Friday, December 24, 2010

First alarm newsletter

To: All Ulster County Emergency Services
From: Art Snyder
Date: December 24, 2010
Re: News and Information

Officers list / Equipment inventory – All fire and EMS organizations please find attached a new officers list for 2011. Additionally, fire departments will find a CAD print out of the current inventory we show on file for your department. Either make corrections to this print out or complete a new inventory form if you find it easier to start from scratch. A new inventory form is attached. Please complete both forms at your earliest convenience and return to my attention. Thank you.

Personnel changes – Effective January 26th Bruce Kirkpatrick will be retiring after more than 34 years of service to Ulster County. Please wish him well in retirement. I have appointed Steve Peterson as the new Deputy Director of Emergency Communications / Emergency Management. Steve is a 25 year employee of the department and is known to most of you. Please also wish him well as he begins this new assignment.

Radio project – Thank you to everyone who completed the radio surveys. They have been sent to Blue Wing to compile the results. After the results are tabulated, representatives of Blue Wing will share the comments received and have an open exchange with representatives of the emergency services community at the following meetings:
Fire & EMS - Wednesday January 19, 7 PM, at SUNY Ulster (Stone Ridge Campus) Burroughs Bldg Room 120 *Please note we are awaiting approval of the request to use
this room; unless you hear differently, consider this to be the location.*

Law enforcement - February 2 at the Police Chiefs Association meeting, 10 AM at the UC Law Enforcement Center

Best wishes for a safe and Happy New Year