Know your Smoke
Friday, 13 February 2015

Know Your Smoke: The Dangers of Fire Smoke Indianapolis, IN

April 18, 2015

Instructors:     Rob Schnepp Jason Krusen

When:     April 18, 2015: 8:30 am — 5:30 pm:

A life-saving “FREE” training event for Firefighters & EMS

Controlled burn practical session focused on atmospheric monitoring.

Full PPE required.


Wayne Township Fire Department 700 North High School Road Indianapolis, IN

For more information: (317) 690-2542

 www. FireSmoke. org

This training program is sponsored by the Fire Smoke Coalition, Inc. located in Indianapolis, Indiana and RAE Systems. The course will be taught by some of the leading fire service experts on HCN and Smoke Toxicology. The following topics will be addressed:

 April 18, 2015: 8:30 am — 5:30 pm:

             Fire Smoke: Perceptions, Myths and Misunderstandings

            Atmospheric Monitoring: The Process

             Preventing Fire Smoke Exposure: PPE Care & Maintenance

             Pre-hospital HCN (Hydrogen Cyanide) Assessment and Antidotal Treatment (Note: Lunch is provided.)

Burn/Smoke Practical focused on atmospheric monitoring will conclude the day. (Full PPE & SCBA required to participate.)


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2015 Hazard Zone and Leadership Conference
Thursday, 12 February 2015

This Year's Hazard Zone and Leadership Conference will be held on 24th -26th of September in Phoenix, Arizona at the amazing Arizona Biltmore Resort. Register early so you don't miss out .

  Incredible hotel rate of $169.00 per night plus a resort fee includes full access to all the resort has to offer and free Wifi. The Arizona Biltmore will honor this amazing room rate for 3 days prior to the conference and for 3 days after to allow all attendees to take advantage of everything the resort and the Phoenix area has to offer.


Your family will love the 8 sparkling pools on the property including the Paradise Pool with slide and swim up bar. Take Advantage of the popular Squaw Peak morning hike, and other area adventures. The Concierge can help you. The Biltmore's own Links and Adobe Golf Courses are some of the best golfing the valley has to offer.

Free Blue Card online subscription for every paid registration, a $385.00 value.

  Receive a free copy of B Shifter magazine specially printed for the conference highlighting this year's presentations. This year we will add lunchtime speakers to keep us abreast of the most current issues in today's fire service.

Blue Card Instructors please remember to register for the Saturday Morning Instructor's Breakfast. Free for Blue Card Instructors.


Wednesday night join Chief Brunacinifor a pre-registration event in the Gold Room just off the main foyer. This welcoming reception includes drinks and appetizers and will be from 6:00pm - 7:30pm.Don't miss this opportunity to network with the presenters and guests.

Please visit to register

Thursday, 05 February 2015
Does your department have what it takes?
Gear up and join us at the Fight for Air Climb!

More information ...
Thursday, 05 February 2015
The following bills are already posted for hearings next week. Please let me know of any concerns and if anyone should testify.
SB 484
  SB 491
  SB 556



Tuesday, 03 February 2015





The Richmond Fire Department is now accepting applications for the position of Career Firefighter/EMT.  Applicants for the position must possess a current EMT Certification.  The applicant must be between Twenty one years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, a valid driver’s license, a current CPAT card and meet additional specific requirements set forth by the Richmond Fire Department.


Online Applications will be available at:


Completed applications should be returned in person or by mail to the Richmond Fire Department located at 101 South 5th Street Richmond, Indiana 47374 by 4:00 PM February 27, 2015.

Legislative Update
Thursday, 29 January 2015


HHB1182, fire training academy, was referred to Ways & Means last week and will need to be heard by that committee.

HB 1478, Marion County fire consolidation, passed the House today 69-27. We did not do any lobbying on it in the House.

HB 1307 was amended this week as predicted to remove the language that would have prohibited local building and fire code ordinances that are more detailed or stricter than state codes.

HB 1300 is scheduled for a hearing next Tuesday. Please review and let me know if we have any concerns about it, particularly SECTION 1, as the Apartment Association asked about our position since they are pushing the legislation. I discussed it briefly with the marshals who attended this week’s hearing on HB 1307 and they did not have any initial concerns, although I plan to ask them again.

Bill Track
Thursday, 22 January 2015


The last of the introduced bills were released to the public today, and I have updated your bill track accordingly. Please use the following link to access the bill track and let me know of any special concerns as soon as possible.


Also, please remember that this link is good throughout session to view the most recent action on the bills, including any bills that I need to add along the way.


Here is a link to view the text of the bills:



Mark Scherer

Tuesday, 06 January 2015


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Battalion Chief Jon Rubeck and  Lieutenant Dwayne Little

February 1, 2015

At 1900

Washington Township Park Pavilion

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