New Command Vehicle
ESFD has taken delivery of their new Battalion Chief Command Vehicle. This vehicle is utilized by the on-duty Battalion Chief to respond to calls and to set-up a mobile command post during emergency incidents. This unit will finish installation of its communications in the next couple weeks and will be placed into service shortly thereafter.
Fire Station Alerting Systems
The installation of the new First-In Fire Station Alerting System at both stations is now complete and fully operational. These systems have built-in company indicator lighting and turn-out timers that will give us quicker response times to emergency responses. In addition, the nighttime alerting is beneficial to the health of firefighters by utilizing “ramped-up” lighting and audio alert. We are already seeing positive results from this new system.
Firefighter Recruitment (UPDATE)
The Chiefs’ interviews have been completed and conditional offers of employment have been given to four candidates. The next step for these candidates is an extensive background investigation along with medical and psychological examinations.