NOTICE FROM CMH – FIREFIGHTER PHYSICALS TO RESUME
CMH is going to begin doing free firefighter physicals for Columbia County Firefighters once again in Copake Rapid Care (283 Mountain View Road) every other week on Fridays – Sundays beginning May 6th. Four appointments will be available each day. Due to COVID and the risk to staff and other patients with aerosolizing procedures, Peak Flow testing will not be included in these physicals at this time. The Firefighters will be cleared without using this measure until the situation changes.
To make appointments please call Karen Franceschi at 518-697-3356 during normal business hours.
New Training Announcements
As 2022 schools begin to ramp up I thought it worthwhile to share a couple of things regarding registering for classes in LMS:
If a firefighter has never taken a State Fire class they will not be in the LMS system. Click here for a cheat sheet on how to setup a new account in LMS.The State is currently 3 weeks behind in processing requests. Please keep that in mind when interested in taking a class. I cannot register anyone for a class if they are not active in LMS.
Any firefighter that has taken a State Fire class in the past is in the LMS system. There is a good chance they are inactive because there is no email address on file for them. In this case the easiest thing to do is send me your name (no nicknames) and email address and I can get you activated. Currently, I can do that in a day or so. Once activated the State will send you a password. I cannot register anyone for a class if they are not active in LMS.
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