The Second Alarm
The official newsletter of the State Capitol Area Firefighter’s Association
http://www.scaffa.org April 2011
Minutes from the March 2011 meeting
Next SCAFFA Meeting:
Wednesday Call to order:
The March 16th, 2011 SCAFFA meeting, held at Ramada Inn, was called to or-
May 18, 2011 der by President Hawkins at 1900.
Silver Lake Minutes:
Due to SCAFFA activities there were no minutes presented.
Office Name President’s Report:
President Joe Hawkins
President Hawkins stated that the SCAFFA conference was running smoothly,
Karl McNorton 338 students had registered for a total of 711 registrations for all classes. Ven-
President dors night would be Friday and the hockey games would be Saturday night.
Secretary Chris Dibbern
Vice President’s Report:
Treasurer Forrest Walter
Director #1 Alan McKenzie Vice President McNorton had nothing to report.
Director #2 Jack Collie Treasurer’s Report:
Director #3 Jason Schone
08/18/10 Beginning balance $10,544.66
Director #4 Dave Sterbenz
2011 Schedule 2,644.22
February Ramada Inn
March Ramada Inn 09/22/2010 Ending balance $13,188.88
May Silver Lake
Chief Walter reported that our vendor fee’s was less than in previous years, there
are still outstanding bills and money to be collected for the SCAFFA conference
June Grantville ending balance of $13,188.88. Motion was made to approve the treasurers report
July Shawnee Heights by Chris Dibbern, Scott Price 2nd. Motion carried.
August Auburn Secretary’s Report:
Secretary Dibbern had nothing new to report.
SCAFFA Training Committee’s Report:
Capt. Jason Schone reported on the latest SCAFFA training committee meet-
What’s missing… ing. Discussion focused on an academy-style class for FFI, FFII, and Driver/
Do you see anything missing? How Operator-Pumper. Chief Walter recommended that a representative from the
about anything you would like to see
added? Are their any new columns committee come to the next Chief’s meeting to present this information.
you would like to see in future issues Next training committee meeting will be on April 6th 1900 hrs at SHFD Sta-
of our newsletter? Such as comics,
jokes, national fire news LODD re- tion #23.
ports, or training issues. As the new
secretary of SCAFFA I am looking for
some ideas from our readers. Just let (Continued on page 2)
me know. Thanks – C.
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Nothing to report
Nothing to report at this time.
Good of the Fire Service:
Kevin Flory updated on the status of some legislative bills with are being tracked by KSFFA, SB 216
(EMS bill) was worked, prognosis on this bill does not appear to be promising at this time. Kevin
emphasized that the fire service needs to contact the members of the committee working this bill to
emphasize the need for this bill to pass. The bill to abolish the Fire Marshal’s office has been given a
“Committee Review” period and has been tabled in the Senate. There is going to be a panel estab-
lished to evaluate the best option and they are to report back to the Senate. Anyone who is wanting
to follow any of the bills or legislative movement that is going to affect the Kansas Fire Service,
please check the CAP WIZ website for updates. This is the best way for KSFFA to update you, the
service is free and you will receive e-mail updates as they occur when there is anything pressing.
The legislative reception had a good turnout from the KS fire service, Kevin said the KSFFA staff is
very pleased with how well it went and are looking into trying to do this annually in conjunction with
the SCAFFA conference.
In this picture: (April 7th, 2011) Shawnee Heights Fire District's three manned stations will be responding to emergency medical calls in
sport utility vehicles instead of fire trucks. Photo courtesy of Topeka Capital Journal
Area Reports: Upcoming Training:
Auburn Fire — No one present, no report..
Dover Fire — Nothing to report, but looking forward to
hosting next months SCAFFA meeting.
Hoyt Fire — No one present, no report. http://www.continuinged.ku.edu/fire/
Kaw Township — No one present, no report..
KSFFA — Updated on the legislative reception earlier in
the evening, event went well with a good turnout from the
KU — Nothing to report.
Melvern Fire — No one present, no report.
2010 KSFFA Regional Fire Schools (tentative)
Mission Fire — Chief Walter reported their Rescue.
Rossville Fire — Nothing to report.
Shawnee County Emergency Mgmt — Nothing to report.
Shawnee Heights Fire — New medic units to go into ser- http://www.ksffa.com
vice next month (pictured on page 2).
Silver Lake Fire — Nothing to report. May 21-22 Johnson
Soldier Fire — Nothing to report.
June 2-5 Parsons
Topeka Fire — Chief Collie reported TFD has hired 10
new recruits, they will start March 21st with FFI&FFII July 9-10 Attica
testing on April 28, 29th. TFD has placed 3 new engine
co’s and 2 truck co’s into service, additional engines are
Aug 6-7 Colby
scheduled to arrive next month. Chief Ed Dewitt has been
promoted to Deputy Chief..
Sept 10-11 Paola
Chiefs Update — Chief Walter reported that the chiefs are
making progress with Dr. Kingfisher for county wide Oct 22-23 Wakefield
medical protocols, he is waiting for an updated copy of his
recommended protocols but not received any yet. Nothing
further to report.
Without further business, the meeting was adjourned at 1945.
J. Hawkins, K. McNorton, F. Walter, C. Dibbern, J. Collie, T.
Miles, J. Loomis, B. Ossmann, K. Scott, S. Price, J. Schone, L.
McPherson, M. Engholm, D. Sterbenz, S. Wilson, D. Cool