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Brought to you by the Public

Affairs Division, on behalf of the

Los Santos Fire Department

Written by Lieutenant Kevin Simon

Hello Los Santos, yes it is once again time for the well awaited monthly bulletin of the Fire Department. There has been many things that have happened within the month of June of 2013, and with this bulletin we plan on keeping you informed. As you are the reason we risk life and limb everyday to keep Los Santos safe and the people which inhabit this wonderous city. Hard working, powerful, and constructive, thoughts that come to mind when I think of the Fire Department along with the city of Los Santos. Here lays some of our greatest accomplishments and downfalls, however as a whole we will not be stopped. The we continue to move forward, we are the people of Los Santos.

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Written by Commissioner Jenny Crawford

Well I have to say that I didn't think I would be writing one of these again too soon but it is an amazing feeling to be sat here today and to be proud of the position I hold every single employee of this department. This month has been one filled with many changes, one which brought tears to the eyes of many including myself. This was the resignation of Commissioner Arun Harris who held the Los Santos Fire Department afloat during my absence. Without him some changes would have never been done and I wouldn't have been able to have walked into this department again seeing the faces I do now.

Other changes have happened with some being mentioned within this bulletin you are reading but as well as this it is with great pleasure to be able to be sat here now saying that the LSFD has the highest employment figures it has ever had. This wouldn't have been possible without two very important sub-departments - RD and TD. I personally want to extend an extra thanks to the members of these teams who have made this recruitment drive so successful.

Now we look onto the month ahead and hope for a successful month which will as always bring changes in for the better of the department. I wish each and every single Firefighter and Physician that God watch over them as they continue to serve the city of Los Santos, ensuring everyone requiring medical and fire aid receive it.

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New Fire Manual & Equipment

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Written by Commissioner Jenny Crawford

For a few years now the Los Santos Fire Department has been operating with outdated firefighting equipment and manual. After a long wait we are please to have a new firefighting manual officially released thanks to the work of Duty Supervisor Kevin Alterlis and Commissioner Jenny Crawford. Countless amounts of hours have been put into the production of the manual and also in pushing for new equipment to be provided.

One of the new pieces of equipment is a device known as the PASS (Personal Alert Safety System) device which emits a loud audible noise if a firefighter is in-distress during a structure fire. This will ensure the safety of our firefighters at all times as well as enable more advanced procedures to be carried out.

Due to the new manual and equipment several training exercises will be ran the next couple of months to ensure the efficiency of the department isn't affected. The training department will also be working over time to provide a new fire certification for new firefighters and ensure all new firefighters are trained to the best of our ability.


Administrative Changes

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Written by Commissioner Jenny Crawford

The Los Santos Fire Department introduced a new system known as the head of departments a few months ago to ensure the efficient running of each sector of the department. Due to changes in staff and in-house issues the following changes we're made earlier this month:

Head of Staff: Commissioner Jenny Crawford
In charge of all aspects associated with the staff management such as promotions, dismissals etc.

Deputy Head of Staff: Captain Melisa Garcia
Aids the head of staff with the management of staff and overlooks the supervisors.

Head of Administration: Bureau Chief Vittoria Tizano
In charge of all admin work involved in the department such as awards, personal records etc.

Deputy Head of Administration: Captain Alastair Crawford
Aids the head of administration in ensure all administrative duties are upheld and keeping all files and records clean.

Head of Sub-Departments: Bureau Chief Mark Everett
Deals with all sub-department requests, monthly reviews and the efficient running of all sub-departments.

OSS Commander: Battalion Chief Emmanuel Everett
Aids the head of sub-departments by watching over all OSS departments, ensuring the efficient running of each.

ISU Commander: Captain Shawn Donnell
Aids the head of sub-departments by watching over all Internal Support, ensuring the efficient running of each.

Head of Hospital: Bureau Chief Vittoria Tizano
Oversees the whole Hospital department, dealing with new clinical teams, procedures and training.

Head of Pre-Hospital: Duty Supervisor Kevin Alterlis
Oversees the whole pre-hospital department, ensuring procedures for firefighting/emt work is efficient at all times.


The FD Insider

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Written by Lieutenant Kevin Simon

Recently within the Fire Department we have gone through a great loss with the retirement of our commisioner Arun Harris. To me personally the Fire Department is a burning building that is help up by several pillars. The main one being the Commissioner, unfortunately Harris was released from the smoke, and taking his place is the returning Commissioner Crawford, formerly known as Russ. Who has firmly taken the position and with her own hands hold the building up along with the rest of the department.

