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[AUG 2021] Monthly Bulletin Newsletter

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⠀⠀LOS SANTOS FIRE DEPARTMENT⠀⠀
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⠀⠀MONTHLY BULLETIN NEWSLETTER #38 - AUGUST 2021⠀⠀

IN THIS ISSUE
  • OPENING STATEMENT
  • MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF
  • IN MEMORIUM
  • DEPARTMENTAL UPDATES
    • HANDBOOK CHANGES
    • POLICY HIGHLIGHTS
    • FACTION UPDATES
    • MEMORANDUMS
    • PROMOTIONS
    • AWARDS
  • MISCELLANEOUS
    • DIVISIONAL OPENINGS
    • DIVISIONAL UPDATES
    • (( SCREENSHOT HIGHLIGHTS ))
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OPENING STATEMENT
Welcome to the 38th edition of the Los Santos Fire Department Monthly Newsletter. Again with affirm feedback of the last month's changes to the newsletter, the Public Relations Division continues this month with but a few changes, a new section has been added under Featured Articles, more specifically, the "In Memoriam" section, where we will be revisiting the fallen firefighters and the good memories with them and thanking them for their service. We are also working for a "Meet the Firefighter" addition to next month's newsletter, however, the Public Relations Division isn't still fully committed to a few things in regards to that article and thus will be slowly be working on refining it for next month's newsletter.

The department has seen a significant change in terms of radio communication with the introduction of the Metropolitan Fire Communications, if you are still unfamiliar with Memorandum #63, the Public Relations Division highly suggests giving it a read as it's changed the standards of communication between departments and within the department and is critical for you to know it as communication is the key to success.

As predicted, we've seen a few wildfires throughout this month, there was nothing as serious, however there was quite a big and difficult one that happened in Sandy Shores, luckily, of course, nobody had been hurt and no property had been damaged thankfully due to the fast response by our Firefighters. We have also seen a few practice fires setup by wildlife training staff, which also kind-of counts as wildfires, which makes our predictions double the true. All jokes aside, the Fire Department will continue to monitor meteorological changes in terms to hopefully predict a wildfire if one should happen, however, as September rolls around and temperatures start to fall, the only risk we can expect is in early Q1 and Q2 September.

There had also been quite a hefty fire in the docks area, luckily, it was confined to a singular container, after an extensive investigation, it was revealed that the container had a lot of Methanol in it's container, the shipment was actually bound for Sweden from China, however, the container ship had to make a resting stop in San Andreas due to issues with it's engine. Thankfully, most of the container was actually made out of Stainless Steel and reportedly, during the duration of the fire, the inside of the container had reportedly reached just a tad bit over 1200 degrees Celsius. And had reportedly been burning for over 5 hours before it was originally noticed and the only reason it had been noticed was due to a watertight door malfunction, making the methanol leak from it's container and the fire spread around the container. The start of the fire had been caused due to rather negligent operating by the shipping company, in which one day prior to sending out the shipment, they re-painted the outside of the shipment and left a bunch of rags coaxed with paint sitting on the floor of the container, that plus the immense heat the black container seemed to have generated due to sitting on the sun so long, it caused the chain reaction to ignite the inside of the container. The port authority thanked us with all of their heart for the fast response and handling of the fire whilst the company from China sent us a rather questionable letter:
Firefighters, we apologize to women for the fire caused by the fire, and it is important that we change our heads and ensure it does not happen again.
Regardless, although a few close calls were involved with that fire, the fire was extinguished in quite a rapid manner and the Port Authority along with the Chinese Authority will be taking appropriate action against the shipping company.

The month of August was also full of some exciting events, we saw many of the racing events continue on into August with a re-introduction of a few rally events as well that we expect to see continuing on into September, speaking of expectations, it's highly likely that we'll see a continuation with racing events going into September as SASCAR, ASCOSA and a bunch of new racing organizations plan out their races. The Public Relations Division is going to also look into hopefully providing payments for participation during events, however that still has a long way to go.

Moving onto September, we're looking forward to seeing the heat die down as the thunderstorms and rain are slowly on it's way, so firefighters, get your raincoats ready, we can also expect to see a few last Wildfires throughout September, however, expect things to slowly die down in terms of Wildfires as we slowly transition from Summer to Winter.

During September, in planning is a larger event which is expected to be a mock drill exercise at an industrial factory with Aurum Energy including as many of our Engine Companies and other special companies, the Public Relations Division is also planning on having more public demonstrations with mass casualty events, rescues and fires as we go into September, so keep an eye on that if interested!

That concludes our monthly brief, September is predicted to be the rainy season, so we expect to slowly get out our raincoats and get ready for the temperatures to drop as the final heat waves stop.

Elise Reyna
Elise Reyna,
Director of Public Relations
Public Relations Division
. MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF
Hello everyone,

Today marks my first input into the newsletter as Battalion Chief, I’d like the first thing I mention to be the congratulations to all our employees and staff who have received hard earned promotions and awards this month. This marks another monumental effort from everybody which allows this department to continue to grow with such remarkable personnel.

