Monroe County Fire Advisory Board > November 2013 FAB Meeting


9 Apr 2014

Monroe County Fire Advisory Board Meeting

November 18, 2013

 

Voting Members:         L. Ritz, B. Koster, T. Link, C. Dunn, S. Mitrano,

 J. Lemcke, A. Hiller, C. Fish, A. LaFountain, W. Carter, M. Burnside

 

Ex-Officio:          A. Way, S. DeRosa, M. McHenry, S. Schalabba, A. Baker,

P. Schwartzman, J. Schreiber, M. Kester, A. Sienkiewicz, S. Andrews,

R. Jensen, T. Czapranski, C. Marshall, L. Ruiz        

 


A.            CALL TO ORDER THE FIRE ADVISORY BOARD  

 

B.            PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

C.            MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR FALLEN EMERGENCY SERVICES           

           

D.            DO WE HAVE A QUORUM Yes

 

E.            INTRODUCE ANY GUESTS/NEW MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE

 

F.            APPROVAL OF FAB MINUTES FROM September 16, 2013

            Motion to approve the September FAB meeting minutes as submitted by

            J. Lemcke, seconded by B. Koster .

                        All in favor and motion carried.

 

G.            COMMUNICATIONS RECEIVED: C. FISH

·      EMS Deputy Coordinators from T. Czapranski

·      Deputy Fire Coordinators from S. DeRosa

           

H.            FIRE ADVISORY BOARD REPORT – C. FISH

·      Discussed the rules, regulations, and future of this Board. Presented a power point to the members. Discussed the Strategic Planning Committee,  asked if anyone had anything to add to please email him at Fishc@chilifire.org .

           

I.            EMS ADVISORY BOARD REPORT – D. BATTY

            (report given by T. Czapranski)

·      The By-Laws are in final revision

·      The 2014 meeting schedule is as follows:

                                    The first Thursday of the month at 11 AM during the months of                                                 January, March, May, September, and November.

·      Any items for the agenda should be sent to the Chair and Diane Cook no longer than 2 weeks prior to the meeting to ensure that we have time to consider all items especially if the party requesting the addition cannot be present at the meeting.

·      We are sending a letter to all agencies that have representatives on the EMS Advisory Board to reappoint existing members or to select a new representative if they choose, with the expectation of 100% attendance.

 

J.            PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR – D. MOORE

 

K.            FIRE & EMS COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE – J. LEMCKE

 

L.            FIRE COORDINATORS REPORT – S. DeROSA

 

·      The letters for the 2014 re-appointments of deputy fire coordinators, hazmat and special operations deputies has been delivered to the chair.

·      I would like to introduce 2 new deputy fire coordinators for 2014. In Battalion 1, Steve Andrews from the Webster Fire Department will fill the 811 role beginning January 1st and Dean “Chuck” Marshall Jr. from the Henrietta Fire Department will fill the 815 role also on January 1st 2014. Please join me in welcoming both Steve and Chuck.

·      A meeting with the Public Safety Director is being arranged for early December to discuss the specifics of the Communications Project.  At this point, the group will be representatives from the Fire District Officers, Communications Board & the Fire Bureau with the intent to plan a larger scale meeting/information session for some time in December.

·      My thanks to those firefighters and agencies who participated in the Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb this past weekend. It was a great event.

·      A reminder, this Friday the 2013 Turkey Bash being held downtown has a rare fire service appearance and guest list.  A portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to the scholarship fund established by the West Webster Fire Department and MCC for future fire protection technology students.  Please come out and support this worthwhile event.

·      Lewis Tree Company made a $2,000 donation to the County Fire Chiefs Association recently and has requested that smoke detectors be purchased with this money. The program to purchase detectors is underway and the Fire Bureau, as in the past, will administer this program.  Specifics to follow on this.

·      I am saddened to report that Margaret Magin, wife of our County & State Fire Instructor Mike Magin, has passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Please keep The Magin Family and Spencerport Fire in your thoughts and prayers.

 

·      I am also saddened to report the sudden death of Pittsford Firefighter Jim Murray just this past weekend. Please keep the Murray Family and Pittsford Fire in your thoughts and prayers.

·      For those who’ve yet to see it, the memorial display for fallen firefighters Chiapperini and Kaszcowka can be found in the fire case in the atrium at the PSTF. Their medals of honor are prominently displayed with their shadow boxes. My thanks to everyone who helped to make this memorial possible.

·      Grant recipient of $133,626 FFY2013 Technical Rescue/USAR

           

            SPECIAL OPS/HAZMAT – S. SCHALABBA

HazMat

·      The Monroe County Hazardous Materials Response Team responded to seven (7) level 0 incidents since our last meeting; most of these were the result of petroleum spills resulting from motor vehicle accidents and one involved an investigation at a fixed facility.

