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The African American Firefighters Historical Society 9TH Annual Salute Dinner

Friday, June 21ST, 2019

6pm Reception

7pm Dinner

8PM Program

At the Cylburn Arboretum's Vollmer Center - 4915 Green Spring Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209

Celebrating:

10TH Anniversary of the African American Fire Fighters Historical Society

75TH Anniversary of the 555TH Parachute Infantry Platoon, "The Triple Nickles"

*Special Acknowledgements to the Events that Inspired the Establishment of The International Association of Black Professional Firefighter 50 Years Ago.*

Honoring:

Chief Toni Washington

Battalion Chief Tiffanye Wesley
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Greetings SER Members!

Hotel Information for the SER 2019 Fall Conference link is below:

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The Oxford Fire Department is taking applications for Full Time Firefighter/Paramedic
Qualifications

Written EMPCO score of 70% or higher at the time of application.

Successful completion of CPAT/BPAT agility test by the time of oral interview.

Must be 18 years or older at the time of employment.

Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid Michigan Driver’s License without record of suspension or revocation in any State.

Must pass a criminal background investigation.

Must be able to read and write the English language.

High school diploma or GED equivalent.

Completion of the Michigan Fire Fighters Training Council Fire Fighter II, Hazardous Materials Operations, Michigan Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT/Paramedic) certification and licensure, American Heart Association CPR, ACLS certification.

Three (3) years experience in fire and emergency medical services work.

The Oxford Fire Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.
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Career Opportunities. Await

Fire Recruit
Salary
$31,948.80 Annually
Location
Macon, GA
Job Type
Full Time
Department
Fire
Job Number
201900001
Closing
Continuous

DESCRIPTION

BENEFITS

QUESTIONS

Summary
The Fire Private-Recruit trains in fire suppression, combating, extinguishing and preventing fires, answering emergency calls, and in routine maintenance of department equipment, apparatus and quarters. Training involves participation in duties of protecting life and property through the performance of firefighting and rescue activities.

Until the complete application packet (including all documents) is accepted by the Human Resources Department,you are not considered an applicant, and will not be given consideration for the position in the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department.

Step 1: Application and Required Documentation

The following documents are required for consideration for the Fire Recruit position:
· High School Diploma or GED
· Birth Certificate
· DD-214 (if prior military service
· Valid Driver's License (applicant must have a valid Georgia driver's license before the first date of employment)
Step 2: Physical Conditioning Test

Applicants must be able to pass a physical conditioning test with the minimum standards listing below.
· 1.5. Mile Run in 14.46 minutes or less
· Military sit ups (bent knee/hands behind head) 29 repetitions in 60 seconds
· Bench press 72% of body weight
· Military push-ups--23 repetitions

Step 3: Assessment Center

Once passing the physical conditioning test, the applicant must pass the assessment center (applicant will be notified of the date).

Step 4: Interview with Fire Civil Service Board and Fire Committee

The applicant will be scheduled for an interview with the Civil Service Board once the applicant has completed all steps. If the Civil Service Board recommends the applicant for further consideration for employment, the applicant's file will be forwarded to the Fire Department and placed on the eligibility roster. The applicant may remain on the eligibility roster up to 5 years before interviewing with the Fire Committee.

If the Fire Committee recommends the applicant for employment, the applicant is placed on the employment register.

If the applicant is made an offer of employment, an offer of employment may be made contingent on the results of a physical examination and substance abuse testing.


Agency
Macon-Bibb County Government
Department
Fire
Address
1191 First St.

Macon, Georgia, 31201
Phone
478-751-9182
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From Executive Director Lindsey Plummer,

Please distribute this form to the membership as an incentive to register early for the upcoming Training piece at the Las Vegas Convention. As stated early registrants will receive the training book which is required for the class to the first 30 registrations for the class along with their early registration for the convention. Thanks for your assistance in this matter.

Again thanks.

