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Jackson Township Fire Department
FALL ISSUE 2013 September 2013
Class of 2013 & The Most Likely to Fall in a Dunk Tank
Congratulations to the Firefighter class of 2013! Just what does it take to be a trained volunteer firefighter? The students of the first Modular Delivery FFI/FFII class had their skills tested, their minds sharpened and their endurance pushed to the limit. Skills were learned and tested in the following: Ropes and Knots Rescue and Extrication Forcible Entry / Ladders Ventilation / Water Supply Fire Hose / Fire Streams Fire Detection, Alarm, and Suppression Systems Loss Control Protecting Scene Evidence Department Communications Pre- Hospital Emergency Medical Care— Firefighters Hazardous Materials Fire Prevention SIDS/Autism Driver Safety Technical Rescue Structural Collapse Rope Rescue / Wilderness Search Students were given the opportunity to train in a live burn trailer , perform a rescue in a smoke filled room and cut up a vehicle! Each individual spent hours donning and doffing their gear to develop the proficiency needed—2 minutes under air!!
2013 Totals thru July
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Chief’s Report BucCornEar
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Fire Service History Firefighter Safety and Health Fire Behavior Building Construction Personal Protective Equipment Portable Fire Extinguishers
Thanks to the Brown County Career Resource Center who generously loaned the use of their computer facilities, as all written state testing was given online.. JTFD also wants to thank IDHS, Dave Probo and Barb Gobel from the Indiana Firefighting Training System , who oversaw the new class and chose JTFD as their pilot department. Due to the long hours of training, the class spent many meals away from home. (cont. p3)
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JTFD CALENDAR Other Weds 6pm - Training 1st Tuesday of Month 6pm Board Meeting 1st Wednesday of Month 7pm Membership Meeting Public Invited MARK THE DATES
Get Cooking -
(from NFPA) started in the kitchen, the residents tell us that they only left the kitchen for a few minutes," said Chief Elmore . "Sadly, that's all it takes for a dangerous fire to start. We hope that Fire Prevention Week will help us reach folks in the community before they've suffered a damaging lesson.". Among the safety tips that firefighters will be emphasizing:
JTFD is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to remind local residents to ‘Prevent Kitchen Fires.' During this year's fire safety campaign, firefighters and safety advocates will be spreading the word about the dangers of kitchen fires--most of which result from unattended cooking—and teaching local residents how to prevent kitchen fires from starting in the first place. According to the latest NFPA research, cooking is the leading cause of home fires. Two of every five home fires begin in the kitchen—more than any other place in the home. Cooking fires are also the leading cause of home firerelated injuries. "Often when we're called to a fire that
Friday & Saturday September 20 - 21
If you have young children, use the stove’s back burners whenever possible. Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the stove. When you cook, wear clothing with tight-fitting sleeves. Keep potholders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper and plastic bags, towels, and anything else that can burn, away from your stovetop. Clean up food and grease from burners and stovetops.
Motorcycle Ride, Car Show Fire Prevention, The Gauntlet Sea Shanty Contest,, Games, Pirate Crews Popcorn
6pm—8pm Fridays & Saturdays in October
Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, broiling, or boiling food. If you must leave the room, even for a short period of time, turn off the stove.. When you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, stay in the home, and use a timer to remind you.
Fire Prevention Week is actively supported by fire departments across the country.
