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City hiring Crossing Guards for Hilltop School

Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in News | Comments Off on City hiring Crossing Guards for Hilltop School

The City of Reading currently has openings for the position of Crossing Guard at Hilltop School.  This position is part-time (at-will employee), and is great for retirees or homemakers.  Guards are assigned a crossing location and are required to be at that post before and after school, on all days that school is in session.  All equipment is supplied by the City.  Current locations in need of a gaurd are in front of Hilltop School and Hunt/Sanborn.

Applicants will undergo a background check.  Pay for the position is $146.00 bi-weekly.  An application can be downloaded below or obtained at the general offices at city hall.  The position is open until filled.

Application

Fire Department Receives AHA Mission Lifeline EMS Recognition Award

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Fire Department Receives AHA Mission Lifeline EMS Recognition Award

Reading Fire Department has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.

      Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) the deadliest type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it’s critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by mechanically opening the blocked vessel or by providing clot-busting medication.

      Unfortunately, a significant number of STEMI patients don’t receive this prompt reperfusion therapy, which is critical in restoring blood flow. Mission: Lifeline seeks to save lives by closing the gaps that separate these patients from timely access to appropriate treatments. Mission: Lifeline’s EMS recognition program recognizes emergency medical services for their efforts in improving systems of care and improving the quality of life for these patients.

     Emergency Medical System providers are vital to the success of Mission: Lifeline. EMS agencies perform 12-lead ECGs which measure the electrical activity of the heart and can help determine if a heart attack has occurred. They also follow protocols derived from American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology guidelines. These correct tools,  training, and practices allow EMS providers to rapidly identify suspected heart attack patients, promptly notify the medical center, and trigger an early response from the awaiting hospital personnel.

      Agencies that receive the Mission: Lifeline Gold award have demonstrated at least 75 percent compliance for each required achievement measure for two years.

      “EMTs and paramedics play a vital part in the system of care for those who have heart attacks,” said James Jollis, M.D., Chair of the Mission: Lifeline Advisory Working Group. “Since they often are the first medical point of contact, they can shave precious minutes of life-saving treatment time by activating the emergency response system that alerts hospitals. We applaud Reading Fire Department for achieving this award that shows it meets evidence-based guidelines in the treatment of people who have severe heart attacks.”

      “Reading Fire Department is dedicated to making our service among the best in the country, and the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program is helping us accomplish that by implementing processes for improving systems of care with the goal of improving the quality of care for all acute coronary syndrome patients,” said Assistant Chief Paul Gallo “We are pleased to be recognized for our dedication and achievements in emergency medical care for all cardiac patients.”

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT FLOWING/SERVICING HYDRANTS

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in News | Comments Off on FIRE DEPARTMENT FLOWING/SERVICING HYDRANTS

Fire Department crews will be out servicing and flowing hydrants during the month of May. If you notice that your water is discolored, please turn on cold water, preferably bathtubs or showers due to the larger volume, and let run for 5 minutes or until the water becomes clear.

Local Public Hearing for Duke Energy Pipeline Extension

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Local Public Hearing for Duke Energy Pipeline Extension

Please see attached PDF for more information in regards to Duke Energy’s Pipeline Extension.  There will be an additional public hearing June 15, 2017 from 3-8 PM  at UC Blue Ash, 9555 Plainfield Road, Muntz Hall, Room 119, Blue Ash, OH 45236.

Pipeline Meeting

Final Floodplain Remediation and Trails Plan

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Final Floodplain Remediation and Trails Plan

Below is a link for the Final Floodplain Remediation and Trails Plan.

 

FloodPlain Presentation

Fire Department Hiring Part-Time FF/EMT’s

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Fire Department Hiring Part-Time FF/EMT’s

Fire Department is now hiring part-time firefighter/EMT’s. 

Successful applicants must:

  • Hold current Ohio EMT and Firefighter 1 certifications.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Possess an Ohio Driver’s License and pass a background investigation.

Click here for additional information and application.

Hamilton County EMHSA Monthly Testing of Sirens CANCELLED

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Hamilton County EMHSA Monthly Testing of Sirens CANCELLED

HAMILTON COUNTY, OHIO – The Outdoor Warning siren test scheduled for March 1, 2017 has been cancelled due to the threat of severe weather.

Tests can be cancelled for two primary reasons:

  1. Extreme cold, freezing rain/drizzle, and/or icing might damage the equipment.
  2. There is severe weather (or potential severe weather) occurring in the local area and activating the outdoor warning system might cause confusion as to whether the activation is a real event.

There are four basic criteria to activate the sirens:

  • The National Weather Service issues a Tornado Warning for all or part of Hamilton County,
  • A trained and certified weather spotter reports a tornado;
  • A tornado is reported by a local public safety official; or
  • A dangerous situation occurs which requires citizens to seek shelter immediately.

Hamilton County has the capability of activating all of the sirens at once or by activating one or more of six established siren zones. All sirens may be sounded unless the threat is clearly confined to an individual zone (or zones). During a tornado warning, the sirens will be sounded for a three minute duration in ten minute intervals (three minutes on, seven minutes off) for as long as the tornado warning is in effect. There is NO “all-clear” siren.

In the event the sirens are activated, please tune in to your weather radio or local media for further information.

Tune in, Take action, Take cover.

For additional information on severe weather safety and preparedness, visit the Hamilton County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency website at: www.hamiltoncountyohioema.org/

City of Reading Request For Qualifications(RFQ) for US EPA Grant

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in News | Comments Off on City of Reading Request For Qualifications(RFQ) for US EPA Grant

The City of Reading is advertising the following RFQ for qualified companies to assist in the administration and implementation of its US EPA Grant.

The deadline for submittal is March 10, 2017 at 4:00 PM.

Please see the attached RFQ and the attached work plan.
Request For Qualifications
Work Plan

Reading Community Schools Construction Manager Meeting

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Reading Community Schools Construction Manager Meeting

Please see the flyer below in regards to a meeting being held by the Construction Manager for the Reading Community Schools Project.

This meeting is open to anyone interested in the project or providing a bid (subcontract or material supplier) for the upcoming construction project for Reading Community Schools.

 

School Construction Manager Meeting

Reading Community Schools Planned Development District Proposal

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Reading Community Schools Planned Development District Proposal

On, Tuesday, January 17, at 7:30 PM, Reading City Council will hold a Public Hearing to consider Reading Schools PDD.  The plans proposed can be found online by going to the following link :

PDD PLANS

Anyone with questions, concerns, or comments is invited to attend.