Lindsey L. Plummer, Executive Director
IABPFF
1830 Park Row, Dallas TX, 75215
305-343-8783
lplummer@iabpf.org
"Today will affect tomorrow"
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IABPFF TRAINING CONFERENCE
Aug 4th thru Aug 10th, 2019

JW MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA
221 N Rampart, Las Vegas, NV 89145
www.marriott.com

Registration Forms:

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Past President Joseph Muhammad wanted to share this with the IABPFF Family

Subject: Announcement: Greenburgh Central School District (Mr. Dion Jamaal Bridgers)

An Announcement from the Superintendent

Dear Greenburgh Central School District Family,

As many of us are enjoying the spoils of the holiday season, it is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the loss of a beloved Greenburgh Central School District family member. Teaching Assistant, Mr. Dion Bridgers passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018. This gentle soul, Dion, was a cherished member of the Highview Elementary School family. With a warm side smile and soft-spoken voice, Dion touched the lives of so many GCSD children and their families.

Dion often greeted his friends and acquaintances with a soft-toned “Peace Queen” or “Peace King”...this greeting speaks to the great deal of respect and admiration he had for so many of us.

In my last lengthy conversation with Dion, he spoke about his desire to do more for the children of GCSD. He saw himself in so many of our students—especially our boys. He asked about pursuing other opportunities within GCSD because he believed he could have a greater impact on more children by expanding his innate talents for inspiring the youth. Although Dion did not get to pursue his desire here at GCSD, it is apparent that he had already inspired so many children [and their families] throughout the community. I, along with many others, witnessed children rely on this gentle giant for comfort, care and resolve.

Dion was a resident of Greenburgh. He leaves behind a beautiful wife, Taheera (Woodlands graduate), a young daughter, Blessing, and son, Lamar. Lamar is a recent graduate of Woodlands Middle High School.

I am in communication with Dion’s father, Mr. Joseph Bridgers [Brother Joseph Muhammad to many of us]. The family wishes to express their profound gratitude for your outpour of kindness and condolences during this very difficult time. They are strongly grounded in their faith and comforted by your care and concern.

Under separate correspondence, I will inform you of the services for our beloved family member, Dion Bridgers.

Discussions about the death of someone the students admire are never simple. Our children may want to discuss Dion when they return to school next week. We will have the crisis team in place for students at Highview Elementary on January 2, 2019. We will also prepare school-based pupil personnel staff at each school for such discussions and/or counseling. Furthermore, we will arrange for a grief counselor to be onsite for staff and faculty who may wish to partake in this offering. This will be on a volunteer basis only.

GCSD Family, we lost another beautiful soul who cared deeply for our children. Now, more than any other time, must we come together as a school community to demonstrate kindness and love for one another. Tomorrow is too late! In Dion’s memory, please continue to view our beautiful children as young kings/young queens and ensure they are treated as royalty.

Please take the remainder of the Winter break to enjoy your family and dear loved ones. Keep loved ones close to your heart and remind them of your love and care for them. May the new year bring us all a renewed sense of purpose and a moral imperative to take care of each other. Thank you, and I appreciate you all.

Warmest regards,

Dr. Tahira A. DuPree Chase

Superintendent of School
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It is with sorrow that I inform you that President Joseph Muhammad loss his eldest son Dion Jamaal Bridgers recently, he was 38 years old. On behalf of the IABPFF Executive Board please join me in extending our sympathy and condolences to Joseph, Sharon and their family.

Please extend your prayers to them as they begin the bereavement process of their loved one.
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From Our 2ND Assistant Director Freddie Brooks!
November 3RD is the Community Outreach Event for the Southeast Region Conference!!

"Becoming the Center of Influence In Our Community"
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www.facebook.com/246454332059202/posts/1810552128982740/The International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters (IABPFF) on behalf of its Executive Board and membership supports the NIKE Ad featuring Colin Kaepernick. We believe in the ad just as we believe in the fight against the systemic injustices perpetrated on our people across the United States and the world.

We are requesting that all organizations that believe in equality and the rights of the First Amendment to join us in supporting Nike and Colin Kaepernick in their effort to encourage people to "Just Do It!"

Sincerely,

Addington C. Stewart
President
International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters
314.369.7935
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Hello Everyone!

Just a reminder!
Online registration for the 2018 Fall Conference in Jacksonville, Florida, and Hotel link for online registration on

iabpffser.org
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Notice from Wanda Butler!

