Hartford County Hoseline

May 2008 Issue


NEWS FROM AROUND HARTFORD COUNTY

The Hartford County Fire Emergency Plan monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday May 21, 2008 at Bradley International Airport Fire Department Station One on Spring Lane Ext., Windsor Locks, CT. The meeting will begin at 19:00 hours. Again this year Chief Duffy and Deputy Chief Whalen has extend there invitational to the county to see what new equipment your department have in your stations and he wants you to bring then to the meeting at the airport and let the plan membership to view all the new apparatus. If all Hartford County members come early you can view all the new apparatus from 18:00 hours to 19:00 hours.

Also Chief Duffy and Deputy Chief Whalen will have on display the ARFF trucks, the nozzle piercing device, command trailer, Mass casualty trailer and the Department of Justice decontamination trailer. The meeting will be held in the training room on the second floor overlooking the airport runway. So to all Hartford County Departments, come out and show support to the crew at the airport that help in protecting us to see that all flights come in and go out safe and to act and be prepared to meet any emergency situation that their need to handle and also a cook out will be served after the meeting.


HARTFORD COUNTY FIRE EMERGENCY PLAN FIFTY-EIGHT ANNUAL MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR DECEASED FIREFIGHTERS

This year’s memorial service will be hosted by the Wethersfield Fire Department.  More information will be forthcoming as we get closer TBA so watch for more information in the Hoseline.


HARTFORD COUNTY FIRE EMERGENCY PLAN ANNUAL DINNER MEETING

Can you believe that the "2008" Annual Dinner Meeting of the Hartford County Fire Emergency Plan is just around the corner? The event is scheduled for Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at the Farmington Club, 162 Town Farms Road, Farmington, CT. With a social hour beginning at 6:30 PM with dinner to follow. Tickets are on sale now and will be available at the May 21, Plan Meeting at Bradley the cost of $20 each and can be obtained from any board member or by calling me, John Coelho at 860 793-0871.

This year's keynote guest speaker for the County's Annual Dinner meeting will be Commissioner James Thomas of the Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security he will give an overview on the Department, what it does, and what it can deliver to the County Departments.

Remember!!!! Circle the date "June 20, 2008" on your calendar, call for your tickets and plan on attending this year's gala event.

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS AND
OTHER EVENTS

May 21, 2008Bradley International Airport
Fire Department Station No. 1
June 18, 2008Hartford County Fire Emergency Plan Annual Dinner Meeting at the Farmington Club

FROM THE DESK OF THE
SECRETARY JOHN COELHO

To all County Chiefs, Training Officers and House Captain, If there are any changes or information about your department that needs sharing, please let me know ASAP, so that I can include it in the next print of the Hoseline.  If there has been a line of Duty Death, a department member has answered his or her last alarm.  Please let me know as soon as possible so that I can make sure that their name is added to the list and not forgotten at the Annual Hartford County Memorial Service which is held during National Fire Prevention Week.  Also if someone is sick or in the hospital forward me their names so it can be read off at the board meetings and plan meetings. You can e-mail me at johnsechcfep@yahoo.com or mail the information to me at PO Box 447, Plainville, CT. 06062


A SAFETY TIP FOR ALL
ELECTRICAL SAFETY IN THE HOME

U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 20,900 reported home structure fires involving electrical distribution or lighting equipment in 2005. These fires resulted in 500 civilian fire deaths, 1,100 civilian fire injuries, and $862 million in direct property damage.

Facts & Figures:
Lamps, light fixtures and light bulbs accounted for the largest share of the 2002-2005 home structure fires involving electrical distribution or lighting equipment.

Cords and plugs accounted for the largest share of the 2002-2005 home structure fire civilian deaths involving electrical distribution or lighting equipment.

Some type of electrical failure or malfunction was cited as factor contributing to ignition for 73% of electrical distribution or lighting equipment home structure fires.

NFPA Safety Tips:
Replace or repair loose or frayed cords on all electrical devices.

Avoid running extension cords across doorways or under carpets.

In homes with small children, unused wall sockets and extension-cord receptacles should have plastic safety covers.

To see more safety tips from NFPA go to there website www.NFPA.org .


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