Costumes Candy, Hot Chocolate $1 per child Accompanying Adult FREE (behind the fire station)
For wee goblins and tiny spooks
The Friendly Forest
Jackson Township Fire Dept
4831 Helmsburg Road PO Box 610, Nashville, IN 47448 Phone: 812-988-6201
The Badge of a Fire Fighter —
Honor: personal integrity: strong moral character or strength, and adherence to ethical principles Courage quality of being brave: the ability to face danger, difficulty, uncertainty, or pain without being overcome by fear or being deflected from a chosen course of action Loyalty faithfulness, devotion, allegiance, trustworthiness, constancy, reliability, dependability, steadfastness The Maltese Cross is a symbol of protection and a badge of Honor, Courage, Loyalty. Its story is hundreds of years old. When a courageous band of crusaders known as The Knights of St. John fought the Saracens for possession of the holy land, they encountered a new weapon unknown to European warriors. It was a simple, but horrible device of war. It brought excruciating pain and agonizing death upon the brave fighters
by Chief Glenn R. Elmore The Maltese Cross is our symbol of protection. It means that the Firefighter who wears this cross is willing to lay down his life for you just as the crusaders sacrificed their lives for their fellow man so many years ago. The Maltese Cross is a Fire Fighter's badge of honor, signifying that he works in courage - a ladder's rung away from death. FIRE Trivia: In 1736 Benjamin Franklin established the Union Fire Company in Philadelphia. George Washington was a volunteer firefighter in Alexandria, Virginia. In 1774, as a member of the Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Company
Board of Trustees: Nancy Hinshaw, President Mike Bube Tom Wood, Treasurer Sandy Murray, Secretary Officers: Glenn R. Elmore, Chief September McCabe, Assistant Chief Captain James Kakavecos—Fire Jeff McCabe—Medical Lieutenant Ricky Sebastian NFIRS Sara Wood
for the cross. As the crusaders advanced on the walls of the city, glass bombs containing naphtha struck them. When they became saturated with the highly flammable liquid, the Saracens would hurl a flaming torch into their midst. Hundreds of the knights were burned alive; others risked their lives to save their brothers-inarms from dying painful, fiery deaths. Thus, these men became our first Fire Fighters and the first of a long list of courageous men. Their heroic efforts were recognized by fellow crusaders who awarded each hero a badge of honor - a cross-similar to the one fire fighters wear today. Since the Knights of St. John lived for close to four centuries on a little island in the Mediterranean Sea named Malta, the cross came to be known as the Maltese Cross.
“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” - Aristotle
ARR YOU Ready Kids ?
2013 BucCornEar Festival
Announcements 3:30pm Corn Shelling Contest 4:00pm Popcorn Eating Contest Bucket Brigade 5:00pm Fire Prevention Demo 5:30pm Become a Pirate 6:00pm Sea Shanty and Pirate Challenge 7:00pm Music by Hamilton Creek Food / Product Vendors Kids Games The Gauntlet Pillory Photo Area Pirates of the Resurrection Chain Saw Artist Spray Tattoos Featured Guests: 2012 Popcorn King - Ron Hargraves 2013 BC Fair Queen - Jeanette Bube Pirates and Buccaneers of the Resurrection Smokey Bear DOOR Prizes—must be present to win SATURDAY 8:00am CAR Show Registration/Judging 9:00am Parade Line Up (come one come all) 9:30am National Anthem 10:00am Parade MOTORCYCLE Riders meet at Bloomington Harley Davidson 11: 00am Corn Shelling Contest 11:30am Bucket Brigade and Pirate Challenge Noon Become a Pirate 1:00pm Pirate Challenge 2:00pm CAR SHOW WINNERS Announced Motorcycle Judging begins 3:00pm Fire Prevention Demo - House Burn 4:00pm Pirate Challenge 5:00pm Popcorn Easting / Corn Shelling Contest 5:30pm MOTOCYCLE WINNERS Announced 6:00pm Pirate Challenge 7:00pm Music by Amanda Webb and Triton's Daughter Be sure to get pick up a copy of the latest schedule when entering the festival area! Events may be added or changed as necessary THANKS to our sponsors Indiana Railroad Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau Individual Donors … more
ADMISSION FRIDAY $5 per day per FAMILY 3:00pm Gates OPEN
Visit Pirate Cove and meet Captain Barbossa if ye dare
FALL ISSUE 2013
