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-<a href="​http://​www.shaes.org/​dokuwiki/​doku.php?​id=public:​responses"​ >SEE PHOTOS OF RECENT ​SHAES FIRE/​RESCUE ​RESPONSES AND ACTIVITIES<​br></​a>​+<a href="​http://​www.shaes.org/​dokuwiki/​doku.php?​id=public:​responses"​ >SEE PHOTOS OF RECENT RESPONSES AND ACTIVITIES<​br></​a>​ 
 +<a href="​http://​www.shaes.org/​dokuwiki/​doku.php?​id=public:​oct_2019"​ >FIRE PREVENTION PROGRAMS<​br></​a>​
 <a href="​http://​www.shaes.org/​dokuwiki/​doku.php?​id=public:​2019_review"​ >2019 IN REVIEW PHOTO GALLERY<​br></​a></​div></​html>​ <a href="​http://​www.shaes.org/​dokuwiki/​doku.php?​id=public:​2019_review"​ >2019 IN REVIEW PHOTO GALLERY<​br></​a></​div></​html>​
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 <​html><​div style="​text-align:​center;​ font-size:​200%;">​The Mission of SHAES</​div></​html>​ <​html><​div style="​text-align:​center;​ font-size:​200%;">​The Mission of SHAES</​div></​html>​
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-===== Regional Approach to Emergency Services Extended===== +===== Job Posting - SHAES Executive Director =====
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-A highly successful regional approach for providing fire protection and emergency medical services to South Haven area residents and property owners has been extended for another 25 years. +
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-The governing boards of the City of South Haven and townships of Casco, Geneva and South Haven have each approved the extension of the agreement thru 2044. The pact received approval from South Haven Area Emergency Services (SHAES) Authority at their March 7 meeting. +
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-In 1994 the city was facing financial challenges in the operation of ambulance (EMS) service through its fire department. The city was providing fire and EMS services on a contractural basis to South Haven township and the western half of Geneva Township. Casco township operated its own fire department. +
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-A task force consisting of residents and officials from each of the four government agencies was formed and came to the conclusion that an "​emergency services authority"​ be established. In 1995 it became the first such authority to be created in Michigan with funding based on the taxable property value for fire protection and population for ambulance service. +
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-"SHAES has been a huge success and has raised the bar as an example of regional cooperation,"​ said South Haven Township Supervisor Ross Stein who is also Chair of the SHAES Authority Board. +
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-Today the department has 16 fulltime and 30 paid-on-call staff operating from three stations. The department responded to over 2,000 calls for service in 2018, according to Executive Director ​Ron Wise. +
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-"We continue to receive several requests each year from fire departments and communities across the State inquiring on the formula to share costs on a consistent basis taking life and property into account,"​ said Wise. +
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-The SHAES budget in 2018 was just under $2.7 million. The Authority derives its income from each of the governmental units, the Van Buren County ambulance millage and ambulance user fees. +
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-The city of South Haven in 2018 funded 22% of the budget followed by Casco township 17%, South Haven township 11%, and Geneva township 9%. The Van Buren County ambulance millage and user fees each provided 20% of the budget. +
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-**Read WSJM account** -- https://​www.wsjm.com/​2019/​03/​13/​south-haven-area-emergency-services-agreement-extended/​ +
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-**Read MLIVE story** -- https://​www.mlive.com/​news/​kalamazoo/​2019/​03/​south-haven-area-extends-regional-emergency-service-collaboration-25-years.html +
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-=====SHAES Summer Beach Flag Internship Applications Available===== +
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-South Haven Area Emergency Services (SHAES) is accepting applications for its Summer Beach Internship positions. +
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-The deadline for applying is March 29, 2019. +
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-**{{:​public:​beach_flag_intern_job_poster_2019.pdf|Click Here for More Information}}** --  +
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-**See job description and application form** -- http://​www.shaes.org/​dokuwiki/​doku.php?​id=public:​employment +
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-===== Citizen Initiative Better Equips Responders===== +
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-South Haven Area Emergency Services (SHAES) and City of South Haven Police Department are now better equipped to handle serious bleeding emergencies with Stop the Bleed kits thanks to a citizen-led initiative. +
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-Twenty-two kits were recently purchased through a fund raiser organized by resident Sandy Fenske. Local residents donated money towards the purchase of the kits that have been placed in every city police vehicle, SHAES fire apparatus and support vehicles that would be called to an incident where victims may have serious bleeding. +
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-"SHAES ambulances already have the needed equipment, but may not always be the first to arrive on scene,"​ said SHAES Chief Ron Wise. "The small kit can be easily grabbed by a responding firefighter or police officer and its contents quickly applied to a wound thus increasing the patient’s chance of survival."​ +
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-The kits include a tourniquet, large absorbent pressure dressing, compressed gauze for packing an uncontrolled bleeding wound, scissors for removing clothing and protective gloves. +
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-"The kits allow for a much more robust supply of lifesaving equipment for our first responders,"​ said Police Chief Natalie Thompson. "​Having the kits in all vehicles allows for a greater response capability in case of a multi-patient incident that could be spread out over large area."​ +
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-Sandy Fenske got the idea after watching an episode of the CBS television show "60 Minutes"​. She contacted Chief Wise to see if the community'​s first responders could benefit from having the kits. She immediately reached out to friends who generously supported the project with their contributions. +
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-"​Today,​ the most prevalent call on everyone’s mind is an active shooter incident, but beyond that type of scenario, these kits will be vital to early-arriving first responders at accident scenes or non-violent injury situations,"​ said Wise +
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-"Thank you to my South Haven friends for their donations and SHAES for their support,"​ said Sandy Fenske. " ​ I know we all hope and pray that South Haven will never have an incident where this life saving equipment will be needed. ​ Perhaps in the future we can also place these devises in all our schools as a safety measure."​ +
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-**Read MLive story** -- https://​www.mlive.com/​news/​kalamazoo/​2019/​03/​south-haven-woman-inspired-by-60-minutes-raises-funds-to-stop-the-bleed.html +
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-**Read WSJM account** -- https://​www.wsjm.com/​2019/​03/​06/​citizens-donate-emergency-kits-to-south-haven-agencies/​+
  