The Annual Professional and Active Firefighters Reunion is taking place!

Dates: September 12 - 16, 2018
Location: I.P. Casino Resort Spa
850 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530

Room Rates are as follows:
09/12/18 $59.00 (King or Double Queen Occupancy)
09/13/18 $59.00 (King or Double Queen Occupancy)
09/14/18 $129.00 (King or Double Queen Occupancy)
09/15/18 $59.00 (King or Double Queen Occupancy)

Standard room rate of $59.00 has been extended three (3) day pre and Three (3) day post reunion dates based on availability.

You Can also Register by the below link:

www.ipbiloxi.com/professionalretiredandactivefirefighterreunion
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We are CONGRATULATING Tiffanye S. Wesley on being promoted to Battalion Chief. She is the FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN to be promoted as Battalion Chief for the Arlington Fire Department in Virginia. Well deserved as she remained focused in steadily moving forward in the ranks. Chief Wesley @tiffanyewesley keep shining, keep inspiring others and continue to be a mark in history. #GearedUpForFire #SheDidIt #BattalionChief #LeadershipBehavior #1stAfricanAmericanSister #SharingHistory #SistertoSister #WeConnectFFsGlobally #GUFF #chiefmiller #firefighterposts #firefighter #firstresponders #thinredline #firefighterbrotherhood #firstresponder #firefighterforkids #fireservice #internationalfirefighters #iamblackhelmet #firefighter_brotherhood #firefighterlife #firefighters ... See MoreSee Less

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Convention Presentation Slides and Handout. Please visit
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Start Your Strategy to develop a diversity plan now.
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Brothers and Sisters,

It is with great regret that I inform you of the Passing of our Caribbean Region's Director
Bernard Bowen. Lets keep his family in our Prayers.

All additional information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
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PFA Charities, Inc. 40th Anniversary Gala and Scholarship Fundraiser

Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 6:00 PM toSunday, September 30, 2018 at 12:00 AM (EDT)

Firefighters Memorial Building
8000 Northwest 21st Street
Miami, FL 33122
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It’s with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ms. Virginia Stewart, Mother of Miami Dade Fire Rescue Dispatcher Elizabeth Ison, IABPFF, Recording Secretary. Ms. Stewart was given her wings on June 6, 2018. Please keep Sister Ison and her family in your prayers.

The funeral arrangements are as follows:

Services for Ms. Virginia M. Stewart Mother of Sister Elizabeth P.A. Ison
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Family it is with great sorrow that I announce the passing of of Retired Hillsborough County Chief, Alan Dale "Boom" Anderson. Big Al, transitioned home to his Hevenly Father this morning surrounded by Family and Friends in Powder Springs Georgia. Please keep his Family Friends and Hillsborough County Fire in your prayers. RIH Sir.....
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Employment Opportunities Polk County Fire Rescue

COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST (Fire Rescue PIO)

Must have the physical, developmental and mental ability to perform job tasks, work efforts, responsibilities and duties of the job illustrated below:

MAJOR FUNCTIONS:

Under general supervision, strategize, create and manage public relations, media relations and marketing projects for assigned divisions of the Board of County Commissioners for internal and external education and communication. Essential functions include:

* Planning, writing and editing copy for publication including news releases, brochures, booklets, digital and disseminating information through appropriate channels.
* Graphic design for print and web; arrange for printing when necessary.
* Perform media relations duties, including fielding questions from the media, media buying, and acting as PIO which includes after hours, during emergencies and natural disasters.
* Write, design and post social media and website content.
* Event planning and support.
* Back up support for all divisions, boardroom, switchboard and PGTV functions

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES:

Attend meetings, create and develop strategies for public relations/marketing campaigns, and provide consultation to the divisions that you are assigned. Communications Specialists must, using our project management tracking application, execute plans using print, broadcast (TV and radio), web, social media and email.