In the past days the Fire Department has opened its Psychology division, with this Emmanuel Everett has been chosen to step up as head of this department. With this we hope to give the people of Los Santos the Psychological help some of them may need in regards to mental issues. It is also a plus for those who would like psychological check ups or testing. These tests helps in placement decisions, treatment planning, diagnosing and so on. This division overall is here for the benefit of the people of Los Santos.



Blood Donations

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Written by Battalion Chief Emmanuel Everett

Blood is a fluid in our body that transports important substances including oxygen, glucose and nutrients and removes metabolic waste products away from the same cells in our body. In many patients including car accidents victims, surgical patients, cancer patients and battle injury patients require blood transfusion, and they depend on blood donors every day.

The need for blood donors and the importance of it is because there is no substitute for human blood, red blood cells must be used within 35-42 days of the collection for the safety of the recipient and blood platelets must be used five days from the collection. Thus, blood donation is very important, as you might save someone else's life.

Previously, blood donations were only done within the All Saints General Hospital, but in order to encourage the population of Los Santos to donate blood and make them aware about the reasons behind this and the benefits, the All Saints General Hospital staff began to carry out blood donations in multiple places around Los Santos, including the mall, and next to the hospital, and will be expending to numerous locations around the City of Los Santos.

The process of donation blood is simple as well and not painful at all, many people are scared of blood donations and it's natural, eating something sweet and drinking a lot of water before the donation will help co-oping with it. Many people describe it as a small and slightly painful pinch in the arm which you barely even feel! After the donation, you might feel slightly fatigued, but eating something sweet will make you return to regular activity within a few hours!



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Written by Bureau Chief Mark Everett


Total members in the Los Santos Fire Department: 65

High Command - 6.1%
Commissioner
1 - 1.5%
Deputy Chief
1 - 1.5%
Bureau Chief
2 - 3.0%

Command - 7.6%
Battalion Chief
1 - 1.5%
Captain
4 - 6.1%

Supervisors - 12.3%
Duty Supervisor
2 - 3.0%
Lieutenant
4 - 6.1%
Attending Physician
2 - 3.0%

Non-Commissioned - 73.8%
Senior Resident
3 - 4.6%
Resident
3 - 4.6%
Intern
11 - 16.9%

Engineer
0 - 0.0%
Firefighter
13 - 20.0%
Probationary Firefighter
18 - 27.6%

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We would like to wish everyone who has resigned from the Los Santos Fire Department the best of luck with the rest of their lives.

    -Jeffrey Murrows
    Duty Supervisor

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    -Riccardo Battaglia
    Engineer

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    -Garrett Rivera
    Firefighter

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    -Nathan Brueske
    Firefighter

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    -Trevon Miller
    Firefighter

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    -Amanda Reese
    Firefighter

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    -Mathias Glockner
    Firefighter

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    -Charles Angelicola
    Firefighter

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    -Nick Rodger
    Probationary Firefighter

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    -Black McCall
    Probationary Firefighter

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    -Alyssa Chzov
    Probationary Firefighter

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    -Jason Dunavant
    Probationary Firefighter

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    -Skylar Lee
    Probationary Firefighter

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    -Charles Ricigliano
    Senior Resident

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    -Emma Chamberlaine
    Intern

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    -Francis Patterson
    Intern

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    -Frank Steinman
    Intern

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    -Scott Howel
    Intern

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Written by Firefighter Michael Apps.

During each month every member achieves something new, Something they may not have known how to do before joining the Los Santos Fire Department. Although times have been hard due to a few resignations here and there, We have still pulled through and managed to achieve our goals in the Fire Department. Below is a list of the things that people have achieved in the last month.


Induction/Certification Awards


Fire Academy Completion
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Awarded to those who have completed the Fire Academy training program; certified Firefighter.


Koby Jackson.
Amanda Mackenna.
Maya White.
Sasha Abramovich.

EMT-B Certification Award
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Awarded to those who have achieved the rank of Probationary Firefighter/higher in the LSFD; certified EMT Basic.


Koby Jackson.
Amanda Mackenna.
Maya White.
Sasha Abramovich.
Ted Mcgee.
Irene Chaney.
Carl Murrows.
Curtis Moseley.
Damien Cole.
Gabriella Richardson.
Isabel Messelier.
Zane Maximus.
Vincente Salcedo.
Daniel Windthrop.
Louise Jackson.
Anarae Nwosu
Rory Evans.
Tsubasa Wanatabe

EMT-I Certification Award
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Awarded to those who have achieved the rank of Firefighter /higher in the LSFD; certified EMT Intermediate.


Gaia Sherpherd
Vincent Salcedo.
Louise Jackson.
Daniel Windthrop.
Zane Maximus.
Tsubasa Wanatabe
Anarae Nwosu.
Adam Foster.


High Command Team Award
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Has achieved the rank of Bureau Chief in the LSFD; part of the LSFD High Command Team.


