Thursday, March 15, 2012

Chief’s Swearing In

 On Wednesday 14 March a swearing in ceremony was held for the new Fire Chief of the Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District, Dennis Reilly.  Chief Reilly was joined by members of the District along with local dignitaries as the oath of office was administered by the District’s legal counsel, Tom Loraine.  In addition several special guests joined Chief Reilly to include his wife Ann, his sister and brother-in-law Peggy & Don Nogawhich of Patchogue New York, and close friends Stuart & Laurie Stancil of Fayetteville, North Carolina. The Chief was also joined by Battalion Chief Montrell Haldeman of the Cherry Hill, New Jersey Fire Department.  Chief Haldeman had previously worked under Chief Reilly and his presence was greatly appreciated.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

2nd Alarm in the Southwest Fire District

At 2356 hours on Wednesday March 7th, The Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District was requested to supply mutual aid for the Southwest Fire Protection District in the Mack’s Creek section of their District.  The Southwest units were operating a working fire in a commercial property.  Water supply was an issue so the SBFPD provided 2 tankers to assist with the operations.  Due to the advanced stage of the fire, the operation went defensive and the Sunrise Beach tankers engaged in an extensive water shuttle operation.  Units from the SBFPD remained well into the morning with the last of our units returning to the District at 0304 hours. 

Members on the response:

     Tanker 12-44 with FFs Fred Groce & Steve Myers

     Tanker 12-54 with FFs Tony Miller & Chad Adams

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Sunrise Beach Units Part of Task Force Assignment for Tornado Response

E 12-21 and FM 1205 responded as part of a rescue task force to Buffalo Missouri on 29 February.  Units were alerted at 0116 hours and responded to the Mid County Fire Protection District Headquarters.  From there, the units under the command of Chief Frandsen, traveled to Lebanon, Missouri. With their services not needed in Lebanon, the task force was redeployed to Buffalo.  On arrival, the task force was assigned to search & rescue operations in a trailer park that sustained extensive damage.   After approximately 6 hours the units determined that no other victims were found and the resources returned to Sunrise Beach.

Units on the assignment:

E12-21 Captain Embich IV, FF Karl,
     FF Abbott

1205 with FM Northcott

Once again our dedicated volunteers responded to maintain District coverage, and 2 of our off-duty members returned to provide additional staffing if needed.

Chief Reilly, A/C Norris, Captain Zolecki, FF Hufferd, FF Wieberg, FF Groce, FF Yelton