This includes:
* Researching, then copywriting for all media using AP Style
* Graphic Design using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
* Obtaining quotes and initiating bids for printing
* Providing event coordination services and publicity for seminars, town hall meetings, lectures, open houses, ribbon cuttings, etc. Attend events when assigned.
* Media relations, representing the Board in contacts with the news media, community organizations and other public contacts. Must be willing to be on-camera and on-site for breaking news.
* Performing Public Information Officer(PIO)duties for Fire Rescue; assist with Emergency Management and other divisions when assigned.
* Designing or editing PowerPoint presentations; create infographics from data.
* Produce public service announcements and videos and photography for promotional use. Writing scripts and drafting storyboards for PGTV, the BoCC’s government access television channel.
* On-camera hosting of PGTV programs
* Working with the Social Media and Digital Specialist to create and maintain posts to social media accounts and the website
* Perform other related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to demonstrate that the essential functions of the job can be performed. Communications Specialists must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop) Content Management Software (CMS) for websites, Constant Contact and other web-based applications, and social media platforms. Digital and video photography skills are highly recommended.

Abilities include:
* Managing multiple projects concurrently; ability to work with frequent interruptions and changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
* Skill in oral and written communication
* Discerning what is important and appropriate to communicate in crisis communications situations
* On-camera experience with broadcast media
* Superior interpersonal skills in being able to meet and deal effectively with the media, elected officials and the public Working well in a team environment; being able to seek and embrace ideas from others

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Graduate of an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in public relations, marketing, journalism or communications, and have a minimum of three (3,) years fulltime compensated public relations, marketing, journalism or related experience. A comparable amount of related training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications. Minimum two years managing relationships with the media, responding to requests for information, including on-camera appearances. May be substituted with two years television reporting experience covering public safety stories. Demonstrated success, through analytics, in building audience on professional social media channels, with accurate and attractive posts. Ability to create intermediate level posters, flyers and brochures in Adobe InDesign and work with photography and layered design in Adobe Photoshop.
* Must have or be able to secure a valid Florida Driver's license at the time of employment within this classification. A comparable amount of training and related experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications, except for the driver’s license requirement.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

This position will be required to work beyond normal hours (evenings, weekends, disasters) when necessary. When circumstances demand, such as impending or declared disaster (i.e. hurricanes, tornados, flooding, etc.) the person filling this position will be expected to be available to participate in the Polk County Emergency Management Plan. The Emergency Management duties may require the employee to be away from their home and family for several consecutive days.

SPECIAL PREFERENCE
Prefer candidates who have already completed NIMS training in IS 100, IS 200, IS 700, and IS 800. Preference will be given to candidates who are bi-lingual in English and Spanish.
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Family,

It is with a very sad heart that we inform you of the passing of Washington DC Metro Police Officer Jamal Shaw, son of South East Region Sgt.-At-Arms Stefan Gansert. Officer Shaw succumbed to his injuries yesterday after a motorcycle accident in Prince Georges County, Maryland. Please family, keep Bro. Gansert and his family in your thoughts and prayers. Further information will be forwarded as it becomes available.
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Mother- In- Law of Garry Wiggins, President of Progressive Firefighter’s Association of Washington DC
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Firefighter/Paramedic- Daytona Beach, FL

