Sunday, August 2, 2015
Request to support Philadelphia EMS
July 31, 2015 at 10:30:32 PM EDT
At the request of, and in cooperation with, the Pennsylvania Emergency
Management Agency (PEMA), the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services
(BEMS) is sending out a resource request from the City of Philadelphia
to each EMS agency Chief / Director.
This request asks you and/or your agency, if in
possession of this capability, would be willing to commit the following
resources to support Philadelphia EMS during the September Papal visit:
50 EMS Capable Gators able to transport patients
* 38 ALS capable two person teams (equip: cardiac
monitor/defibrillator, first aid bag w/ ALS meds, backboard with
immobilization devices, oxygen bottle w/ delivery equip, and stair chair
* 12 BLS capable two person teams (equip: AED,
first aid bag w/ BLS meds and equip, backboard with immobilization
devices, oxygen bottle w/ delivery equip, and stair chair device).
200 Trained EMS Bicycle Teams
* 150 ALS Teams (2 person teams)
* 50 BLS Teams (2 person teams)
NOTE: Any commitment by an EMS agency or any person
should be considered voluntary and unpaid. Should funding later become
available, there MAY BE some ability to request reimbursement.
The following is a list of terms:
* All deployed personnel must be fully credentialed for accountability prior to selection
* Projected deployment or about 24 September 2015
* Demobilization on or about 28 September 2015
* 24 hour operations
* 12 hour operational periods
Deployed resources will be given directions for:
* Date and time to deploy
* Location to the appropriate staging area for check-in and mission assignments
All EMS Agencies will fall under the command and control of the City of Philadelphia Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services
* All deployed resources will remain in Philadelphia region for the duration of the event.
* The City of Philadelphia will provide accommodation at a base camp operation
* It is anticipated these will be located in school building
* Sleeping quarters will be in a gymnasium on cots
* Showers will be made available
* City of Philadelphia will provide meals at the
base camps. It is unlikely that those requiring special dietary needs
will be satisfactorily accommodated.
Essential each resource needing fuel brings a credit card or other appropriated means to pay for fuel.
Because of the unknown nature for exact locations
where any one asset may be assigned, access to stores may be limited and
crews should plan for any comfort items or supplemental food they would
desire while on duty as well as down time at the base camp.
This deployment is considered a National Special
Security Event (NSSE). This means that the Secret Service is in charge
of security. While in the City of Philadelphia, movement will be greatly
restricted in and around the venue for this event, not only by physical
barricades, but also boundaries where individuals must be properly
credentialed to get past. It will be critical that every person deployed
to this event adhere to instruction and strictly maintain operational
security. EMS crew members will be credentialed and may be required to
submit personal and background information to law enforcement agencies
as soon as the crew members are identified by their agency.
For the purpose of operational security, we need to
have the name of the EMS Agencies and the names of each provider who
would be tasked to deploy on this assignment. If your agency is
interested in participating in this event, please notify Jay Taylor, EMS
Program Manager, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, via email at
EMS_Fiscal@pa.gov AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!.
If your agency is willing to participate, you must
provide the names of the EMS providers who will staff the resource to
Jay Taylor no later than August 14, 2015 to allow adequate time for
Thank you for you interested in this unique opportunity.
Message sent via CentreLearn by Jay Taylor
Sunday, August 2, 2015
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Sunday, July 19, 2015
2015 VFIS RESOURCE CATALOGhttp://www.vfis.com/documents/2015RESOURCECatalog.pdfVery good information Please check it out.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Hi Everyone, Our next Quarterly Business / Dinner meeting will be held on July 27th, 2015. The location will be the Delaware County Emergency Services Training Center 1600 Calcon Hook Road, Sharon Hill, Pa. starting at 6:30pm. We hope to see you there.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Charles B. Mullin, 88, a longtime resident of Secane, died at home on May 28, 2015.
Mr. Mullin was born in Philadelphia to the late Charles and Alice (nee Stott) Mullin.
He served in the Navy as Seamen 2nd Class during World War II. Mr. Mullin was self-employed and owner of Charles B. Mullin Lettering. He was widely known throughout the tri-state area for gold leaf lettering of fire equipment. Mr. Mullin was a paid Assistant Chief for Primos-Secane and Westbrook Park, past president and ladder captain for Cardington Stonehurst Fire Co., as well as a member of the 8th District Board of Director of County Firefighters Association. He enjoyed traveling.
He was predeceased by his wife of 37 years, Evalyn L. (nee Palmer) Mullin.
He is survived by his sister, Lois A. Cook, two nieces and many friends.
Visitation: Tuesday, 7 p.m. at Williams Lombardo Funeral Home, 33 W. Baltimore Ave., Clifton Heights, PA 19018.
Memorial Service: Tuesday, 8 p.m. at Williams Lombardo Funeral Home.
Published in Daily Times on May 31, 2015
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Hero Bowl was held at Cardinal O'Hara High School on May 28, 2015.