·      Steve Schalabba (MCFB), Mark Leszczynksi (OEM), and Andy Lonthair (RFD) attended the annual NYS Hazardous Materials Team Leadership forum in East Syracuse, NY on October 18-19. A fair amount of time was spent discussing a proposed assessment and typing system for HazMat Teams across NYS. Monroe County also highlighted our support for E-Plan with the Office of Fire Prevention & Control.

·      The HazMat Team will be reviewing the Ginna Emergency Plan as it relates to the team’s potential involvement in a number of support activities at their November training date.

·      Mike Lissow will be stepping out as a Team Captain at the end of the year to become a Chief Officer again in his home department (Hilton). I’d like to publicly thank Mike for his many contributions and leadership on the team and wish him the best in his new role.  

            Special Ops

·      The Fire Bureau is currently working on dispatch protocols that will be tied to a response level matrix. This document is currently under review by the Fire Chiefs with a tentative implementation date of January 2014.

·      Special Operations training during the period focused on the Tools and Exterior Shoring course work as part of the NYS Structural Collapse Curriculum. These classes proved to be highly successful and plans are already underway to outline the 2014 training program for the various specialties.

·      The Fire Bureau has a bid package out for a new Special Operations Box Truck. This truck will carry the USAR Shoring System and related technical rescue/hazmat support equipment.

 

M.            EMS COORDINATORS REPORT – T. CZAPRANSKI

·      Graduated a second class of Special Operations Paramedics – now working on operationalizing the EMS component. Thank you to the departments and personnel who participated in the training.

·      Completed HAZ-Mat IQ in October – and while all Special Operations Paramedics have completed HAZ-Mat IQ we conducted an additional class for those not attending the full Special Operations Paramedic program.

·      Our Medical Director Contract with U of R expires December 31 of this year. With this in mind, we put out an RFQ this summer and just recently awarded the Medical Director Contract to the U of R for 3 years beginning on January 1, 2014.

·      Cyanide kits – defer to Dr. Cushman

·      Upcoming exercises – MCC active killer June of 2014 – Champak spring of 2015.

·      Xerox EMS to shut down next week – Physicians will no longer be on site after the first of the year.

·      Article in the D&C 11/17/13 – Closest most appropriate should respond. Working with the agencies to resolve the issues.

 

N.            PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS – R. VERDOUW

 

O.            EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT – J. MERKLINGER

 

P.            OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT – A. BAKER

·      An update on E-Plan. Tier 2 postcards are being prepped for mailing. To reiterate, there is no federal funding for 2014. States and reporting facilities will now have to financially support the system. Each reporting facility will be charged $25 to upload their 2013 Tier II data into the E-Plan database. PayPal, check or money orders will be accepted.

·      Fred Rion is in Albany the week of November 18 to attend a “NYS Governor Mandatory Training for all County Emergency Managers”. This training is required for DHSES administered grants. Failure to participate could result in loss of some grant funding. Deputy County Executive Dan DeLaus is attending a one-day required training session for County Executives.

·      The Ginna HAB FEMA evaluated drill was held on September 17. Overall, everything went well. There were some issues identified by FEMA but both Wayne and Monroe are working with FEMA to resolve those issues before they appear on the final report.

·      OEM met with the new Disaster Program Officer from the American Cross.  His name is Jose Latalladi Jr. and he will be replacing Tim Pitoniak. In recent months, the Red Cross has undergone man changes and OEM is looking to update various MOSs that are part of the sheltering agreements with Red Cross.

·      Beginning in  early 2014, OEM will be updating many of the emergency  plans as some are overdue.

 

Q.            COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

            A.            MUTUAL AID PLAN – C. FISH

 

B.            FIRE INVESTIGATOR – M. BURNSIDE

Fire Advisory Report

Fire Investigation Unit

November 18, 2013

2013 Year to Date

Fire Cause

 

Fire Type

 

 

 

 

 

Accidental

177

Vehicle

76

Natural

2

Structure

158

Incendiary

16

Other

7

Undetermined

39

 

 

Assistance Rendered

1

 

 

Cancelled Enroute

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

YTD Total

241

 

241

 

Calls of Significance

9/18/13-110 Wahl Road, Ridge Culver

            Assisted Irondequoit PD-small fire with a fatality

 

10/18/13-366 Wakeman Road, Fairport

            Barn fire-under investigation

 

10/31/13-2441 Norton Street, Ridge Culver

            Shed fire

            Assisted IPD with Arson arrest

 

11/1/13-550 Wegman Road, Gates

            Small fire in residence

            Assisted Gates PD with Arson arrest

 

Juvenile Fire Investigation    

Referrals YTD: 38

Enhanced JFIP Program: We have developed an updated multi-session program for at-risk youth.  This program was created with the Fire Bureau, MCSO, and The Kessler Burn Center, URMC.