August has brought us numerous changes within the department with four new Memorandums and more to soon follow. The biggest change that has come this month is the introduction of the Metropolitan Fire Communications, which brings an entire restructure to our dispatching protocols as well as the opening for potential civilian dispatchers. This has all come together thanks to the focused work of Captain II Jess Williams who took on the task and ran with it.

Over the coming weeks we look to introduce many new changes and new opportunities for staff, this also includes the opening of our Captain Training Program which we will be welcoming applicants from within the ranks to take on the task of becoming a Company Officer. This program is no walk in park and is set to challenge people who feel they have what it takes, I welcome you with open arms.

For my closing words, I would once again like to congratulate everyone for another successful month of hard dedicated work. Every day we face new and unexpected situations and it’s the efforts of you all that makes us the department we are, I hope to see this continue as time progresses.


Gary Young
Battalion Chief


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IN MEMORIAM
Firefighting may sometimes have dire consequences, one of those consequences is unfortunately, death in the line of duty. No matter who you are, no matter your personality, no matter the conflicts, no matter how well you were liked, you will always be seen as a hero. One of these heroes was seen as a true friend to many, their attitude always unique and nobody saw them as an enemy. Often joked as with the unique callsign "Ginger-2" due to their natural ginger hair and accused of allegedly stealing many souls whilst on duty, this firefighter was never like any other firefighter. Her presence often noticed at Station Seven and her smile and cheers always uplifting others from casual random conversations to being a respectful and good mentor, this firefighter was truly unique. Often also seen as someone that others can rely on, if in any state of doubt or in need of someone cheerful to talk to, this person was always there for them. Her smile will always be remembered, her jokes will always remain fresh to everyone. While many of us are left in tears, it only shows how much it meant to have the presence of this person around them. Without any type of hesitation, this hero ran into buildings putting their life aside for the safety of others, this is what it means to be hailed as a true hero, putting your personal fears aside, holding your life as second so that others can be saved, you will forever be remembered and your helmet will forever be preserved. For one final time, we wish you a peaceful rest.
- Badge Number 51471, Engineer / Paramedic Essie Beck, Status One for one last final time.


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. DEPARTMENTAL UPDATES-
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POLICY HIGHLIGHTS
  • 8.3.1 General Radio Behavior
    • Members must always be professional on the radio. The fact is that no fire department in the country will ever speak in an unprofessional manner in any circumstance, even extremely stressful situations. This means no arguing over the radio, no profane language, and brief transmissions when possible.
  • Paging for Support Services in cases of an MVA
    • This is just a reminder that if you get involved in a MVA in a FD Fleet vehicle, may it be a small accident or large one. You must contact Support Services to come to the scene to conduct their duties. You can contact them via the radio or pager if they are not on duty, always attempt to get them to your MVA before returning the vehicle to the station yourself. Also remember to always file a MVA reports for any accidents involving FD Fleet vehicles, again no matter how big or small.
(( FACTION UPDATES ))
  • OSAR and SAR pager groups have been implemented.
    • Following this suggestion viewtopic.php?f=219&t=14178 both @OSAR and @SAR pager groups have been implemented. USAR, USAR: Dive, AOD and Lifeguards will get @OSAR. USAR and AOD will get @SAR. You can use them in in #pager starting today.
  • Spawning or de-spawning Lifeguard vehicles
    • Recently we have had Lifeguard vehicles spawned at other stations and then the flashlights within said vehicles removed to despawn them. Following this Lifeguards are not being told when this is happening. Flashlights are placed into vehicles so that they do not despawn close to Tower One and so whilst Lifeguards spawn their vehicles they are immediately despawning close to the garage. The majority of these vehicles will have LG at the beginning of the license plate. If you do happen to accidentally spawn a vehicle at the station then please let the Lifeguards know as soon as possible.

      The Lifeguard vehicles are as follows: LP-1, LP-2, LP-3, LPR, REC, TRV, AT1, AT2, AT3, AT4.
  • Roleplaying headshots
    • When it comes to headshots, chest shots, or neck shots. This will be discretional however must be very realistic. Being shot multiple times to the head would require immediate medical attention otherwise the patient will die. The time limit set in Pillsbury's precedent is 3-5 minutes. Patients will not be allowed to have their friends drag them in a car and land them at a hospital to survive. They will need legitimate medical roleplay care. Patients with a ridiculous amount of gunshot wounds, such as 18 bullets to the body, should be considered dead. The full precedent set by Pillsbury can be found here: https://forum.gta.world/en/topic/49534- ... ent-505825
  • Complaints about LEO agencies and their treatment towards the FD
    • The LSFD Command is aware of a couple of instances of unprofessionalism being conducted by LEO agencies towards the LSFD and thus, Company Officers have asked that any and all instances of unprofessionalism are reported properly by providing proof of these circumstances by either taking screenshots and videos and sending it to your Company Officer for review, this way the instances are able to be tracked and addressed properly.
  • Separate intranet channels
    • Command has decided to revive station specific intranets following a suggestion that was discussed by company and chief officers. This will hopefully allow station captains and station members to communicate better with each other without having their messages lost in a sea of pings and messages. This will go through a testing phase and if it will work as planned we will expand it to the rest of the operational stations.
MEMORANDUMS
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PROMOTIONS
This month we recognize the following people for their advancement in the department, we offer our congratulations and wish them the best of luck in their newly assigned positions!
FIREFIGHTER PROMOTIONS
Probationary Firefighter to Firefighter I
Clarke Yates
Sakura Takada
Justin Ross
Natalie Deissler
Thomas Myers
Sam Morgan

