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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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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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