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-{{public:200109columbiatownship0035.jpg?nolink&​650|}}+===== South Haven Beach Safety Information ===== 
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 South Haven Area Emergency Services</​div></​html>​ South Haven Area Emergency Services</​div></​html>​
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-<a href="​http://​​dokuwiki/​doku.php?​id=public:​responses"​ >SEE PHOTOS OF RECENT RESPONSES AND ACTIVITIES<​br></​a>​ +</​a></​div></​html>​
-<a href="​http://​​dokuwiki/​doku.php?​id=public:​oct_2019"​ >FIRE PREVENTION PROGRAMS<​br></​a>​ +
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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>​
 **The Mission of the South Haven (Michigan) Area Emergency Services (SHAES) is to preserve life, limb and property through aggressive fire prevention, education and fire suppression. To provide the highest quality of emergency medical care with skill and compassion. To serve our communities with pride, integrity and courage.** **The Mission of the South Haven (Michigan) Area Emergency Services (SHAES) is to preserve life, limb and property through aggressive fire prevention, education and fire suppression. To provide the highest quality of emergency medical care with skill and compassion. To serve our communities with pride, integrity and courage.**
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 SHAES News Updates</​div></​html>​ SHAES News Updates</​div></​html>​
-===== Paul Quinn Promoted to SHAES Fire Captain ===== 
-[{{:public:200109PaulQuinn0001.jpg?200|}}]+===== Service Honors Longtime Firefighter Stan Wakild ===== 
 +[{{:public:200729WakildFuneral0064.jpg?325|SEE PHOTOS}}] 
 +[[http://​​dokuwiki/​doku.php?​id=public:​responses#​july_29_2020_-_funeral_of_stan_wakild|SEE PHOTOS]] 
 +The funeral service for longtime South Haven firefighter and Veteran Stanley (Stan) Wakild was held on July 29 with full honors. ​ He died July 13. Internment was at Lakeview Cemetery. Stan was part of our department over a span of six decades. He joined in 1965, was promoted to Lieutenant in 1978 and served as Chief beginning in 1989 until his retirement in 1993. He continued to serve as a paid-on-call firefighter and in recent years was a nighttime dispatcher. He was a member of the SHAES Honor Guard. He honorably served his country in the United States Air Force, the Army National Guard and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and served as Commander of American Legion Post 49. 
 +===== South Haven Focused Beach Safety Tips Messaging Created ===== 
 +[[https://​​article/​news/​local/​lakeshore/​south-haven-creates-beach-safety-place-mats-for-restaurants/​69-b010a9d7-993b-41b6-892f-25f6a96a88fd|SEE WZZM-TV COVERAGE]] 
 +Visitors to lakeshore communities like South Haven are often unaware of the dangers posed by the inviting water of Lake Michigan. 
 +"​Drownings in the Great Lakes, including in the South Haven area, are a grave concern,"​ said Chief Brandon Hinz of South Haven Area Emergency Services (SHAES). "As we examined ways to prevent future tragedies it became apparent that there is a lack of awareness by the public, especially guests in the community, to the inherent dangers posed by the lake."​ 
 +In an effort to educate the public of these dangers, SHAES, in cooperation with Safe Kids Greater South Haven-led by Bronson South Haven Hospital and The Great Lakes Water Safety Consortium, has designed a custom-made Beach Safety place mat for distribution to local businesses, particularly restaurants. Owners of short-term rentals are being encouraged to post it in their rental. 
 +Illustrator Jessica Byers of South Haven created a colorful array of graphics highlighting topics such as beach flag warnings, tips for escaping rip currents, advice about walking on the pier, when to use life jackets and even digging in the sand. On the back of the placemat are water-safety related kids activities. The project was initiated by former SHAES Chief Ron Wise. 
 +"​Making sure our children are safe is the top priority of the Safe Kids Coalition in Greater South Haven,"​ said Dr. Matthew Dommer, chief operating officer and vice president for medical affairs at Bronson Lakeview and South Haven Hospitals. "​Because of our commitment to help families and communities prevent childhood injuries this is the perfect public education project for South Haven."​ 
 +Copies are available at the South Haven/Van Buren County Convention and Visitors Bureau, 546 Phoenix St., and South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce, 606 Phillips St.
