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Tony Capuano West Haven Fire Dept

Vice President

Dan Madden  Hartford Fire Dept

Treasurer 

Jim Allan  Fairfield Fire Dept

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Bill Spiegel  West Shore Fire Dist


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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.

SUPPORT YOUR ASSOCIATION...GET INVOLVED...BE ACTIVE...


What's New at CFEMA
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.

Job Posting
Fire Truck Mechanic Firetrucks Unlimited – Henderson, NV Job Description Firetrucks Unlimited is seeking a talented fire truck mechanic to join its fire truck refurbishment operation in Henderson, NV. The technician will work with a team to refurbish fire apparatus of all makes and models. Read More...
JOB POSTING
Shipman's is looking for a Qualified mechanic Experienced truck tech needed to diagnose problems and provide routine service on fire apparatus, fleet vehicle maintenance and equipment. Qualified applicants must have a strong background in heavy duty PMI, service, electrical, and brake systems. CDL Class B license and brake inspection certificate required. Read More...
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...
2014 - 2015 Meeting Dates

Our President, Tony Capuano continually contacts Vendors to come in and give us some short but important and informative seminars for the upcoming year. He asks, that if anyone has any ideas or special requests, or if you know anyone willing to come in to contact us as soon as possible. We ask that you check here often as the information will be updated as soon as we recieve any information

January 16,2013     Heavy Duty Brake Training  Day Class, Approx 6 Hours, Lunch will  be         included  Hartford FD Shop 8:30 am. The shop is located in the rear of the complex, 50 Jennings Rd, Hartford. Exit 33 off I91

February 20,2013   Whelen, 51 Winthrop Rd, Chester, Ct Plant tour and Training. Start time is 9:30. Lunch will be provided

March 20,2013      Scott SCBA Maintenance  Hartford FD Shop Jennings Rd    7:00 PM

April 17,2013       SCBA Air Compressor Maint./Air Tool Maint   New Haven 7:00 PM

May 29,2013      DOT Brake Clinic       ***NOTE THE DATE***Location-Branford Fire Headquarters 45 North Main Street, Branford

     

June 19, 2013  ROM Rollup Doors Location-New Haven Regional Fire Academy  7:00PM

July          No meeting...enjoy your summer

August     No meeting...enjoy your summer

September 18, 2013  Power Arc Emergency Lighting New Haven 7:00 pm

October 1,2,5, 2013 Branford FD  EVT Pump Certification class and test (test on the 5th)

November 13, 2013   ON-SPOT Snow Chains/Annual Elections New Haven  7:00 pm *****NOTE THIS IS 1 WEEK EARLIER THAN NORMAL DUE TO SCHEDULING*****

DECEMBER 2013      NO MEETING   HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

JANUARY 15 2014   Fluid Testing Location New Haven 7:00 pm

FEBRUARY 19 2014 Whelen Factory Class and Tour, Chester Plant 9AM

MARCH 19, 2014  UL Aerial Testing New Haven Regional Fire Academy 7:00 PM

APRIL 16, 2014  Tires and Tire Maintenance  New Haven Reg Fire Acad.  7:00 PM

MAY 21 2014  Weldon Multiplex    ALL DAY CLASS  Branford FD Headquarters

JUNE 5 2014  FOAM   Morning Class  location: Ct State Fire Academy Class is now full

JULY 2014       NO MEETING  Have a great summer!

AUGUST 2014   NO MEETING  Have a great summer!

SEPTEMBER 17 2014     Goodyear 7:00 PM  New Haven Regional Fire Academy

OCTOBER 15 2014  ONSPOT  9:00 Branford Fire Hq (Class rm/Hands on)

NOVEMBER 19 2014 Kausmaul  Day Meeting  Location TBA

DECEMBER    NO MEETING   Merry Christmas!

JANUARY 14 2015    Niehoff  Day Meeting NOTE..1 WEEK EARLIER THAN NORMAL

FEBRUARY 18 2015   Whelen Bus Trip to Charlestown New Hampshire (Tentative)

MARCH 18 2015  TBA

APRIL 15 2015  TBA

MAY 20 2015   Open at this time

JUNE 17 2015  Open at this time

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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