Vittoria Tizano.


Service Awards

Service Award I
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Awarded to those who have served as a member of the LSFD for 3 months.

Scott Richardson.
Christopher Street.
Sarah Everett
Michael Buford


Sub-Division Induction Awards


Air Operations Division Award
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Awarded to those who have been trained for service in the AOD.

Royston Farrel.
Amanda Reese.


Public Affairs Department Award
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Awarded to those who have been trained for service in the PAD.

Adam Foster.
Michael Apps.


Recruitment Department Award
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Awarded to those who have been trained for service in the RD.


Adam Foster.


Rapid Intervention Division Award
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Awarded to those who have been trained for service in the RID.

Christopher Street.
Michael Apps.
Ray Maryland.
Ian Turner.


Child Protective Services Award
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Awarded to those who have been trained for service in the CPS.

Royston Farrel.
Adam Foster.
Michael Apps.


HazMat - Award

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Awarded to those who have been trained for HazMat duties.

Michael Apps.
Ray Maryland.


Sub-Division Specific Awards

AOD: Pilot of the Month
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Christopher Street

AOD: Distinguished Piloting Award
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Robert Apps


RID: Driver of the Month
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Femke Carnahan


RID: Distinguished Service Ribbon
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Scott Richardson


CPS: For the Children Award
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Adam Foster


Achievement Awards


Firefighter/Physician Service Commendation Ribbon
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Kevin Alterlis

Firefighter & Physician of the Month
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Vicente Salcedo has achieved the Physician of the Month award for June 2013 after surpassing all standards for the hospital side of the Los Santos Fire Department and setting a high standard to all Interns and future Physicians of the LSFD. Numerous lives have been saved on the surgery table to Mr Salcedo's including the Commissioners own life.

Ray Maryland has achieved the Firefighter of the Month award for June 2013 due to the high standards he has set himself during each call attended. He has surpassed all expectations for the pre-hospital side of the department and has become a recognized skilled firefighter with is work not only in an Engine but Hazmat also.



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Written by Vittoria Tizano, M.D.

Individual promotions were handed out during the month, so here are the individuals that were promoted throughout the month of June:

Probationary Firefighter -> Firefighter

    -Ian Turner.
    -Julia Everett.
    -Timothy Snow.
    -Chad Marley.
    -Adam Foster.
    -Sasha Abromovich.


Intern -> Resident

    -Vicente Salcedo.


Engineer -> Lieutenant

    -Christopher Street.


Duty Supervisor -> Captain

    -Alastair Crawford.


Captain -> Battalion Chief

    -Emmanuel Everett.


Battalion Chief -> Bureau Chief

    -Vittoria Tizano.


Well done to all that was promoted throughout the month. Now to finish the month of the bulk promotions are as follows:


Probationary Firefighter -> Firefighter

    -Koby Jackson
    -Seth Baine


Firefighter -> Engineer

    -Femke Carnahan
    -Ray Maryland
    -Michael Apps
    -Michael Buford


Resident -> Senior Resident

    -Kloe Mandeline


Senior Resident -> Attending Physician

    -Royston Farrel


Captain-> Battalion Chief

    -Melisa Garcia


Congratulations to all who have been promoted this month. Please understand that if you were not promoted this month, you still have many opportunities throughout the month of July to prove yourself meritorious of an increase in rank.


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Written by Fire Captain Nick Apps

After such a beautiful month of June, we come to the end of the middle of the year, and look forward to a great July, however, this month has been a busy one for the Los Santos Fire Department, with large reforms in our internal system, as well as almost constant training by the dedicated members of the Training Division and their Head Vittoria Tizano, we thank them for their time and endless hours of working with Citizens, turning them into the lifesavers of the future. As well as this, we'd like to congratulate the Head of Recruitment, Robert Apps, and his team, who have received a record number of applications this month, and helped keep the LSFD working at full capacity.

We would like to congratulate all the new recruits of being accepted and passing into our ranks, and announce the closing of the LSFD Recruitment this month. If you did not make it this time, or put it off, we would like to assure you, the Fire Department offers a rewarding and secure career, and that we will be opening the Recruitment again soon! So don't forget to prepare on our application website.

Furthermore, if you have any questions regarding this bulletin or the Los Santos Fire Department in general, we encourage you to contact our Community Liaison Office. Thank you for reading this month's bulletin, and we hope to be able to bring you more news and developments as they come. We wish Los Santos the best of luck and hope the citizens will enjoy the constant sunshine we are blessed with. Stay safe out there!


Produced by the Public Affairs Department
Approved for release by Commissioner Jenny Crawford
Quality Control for Approval Stamps by Deputy Chief Kayla Liams

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