LAKE MARY FIRE DEPARTMENT 911 WALLACE COURT LAKE MARY, FLORIDA 32746 Updated: May 04, 2016 Job Classification: Firefighter/Paramedic The Lake Mary Fire Department is currently building an eligibility list for Firefighter/Paramedic. This position requires FireTEAM testing through National Testing Network (NTN) and a valid CPAT. Salary Information: $37,069.76 (Paramedic incentive 8000 annually) Benefit Information: Health, dental, life, long term disability and vision insurances, paid Holidays & Personal Days, accrued Sick & Vacation time, free Employee Clinic, Retirement (457) & Pension plan, sick time buy back, longevity check and paid training. Department Overview: If you are looking for a department that gives you the opportunity to be actively involved with both department operations and community functions, then Lake Mary Fire Department may be right for you. We are a very active department participating in a variety of community based functions as well as responding to almost 4000 calls per year. We respond to calls from two stations located within the city limits. Each station is staffed with three-person engine companies and a two-person rescue unit, both which are advance life support providers. In addition, we also provide transport services to those we treat. This insures our community receives the continuous care they deserve. In addition to providing automatic aid services to the surrounding Cities and Seminole County. Lake Mary Fire Department's jurisdictional zone (JZ) includes 4 miles of Interstate (I-4) in which we provide emergency services. For additional information, please visit our website. Area Information: Lake Mary, The City of Lakes, is a popular family community in Seminole County, Florida. Located approximately 18 miles north of Orlando just off Interstate 4, Lake Mary has never lost its focus of promoting a sense of community where people can live, work and play in a safe and friendly environment...that's part of the reason Lake Mary is still one of the fastest growing areas in Central Florida. Among other things Lake Mary is known for its well planned residential communities, excellent schools, prominent businesses, outstanding restaurants, and a variety of shopping opportunities. Lake Mary was ranked by CNN as one of the best places to live in the country. Its no secret that Lake Marys city lakes, picturesque trail system, tree-lined streets and a great golf course provide the ideal Florida lifestyle. Population: Approx. 35,000 day/ 15,000 night Job Requirements Age: 18 US Citizen: Yes High School Grad/GED: Yes Valid FLORIDA State Driver's License: Yes Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes Necessary Certifications: Florida Minimum Standards Certification Certificate of Compliance (as defined by Florida Statute 633.352) Florida Paramedic certification Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) or Certified Emergency Vehicle Operator (CEVO II) Current CPR Card. Valid Florida Driver's License. High School Diploma or GED. ICS-100, 200, 700 (must have or be able to complete these courses within six (6) months of being hired). Successful completion of National Testing Network FireTEAM Testing and CPAT. EEO & Disabilities Notification: This City is an Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, age, marital status, religion, national origin, disability or any other legally protected status. The City will provide reasonable accommodations necessary to applicants with disabilities preventing them from completing a City application form. Please contact the Human Resources Administrator immediately if you need a special accommodation. Additional Screening: Drug testing is required for this position. Successful applicant will be required to submit to a thorough background investigation including, but not limited to, drivers license review, arrest/conviction records, and a Computerized Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA). A certified examiner administers the CVSA with questions addressing illegal drug use and general questions of honesty and criminal history. Applicant selected for employment will be required to sign a conditional offer pending successful completion of a drug screen. To schedule pre-employment testing (FireTEAM), go to National Testing Network's website and click on FIREFIGHTER JOBS. Select the department and read over all the requirements and if qualified, select a testing location and a time and date for testing on the website calendar. A CPAT can also be scheduled through the website by clicking on the CPAT icon on the main page of the website and then following the instructions. City applications should not be submitted until applicants have been contacted by the department with invitations to proceed. For questions concerning the testing process, please contact NTN Customer Support at 866-563-3882. Do not call the Department or Human Resources directly.
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Firefighter / Paramedic- Deltona, FL

FLAGLER COUNTY FIRE RESCUE 1769 EAST MOODY BOULEVARD #3 BUNNELL, FLORIDA 32110 Updated: November 24, 2015 Job Classification: Firefighter/Paramedic Flagler County is building an ongoing eligibility list for Firefighter/Paramedic. This position requires FireTEAM and a valid CPAT through National Testing Network. The department anticipates 6 hires immediately with more anticipated in 2016. All candidates must complete an online application. The department requires the candidate PHQ. You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account. The PHQ must be completed by the closing date or you may not be considered further in the process. Salary Information: $42,667 starting Salary Benefit Information: Generous medical plan Dependent benefits available at reasonable rates $15,000 life insurance policy available at no cost to the employee Additional life insurance benefits for the employee and/or dependents are available at the employee's cost Dental and vision plans are offered on a voluntary basis at the employee's cost at group rates Full-time regular employees accrue 240 personal leave hours per year (10 Shifts) up to the maximum allowable accruals Department Overview: Flagler County Fire Rescue is comprised of 91 budgeted positions with a budget of 8 million dollars. We provide structural fire protection, wild land fire fighting, specialty rescue such as confined space rescue, trench rescue, elevated rope rescue, vehicle and machinery extrication, building collapse rescue and water rescue to the residents of Flagler County. We also provide advanced life support services for the entire county. Job Requirements Age: 18 Years Old US Citizen: Yes High School Grad/GED: Yes Valid FLORIDA State Driver's License: Yes Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes Academy Certification:Yes Necessary Certifications: Requires graduation from an accredited high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma, under Section 633.34 (1), Fire Minimum Standards requirements under Section 633.34-35 and current State of Florida Paramedic certification and AHA/Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification. Must possess a valid State of Florida Class D drivers license with a driving record acceptable to the County. Must possess certification of completion of a State of Florida approved EVOC or defensive driving course Additional Information: In addition to participating in the NTN testing, candidates will also have to complete a paramedic assessment. To schedule FireTEAM testing, go to the National Testing Network website and click on FIREFIGHTER JOBS. Select the department and read over all the information and if qualified, select a testing location and a time and date on the website calendar. A CPAT can also be scheduled by clicking on the CPAT icon on the main page of the website and then following the instructions. For questions concerning the testing process, please contact NTN Customer Support at 866-563-3882. For updates and new job announcements, Like National Testing Network on Facebook.
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County Wide Job Announcements
E911 SUPERVISOR & E911 RADIO SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN

