Archive for October, 2012

NFA: Training Operations for Small Departments #OKfire

October 17, 2012

This 2 day course is designed to provide students with some basic tools and skills to coordinate training in a small fire/EMS organization. A training function in a smaller department typically may include conducting training drills and coordinating training with a nearby larger city or State training function.

Course content includes:
leadership issues in fire service training, such as why and how the local training officer must be a catalyst for change, and personal motivators within the department, identifying the legal issues affecting the training function, including an understanding of a standard of care, and the impact of OSHA and NFPA standards, safety considerations in training, marketing training internally, identifying ways to justify training needs, resolving training conflicts using appropriate conflict resolution techniques, selecting and evaluating training curriculum and materials from outside sources and effective delivery and evaluation of training.
Target Audience:
Fire and rescue personnel who coordinate training in small departments.
Combination/Volunteer firefighters and officers who instruct in small fire and rescue departments. Fire personnel serving on training committees.
Training officers in combination/volunteer fire departments.
Cost: No charge to Oklahoma Emergency Responders
Location
Dates
OSU-FST Classroom – Stillwater
2012, December 8th  9th 8am-5pm
State Fire School – EOC Tech Center
 2013, April TBD 8am-5pm
For additional information or to enroll please call
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 10, 2012

It is a good opportunity to learn more about a cancer that affects approximately one in eight women. Men can also get breast cancer, but it is rare. This year, an estimated 226,870 women and 2,190 men will be newly diagnosed. 

Risk Factors — Learn about risk factors (including family history, obesity, alcohol, and hormone replacement therapy) and protective factors that may help reduce the risk of breast cancer (including eating healthy and exercising).

Screening and Diagnosis — Get information about mammograms, ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and other diagnostic tools.

Treatment Options — Treatment options vary depending on cancer type and stage, but the standard options include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and more.

Pink Ribbon Kit — Order free publications with information about mammography screening, which continues to be the best tool for early detection.

Overview — Find a brief summary of breast cancer and numerous resources by topic. 

