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December 19, 2014
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Tony Capuano West Haven Fire Dept

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Dan Madden  Hartford Fire Dept

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Jim Allan  Fairfield Fire Dept

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Bill Spiegel  West Shore Fire Dist


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

As you know, the CFEMA has been working on a standard vehicle inspection form. We felt that due to some unfortunate incidents throughout the country with apparatus, that a standard, simple form, to be used by the drivers, similer to one used by truck drivers in the private sector, can be used to catch possible problems with apparatus before a serious problem occurs. This form can be used by all Departments for the drivers pre-trip inspection as required by the DOT.  We will be  willing to work with departments to help adapt this form for their use.

THE FORM AND ASSOCIATED INSTRUCTIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN THE "DOWNLOADS" AREA FOUND ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THIS WEBPAGE.

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What's New at CFEMA
2014-2015 Educational Seminars
The following is a schedule of our Educational Seminars. As additional information becomes available we will update the information provided below. We encourage the membership to suggest any other topic you would like to have presented. Read More...
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Now Hiring

November 4, 2014

 

Fire Apparatus Mechanic

 

Shipman’s Fire Equipment Co., Inc. is seeking a talented fire truck mechanic to join our organization. The technician will work with the team to repair/service fire apparatus of all makes and models. Diagnose and repair or replace components of the fire apparatus

Preferred Skills:

  • Engines (Diesel & Gas)
  • Transmissions
  • Suspensions
  • Electrical Systems (Multiplex experience a plus)
  • Air/hydraulic brakes
  • Fire pumps
  • Foam systems
  • Oil changes
  • General maintenance
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Conduct fuel and electrical diagnostics
  • NFPA and DOT inspections
  • Working knowledge of shop equipment including lifts, diagnostic equipment, AC equipment, etc. is preferred. Minimum 2 years heavy duty truck maintenance experience and is team oriented, flexible and focused on maintaining a high level of customer service. Interpret and apply information from technical manuals and web sites. Accurately complete written record of work performed, maintain a clean work and shop area as directed.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license (CDL preferred)
  • Must have own tools
  • EVT and ASE Certifications a plus.
 

Applications may be downloaded here or be picked up in person at 172 Cross Rd. Waterford, CT 06385 from 8AM to 4:30PM Mon-Fri.

Completed applications and resumes may be forwarded to tbaker@shipmans.com

RECALL

Hey,

A new recall is issued by the maker of the fire apparatus chassis involved in that June crash that killed a Montana Fire Chief and a family of five. The recall of the double Cardan front drive shaft comes from Navistar which manufactures the International 4800 apparatus involved in the crash in June.

The recall was issued after the Montana Highway Patrol released their accident report. The recall is slightly different from previous recalls in that this one requires the part to be removed and replaced.

Navistar's communications director, Steve Schrier tells media that Navistar has not received their report, but issued the recall after conducting their own investigation. He says an investigation is often launched after consumer concerns about a possible defect. During their investigations they look at things such as warranty claims and gather data from field reports. If a defect is found, Navistar then issues a recall and notifies their customers to correct the defect.

In this particular case, Schrier said their investigation found 5 other incidents since 2008 which prompted them to issue the voluntary recall. Navistar has notified all customers and are in the process of implementing the voluntary recall.

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

BillyG

The Secret List 10-19-2014 1100 hrs

www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com 

10/20/14   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

A new recall has been issued by the maker of the fire apparatus chassis involved in that June crash that killed a Montana Fire Chief and a family of five. The recall of the double Cardan front drive shaft comes from

Navistar which manufactures the International

4800 apparatus involved in the crash in June.

The recall by Navistar is for International 4800 trucks built between 1999 and 2002 that are equipped with Fabco TC-200 transfer cases. The recall notice says the driveshaft may separate and cause axle lockup if a joint in the driveshaft seizes.


The recall was issued after the Montana Highway Patrol released their accident report. The recall is slightly different from previous recalls in that this one requires the part to be removed and replaced.

 
Navistar's communications director, Steve Schrier tells media that Navistar has not received their report, but issued the recall after conducting their own investigation. He says an investigation is often launched after consumer concerns about a possible defect. During their investigations they look at things such as warranty claims and gather data from field reports. If a defect is found, Navistar then issues a recall and notifies their customers to correct the defect.


In this particular case, Schrier said their investigation found 5 other incidents since 2008 which prompted them to issue the voluntary recall. Navistar has notified all customers and are in the process of implementing the voluntary recall.

Connecticut SB103
The Legislative session is in. There has been a new bill proposed by the Safety Committee concerning the maintenance of Fire Appratus. I will post the updates as they appear. The bill is as follows:   General Assembly Raised Bill No. 103 February Session, 2014 LCO No. Read More...
Download: 2014-R-0076.pdf
CDL Requirement Update
The State of Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles have changed the requirements for the CDL Medical Card...Please review the new update at    http://www.ct.gov/dmv/cwp/view.asp. Read More...
Apparatus Tire Chains
Click on the following links. Some great video about properly installing tire chains on fire apparatus Part 1     http://www.facebook.com/video/embed?video_id=401935596553103 Part 2     http://www.facebook.com/video/embed?video_id=401964836550179 Part 3     http://www.facebook.com/video/embed. Read More...
EVT Certification

As you know there are 8 levels for the Emergency Vehicle Technician Certification. These are as follows:

  • F1 Inspection, Maintenance, and Testing of Fire Apparatus
  • F2 Design and performance Standards of Fire Apparatus
  • F3 Fire Pumps and Accessories
  • F4 Fire Apparatus Electrical Systems
  • F5 Aerial Fire Apparatus
  • F6 Allison Automatic Transmissions
  • F7 Foam Systems
  • F8 Hydraulic Systems

We are asking our members to please contact us if there is any intrest in having our Association sponsor any of the classes and testing for the above certification. There will be a cost involved per person. If any of these interest you, please contact me at CFEMABILL@comcast.net  with what classes you would like to see offered in the future.

 


 

Meeting & Educational Seminar Attendance

We encourage interested people, who are not members, and meet the requirements, to attend one of our classes at anytime. We are sure you will be suprised at the quality of the presentations we offer to our members. We do ask you to identify yourself to one of the officers of CFEMA, and allow us the opportunity to introduce you to all we have to offer. We have applications on hand for you to fill out if you wish to join us. We do ask, that if you plan on attending more then 1 meeting/seminar to please become a regular member.

 


 

New Address

We have a new mailing address:

                      CFEMA

                      PO Box 8582

                      New Haven, Ct 06531

 

 

 


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