-=====South Haven Area Emergency Services ​Annual Report Released=====+[{{:​public:​190513fire11thavenue0055.jpg?​250|}}] 
 +South Haven Area Emergency Services ​Authority seeks an innovative executive director to perform a variety of complex administrative,​ supervisory and professional tasks in planning, coordinating and directing the activities of the fire/​ambulance authority.
  
-[{{:​public:​181020bangorfire0011.jpg?250|}}]+Successful candidate will possess State certifications as Fire Fighter Two, Fire Officer Three and current EMT 
 +Basic or EMT Paramedic license. EMT Paramedic is preferred. Candidate must have work experience in the 
 +Fire/​Ambulance field under the Incident Command System or related field. Must have strong oral and written 
 +communication skills, excellent supervisory abilities, budget development and administration experience and the 
 +ability to plan, organize, and manage the operations of the organization. South Haven Area Emergency Services 
 +Authority offers a competitive salary with an excellent benefit package.
  
-**See 2018 in Review in Photos** ​-- http://​www.shaes.org/​dokuwiki/​doku.php?​id=public:​2018_review+See complete job posting and link to job application ​-- http://​www.shaes.org/​dokuwiki/​doku.php?​id=public:​executive_director_posting
  
-**Read Complete Annual Report** ​-- http://www.shaes.org/​dokuwiki/​lib/​exe/​fetch.php?​media=public:​2018_shaes_annual_report.pdf+Send completed application,​ cover letter and resume to kwise@south-haven.com or Human Resources 
 +Department, City of South Haven, 539 Phoenix Street, South Haven, MI 49090Deadline for application is December 16, 2019South Haven Area Emergency Services Authority is 
 +an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  
-South Haven Area Emergency Services (SHAES) responded to more than 2,000 calls for the sixth consecutive year according to the department’s Annual Report for 2018. 
  
