Hartford County Hoseline

January 2009 Issue


HAPPY NEW YEAR 2009!

NEWS FROM AROUND HARTFORD COUNTY

The Hartford County Fire Emergency Plan Monthly Meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 hosted by the Windsor Locks Fire Department located at 2 Volunteer Drive in Windsor Locks, CT.

The educational portion will be done by Dr. Kevin O'Toole from Hartford Hospital Emergency Department and Toxicology. He'll be doing a presentation on the dangers of Carbon Monoxide poisoning.


ANDREW J. FLANAGAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR ACTIVE FIREFIGHTERS

Also just a reminder that the 2008-2009 Andrew J. Flanagan Scholarship Application can be printed off our web site at hcfep.org. The deadline to return the application is January 31, 2009.


HARTFORD COUNTY FIRE EMERGENCY PLAN FIFTY-NINE ANNUAL MEMORIAL SERVICE

At this time we at Hartford County are asking if any county departments would like to host the 2009 Annual Hartford County Memorial Service in October. You can e-mail me with the information to johnsechcfep@yahoo.com or you can e-mail Chet and Pat Haber at chesterhaber@sbcglobal.net or mail the information to HCFEP PO BOX 447, PLAINVILLE, CT. 06062.

NEW CHIEFS AND OFFICERS IN THE HARTFORD COUNTY

The annual meeting of the Plainville Fire Department was held on Friday December 5, 2008 Here are the results of the meeting.

Captain: Tom Moschini
First Lieutenant: Adrien Paradis
Lieutenant: Bob Planeta
Lieutenant: Chris Doolittle
Lieutenant: Rich Ohidy
Lieutenant: Jeff Romano

The Following promotions in the Manchester Fire Department are effective immediately:

Assistant Chief: Bill Olsen
Assistant Chief: Beth Litrico


A SAFETY TIP FOR ALL ON HEATING EQUIPMENT

In 2006, heating equipment was involved in an estimated 64,100 reported structure fires, 540 civilian deaths, 1,400 civilian injuries, and $943 million in direct property damage. In 2006 most home heating fire deaths (73%) and, injuries (43%0 and half (51%) of associated direct property damage involved stationary or portable space heaters. Space heating poses a much higher risk of fire, death, injury, and loss per million users than central heating. Comparisons of risk among different types of space heaters of different types of central show no clear, consistent, significant differences. To see more safety tips on heating equipment go to NFPA website at www.nfpa.org.