Matt Sabo

The Sixth Bugle Executive Assistant Leadership Conference

The Background The Executive Assistant/Administrative Assistant (EA/AA) is an important asset to a fire department’s daily operations. The responsibilities vary and many times the EA/AA is the go-to person or hub who keeps the operation flowing. ​There is no rank for the EA/AA.  Firefighters earn bugles as they get promoted with the highest rank of chief

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ACBC

The Executive Director of ACBC has resigned and the ACBC Board has started the process to fill the position. Please direct all questions related to can collection sites or Fire Safety Trailer to Chief Carroll.

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Governor’s Task Force on the Volunteer Fire Service

The following message is from Ohio State Fire Marshal Kevin Reardon; The Governor’s Task Force on the Volunteer Fire Service will be conducting regional meetings to solicit input from the volunteer fire department community regarding the issues and challenges that they are facing everyday throughout Ohio. It is extremely important that the volunteer community participate

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Firefighter Safety: Mistakes & Best Practices Presented by Gasaway Safety Solutions

Sponsored by: Portage County Fire Chiefs’ Association along with University Hospitals of Cleveland and Taylor Companies/Construction & Restoration with contributions by Orion Construction & 216-BoardUp Wednesday June 22, 2022 18:30 – 21:30 at the Maplewood Career Center 7075 State Rd. 88, Ravenna, OH 44266 Cost $25.00 each See attached flier for more details: Portage County

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Action Alert: HB 509

The OFCA is asking its members to contact the key members of the Ohio Senate and share concerns with the proposed reductions in the minimum hours for firefighter continuing education contained in Substitute House Bill 509 To view Substitute House Bill 509:  To view Bill Summary:  See image below for details: HB 509

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Auburn Career Center Professional Development Programs

Notice of course offerings from Auburn Career Center for Fire Safety Inspector, Fire Officer 1 & 2 (NFPA1021, VILT Course), and Incident Safety Officer (NFPA1521, VILT Course) Click the link below for more information: professional development spring 2022

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Thank you Chief Lyons

Our many thanks to Chief Chris Lyons for his years of service on the Executive Committee of the Northeast Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association.

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Information for Retired Chiefs

Chiefs, We want to do better in recognizing Chiefs of our organization who have retired. As a reminder, Life Memberships may be conferred upon individuals who, upon retirement from the fire service, have been members of the Association for a period of not less than one (1) year immediately preceding retirement provided they are not

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Chief Officer Salary

Greetings! If you are willing to share, I am interested in 2022 salary figures for your departments for the positions of Chief, Assistant Chief, & Deputy Chief. Basically, all executive level officers not in a collective bargaining unit. Your response may be sent to me directly if you prefer, [email protected]wp.com. Kindest Regards, Matt Sabo, Concord

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OFE Project Survey

The following is being submitted by Chief Todd Baker, who is currently submitting his membership documents, on behalf of one of his Lieutenants: Greeting Colleagues, My name is Brian Faulhammer and I am a Lieutenant with Madison Fire District in Madison, Ohio. I am currently working on a research paper for the Ohio Fire Executive

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Annual Membership Dues

The membership has been having discussion at the past few meetings regarding the annual dues. We would like to thank everyone who has provided their input into this proposal. As a result of the initial survey and discussion at the past couple of meetings, many supported the idea of making the annual dues ‘all-inclusive’ to

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Richard J. Kosmerl

The Northeast Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association extends its deepest condolences to the family of Retired Chief Richard Kosmerl.  RICHARD J. KOSMERL, age 82, died Dec. 26, 2021 at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Hts. Rich is the beloved husband of Maureen; dear father of Katie Kromar (Jack), Sue Sweeney (Mike), Janet Gaugler (Dan), Rich (Darcy), Dennis

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Proposed Increase to Annual Dues

At the October meeting, a proposal was brought up from the floor to increase annual dues in order to make them ‘all inclusive’ (include meals). The amount of a $50 increase per person was discussed and the members in attendance asked for a survey of all membership to give everyone an opportunity to express their

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Professional Development Survey

I hope this email finds you well! Looking for a little help, I’m working on my doctorial dissertation at the University of Dayton and I need to send out a survey on professional development within the fire service. Can you please forward the survey to other members of your department, It would be greatly appreciated!

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ACBC Names New Executive Director

Aluminum Cans for Burned Children (ACBC) named Helen Jones-Toms as its new executive director, effective May 1, 2020.ACBC is a 30-year-old nonprofit organization founded by the Northern Ohio Fire Fighters and the North-Eastern Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association along with MetroHealth. It provides fire prevention education to 3,000 Northeast Ohio schoolchildren each month and supports programs

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