-Firefighter/​Paramedic Paul Quinn has been promoted to the rank of Fire Captain for South Haven Area Emergency Services. Paul will oversee day-to-day operations for his shift as well as assume responsibilities as the department training officer, according to Chief Ron Wise.+===== SHAES Responders Broaden Rescue Capabilities ===== 
-Paul has served the South Haven community for 26 years, first with the former Casco Fire Department and for 18 years as a fulltime SHAES firefighter-paramedicHe is a second generation firefighter,​ serving with his firefighter father, Jim QuinnHe is certified as a Level 1 Fire Instructor ​for the State of Michigan and has headed the SHAES fire prevention education bureau for that last 16 years. In 2019 he was chosen by his peers as the department'​s Firefighter of the Year.+[[https://​​news/​southwest-michigan/​south-haven-crews-get-life-saving-tools-for-when-seconds-count/​|SEE WOOD-TV COVERAGE]]
-===== Historic Scott Club Receives Fire Safeguard =====+South Haven Area Emergency Services (SHAES) is broadening its ability to respond to water rescue incidents by providing its paid-on-call members with water rescue equipment that stays with the responders all-of-the time.
-[{{:​public:​Scott_Club0006.jpg?250|}}]+Thanks to a grant from the Albemarle Corporation of South Haven, nineteen SHAES responders now have a fitted PFD - personalized flotation device (life jacket), helmet and throw-bag containing 50 feet of rope.
-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.+SHAES equipment (ambulances,​ rescue truck, engines) also contain ​this equipmentbut frequently ​the paid-on-call members who respond ​from their home or workplace are the first to arrive on an emergency scene.
 +"​Minutes,​ if not seconds, count in this type of emergency situation,"​ said Chief Brandon Hinz. "We are grateful for the continuing support of Albemarle as we strive to protect our community to the best of our ability."​
-===== Contributon Supports SHAES Initiative =====+Hinz also thanked former chief Ron Wise who pursued funding for the acquisition.
-[{{:​public:​201023SturgisBankGrant0003.jpg?​250|}}] +In recent weeks SHAES staff has been conducting its annual water rescue drills ​on Lake Michigan ​and Lake Arvesta. A recent drill included members ​of the South Haven Police Department whose officers also have PFDs in their patrol cars.
-Thank you Sturgis Bank and Trust Company for your contribution in support of a 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 a 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.+
-===== Fire Safety Fun Night Enjoyed by All===== 
-[{{:public:191010firesafety0062.jpg?250|}}] +===== Please Keep Hydrants Clear of Foliage ===== 
-Our annual Fire Safety Fun Night was attended by more than 500 kids and adults on Thursday, Oct. 10. We are grateful to our sponsors for supporting this event. Thank you Fox 17 for your coverage -- https://​​2019/​10/​10/​over-500-kids-adults-have-fun-at-south-haven-fire-station-for-fire-safety-fun-night/​+[{{:public:200622Hydrants0002.jpg?350|}}]
-===== SHAES Responders Honored for Heroism=====+This is a request that we typically make in the dead of winter when the snow is piled high around the fire hydrants in the SHAES area. Please help us now if there is foliage concealing from the street a hydrant where you live. Time is of the essence when we arrive on a fire scene so being able to locate the fire hydrant quickly is of great help. Thank You.
-[{{:​public:​190904ResponderHonors0045.jpg?​250|}}]+===== Hydrant Flushing Underway =====
-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.+[{{:​public:​160729HydrantFlushing0017.jpg?350|}}]
-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 SedlakAlso honored but not pictured were Patrick Quinn, Amanda Quinn, Ron Ridley ​and Dawn Hinz.+SHAES staff is currently flushing the water system and fire hydrants in the City of South Haven and Casco and South Haven Townships This process will continue until the all hydrants have been inspected ​and flushed.
 +This is necessary to clean particulates and sediment from the system. If you have discolored water at your residence, run the water until it clears and also run your washing machine through one cycle to clear water from the lines and the machine.
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