Image
Brought to you by the Public Affairs Division, on behalf of the Los Santos Fire Department

Written by Attending Physician Femke Carnahan

Another month is over and we look back with a satisfying nod to all situations we had and we can do nothing but honour our loyal and heroic colleagues who risk their lives day by day. I would like to thank all organisers of our memorial service for our fallen colleagues from the terrific attacks on 9/11. This event showed how strong our bond is, with all government officials and all civilians of Los Santos and the county. You’ll stumble over this event in the following bulletin quite a few times, showing how intensive this topic is.

Miss Sophie would say: “The same procedure as every year”, we say “The same procedure as every month” for our bulletin. In the following you’ll be able to read about the recent events, retirements, individual promotions and last but not least, the bulk promotions for September. Have fun reading.

Image
Dr. Femke Carnahan
Public Affairs Chief Executive Officer
Attending Physician


Image


Who would have thought that we are now entering the month of October, the month of kids in my eyes due to special occasion of Halloween coming up. But all that is to come in the days to come but before we can do that as always we have to reflect on the month that has gone by.

I am happy to see that the employment figures of the Los Santos Fire Department have continued to rise, just like they have for the last 4 months. This can only mean good things and a better service for the civilians of Los Santos and surrounding areas. It really is a proud moment each month to be say here in my office, being able to look at the current figures. Not only that but something most of the employees of the department can agree on is that we're all a family in a way. We look out for each other and care for each other like we would with one of our own family members. This has been demonstrated many times during the month of September and that is one of the main reasons I will also be proud of the LSFD.

This month has seen some big changes come in such as the removal of the strike system and a new way to handle any disciplinary s. It also has seen a Commissioner employed to sit by my side to ensure that efficient running of the department at all times. All of these moves are to better the fire and medical service that we provide and hopefully this will be reflected through the month to come.

Again thank you for all the support of the city and here at the LSFD we will continue to work to our highest potential.

Stay safe Los Santos!

Image
Jenny Crawford
LSFD Commissioner

Image


Image


9/11 Anniversary Tribute


Written by Attending Physician Eleanor Richards

On the 11th of September, 2001 exactly 12 years ago - Two planes collided with the World Trade center. This caused havoc for four days straight. Over 2000 civilians died all together and 343 of them were Paramedics. 93 of them were Fire-Fighters and 34 were doctors. People risked their lives, with a passion. They sworn pledge that they'd risk their lives in need of others and that's exactly what they did.

On the 11th September 2013 we hosted a memorial/tribute service for everyone in Los Santos. There was a parade from Temple Grave Yard to All Saints. Eleanor Richards lead the parade. When arriving at ASGH, several High Command members of all the Government agencies did a speech.

An LSFD Doctor mentioned this:

People believe that becoming a doctor is one of the hardest things in the world. True. It is. Though when a patient dies on you. Whether that's because of surgery or it's because you're at a fatal scene. Sometimes it hits you and it hits you hard. So now think, look at how many Paramedics and Doctors had to see death on that one day. Fire-Fighters at their best, trying so hard to help but only scratching the surface. Their department resignations rose up by 3 times the last years. 343 Paramedics and Doctors died excluding the 93 Fire-fighters from NYFD. It's horror in the flesh. So, without further or do. I wish the best of luck to anyone who had a family member or a friend who died on that terrible day.


We'd like to thank everyone who participated in the tribute.

Image


Individual Promotions throughout September


Written by Deputy Chief Vittoria Tizano

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

Probationary Firefighter -> Firefighter

    - Angel Locks
    - Alexa Johnson
    - Jonathan Delanto
    - Charlotte Knowles
    - Jamie Faux
    - Finn Henderson
    - Laura Nagi
    - Samantha Falcone
    - Freddie Wright


Intern -> Resident

    - Chris Soks
    - Jonathan Aviles
    - Felix Rosewood
    - Jonas Miller


Firefighter -> Engineer

    - Domenico Calderon
    - Sandro Bendeliani
    - Stefan Brooks


Senior Resident -> Attending Physician

    - Eleanor Richards


Engineer -> Lieutenant

    - Emma Baker
    - Michael Apps


Lieutenant -> Duty Supervisor

    - Ian Marabell



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 October to prove yourself meritorious of an increase in rank.

