Wednesday, November 26, 2008
SeaWestern, (our SCBA supplier), was on island yesterday to perform the annual flow testing of our SCBAs. Each year every SBCA is tested to insure that it is operating according to NFPA specifications. All of the equipment passed the inspection process. Thanks to the maintenance crew that shuttled SCBAs to and from each engine, keeping us in service throughout the day.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
VFIS, our insurance carrier, has cooperated in a great online learning opportunity about engineered building components and their performance when exposed to fire. We have seen anecdotal information. This program introduces ASTM and UL testing which graphically demonstrates what we have learned from studying LODDs. Of particular interest is the discussion of TIC in identifying potential collapse.
This is so important that you are encouraged to watch the video and then turn in a unit log for one hour of training in building construction. Follow this link: http://www.ul.com/fire/structural.html
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Thanks are also due to all of the officers and firefighters that helped in course delivery and certification testing.
Our new firefighters are certifying through an internationally recognized testing process that establishes consistent professional capabilities. It is the same level of testing used in urban career fire departments such as Everett, Bellingham, or Tacoma.