     This is meant for kids on probation and kids that we feel need more than the one time referral.  The first group was completed in September.  The next group starts in December.

 

           

            C.            PSTF TRAINING – M. CHOLACH

·      Fire Training Grounds are closed for the season. Due to reopen March 15, 2014.

 

            D.            STRATEGIC PLANNING SUBCOMMITTEES – C. FISH

·      W. Carter – is there a way to see if the statistics are on track?

·      C. Fish – Please send any comments to him.

           

            E.            ELECTION COMMITTEE – J. LEMCKE

·      Chairman and Vice Chairman elections are in January.

 

R.            FIRE DEPARTMENTS

 

            A.            ROCHESTER FD – S. MITRANO

·      Two injury fires; a boat fire in Charlotte and a smoking related fire at South View Towers

                       

            B.            AIRPORT FIRE DEPT. – T. BANE           

 

            C.            1ST BATTALION – M. CHOLACH

·      2 working fires.

·      Only incident of significance was an elevator rescue in Webster. Male fell down an elevator shaft and was trapped. Pt was extricated and had critical injuries.

 

            D.            2ND BATTALION – J. LEMCKE

·      2 working fires; 1 2nd floor/attic in Hilton. 1 shed fire in Ridge Road dist.

·      1 apartment fire in Spencerport

·      1 Significant mutual aid in Albion with mutual aid from Brockport, Morton, and Hamlin.

·      Battalion hosted Firefighter Situational Awareness training provided by Greece Police. Class was well attended and interesting.

 

            E.            3RD BATTALION – A. HILLER

·      1 working fire.

 

            F.            4TH BATTALION – C. FISH

·      Mutual aid to Livingston County.

 

            G.            5TH BATTALION – M. TERZO (gave by S. DeRosa)

·      11/9/13 working fire in Livingston County. Mutual Aid from Rush, Honeoye Falls and Mendon. 2 Engines from Henrietta and 1 Truck from Scottsville for manpower.

·      11/13/13 Working fire in Henrietta. Rush, Gates and Chili provided fill-ins.

 

S.            M.C. FIRE CHIEF’S ASSOC. – B. KOSTER

·      Installation Banquet went well with a tribute to West Webster Fire Dept.

·      2014 date for banquet is October 9, 2014. More to come on this.

           

T.            M.C.  FIRE DISTRICT OFFICERS’ ASSOC. – T. LINK

·      Working with fire chiefs and Fire Bureau on Communications/funding.

·      Thank you to the Chiefs and Fire Bureau for a successful banquet and memorial. K. Preston thanked the banquet committee for the award.

                                   

U.            M.C. VOL.  FIREMAN’S ASSOC. & FASNY – L. RITZ

            A. Way

·      Law passed regulation fee for ambulances.

·      Currently 68 members in the Firefighters Home.

           

V.            M.C. LEGISLATOR – F. ANCELLO

                       

W.            ROCHESTER CITY COUNCIL – A. McFADDEN

                       

X.            MONROE COUNTY SUPERVISOR’S ASSOC. – A. LaFOUNTAIN

                       

Y.            ASSOCIATION OF VILLAGES – B. CARTER

·      All villages are in compliance for the budgets.

 

Z.            FIRE MARSHAL’S ASSOC. – C. DUNN

           

AA.            BURN ASSOC. – P. SCHWARTZMAN

·      Scald burns are trending for adults and children.

·      FEMA Grant for scald prevention is upcoming.

·      Holiday Party on December 14 at Webster FD.

·      Burn Awareness Week is the week of February 3rd. Would like to do a Firefighter appreciation night at Strong Hosp.

 

BB.            ANY OTHER REPORTS

 

CC.            OLD BUSINESS -

 

DD.            NEW BUSINESS – C. FISH

·      Wounded Warriors Program – Chief of Chili FD is taking any donations of clothing/materials. This is an on-going program.

                        

EE.            NEXT MEETING DATE Monday, January 27, 2014 7:00 PM

                                                            Public Safety Training Facility

                                                            Room 117A

 

FF.            ANYTHING FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER

 

Motion to adjourn the Fire Advisory Board Meeting at 7:48 PM hrs. by C. Fish seconded by T. Link. Motion carried.