eliminating the use of the chemical. We will want to be involved in this discussion going forward.
I apologize for all of the emails, please see the attached Executive Order reconstituting the EMSCC by adding 6 additional voting members.
Attached is the Senate passed LARA budget from committee. There are few key highlights from the budget which include funding for the First Responders Presumed Coverage Fund and the money for the Fire Protection Grants.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Asbestos Background HB 5456
For what it is worth – more info than you or Mark will provably care to read….
Two reports the campaign did on asbestos industry deception and the outsized burden veterans have faced from asbestos-triggered disease:
Internal documents reveal that the asbestos industry knew long ago that its products were killing people. It did nothing.
The asbestos industry was well aware that asbestos was deadly. Yet, the companies that mined asbestos, and those that exposed workers, military personnel ...
Asbestos mortality map for Michigan from 1999-2013:
Asbestos is responsible for countless deaths around the world, including at least 10,000 each year in the U.S. alone. Many Americans might think it’s been banned ...
Report: Science for Sale: Ford Spends $40 Million to discredit dangers of asbestos brakes:
In 1971 Ford Motor Company decided that $1.25 per car was too much to spend on safer alternatives to asbestos brakes. Thirty years later, in the face of mounting ...
: Legislative Update
Attached is the legislative update for this week. Please feel free to send me any questions.
Two key points to this document:
Please review and provide any feedback so we can develop our plan for the hearing.
Attached is the legislative update for the week!
Subject: Governor Snyder's Budget Presentation - Documents and Links to Budget
Clients and Friends,
Attached please find Governor Snyder’s FY 2019 budget documents, also found at the link here: http://www.michigan.gov/budget
Attached is the legislative update for January 15-19th.
Legislative update and the documents from the Consensus Revenue Estimating conference.
Also, State Budget Director Pscholka announced his resignation today. He plans to leave his post at the end of February. He will be running to replace Senator John Proos who is term-limited.