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Common Sense Prevails on the 7 Year Tire Standard – For Now

September 6th, 2015

ENCOURAGING REPORT ON NFPA 1911: STANDARD FOR THE INSPECTION, MAINTENANCE, TESTING, AND RETIREMENT OF IN-SERVICE AUTOMOTIVE FIRE APPARATUS. This Standard provides minimum requirements for establishing an inspection, maintenance, and testing program for in-service fire apparatus, including guidelines for fire apparatus refurbishment and retirement. Most notably, or infamously, this standard required that, “tires shall be replaced at least every seven (7) years or more frequently…”

There has been some rethinking on the subject, see the Bulletin thanks to Attorney Bill Glass here:  Bulletin May 2015 Tires

 

Fire District Legal FAQ’s

March 24th, 2015

Did you know that you can access a number of legal questions on the State Association of Fire Districts web site at www.firedistnys.com?  Many of the frequently asked questions sent to our legal counsel, Bill Young are published for your research.  You need to Login as a member fire district, your ID and Password can be requested  at tab Member Center, see tab Create New Account.  Your personal login will be approved within 72 hours.   Once you have your login credentials then click on Counsel Corner & FAQs.  If you have a legal question, start there first.  This is one of the benefits of belonging to the State Organization.

Risk Assessment for Emergency Self Escape Systems

November 7th, 2014

This document is form used to assess structures in your primary area of response where self rescue may be required due to elevation.Risk Assessment Emer Escape Systems final document

 

To assist you in performing your risk assessment and to fill out the Risk Assessment Form we are supplying the following Guidance Document Self Rescue Risk Assessment Guidance Document draft 1

Sex Offender Background Check Process

January 31st, 2016

AFDCA Polo Shirts

July 7th, 2014

Polo Shirts with the Capital Area logo are available. The first order of 24 shirts has been submitted to our vendor, we will contact those who have ordered shirts when they arrive. Reserve yours today! Cost will be $37.95 or $39.95 for XXL. These are high quality Port Authority Polos which resist wrinkles and wear well.  If you are interested contact Darren Costanzo at Milton Fire District #1/Rock City Falls FD at rcffd42@yahoo.com.