Monday, April 20, 2015
The Firemen's Association of the
State of Pennsylvania provides the content of this website for fire and
EMS agencies in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to assist in the recruitment
and retention of members.
The site includes a series of
downloadable products, several self guided training programs, as well as links
to other valuable sites that can assist you in your recruitment and retention
This effort is the result of a
strategic initiative and resulting SAFER Grant to provide methods of training
and materials to enhance the recruitment and retention of fire and EMS
personnel in Pennsylvania.
Special thanks to
FireCompanies.com for hosting our site.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
A Must Read: Firefighter Cancer Study NIOSH (The Secret List)
Thursday, February 19, 2015
All,Please take time to review this. It's the much
awaited NIOSH paper on the Chicago-Philadelphia-San Francisco FD's
1950-2009 Firefighter Cancer Study that was released yesterday:==DIRECT LINK:http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/firefighters/pdfs/Daniels-et-al-(2015).pdf ==Other NIOSH Firefighter Cancer Resources:http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/firefighters/cancer.html==Firefighter Cancer Support Network: www.firefightercancersupport.orgTake Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.BillyGThe Secret List 2-19-2015-0900www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com
Monday, February 2, 2015
To the DelcoTimes: Letter to the
editor: Regarding the Wade Dump Fire
Feb. 2, 1978 was a good day.
A new fire station was opening at
Third and Tilghman streets in Chester. The fire department and city had
changing needs the volunteer staff could no longer provide.
This fire station offered hope to
local residents who had witnessed too much loss of life and property
destruction over some difficult years. This fire station represented security,
protection and gave evidence of a struggling city’s concern for its citizens.
It was a good day because some great
men then had a place where they could plant the seed of a highly efficient fire
department. “Moose” McLaughlin, Marv Cherry, Jimmy McDonald remain names to be
revered in the fire service 37 years later for their mentoring and leadership.
It is as if they, along with many, many others, continue to stand guard at the
old Wade site today.
Feb. 2, 1978 was a tragic day.
From the new fire station at Third
and Tilghman, Bob Friend and others could see the smoke rising from Front and
Flower. This day that smoke would not be from a pile of tires on fire at the
Eastern Rubber site (a common occurrence); it would be from the chemicals
surreptitiously stored by men and industries whose concern for the community was
surrendered to personal gain. Over 3 million gallons of toxic chemicals burned,
contaminated, and permeated the grounds of Front and Flower.
Over 250 fire, police, and EMS
personnel responded, never giving a second thought to the peril they would soon
face. Those thoughts had already been considered for each of them. No one
enters this business without those considerations. Unequivocally, each
responder, then and now, wants to protect the community and prevent property
loss and harm to the citizens. They simply do the right thing because it is the
right thing to do. They are even willing to take risks while doing their job.
Feb. 2, 1978 was a tragic day for
This would be the start of a complex
set of circumstances that would rob joy, shared memories, finances, health, and
life. Within the next two years, responders would begin to fall ill to various
cancers and blood disorders at an alarming rate. Survivors and families would
not just have to battle for their physical health. They would soon find the
battle against government agencies, the courts, and the companies who dumped at
the site to be more formidable then they ever could imagine. Firefighters and
police would feel abandoned by the city they protected. Medics would sense
abandonment by the medical center they represented and the city they served.
Citizens would lose heroes who they had counted on to partner with them in an
effort to help build a safe community.
Feb. 2, 1978 is a good day to
The heroes we lost continue to patrol
and protect. You can see them at the memorial site at Front and Flower. Oh,
there is not a physical memorial. Sadly, that never happened. But maybe the
greatest memorial is the green grass growing on the site is a result of the new
laws that enforce a clean environment. It is in the soccer stadium that thrives
in a land given up for waste. It is in the passing fire truck with equipment
suitable for hazardous chemicals and staffed by personnel trained to handle
toxic fires. These heroes are in the training for our medics and hospital
emergency nurses who have learned to not only efficiently decontaminate and
treat a patient, but to protect their own lives in the process.
So, as you head to PPL Park, or
drive over the Commodore Barry Bridge, pass by on I-95, or even spend a little
time drowning a worm in the Delaware River, give a shout out to Marv, Moose,
and Jimmy. They are there along with many, many others. They gave it up for
you. They gave it up for us.
Sunday, February 1, 2015
you needed a reason to understand the impact of FIREFIGHTER CANCER, try
this story out of Syracuse NY ---where this District Fire Chief got his
He passed away last night.
RIP Chief Thomas Erwin.
So....today and each Sunday is:
WASH YOUR HOOD SUNDAY.
-Do it before you forget.
-Do it every Sunday.
-Do it to honor Chief Erwin.
-Do it to honor ALL the THOUSANDS of FIREFIGHTERS who are fighting cancer.
-Do it to honor the many thousands who fought their best.
-Do it to minimize YOUR RISK of FIREFIGHTER cancer.
-Do it before the game tonight.
READ HIS STORY:
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.
Don't Breathe That Sh!t.
Don't "Wear" That Sh!t.
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