Fulton County Government is accepting applications for the following position(s):

E911 SUPERVISOR

E911 RADIO SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN

Please click here to view a listing of all posted positions. Interested applicants should apply by the closing date on the announcement.

HR Operations Division

Department of Human Resources Management
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Firefighter sues the employer of 3 deceased utility workers on their behalf

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A Florida volunteer firefighter who nearly died trying to save three doomed utility workers is now suing their employer on their behalf.

Key Largo Volunteer Fire Department member Leonardo Moreno jumped into a hole after utility workers reported two men that may have been stuck or drowning. Once inside, he realized that the men in question succumbed to a deadly combination of hydrogen sulfide and carbon monoxide.

The lawsuit is targeting the organization responsible for the site, claiming that the company was negligent by allowing the crew to enter a toxic area and failing to alert firefighters to the threat.

Moreno, according to his attorney, “was never informed or warned at any time by any individual or entity that noxious or dangerous gases were involved or present.”

According to The Miami Herald, The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration in July cited the company -identified as DN Higgins- with 10 violations totaling more than $100,000 in penalties over the incident. Later, the agency would issue a statement, affirming that “three employees needlessly lost their lives and others were injured due to their employer’s failure to follow safe work practices.”

OSHA reportedly filed the aftermath report as being the result of “detailed lack of training, inadequate on-site equipment to test for hazardous gas and failure to provide emergency equipment to treat workers who are exposed to dangerous fumes.”
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Job Description - Paramedic PRN (26450-11525)



Paramedic PRN(Job Number: 26450-11525)



Poinciana Medical Center is a two-story, 110,000 square foot hospital with 30 private medical-surgical beds and a six-bed ICU. Poinciana Medical Center provides a full range of acute care services including emergency services, diagnostic imaging, inpatient and outpatient surgery, cardiac catheterization, laboratory, pharmacy, and a full range of support services. The Emergency Department is approximately 14,500 square feet and consists of 22 treatment spaces, an EMS entrance and a helicopter pad.

The medical center is currently undergoing a two-story, 40,000 square foot expansion scheduled to be completed in Fall, 2015. The expansion includes 46 additional private beds, a community classroom, additional parking, and expansion of cafeteria seating.

325 Cypress Pkwy
Kissimmee, FL 34758

Education:

Must be a graduate of approved Paramedic program.

Experience:

One year previous experience as Paramedic in the field or hospital setting.


Certification:

Current State of Florida Paramedic License,

BLS, ACLS


Training:

Trauma II hospitals Paramedics must possess current BTLS/PHTLS/ITLS in addition to above.


Skills:

Critical thinking, service excellence and good interpersonal communication skills, ability to read/comprehend written instructions, ability to follow verbal instructions, PC skills





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Assoc Medical Staff - Paramedic

Americas, US-FL, Orange City 155, CSL Plasma

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Responsible for the evaluation of donor suitability for automated pheresis procedures. Administration and supervision of approved immunizations other than red blood cell immunizations. Provides limited emergency medical care to donors and staff, including the administration of medication or treatments in accordance with licensure or certification.