Image


Childhood Cancer Awareness Month


The past month was honoured for Childhood Cancer Awareness. Cancer is the number one cause of disease-related death for children. 13,400 children between the age of birth and 19 are diagnosed with cancer year by year. In 1998, 2500 children died from cancer which makes it the number one cause of disease-related death for children.

Charities and Research group across the state observe September as the Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to raise funds for charities, research groups and especially families. Within this month we paid tribute to the families and professionals who lend their strength to children fighting pediatric cancer. September was officially proclaimed as awareness month by US President Barack Obama.

Image
Dr. Femke Carnahan
Public Affairs Chief Executive Officer
Attending Physician



Image


Harvey here to help


Written by Commissioner Jenny Crawford


Commissioner Crawford has made a move this week to ensure the efficient running of the Los Santos Fire Department at all times. Due to the high increase in employment figures and extra workload on the commissioner from other areas of the fire department she has decided to replace the vacant space that ex-commissioner Harris left behind in the middle of the year. This has meant the arrival of a Commissioner from another fire department - Graham Harvey.

Harvey will be seen as the Commissioners right hand man and be known to all as Commissioner Harvey. We hope he will bring more success to the LSFD and ensure that even when Commissioner Crawford is away that the department is running as efficient as always.

Image


Disciplinary Review


Written by Commissioner Jenny Crawford

In order to ensure that all employees are conducting themselves in a professional manner the disciplinary process that the Los Santos Fire Department have upholded for many years has been reviewed and changed. This has sparked a lot of feedback from within the walls of the department, most of them being positive. The changes include the removal of the strike and EVCL system, and in its place a new warning and suspension system.

This has meant a lot of work for the command and supervisory team of the LSFD to ensure that all records are updated correctly and that this new process runs smoothly. We hope that this new change will bring out the best in the firefighters and physicians that the LSFD employees.

If you have any complaints about an employee of the LSFD please do not hesitate to file a complaint. More information can be seen here: http://forum.ls-rp.com/viewtopic.php?f=130&t=165110

Psychiatry Opening


Written Attending Physician Eleanor Richards

Every felt sore from a run or hurt your back? Ever felt stressed and on the boarder line? Then the Los Santos Fire Department is your stop. We have recently merged two of our most popular Clinical Teams - Psychology and Physiotherapy - together to create 'The Psychiatry Ward'. The Psychiatry ward is open to everyone and is free. This includes therapy, Physio and PT's.

Overall, the Psychiatry Clinical Team includes everything to do with Physiotherapy, Psychology and Neurology. With these three combined, it creates a huge variety of opportunities for Los Santos and the Fire Department itself. There will be several therapy sessions happening which everyone can participate in. The therapy sessions may include:
    - Rehabilitation.
    - Natural High
    - Anger
    - Relationship issues
    - Bereavement
    - Redundancy
    - Infertility
    - The onset of a serious illness


Any many many more.

Image

LSFD In The News


Written by Commissioner Jenny Crawford

This month has seen the Los Santos Fire Department increase the awareness of the civilians in a hope to bring new recruits and to ensure the full resources at the hands of the LSFD are known by all. Below are the articles featuring the LSFD throughout the month of August:

__________________________


LSFD Press Release #66 - Public Affairs Survey 2013
Date of release: September 5th 2013
Source: LSFD Press Release

Dear citizens of Los Santos, we invite you to participate in our short survey.The aim of this survey is to better our work efficient, quality and presence for you, the citizens of Los Santos. The survey will not take longer than 5 minutes for you and contains...
To read the full article please click here

__________________________


CRIME - FD Medic Shot Down in Vicious Gang Attack
Date of release: September 9th 2013
Source: SAN Andreas Netwrok

On Saturday 7 at 8pm, a member of the Los Santos Fire Department was mercilessly shot by a ruthless gang member in our city's most infamous district: Idlewood.

