KSFFA Regional Fire School – Pottawatomie Twp/Franklin Co.

KSFFA Regional Fire School
Hosted by Pottawatomie Township/Franklin County
November 4-5, 2017
Location: Central Heights High School, 3521 Ellis Rd, Richmond, KS

 

Saturday Morning – November 4 – 8:00 a.m.

  1. Basic Skills of Firefighting (Skills Trailer) – 8 hours
  2. Engine Company Operations for Small Departments – 8 hours
  3. Rapid Intervention Teams – 12 hours – Full Turn Out Gear & SCBA Required
  4. Rural/Suburban Water Supplies – 8 hours
  5. Basic Rope Rescue – 8 hours

Sunday Morning – November 5 – 8:00 a.m.

  1. Rapid Intervention Teams, cont.
  2. Emergency Vehicle Operations – 4 hours
  3. Oil Tank Battery Fires – 4 hours
  4. Lessons Learned – 4 hours
  5. Fire Streams & Hose – 4 hours

Sunday Afternoon – November 5 – Noon

  1. KSFFA Burn Trailer

For more info contact:

Dan Romine, KSFFA Treasurer – (785) 231-7771 – ksffatreas@embarqmail.com or

James Savage, Pottawatomie Twp Fire Chief – (785) 418-3999 – pottfire@yahoo.com

  • These courses are offered at no charge.
  • These schools are open to all firefighters/EMS
  • The KSFFA furnishes medical insurance for all participants.
  • The KSFFA is not responsible for lost or damaged clothing or equipment.
  • If you desire to have Firefighter One or Two testing, this must be pre-registered through Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute.
  • The KSFFA offers fit testing with its porta-count machine at all regional fire school.

 

Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
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Hutchinson woman dies in crash in Barton County

Great Bend Tribune – October 23, 2017

Barton County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a three-vehicle fatality crash at 6:15 p.m. on Friday at the intersection of U.S. 281 and SE 50 Road. One woman from Hutchinson was killed in the crash and two Great Bend teens were sent to the hospital, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.
According to reports, the investigation at the scene, supported by witness statements, indicates a 2005 Nissan Altima driven by Julie Kanady, 57, of Hutchinson was eastbound on SE 50 Road. Witnesses stated the car did not stop at the stop sign on the west side of the highway. Upon entering the intersection the car collided with two other vehicles, one northbound and one southbound.
The southbound 2014 Buick Verano was operated by Jonathan Martínez-Orozco, 15, of Great Bend. The northbound 2001 Ford Ranger pickup was operated by Conrad Montoya III, 18, also of Great Bend.
Kanady was pronounced dead at the scene by Barton County Coroner Dr. E.L. Jones, Bellendir said. Martinez-Orozco was transported to Great Bend Regional Hospital and later released. Montoya was transferred to Via Christi Medical Center in Wichita with serious injuries.
A spokesman at Via Christi’s St. Joseph Hospital said Montoya was listed in fair condition Saturday afternoon.
U.S. 281 was closed for approximately two hours in order to conduct the traffic investigation and remove debris. The BCSO was assisted at the scene by the Great Bend Fire Department and EMS units and one unit from the Kansas Highway Patrol. The accident was still under investigation as for Friday. Bellendir said alcohol was not considered a contributing factor.

 

Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
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Kansas man dies rollover crash

Hutch Post – October 23, 2017

A Kansas man died in an accident just before 12:30 a.m. Sunday in Ford County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2008 Mazda 3 driven by Robert Cintron-Vazquez, 21 Dodge City, was westbound in the outside lane on U400 just east of U.S. 56 at a high rate of speed.

The vehicle passed a vehicle and got back into the outside lane. The driver overcorrected. The vehicle left the roadway to the right, entered the north ditch, struck a culvert and rolled multiple times.

Cintron-Vazquez was transported to the hospital in Dodge City where he died. He was properly restrained at the time of the accident, according to the KHP.

 

Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
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Kan. man dead, 7-year-old hospitalized after I-70 off ramp crash

Hays Post – October 23, 2017

A Kansas man died in an accident just after 5p.m. Sunday in Wyandotte County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2012 Chevy Impala driven by Dalen C. Jefferson, 31, Kansas City, was westbound on Interstate 70 off ramp at 57th Street at a high rate of speed.

The driver failed to stop at a red light, entered the intersection and the Impala collided with a northbound Chevy Tahoe driven by Estela Carrasco, 39, Kansas City, at it was heading through the intersection.

Jefferson was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the Impala Jayden Fleming, 7, Kansas City, was transported to Children’s Mercy.

Carrasco was transported to KU Medical Center. All three were properly restrained at the time of the accident, according to the KHP.

 

Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
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Lightning strike causes warehouse fire at Intermodal

KSHB – October 23, 2017

EDGERTON, Kan. – A reported lightning strike was the cause of a warehouse fire at the Intermodal facility early Sunday morning.

Johnson County Fire District crews were called to 30901 W. 191st street just after 4:15 a.m.

Lightning reportedly struck the Kubota Tractor Corporation warehouse building.

Fire was contained to the roof of the building, and apparently did not damage anything inside.

 

Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
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Wichita expected to approve mutual-aid agreement with KS State Fire Marshal

KWCH – October 23, 2017

The Wichita City Council at its meeting next Tuesday (Oct. 24) is expected to formalize the city’s agreement with the Kansas State Fire Marshal’s Office to participate in the Kansas Search and Rescue Response System.

The city says the Wichita Fire Department has already informally worked with the state fire marshal’s office and the Kansas Search and Response System to provide training, personnel, equipment and emergency response.

The resolution the council is expected to approve states that the City of Wichita and the State Fire Marshal “desire to coordinate in training and funding for urban search and rescue related to natural or manmade disasters.”

The resolution and a memorandum of understanding locks in the city’s mutual aid agreement with the state.

“It is critical that there is a comprehensive, statewide response system in place, which can quickly provide resources for search and rescue operations that are beyond the capability of local responders,” the city says in its analyses of the formal agreement up for the council’s consideration Tuesday.

 

Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
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Fanning the flame for Fire Science Careers at HCC Field Day

By Sandra J. Milburn
Hutchinson News – October 23, 2017

Photo by Sandra J. Milburn

Video & More Pics

One hundred juniors and seniors from high schools across Kansas got a close-up look at various fire science careers during the 19th annual Hutchinson Community College Fire Science Student Field Day on Wednesday at the HCC facility, 3211 E. Fourth Ave.

 

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WFD responds to house fire near 16th and Volutsia

KWCH – October 23, 2017

The Wichita Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 1600 block of Volutsia street on Sunday morning.

An official from WFD said a neighbor called the fire in at 6 a.m. He told Eyewitness News the floor in the back of the home was burned out.

Three people and two dogs were in the house at the time of the fire, but nobody was hurt.

Officials are still trying to determine what caused the fire.

 

Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
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