1 Promotes positive customer relations with all donors.
2 Conducts confidential and effective interviews with donors to obtain necessary information regarding suitability to donate plasma.
3 In conjunction with the Center Medical Director and/or Center Physician responds to medically related questions from staff including donor suitability and provides information to staff on medically related issues.
4 Performs medical history reviews and health assessments on donors. Assesses results of donor screening and laboratory tests to determine initial and continuing donor suitability.
5 Notifies and counsels donors regarding reactive test results. Refers donors to community facilities for follow-up and counseling.
6 Explains informed consent to applicant donors. This includes explanation of procedures, hazards and potential adverse events; explanation of immunization schedules, dose and antibody response; providing clear opportunity for donor to refuse participation; obtaining signature and date certifying informed consent.
7 Handles medical emergencies at the Center by providing routine care as outlined in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); elevates situations to Center Physician or local medical service providers as required. Periodically checks emergency kits to assure supplies are present and in-date.
8 Reviews test results and determines continued donor suitability. Follows SOPs regarding acceptable ranges of four-month required test (PE/STS) reports. Maintains knowledge of and apply all rules regarding four-month approvals and grace periods.
9 Assess signs and symptoms a donor may exhibit that may result in the inability to continue donating.
10 Manages employee hepatitis B and influenza immunization program, including administration of immunizations.
11 Understands the policies and procedures associated with hyper immune programs at the center where applicable, and oversees donor immunization programs. Reviews antibody titer results as required. Maintains awareness of appropriate immunization schedule for each antigen.
12 Ensures the accurate recording of donor data in the electronic donor information management system as outlined in the SOPs.
13 Maintains clean efficient work environment, and ensures sufficient operating supplies and forms are available as needed. Follows all Health Safety & Environmental (HSE) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) policies and procedures. Promotes safety in all actions. May conduct routine audits of these internal procedures and documentation.
14 Maintains confidentiality of all personnel, donor and center information.
15 May be cross-trained in other areas to meet the needs of the business.
16 Bilingual skills may be required, at the discretion of the organization, to meet the needs of the business.
17 Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Education
• Graduation from a paramedic, nursing, physician assistant, chiropractic, medical school or naturopathic medical training program
• If graduation is from a foreign allopathic or osteopathic medical school, must also currently be licensed as a physician or state certification as an emergency medical technician

Experience
• Minimum of one (1) year experience in a health care environment
• Experience in a plasma or whole blood collection center or other regulated environment preferred
• Ability to make and analyze a physical assessment of heart, lung sounds, signs of drug use, etc.
• Ability to instruct donors, staff and community regarding the benefit of plasma donation programs

Working Conditions
(physical & mental requirements)
• Ability to make decisions, which have moderate impact on immediate work unit.
• Ability to understand, remember and apply oral and/or written instructions
• Must be able to see and speak with customers and observe equipment operation
• Occasionally perform tasks while standing and walking up to 100% of time
• Examine and assess the skin and other abnormalities through sight, touch and smell
• Reach, bend, kneel and have high level of manual dexterity
• Occasionally be required to lift and carry up to 25 pounds
• Fast paced environment with frequent interruptions
• Frequently exposed to hazardous chemicals, extreme temperatures and to blood borne pathogens
• Required to wear Personal Protective Equipment while performing specific tasks or in certain areas
• Required to work overtime and extended hours to support center operational needs

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, national origin or other legally protected classifications.

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With operations in more than 30 nations and over 16,000 employees worldwide, CSL is driven to develop and deliver a broad range of lifesaving therapies to treat disorders such as hemophilia and primary immune deficiencies, and vaccines to prevent influenza. Our therapies are also used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation and burn treatment.

CSL is the parent company of CSL Behring and Seqirus. CSL Behring is a global leader in the protein biotherapeutics industry, focused on bringing to market biotherapies used to treat serious and often rare conditions. CSL Behring operates CSL Plasma , one of the world's largest collectors of human plasma, which is used to create CSL’s therapies. Seqirus is the second largest influenza vaccine company in the world and is a transcontinental partner in pandemic preparedness and a major contributor to the prevention and control of influenza globally.