October Climate Calendar for #AltusOK

October 1, 2012
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Periods of Record
Temps #1903-2010
Precip #1903-2011
Snow #1903-2011
# – large gaps in record
1 T Avgs: 85/54
Sig Prcp Freq: 6%
Extremes:
High T 104 (1977)
Low T 39 (1985)
Precip 1.46 (1941)
2 T Avgs: 85/55
Sig Prcp Freq: 8%
Extremes:
High T 102 (2000)
Low T 40* (1975)
Precip 1.12 (1986)
3 T Avgs: 84/55
Sig Prcp Freq: 12%
Extremes:
High T 104 (2000)
Low T 40 (1975)
Precip 2.15 (1955)
4 T Avgs: 83/56
Sig Prcp Freq: 15%
Extremes:
High T 102 (1928)
Low T 38 (1979)
Precip 3.57 (1953)
5 T Avgs: 82/55
Sig Prcp Freq: 14%
Extremes:
High T 98 (1937)
Low T 37 (1932)
Precip 3.45 (1919)
6 T Avgs: 82/55
Sig Prcp Freq: 13%
Extremes:
High T 99 (1937)
Low T 35 (2001)
Precip 2.31 (1930)
7 T Avgs: 80/53
Sig Prcp Freq: 16%
Extremes:
High T 101 (1979)
Low T 31 (1952)
Precip 1.13 (1919)
8 T Avgs: 80/53
Sig Prcp Freq: 16%
Extremes:
High T 99 (1979)
Low T 34 (1976)
Precip 1.54 (1919)
9 T Avgs: 81/52
Sig Prcp Freq: 13%
Extremes:
High T 99* (1928)
Low T 26 (2000)
Precip 4.44 (1918)
10 T Avgs: 80/51
Sig Prcp Freq: 11%
Extremes:
High T 96 (1963)
Low T 27 (2000)
Precip 1.66 (1926)
11 T Avgs: 79/52
Sig Prcp Freq: 7%
Extremes:
High T 97 (1954)
Low T 34 (1932)
Precip 1.43 (1931)
12 T Avgs: 79/52
Sig Prcp Freq: 12%
Extremes:
High T 95 (1979)
Low T 28 (1977)
Precip 1.71 (1960)
13 T Avgs: 80/53
Sig Prcp Freq: 11%
Extremes:
High T 100 (1954)
Low T 34 (1986)
Precip 3.73 (1923)
14 T Avgs: 79/52
Sig Prcp Freq: 14%
Extremes:
High T 99 (1928)
Low T 34* (1969)
Precip 1.89 (1960)
15 T Avgs: 78/51
Sig Prcp Freq: 23%
Extremes:
High T 97 (1917)
Low T 35* (1914)
Precip 3.31 (1915)
16 T Avgs: 78/51
Sig Prcp Freq: 16%
Extremes:
High T 96 (1917)
Low T 30 (2001)
Precip 1.80 (2006)
17 T Avgs: 77/50
Sig Prcp Freq: 12%
Extremes:
High T 98 (1972)
Low T 31* (1976)
Precip 1.05 (1942)
18 T Avgs: 77/49
Sig Prcp Freq: 12%
Extremes:
High T 95 (1972)
Low T 33 (1948)
Precip 4.16 (1965)
19 T Avgs: 77/48
Sig Prcp Freq: 4%
Extremes:
High T 95 (1940)
Low T 25 (1989)
Precip 1.40 (1983)
20 T Avgs: 75/48
Sig Prcp Freq: 12%
Extremes:
High T 95 (1979)
Low T 25 (1976)
Precip 7.10 (1983)
21 T Avgs: 76/48
Sig Prcp Freq: 18%
Extremes:
High T 95 (2003)
Low T 32 (1917)
Precip 1.96 (1972)
22 T Avgs: 75/48
Sig Prcp Freq: 15%
Extremes:
High T 93 (1939)
Low T 29 (1990)
Precip 2.76 (1986)
23 T Avgs: 73/47
Sig Prcp Freq: 20%
Extremes:
High T 92 (2003)
Low T 28 (1917)
Precip 1.33 (1977)
24 T Avgs: 73/45
Sig Prcp Freq: 13%
Extremes:
High T 95 (2003)
Low T 27 (2005)
Precip 1.25 (1949)
25 T Avgs: 73/46
Sig Prcp Freq: 9%
Extremes:
High T 91 (1939)
Low T 28 (2005)
Precip 2.18 (1923)
26 T Avgs: 73/45
Sig Prcp Freq: 13%
Extremes:
High T 93 (1950)
Low T 26 (1957)
Precip 2.60 (1918)
Snow trace* (1913)
27 T Avgs: 72/44
Sig Prcp Freq: 12%
Extremes:
High T 91 (1930)
Low T 26 (1997)
Precip 0.74 (2000)
28 T Avgs: 72/45
Sig Prcp Freq: 8%
Extremes:
High T 90 (1937)
Low T 26 (1925)
Precip 1.95 (1991)
29 T Avgs: 73/45
Sig Prcp Freq: 11%
Extremes:
High T 92 (1950)
Low T 20 (1980)
Precip 1.50 (2009)
30 T Avgs: 72/45
Sig Prcp Freq: 13%
Extremes:
High T 90 (1963)
Low T 17 (1917)
Precip 1.90 (1979)
31 T Avgs: 70/44
Sig Prcp Freq: 21%
Extremes:
High T 88* (1944)
Low T 17 (1993)
Precip 1.88 (1940)
Snow trace (1941)
Key
* – Record since tied
Highlight = Oct record
All Temps in deg F
All Precip in inches
Sig Prcp Freq = Pct of
days with >= 0.1″ precip
Oct. Averages
High Temp 78 F
Low Temp 50 F
Avg Temp 64 F
Precip 2.85
Snow 0.0