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Members of JTFD as well as the students volunteered their time to prepare food for the class. A TEAM 12 Breakfasts, 12 Lunches 13 Dinners 485 Bottles of Water 248 Hours of Classroom Exercises 16 hours of Written Testing Homework—Study Time Celebration celebrate the students achievement. Each student received a certificate, and a class T-Shirt. As in any graduating class, there is always “the most likely” awards voted on by members of the class albeit somewhat unique for this particular class and can be explained upon asking the right person. Most likely to fall in a dunk tank: Charles Cole; Most likely to be pushed into a dunk tank: James Manning; Hottest firefighter (not what you think): Cathy Perkins; Most likely to become a demolition contractor: John Moman;
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graduation ceremony with food, friends and family was held to
Communication is the life blood by Tom Wood, Treasurer
We are pleased to announce that the Brown County Community Foundation has provided a grant towards the construction of a radio relay system. As of this year, the FCC mandated that public safety organizations either switch to high band communications (UHF) or re-band their low band (VHF) systems . The positive result is that this provides twice the number of available channel. The negative side is that the resulting signals are less powerful and less clear. With Jackson Township’s service area extending to Morgan County as well as being in very hilly terrain, the department’s ability to maintain reliable communication with central dispatch has become very compromised. The relay system does exactly what the name implies. It will relay strengthened signals to and from first responders in the field with central dispatch. Communications truly is the lifeblood of public service organizations. Eventually, the county will have to switch to UHF under a mandate from Homeland Security. This was a result of the 9/11 attacks where various departments were unable to communicate with each other. The UHF band is set to be inter-operable with all services – fire, medical, safety, etc. Jackson Township Fire has been preparing for this over the last three years. A Department of Natural Resources (DNR) grant aided the construction of a new base station at the fire station which can handle both VHF and UHF communications. Last year, grants from both the Brown County Community Foundation and DNR provided five dual-band portable (hand-held) radios for key members of the department. Future enhancements to the UHF communication system will be undertaken as funding allows. But, the most immediate need is to have reliable communications with central dispatch on the current VHF system and thus, the need for the relay system.
and last but certainly not least, Most likely to be the Fire Princess: Laura Pierson. LOL The following individuals are now certified in either FF1 or FF1/FFII: Marilyn Burkhart, Charles Cole, Melinda Fox, Charles Hagen, Nancy Hinshaw, Alvin Luster, Kim Luster, James Manning, John Moman, Lisa Mosier, Cathy Perkins, Laura Pierson, Ricky Sebastian, Annette Sebastian, Tom Wood, and Sara Wood.
Cost to outfit a Firefighter: Helmet $250 Hood $50 Coat $1,600 Radio $700 SCBA $5,400 Pager $500 Gloves $100 Pants $1,100 Boots $250 Total $9,950 Volunteer—Priceless Firefighting Structural, Automobile, Wildland First Responder, EMT, Paramedic Driver / Pump Operator Education - Training Mechanical - Truck / Building Ground and Building Maintenance Administrative: Fund Raising / Newsletter Grant Writing BucCornEar Festival Children’s Safety Programs Auxiliary Support Come to our monthly business meetings or join us on a fun evening of training on Wednesday
PASS It sits in a corner or hangs somewhere close by to be ready whenever it’s needed. But when was the last time you had your extinguisher checked or serviced and just how well are you acquainted with the correct operation of it? Did you know that there are several types of fire extinguishers and you may not be prepared in case of an emergency? The department encourages anyone
who wants more information about fire safety at their home or business to give us a call. This year the department trained over 2 dozen individuals at Waycross Camp and the Brown County Health and Living Center. We also can assist in advising the best location to store the extinguisher in a residence or business. The best safeguard against fires is prevention and education. Fire season is quickly approaching, take the first step in fireproofing your home.
Jackson Township Fire Department 4831 Helmsburg Road P O Box 610 Nashville, Indiana, 47448
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