[NOV 2021] Monthly Bulletin Newsletter

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[NOV 2021] Monthly Bulletin Newsletter

Post by Randy Sikes » 03 Dec 2021, 23:49


⠀⠀LOS SANTOS FIRE DEPARTMENT⠀⠀
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⠀⠀MONTHLY BULLETIN NEWSLETTER #41 - NOVEMBER 2021⠀⠀
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OPENING STATEMENT
Good afternoon, evening and/or morning firefighters and welcome to the 41st edition of the Los Santos Fire Department Monthly Newsletter. This month's edition comes with preparation ahead of winter, some departmental announcements and changes, as well as a general monthly briefing of everything that happened during November.

Starting off with the good news! We've had a major success this month with the recent Station #7 - Open House event, the success bares with it improvements in areas of Public Relations, Recruitment & Departmental Relations as we've gained major participation from both the Los Santos Police Department, Los Santos Sheriff's Department and even locals within the area, all sharing mutual support for the Los Santos Fire Department.

Showing acknowledgement, this month was no short of drama, no matter how minor nor major the situation was, November was not a good month for some and here is in hopes that December brings about a new start for many. We would like to remind, that no matter how major or small the drama may be, you are always entitled to a leave of absence as long as you inform Command of the proper reasoning for it, the last thing anyone would like is drama effecting your work and duties whilst on duty.

Coming this December, we're also not planning on opening recruitment as Training and Recruitment will be taking a Christmas Break to prepare for the upcoming difficult year ahead of them, on the matter of Recruitment, Public Relations and Training and Recruitment have come together to hopefully address more recruitment advertisement options in hopes of getting more people to apply, so thus, for January of 2022, Public Relations and Training and Recruitment hope to host a bigger, better and more flawless career fair.

As December rolls around, the Los Santos City Government has issued a PSA to it's citizens and the Los Santos Fire Department that due to some of the cold temperatures during the night, we expect some older waterpipes that have not been maintenance yet with the proper modern upgrades to burst and cause damage to the roads, fire hydrants and streets, the Los Santos Fire Department has agreed to assist City Works in the cleanup efforts to prevent flooding of residential houses.

Within hopefully December if not January, we're also planning on hosting a joint-funding event with the LSPD where the LSPD will taze a firefighter or more then just one firefighter for the purposes of donations from the public to fund the Los Santos Fire Department and Los Santos Police Department.

The final thing to mention is that as December rolls around and Christmas starts, we will most likely be seeing more events related to Christmas and the holidays in general where the LSFD will most likely be asked to participate as well, for those events Public Relations is inviting everyone whom has the possibility to attend.

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

This message will be my last as your Fire Chief. Starting soon, Assistant Chief Gary Young will be stepping up to take my place and I will be stepping down to his position as the Assistant Chief of Operations. We've spent the last several weeks working together preparing for this change and are now ready. Though it hasn't happened yet, I'd like to sincerely congratulate him. I'd also like to congratulate everyone else, as always, but especially our civilian Olivia Taylor for all of their hard work as our acting head of admin. They've done some incredible things in their position and are truly deserving of the award.

I have some news regarding the state medical licensing system. Currently going through the state senate is a bill that would establish a medical review board and penalties for medical malpractice by emergency medical services personnel, including all of us in the fire department. If anyone would like to review the bill, it's S.B. 85, amendments to the Health and Safety Code. More information will be distributed as we learn more.

Once again, congratulations everyone and I hope you have a great rest of your day.