Firefighter I to Firefighter II
Jessica Wang
Emily Khan
Diana Simmons
Jasper Hewson

Firefighter II to Firefighter III
Alyx Ross
Tyler Wick
Nina Miller

Firefighter III to Engineer
James Reinhart
Maya Hoffman
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EMT PROMOTIONS
Probationary EMT to EMT
Scarlett Collins
Nicholas Mancuso
Guillermo Alvarez

EMT to Paramedic I
Robert Ozolins
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LIFEGUARD PROMOTIONS
Trainee Lifeguard to Lifeguard
Junseo Yun
Rico Marshall
Jasper Hewson
Winona Rosen
Skye Palmer
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CIVILIAN PROMOTIONS
Civilian Staff Management to Administrator III
Elise Reyna
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COMMAND PROMOTIONS

Captain I to Captain II
Kevin Dorsey
Clarke MacKay

Captain II to Battalion Chief
Leonardo Holman
AWARDS
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Scarlett Collins
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Winona Rosen
[+] LIFEGUARD AWARDS
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Lifeguard Nicholas Knight
[+] SERVICE AWARDS
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Administrator III Elise Reyna
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Captain I Kenneth Boyd
[+] COMMAND AWARDS
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Leonardo Holman
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. MISCELLANEOUS-
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DIVISIONAL OPENINGS
  • Recruitment for Public Relations Division is currently OPEN.
    • The Public Relations division for the Los Santos Fire Department is a crucial yet often understated part of any strongly functioning fire department. In modern times there are fire services across the country being privatized, and with other government agencies in action where we reside, we’re also at war for funding! It’s important to show our worth for these reasons, alongside recruitment efforts. Creating interest and educating the public is one of our greatest assets.
  • Recruitment for Support Services is currently OPEN.
    • The Los Santos Fire Department Support Services division serves the community and the department by rendering support in regards to the upkeep of the city and departmental equipment. It is responsible for the purchase and maintenance of the FD fire stations, vehicle fleet, equipment, and uniforms. The Support Services Division holds a high responsibility to keep businesses safe with Fire Prevention Installations, we are the number one go-to when the department's fleet has any mechanical problems. As a member of this team, you will be responsible for the safety of our lovely firefighters and EMTs, as well as the lovely civilians of Los Santos.
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DIVISIONAL UPDATES
Support Services
Support Services is happy to announce that with our recent reconstruction, update, and building change and that our recruitment is wide open and we are looking for talented Firefighters and EMTs to join our newly growing team. The Support Services division will be looking to fulfill new Mechanic and Technician positions in hopes to advance our division forward in a fast and concrete manner. - Engineer Lyla Avery
Public Relations Division
The Public Relations Division has undergone lots of organizational changes within the last two months, most notably, after receiving much needed feedback in the terms of requesting events, a bunch of legally dubious and rightfully confusing claims by on the event request form, the entire process of requesting events has undergone a revamp. We have worked closely with the State Fire Marshals to create the most comforting system and event organizers will now legally be obligated to file for events with this newly created system.

As teased slightly in the newsletter, the Public Relations Division is looking into setting up more public fire department demonstrations, one plan we have in the works is a mock tunnel fire on the highway from Paleto Bay towards Sandy Shores, whilst the details are still very early on in the planning phase, our goal with this event is to hopefully provide more insight into the daily life of a firefighter and hopefully get more interest into a career within the Fire Department. - Admin III Elise Reyna
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Post by Victoria Johnston » 02 Sep 2021, 05:58

Congratulations to everyone! A great read with some amazing screenshots to accompany it.
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Post by Scarlett Collins » 02 Sep 2021, 06:01

Big ups to everyone!
Onwards to another splendid month.
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Post by Justin Ross » 02 Sep 2021, 07:47

Congratulations to everyone.
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Post by Kurt Holland » 02 Sep 2021, 08:58

Congratulations everyone. A special thanks to Public Relations for producing another top-notch quality newsletter.
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Post by Gerald Berwick » 02 Sep 2021, 09:21

Congratulations everyone. A big thank you to PR for another lovely newsletter.
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Post by Rodney Woods » 02 Sep 2021, 09:33

Congratulations everyone!

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Post by Nathan Harper » 02 Sep 2021, 11:27

Congratulations everyone!
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Post by Lucas Morel » 02 Sep 2021, 11:57

Congrats everyone, sweet letter.

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Post by Diana Simmons » 02 Sep 2021, 12:42

Congratulations to everbody!
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