OFPD receives $302,400 Grant for MABAS Training
ORLAND Fire Protection District – U.S. Rep. Daniel Lipinski presented officials of the Orland Fire Protection District a Federal grant in the amount of $302,400 that will provide training in “incident management.”
The goal of this grant is to offer a direct delivery training program (Officers Training for Excellence Program) in incident management to the 44 agencies that make up MABAS (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System) 19, MABAS 22, and MABAS 24 mutual aid organizations to which we belong.
The Officers Training for Excellence Program utilizes the Blue Card Command Hazard Zone Certification Program to facilitate interoperability and efficiency among the participating agencies.
The project will assist departments in meeting the requirements of NFPA 1026 Standard for Incident Management Personnel Professional Qualifications, NFPA 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications and NFPA 1001 Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications, 1521 Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer, and 1061 Standard for Professional Qualifications for Public Safety Tele-communicator.
An increase of knowledge and skill from the Officers Training for Excellence Program will benefit the safety profile of approximately 400 officers who are responsible for nearly 1,500 firefighters serving over 750,000 people in Chicago’s south and southwest suburbs.
The Officers Training for Excellence educates and provides hands on instructor lead training in the top 5 causes of firefighter deaths: Inadequate or improper risk assessment, lack of incident command, lack of accountability, inadequate communications, lack of established Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) or to follow SOP’s.
Attached are three photographs (with captions below)
Battalion Chief Dan Smith, Trustee Marty McGill, Congressman Daniel Lipinski, President James Hickey, Acting Chief Raymond Kay
Grant Team: BC Michael Schofield, Engineer John Purtill, Finance Director Kerry Sullivan, Congressman Daniel Lipinski, Lt. Joe Moore, Lt. David Piper
Finance Director Kerry Sullivan, Engineer John Purtill, Lt. Joe Moore, Lt. David Piper, Congressman Daniel Lipinski, President James Hickey, Trustee Marty McGill.
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