Police and deputies responded to the shooting by giving chase to the perpetrator; a chase that would take them through the busy, bustling streets of Los Santos and across the county....
To read the full article please click here

__________________________


LSFD 9/11 anniversary memorial march
Date of release: September 10th 2013
Source: LSFD Press Release

The 9/11 Tribute starts @ 20:30 in the Graveyard by Rodeo. We'll have a parade/march to ASGH where speeches will commence. We hope for a lot of citizens to turn up for the march and (or) for the speeches. Show your respect for the Fire fighters and Paramedics who risked their lives to save yours...
To read the full article please click here

__________________________


LOCAL NEWS - Car Accident Occurs in Rodeo
Date of release: September 27th 2013
Source: SAN Andreas Netwrok

Yet another brutal motor vehicle accident occurred east of the Nixon Estate on Friday evening. The LSFD were alerted by an eye witness shortly after the incident occurred and upon arrival, several paramedics started to get to work. One of them performed...
To read the full article please click here

Image


Written by Commissioner Jenny Crawford

Total members of the Los Santos Fire Department (as by 29/AUG/2013): 83

High Command 6.0 %

Commissioner
2 - 2.4 %

Deputy Chief
1 - 1.2 %

Bureau Chief
2 - 2.4 %

Command 7.22 %

Battalion Chief
2 - 2.4 %

Captain
4 - 4.8 %

Supervisor 15.6 %

Duty Supervisor
5 - 6.0 %

Lieutenant
5 - 6.0 %

Attending Physician
3 - 3.6 %

Hospital 16.9 %

Senior Resident
1 - 1.2 %

Resident
7 - 8.4 %

Intern
6 - 7.2 %

Pre-Hospital - 54.2 %

Engineer
7 - 8.4 %

Firefighter
13 - 15.6 %

Probationary Firefighter
25 - 30.1 %

Image


Written by Lieutenant Michael Apps.

    - Caitleen Whites.
    Probationary Firefighter.

______________________________________________________________________
    - Jason Noel.
    Probationary Firefighter

______________________________________________________________________
    - Jason Noble.
    Probationary Firefighter.

______________________________________________________________________
    - Damian Cole..
    Intern.

______________________________________________________________________
    - Carlton Hughes.
    Probationary Firefighter.

______________________________________________________________________
    - Andreas Flores.
    Probationary Firefighter.

______________________________________________________________________
    - Kloe Mandaline.
    Senior Resident.

______________________________________________________________________
    - Douglas Moore.
    Resident.

______________________________________________________________________
    - Kevin Bloom.
    Firefighter.

______________________________________________________________________
    - Daniel Frost.
    Firefighter.

______________________________________________________________________
    - Phillip Novak.
    Resident.

______________________________________________________________________
    - Christina Thompson.
    Probationary Firefighter.

______________________________________________________________________

Image


Written by Firefighter Frank Roward


Induction/Certification Awards


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


Giaia Shepherd
Laura Nagi
Samantha Falcone
Freddie Wright
Charlotte Knowles


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


Jason Noel
Sarah Evans
Felix Rosewood
Ray Addison
Vivian Connor
Jessica Mcdonald
Jonas Miller
Jonathan Aviles
Valkyki Lovehart
Allison McDonald
Vladimir Zabougin


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


Jason Noel
Charlotte Knowles
Finn Henderson
Jamie Faux
Laura Nagi
Freddie Wright
Samantha Falcone


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


-


Service Awards

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


Seth Baine
Ian Marabell
Allison Simon
Royston Farrel
Kloe Mandaline
Jamie Faux
Sandro Bendeliani
Sarah Everett
Zane Maximus
Anerae Nwosu
Scott Richardson
Garrett Rivera
Gaia Shepherd


Sub-Division Induction Awards


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


Allison Simon
Stefan Brooks
Alexa Johnson
Garrett Rivera
Charlotte Knowles
Jonathan Delanto
Melisa Garcia


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


Allison Simon


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


Frank Roward
Angel Locks
Finn Henderson
Seth Baine


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


Domenico Calderon
Robert Apps
Emma Baker
Royston Farrel
Kevin Bloom
Melisa Garcia


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


Emma Baker
Angel Locks
Charlotte Knowles
Ian Marabell


HazMat - Award

Image

Awarded to those who have been trained for HazMat duties.