Kindly,

Randy Sikes
Fire Chief
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POLICY HIGHLIGHTS
  • (( Partnering up whenever possible ))
    • Quick reminder for all of you, please remember to partner up with the probationary members as much as possible, they depend on you for the time being to have a good time in the faction both to learn how the whole thing works and getting out in the field to do RP, half the fun is interacting with your colleagues so please partner up when it's possible even if you have to ride 3 people in a Rescue or whatever.
  • (( Filling out LOAs ))
    • We’ve noticed lately that some of you have just stopped filling LOA’s fully knowing your ABAS is below minimum, this has happened across all ranks. It is your responsibility to fill an absence report when you feel like you’re demotivated, having something going on in your life or even if its vacations. Captains and above are not supposed to chase people down to notify them to do this, since it just takes a minute to do. The same goes for those that have to update their on-going Absences. Don’t risk getting kicked out of the faction!
(( FACTION UPDATES ))
  • Logo and Forum Updates
    • Throughout the month of November, we've seen lots of logo changes to the LSFD Forums and even the Discord, this is in part of the new major changes that will come into play with the Los Santos Fire Department in general. The modding team has also been asked to implement these changes slowly into the game files as well, so it's something that will become universal from now on.
  • Memorandum #55 Update - Support Services no longer counted towards Operations cap.
    • As of the 07th of November, the Support Services will no longer count toward the Operation Divisions cap. This change has been decided to help build up the base of staff for Support Services and still allow people to expand their skills, anyone wishing to join the division but couldn't because of limits can now do so.
  • Event Payment Requests
    • Public Relations will now only be issuing payments to all members who have properly filled out the Event Payment Request form that can be located here: viewtopic.php?f=784&t=15635
  • FTP Availability Form
    • In acknowledgement that some people were unable to get their FTPs done prior to the end of their probation, Training and Recruitment has released an FTP availability form that probationary firefighters/EMTs can use to better let people know when they're available so that those who're having trouble getting FTPs due time zones have a better chance at scheduling with someone. The form can be found here: viewtopic.php?f=390&t=15853
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 Volunteer Firefighter to Volunteer Firefighter
Brendan Finnemore
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Probationary Firefighter to Firefighter I
Sarenna Husseini
Paul Woodman
Antonio Lombardi
John Grassi

Firefighter I to Firefighter II
Leonidas Voss
Aquiles Torres
Elaine Carpenter

Firefighter III to Engineer
Diana Simmons
Emily Khan
Jasper Hewson
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EMT PROMOTIONS
Probationary EMT to EMT
Aurora Powell
Owen Murphy
Richard Penner

EMT to Paramedic I
Lexi Brown
Gus Steward

Paramedic I to Paramedic II
Jade Stewart
Sommer Merline-Waldau
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LIFEGUARD PROMOTIONS
Trainee Lifeguard to Lifeguard
Michelle Carter
Elena Jankovich
Jennifer Schneider

Senior Lifeguard to Lifeguard Captain
Rico Marshall
Nicholas Knight
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CIVILIAN PROMOTIONS
Civilian Staff (Tier II) to Civilian Staff (Tier III)
Scarlet Summers
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COMMAND PROMOTIONS
Senior Paramedic to EMS Captain
Joseph Foster

Newly promoted to Captain I
Lyla Avery
James Reinhart
. AWARD HIGHLIGHT OF THE MONTH
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Olivia Taylor
For your hard work in the past few months within the department. For constantly working around the clock to provide the department with new and improved content. For taking major projects upon yourself, while showing great initiative for the favor of the department, and fulfilling them on your own with excellence. For fulfilling your position in an exceptional way.
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AWARDS
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Richard Penner
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Elaine Carpenter
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Daniel Anderson
Elaine Carpenter
Emily Khan
Ethan Harrison
Gus Steward
Justin Ross
Katelyn McLeod
Natalie Deissler
Roberts Ozolins
Rudy Gallagher
Sakura Takada
Sam Morgan
Scarlet Summers
Scarlett Collins
Sommer Merline-Waldau

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Nina Miller
Tyler Wick
Winona Rosen

