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Per Fire Marshal Sehlmeyer’s request, I am sharing the following press release with you regarding the partnership between MI Prevention, the National Carbon Monoxide Awareness Association, and Wayne State University’s AmeriCorps Urban Safety Project and their efforts to help protect residents in the Detroit area.
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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!
Good morning, Michigan Fire Chief -
The Expo & Winter Workshop is less than two weeks away! We’re bringing in some excellent presenters including Ms. Janine Driver as the Keynote on Tuesday morning. This is a big deal!
Attached is the current list of displaying vendors, for reference.
If you can’t make the full 2-day event, we’ve got options for you starting! See attached flyers.
Your help promoting this event is appreciated. Everyone is welcome - Bring the Family to the Expo (kids under 12 are free)!
See attached flyers & visit MiChiefs.org for all details.
The Senate Health Policy Committee took testimony and voted out SB 460 from committee today. This legislation was amended to exempt a “Medical First Response Service who is composed of medical first responders who provide services without expecting or receiving money, goods or services to provide services” from having to submit a report to the state. Their only requirement would be to provide a written summary of services rendered to the transporting agency. The following people testified in opposition today.
Michael McCleieer, President, Michigan State Firemen’s Association
Mark Docherty, President, Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Andy Pless, Michigan Association of Fire Chiefs
Chris Mantels, Deputy Chief, Saugatuck Fire Depart.
Dr. Bill Fales, Michigan College of Emergency Medicine
The opposition came as a result over the lack of data collection, the liability concerns for both the MFR and the patient and creating a new sub class of MFRs.
The legislation is intended to impact 5 Quick Response Teams that are located in Van Buren County, Paw Paw, Decatur, Mattawan, Lawton and Lawrence. Of the 4 teams, only one is associated with a fire department which is Lawton. We have been made aware by the state that 3 of 5 organizations have been reporting to the state system for multiple years. This means that they absolutely have the capability to report.
The legislation was passed out of the committee with all of the Republicans voting yes and the Democrats voting no. We fully expect that this legislation will come up for a vote next week on the full Senate floor. Please contact your state Senator and asking them not to support this legislation. If your members are unfamiliar with their Senator please have them visit to find their legislator.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
NOTICE OF SCHEDULED MEETING
COMMITTEE: Health Policy and Human Services
DATE: Thursday, September 12, 2019
TIME: 1:00 p.m.
PLACE: Room 1100, Binsfeld Office Building,
201 Townsend Street,
Lansing, MI 48933
PHONE: Heather Dorbeck (517) 373-5323
SB 348 (Sen. MacGregor) Human services; medical services; certain interpretations of existing Medicaid provider policy; require prospective effective date.
HB 4051 (Rep. Whiteford) Mental health; other; Michigan CARES hotline; create.
HB 4412 (Rep. Kahle) Health; pharmaceuticals; sale or purchase of dextromethorphan for individuals under the age of 18; prohibit.
SB 460 (Sen. Nesbitt) Health facilities; emergency medical services; reporting requirements for the Michigan Emergency Medical Services Information System; exempt certain life support agencies.
And any other business properly before the committee
Individuals wishing to present testimony electronically should contact the Clerk and bring an HDMI compatible device.
SB 460 was introduced last Thursday by Senator Aric Nesbitt. His staff reached out yesterday with a substitute for the introduced version of the bill. Please see below. This bill is pertinent to the issue we discussed last week at our coalition meeting about the need for reporting from MFRs.
I have spoken to Sen. Vanderwall, Chair of Senate Health Policy, and they are possibly having a hearing next week. They said it will be testimony only. We should be prepared to testify.