Thursday, December 31, 2009

Take it off and keep it off

X-treme Fitness has joined the Biggest Looser challenge by offering a 6 month membership to the winner of the challenge! They'll help you maintain your hard earned achievements. More info on the challenge available at Monday's meeting.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Up For a New Years Challenge?

San Juan EMS is challenging other emergency service organizations to field a team for our own version of the Biggest Looser. Now's the chance to really build crew integrity. Remember, the department supports your fitness by including up to three hours per week of training pay. Thanks to Elite Fitness's generosity, this will pay for your gym membership, (if you choose to go that way). The training officer will be attending a planning meeting on Wednesday so talk it over with your crew members and let him know if you are interested.

Snow in Your Future?

Tire cables have been distributed to each station for use on the front wheels of the apparatus. You will still use the chains on the drive wheels. For now, they will be installed at the same time as the chains, (snow covering the roadway). The same driving cautions remain. These are to provide an added measure of safety, they won't make you invincible. (Sorry) WATCH FOR DETAILED INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS IN SMOKE SIGNALS.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Hold That Thought

The Region 3 Fire Training Council has moved their web site to a new server and appear to be having the attendant challenges. A soon as a viable link is available I'll post it here. Two classes to consider: New Car Technology and Basic Firemanship (sic).

WA State Fire Traing & Safety Officers' Conference

The annul WSFTSO conference is scheduled for Feb. 20 - 24. Courses include
officer development, company level rescue techniques, and several mayday,
search and other hands on classes. Speak with your station officer and the training officer if you are interested in attending.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Region 3 Conference

Region 3 Fire Training has scheduled the 2010 Conference for the weekend of January 30Th. (Unfortunately, this does conflict with the banquet). That said, the classes include: Pump Ops with Paul Spencer, a NFA Incident Safety Officer class, New Car Technology, Rope Rescue Operations, Air Management and Tricks of the trade with NW FOOLS. The full listing is available at If you are interested in attending please speak with your station officer and the training officer.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Who Looks Out for You?

Not only does Paige, our newest dispatcher, look out for us on scene, she takes care of us at the station too. Yes, there's one missing from the box of cupcakes she dropped off at Sta. 31, (had to do quality control). Thanks Paige

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

How's that for Efficiency

FH Water has repaired the hydrant on Turn Point Road at Sutherland. Thank you Mike and Jason.

Out of Service

The Friday Harbor Water Dept. reports that the hydrant located on Turn Point Road at Sutherland Road is out of service. It will have a black bag over it until further notice.
The next closest hydrants are at Turn Point and Carter Beach, Turn Point and Pinedrona, or Walling and Cormorant, depending on the Sutherland Rd address.