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Lucas Morel
Ryan Torres

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Alex Randall
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James Reinhart
Joseph Foster
Lyla Avery
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. MISCELLANEOUS-
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DIVISIONAL OPENINGS
  • Recruitment for Training and Recruitment is currently OPEN.
    • The Training & Recruitment is the backbone of the Fire Department, and it responsible for a variety of tasks such as recruiting, interviewing, and training new and seasoned employees - we are always looking for new colleagues to join us in either training, recruiting or both!
  • Recruitment for Urban Search & Rescue is currently OPEN.
    • The Urban Search and Rescue division is responsible for the handling of a wide range of Rescue Operations, including but not limited to Rope Rescues, Water Rescues, Confined Spaces Rescues, and Hazardous Materials Handling. With a staffing of 16 full-time specialists and 8 on-call specialists, the division also includes a dive operations-only team with 5 positions, for personnel focused on Water Rescues Operations.
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DIVISIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
The EMS Division is proud to unveil the new Mobile Medics, or the LSFD Bicycle Medic Team, as an initiative put in place to help bridge the gap between foot patrol and the use of rescue ambulances. These can be the difference between life and death in heavily populated conditions which may obstruct/delay the use of vehicles.

The team's primary function will be to provide easily accessible medical care to organized events which may limit the response capabilities to citizens attending said event. Mobile Medic callsigns may also be deployed to areas which have a significant gathering of citizens in order to benefit response times and interaction with members of the department. Typically a firetruck or command post is set up as a home base while the team operates, the bike medics can ride back and forth between the base and remain in radio contact if they need to report an emergency to deploy quickly.

Bicycle teams have also demonstrated benefits in other agencies for the improvement of citizen interaction and reassurance, it has been found that being readily accessible on bicycles rather than ambulances gives people the opportunity to better get to know the men and women working out streets. Improvements to better community interaction, understanding and support.

The program will be open to EMS only as the divisions first unique role with Winona Rosen being the head of the Mobile Medics' operations. - EMS Division Chief Patrycja Lipska
LIFEGUARD SERVICES
The Lifeguards during the months of November and going into December have placed a larger focus on community engagement, from social media campaigns to just have a small conversation with a typical beach goer, if there are any ideas or suggestions please feel free to let me know.

We also recently had a big win in terms of beach safety. The Vespucci Beach Motor Vehicle Regulations Act of 2021 has been signed into state law by the governor. I would like to thank everyone who has supported the bill, we can all look forward to safer beaches.

As always we have an open door policy, if anyone needs anything please feel free to reach out and we will as always be happy to help. - Lifeguard Section Chief Sara Evans
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Re: [NOV 2021] Monthly Bulletin Newsletter

Post by Kurt Holland » 03 Dec 2021, 23:51

Congratulations, everyone.
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Post by Rontay Bird » 03 Dec 2021, 23:52

Congratulations guys!

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Post by Jade Stewart » 03 Dec 2021, 23:54

Woo! What a great month. Gratz everyone!
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Re: [NOV 2021] Monthly Bulletin Newsletter

Post by Patrycja Lipska » 03 Dec 2021, 23:57

Congrats everyone!
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Post by James Reinhart » 04 Dec 2021, 00:01

Congratulations to you all.
Fire Captain II James Reinhart
El Burro Heights - Fire Station 7
Los Santos Fire Department — "Serving with Courage, Integrity and Pride"

Acting Commanding Officer of the Tactical Emergency Medical Services
Rescue Specialist of the Urban Search and Rescue Division
Assistant Director of the Training and Recruitment Division
Aeromedic of the Air Operations Division

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Post by Richard Penner » 04 Dec 2021, 00:04

Congratulations you guys!

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Re: [NOV 2021] Monthly Bulletin Newsletter

Post by Lance Gauss » 04 Dec 2021, 00:06

Congrats all!

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Re: [NOV 2021] Monthly Bulletin Newsletter

Post by Dexter Marshall » 04 Dec 2021, 00:14

Congratulations to all the promoted members! Excellent work!




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Commanding Officer ~ Recovery Subsection.
Rescue River / Dinghy Operator ~ Diving Subsection.
Senior Training & Recruitment Officer ~ LG Training & Recruitment Subsection.
Volunteer Pilot I ~ Air Operations Division.
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Los Santos County Lifeguards.

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Los Santos Fire Department.

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Re: [NOV 2021] Monthly Bulletin Newsletter

Post by Leonidas Voss » 04 Dec 2021, 00:43

Congratulations to everyone.

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