We invite you to take a look at the many career possibilities available around the Globe and consider building a career that MAKES A DIFFERENCE. Become part of the CSL team today!

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A proposal to position all nine of Palm Beach County's new firefighters in south county communities is raising concerns from their northern neighbors about a public safety strain from new development

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Adding nine new firefighters to stations in southern Palm Beach County, instead of fast-growing communities to the north, threatens to fan a political brush fire.

The county's initial budget plan concentrates all nine new firefighters in fire stations in Battalion 4, which covers heavily populated areas west of Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach.

But that doesn't address growing public safety needs near Loxahatchee, Wellington and Royal Palm Beach where developers are proposing to turn nearby farmland into thousands of new homes, according to County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay, who represents the area.

That proposal "makes my stomach turn," McKinlay said when it was presented to commissioners recently.

McKinlay wants more of those new positions shifted to fire stations in Battalion 2, which covers areas in her central western district.

"We have heard from residents, we have heard from the men and women who work in those [Battalion 2] stations that they need help," said McKinlay, who called the current plan "a big disappointment."

Fire-rescue officials and county administrators say no final decision has been made about where to put these new firefighters.

Adding all nine new firefighter positions to Battalion 4 is a budget place holder likely to change before the final spending plan gets approved in September, County Administrator Verdenia Baker said.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue has about 1,500 employees and a $330 million budget.

Nine new firefighters, including salaries and benefits as well as equipment and facility expenses, will cost $729,086, according to the county. Starting pay for a new firefighter is about $40,000 a year.

The county cites an increase in housing development as one of the recent strains on fire-rescue's staffing, triggering the proposal to hire nine firefighters.

A host of new neighborhoods and shopping centers are proposed for Loxahatchee farmland.

Plans for the new city of Westlake include building about 4,500 homes and 2 million square feet of shopping centers, offices and other business space on nearly 4,000 acres north of Okeechobee Boulevard and split by Seminole Pratt Whitney Road.

Next to Westlake, GL Homes proposes building about 4,000 homes on the nearly 5,000-acre Indian Trails Grove property.

While developers are taking aim at Loxahatchee, there also are population strains on public services in southern Palm Beach County where builders have long been constructing new homes on farmland west of Boca Raton and Delray Beach.

County leaders, fire-rescue officials and union representatives are in talks about where to put the nine new firefighters, Baker said.

No final decision has been made on where to position new firefighters and deciding where they go shouldn't turn into a north-county vs. south-county dispute, said Commissioner Steven Abrams, whose district includes Boca Raton and Delray Beach.

"They are going to deploy the people where they are most needed," Abrams said.

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Dixie County Emergency Medical Services was incorporated in 1977 as a Basic Life Support service with one ambulance and two Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) on duty at any given time.

In the Mid 1980's the service upgraded it's level of care to Advanced Life Support (ALS), replacing one of the EMTs with a Paramedic.

Currently, we staff a total of three ALS ambulances and two ALS Engines working out of three rescue stations and two Fire Station in the County. All ALS ambulances are staffed with one paramedic and one EMT at minimum. Engine 21 is staffed with a Firefighter/Paramedic and a Firefighter/EMT. Engine 21 also operates as Rescue 4 when the other 3 primary rescue units are busy. Squad One is staffed with one Firefighter/Paramedic which is also the shift Lieutenant.

EMS Station 1 @ 405 NE 22nd Ave houses Rescue 1.This also serves as the central supply center as well a maintenance shop for EMS, Fire and the Sheriff's OfficeEMS Station 2 @ 307 NE 349 Hwy houses Rescue 2. This is one of our higher call volume stations. EMS Station 3 @ 12756 NE 351 Hwy houses Rescue 3Cross City Fire Station @ 176 NE 210 Ave houses Squad OneFire Station 21 @ 71 NE 84 Ave houses Engine 21 and Rescue 4

We also have a scheduled Non-Emergency Scheduled Transport Service available through the Suwannee River Economic Council. Please call 352-498-5018 extension 22 for more information.

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