NFSA E-Bulletin
Friday, 21 November 2014

National Sprinkler Association

Underwriters Laboratories Research Shows
Modern Homes Burn 800% Faster

The following link will take you to a news story that aired on November 18th in Houston, Texas. The segment is a great example of the value of having the "story" to make the point real. Justina Page of Common Voices did an outstanding job in helping the reporter with his fire sprinkler "aha moment".

This is also a great example of how the NFSA team works to make it happen! Thanks to member Conor Kauffman of The Kauffman Company for the original connection with reporter Bill Spencer of NBC Houston affiliate 2...and thanks to NFSA South Central Regional Manager Cindy Giedraitis for beating the bushes to find a fire sprinkler demo trailer (even without that live feature it was a very effective story).

For those of you that are involved in NFSA social media, you will see that this story has caused a flurry of comments and likes that is just about off the charts! Some great discussions have been spawned following the postings of this news segment.

If you'd like to check out what's going on, you can access our social media sites through our NFSA homepage at .

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Hamilton County
Friday, 21 November 2014

Fishers In Conjunction with Hamilton County Hiring Process is Now Taking Applications

Applicants are being sought for fire departments across Hamilton County. A joint firefighter application process has been launched to include departments from five area governments in Hamilton County.

The recruitment includes:
  • Carmel Fire Department
  • Fishers Fire & Emergency Services
  • Jackson Fire Territory
  • Noblesville Fire Department
  • Westfield Fire Department

Applications will be accepted online through one of three websites:

City of Carmel ( )

Indeed ( )

Government Jobs ( )m

The opportunity to apply to all or selected fire departments is included within the application. The job posting will close at 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2014.

The City of Carmel is hosting the website and will compile applications to build an eligibility list of prospective candidates. Once eligible applicants have completed a written test and oral interview, the list is ranked and shared with partnering agencies for filling firefighter positions.

For more information on jobs and the application process, contact Jean Junker at Carmel Fire Department, (317) 571-2600.

Friday, 21 November 2014


1984 Pierce - Ford Engine

This truck was purchased new by the Sugar Creek Township Fire Department in Hancock County. They have had it since 2003. It is a very clean, reliable engine. Pump tested every year including 2014. Equipment not listed below will be taken off.

  • 3208 Caterpiller Diesel Engine
  • 44,700 miles
  • Allison Automatic Transmission
  • Waterous Two Stage 1000gpm pump
  • 750 Gallon Tank
  • Winco 5500watt generator, five gallon fuel tank, with 4 telescoping quartz lights
  • Federal Q siren, electric 100watt siren, and dual air horns
  • Two SCBA seats in the canopy
  • Portable deck gun mounted to dunnage area.
  • 150’ Booster Reel
  • Shoreline Battery Charging System

Asking $7,500.00

Career Firefighter Hiring Notice
Friday, 14 November 2014


The Avon/Washington Twp., Brownsburg, Danville, Pittsboro, and Plainfield Fire Departments and Territories are now accepting online applications for the position of Career Firefighter, with paramedic preferred.

Applicants for the position must possess a current EMT certification. Firefighter certifications and Paramedic license will be preferred. In addition, all applicants must be United States Citizens, Twenty one years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent and a valid driver’s license and meet the additional specific requirements set forth by the individual fire department merit and pension statutes.

Online Applications will be available at and can be submitted from November 17 through December 3, 2014. g

Completed online applications should be printed and returned along with a non-refundable $25.00 fee to the Avon/Washington Twp Fire Headquarters located at 311 Production Drive Avon, Indiana 46123 by 4:00 PM December 3, 2014.

No online applications will be available prior to or after the above dates.

AFG Fire Grant Rules
Friday, 24 October 2014

New Fire Grant Rules

The new regulations that take place later this year makes substantial changes to how Fire Departments can interact with Vendors prior to buying equipment with AFG money!

Click Here to go to for further information on these new Rules!
Fitness Symposium
Friday, 03 October 2014

2014 IFCA/PFFUI Wellness -Fitness Symposium & Peer Fitness Trainer Workshop

The Indiana Fire Chiefs Association (IFCA), the Professional Fire Fighters Union of Indiana (PFFUI), and Public Safety Medical would like to invite you to the 3rd Annual Wellness - Fitness Symposium & Peer Fitness Trainer Workshop being held December 4 and December 5 at the Emergency Service Education Center Wayne Twp. Fire Dept.

This information - packed event will update you on the latest scientific news and techniques to improve firefighter health, wellness, fitness, safety and performance.


We encourage all peer fitness trainers to attend the Peer Fitness Trainer Workshop on Thursday December 4th to obtain 0.8 CEC's for the Ace Peer fitness Trainer.

Please go to the link provided to look at the great training being provided and look forward to seeing you at Wayne Twp. Fire on December 4, 5, 2014.

Abandoned Commercial Buildings
Thursday, 16 October 2014


Many communities may have a building or two that they aren’t sure what to do with it that is either abandoned, tax delinquent, or city officials can’t get the owner to do anything with it as they don’t have the money or interest to do so. This may be an option.....

Mike Riehm, Chief of the Kendallville Fire Department states the company listed below specializes in these type of projects to revitalize communities and turn these properties into shovel ready sites for development. 

Kendallville is in the process of riding their city of 4 of these unsafe and unsightly properties.  Chief Riehm states they are not paying for this demolition.

The contact information is:

Garrett LLC
Michael E. Heitz
163 Kentucky Avenue
Lexington, KY  40502
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Safety Alert
Friday, 17 October 2014



The IAFC's EMS Section has set-up an
Ebola Virus Resource Page for Quick Access
to a Range of Information and Tools for
the Fire and Emergency Service.



White County 911

Standard Operating Guidelines





1. PURPOSE (10-8-14)


Establishes guidelines for dispatching requests for medics/ambulance for subjects with possible flu like symptoms.        




Dispatchers shall ask all callers requesting an ambulance what the nature of the problem is. If the caller states the subject is exhibiting flu like symptoms (nausea, vomiting, fever etc.) the dispatcher will ask the caller if the subject has traveled to Africa. This procedure may change later to the dispatcher asking the subject if they have traveled anywhere out of the country, but for now we are only to ask if they have traveled to Africa. As always, our priority is to keep our responders as safe as possible.




A.  Upon receiving a request for an ambulance the dispatcher will ask for the nature of the problem. If the caller advises the subject is exhibiting flu like symptoms or the subject is "sick", the dispatcher will ask if the subject has traveled to Africa.


B.  Dispatchers will use the station alert system to make the fire department aware of the request.


C.  When giving the initial dispatch with the address and nature of the problem, the dispatcher will end with either " No Travel" or "Subject has Traveled." This will give the medics the information they need.


D.  Secondary dispatch procedure remains the same.


E.  Dispatchers will log in the CAD system that a request was made and that this procedure was followed.


EMS Ebola-Preparedness Resources:




CDA Dispatching of Potential Ebola Incidents

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