-


Sub-Division Specific Awards


PA: Member of the Month

Image


Eleanor Richards


AOD: Pilot of the Month

Image


Stefan Brooks


AOD: Distinguished Piloting Award

Image


Timothy Snow


RID: Driver of the Month
Image


Domenico Calderon


RID: Distinguished Service Ribbon
Image


Emma Baker


CPS: For the Children Award
Image


Angel Locks


TD: Instructor of the Month
Image


Gaia Shepherd


Achievement Awards


Administration Commendation Medal

Image
Awarded to an individual who contributes greatly to the administration and upkeep of records of the Los Santos Fire Department and it's subsidiaries.


Melissa Garcia
Kevin Alterlis


Fire Commissioners Award

Image
This award is given only by the Fire Commissioner, to those that have gone incredibly high over expectation and have behind them an impeccable service record.


Vittoria Tizano


Firefighter & Physician of the Month

Image


Engineer Stefan Brooks has been awarded with the Firefighter of the Month for September 2013. Since joining the department Brooks has shown great enthusiasm towards his job as a firefighter and EMT, doing overtime each day and completing is work to the highest level possible.

Senior Resident Gaia Shepherd is awarded the Physician of the Month award for September 2013 due to her extreme dedication towards not just her job as a Physician but to sub-divisions such as her work as a training instructor and psychologist. All her work has always been conducted with professionalism at all times and in a highly capable manner.


Image


Firefighter -> Engineer

    - Soraia Hernandez
    - Angel Locks


Engineer-> Lieutenant

    - Heidi Kelly
    - Chase Cooper


Resident -> Senior Resident

    - Alexandra Gorokhova
    - Koby Jackson


Senior Resident -> Attending Physician

    - Gaia Shepherd


Duty Supervisor-> Captain

    - Kate Callahan


Image


Written by Attending Physician Eleanor Richards

The 'Getting Back' month has finally ended and everyone is settling down again. It's been a hectic month. Los Santos citizens from all over have been getting back to school, getting back to work and getting back to normality. Now that the summer vacation is finally over, routines have checked in and the cold winters nights are back. Though, despite this - Christmas is only three months away.

During this month, the Los Santos Fire Department have overcome many different situations. We've had several fires, deaths, injuries and vehicular accidents. Though, on the other hand we've also had re-instatements, Transfers, and out most recent event: The 9/11 tribute. Though, all together the Los Santos Fire Department will always be on look out, keeping your property out of harms way and keeping you safe, and it's our pleasure to do so.

We would also like to congratulate the several new recruits that were appointed during this month, accepting the rank of either Intern or Probationary Firefighter. Though, if you was not accepted, then don't let this put you off - The Los Santos Fire Department is a rewarding career and we will be opening our recruitment at the beginning off October. So, take some time out to send in an application in. If you'd like to contact the LSFD, then send in an email to Community Liaison Office for any person questions/queries.

Now, we look into October. One of our most busiest of months. Halloween can cause a huge bump in the road for us and we don't want anyone getting hurt. Moreover, if someone has a sign on their door asking for you not to 'Trick 'or' Treat' then we as a department advise you not to. Thought apart from that, we look forward to the hefty month of October. So, until our next bulletin - Stay safe out their.

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 continue to assist in rebuilding the City to its glory, stay safe out there Los Santos.

Produced by the Public Affairs Department
Approved for release by Commissioner Jenny Crawford