-SHAES serves the city of South Haven and the townships of Casco, Geneva and South Haven from three stations.+===== Historic Scott Club Receives Fire Safeguard =====
  
-“A dedicated staff and a supportive community continues to allow us to provide a very high level of service,” said Chief Ronald Wise.+[{{:​public:​Scott_Club0006.jpg?250|}}]
  
-The 2,085 responses were the fifth highest ​in department history. The all-time record is 2,276 in 2016.+The Scott Club recently completed ​the installation of a state-of-the-art fire detection system at their historic building. SHAES staff participated ​in the planning for the installation of this system. The stately Queen Anne style buildingconstructed in 1893, is a Michigan historic site. The fire detection system facilitates the notification of the fire department thru an alarm company. This project was made possible through grants from the Rotary Club of South Haven and the Greater South Haven Area Community Foundation. This is the second installation of a fire detection system in a historically important building in our community. The first was at the Historical Association of South Haven (formerly Hartman School) ​in 2017.
  
-There were 579 fire alarm responses and 1,506 medical calls in 2018. There were 955 responses in the city of South Haven, followed by 415 in South Haven township, ​ 349 in Geneva township and 304 in Casco township. SHAES provided mutual aid to other fire departments on 62 occasions and received assistance 31 times. 
  
-Property losses from fire in 2018 totaled $709,000 compared to $316,500 in 2017. Geneva township experienced the biggest fire loss ($457,000), followed by the city of South Haven at $145,500. Next were South Haven township ($58,000) and Casco township ($48,500).+===== Contributon Supports SHAES Initiative =====
  
-There were no civilian fire-related injuries or injuries in 2018There was four incidents ​in which firefighter was injured in either ​at an emergency scene or training exercise.+[{{:​public:​201023SturgisBankGrant0003.jpg?​250|}}] 
 +Thank you Sturgis Bank and Trust Company for your contribution ​in support of SHAES initiative to acquire cleaning equipment to safeguard our first responders, The second Friday of each month is dedicated as “Jean Day” ​at the bank. For donation of $5 employees can wear jeans on that Friday! Sturgis has 12 branches and each month a different branch of gets to choose the charity in their community that they would like to give the funds. All branches contribute and the total amount raised is donated to a charity. The South Haven offices chose SHAES. Recently the employees presented to Chief Ron Wise a check for $450. Pictured from left to right are Basilia Ruiz, Krissy Garland, Stephanie Timmer, Sandi Cagle, Steve Gage, Fire Chief Ron Wise, Rhonda Wendzel, and Johnathon Borsodi.
  
-The department is comprised of 16 fulltime staff and 37 paid-on-call firefighters. The department continued an expanded community-wide pre-planning and inspection program. Staff has now completed pre-fire surveys at 448 of the 516 businesses in the SHAES coverage area. There were also 139 short-term rental inspections during the year.+===== Fire Safety Fun Night Enjoyed by All=====
  
-The department continued its active ​public ​education programs with safety presentations to nearly 1,900 people at schools, senior living facilities, businesses and to civic groupsAn estimated 450 children and adults attended the annual Fire Safety Fun Night.+[{{:public:​191010firesafety0062.jpg?​250|}}] 
 +Our annual Fire Safety Fun Night was attended by more than 500 kids and adults on Thursday, Oct10. We are grateful to our sponsors for supporting this event. Thank you Fox 17 for your coverage -- https://​fox17online.com/​2019/​10/​10/​over-500-kids-adults-have-fun-at-south-haven-fire-station-for-fire-safety-fun-night/​
  
-A power point program highlighting the history of the department and explaining current ​SHAES services was developed ​for presentation to community groups.+===== SHAES Responders Honored ​for Heroism=====
  
-During 2018 the department acquired a new 4x4 Paramedic Ambulance and state-of-the-art battery-powered Jaws of Life rescue tools.+[{{:​public:​190904ResponderHonors0045.jpg?250|}}]
  
 +First responders from South Haven Area Emergency Services (SHAES) were recognized Wednesday (Sept. 4) by the City of South Haven for their actions in making rescues on Lake Michigan this summer. SHAES has responded to numerous Lake Michigan alerts most notably on July 19 and August 21 when a total of five people were rescued in the incidents.
  
 +Pictured, from left to right: David Griesel, Tim Quinn, Brian J. Horan, Brandon Hinz, Steven Cavadas, Zach Kenreich, Phillip Quinn, Ron Wise, Shawn Quinn, Brian Montgomery, Keith Bierhalter, James Quinn and Cody Sedlak. Also honored but not pictured were Patrick Quinn, Amanda Quinn, Ron Ridley and Dawn Hinz.
  
  
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