Monroe County Fire Advisory Board > May 2014, FAB Meeting


20 May 2017

May 19, 2014

 

Voting Members:         L. Ritz, K. Preston, C. Dunn, D. Prevost, M. Cholach,

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

C. Marshall, T. Szatko

 

Ex-Officio:          A. Way, S. Schalabba, J. France, R. Jensen, P. Schwartzman, M. McHenry, L. Ruiz

        

A.            CALL TO ORDER THE FIRE ADVISORY BOARD at 7:03 PM.

 

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 March 17, 2014.

            Motion to approve the March meeting minutes by C. Fish, motion seconded by

            K. Preston. Motion carried.           

           

G.            COMMUNICATIONS RECEIVED:  C. FISH

·      Sent out a letter of support from this Board regarding the continuation of the Monroe County Physicians Fly Car.

           

H.            FIRE ADVISORY BOARD REPORT – C. FISH

·      Thank you to Public Safety Director David Moore and his staff for the Communication Summit presentation.

           

I.            EMS ADVISORY BOARD REPORT – D. BATTY

 

J.            PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR – D. MOORE

 

K.            FIRE & EMS COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE – J. LEMCKE

·      March/April Elections: Tim Warth continues to be Chairman; Alan Smith was elected Vice Chairman.

·      Skywave Communications looking into VHF Coverage concerns on Fire 3, 4, & 5, especially along the lake.

·      2014 Communications Summit was held on Saturday May 10th.

·      May meeting was cancelled a/c of multiple absences.

 

L.            FIRE COORDINATORS REPORT – S. SCHALABBA

·      Coordinator DeRosa sends his regards as he continues his recovery from back surgery but hopes to return to the office next Tuesday. He has appreciated the many phone calls, cards, and support he’s received during this period.

·      On behalf of Director Moore, he would like to thank all of the Fire and EMS agencies that participated in the Communications Summit last week.

·      The Monroe County Hazardous Materials Response Team responded to 3 Level 0 incidents since our last meeting. All of these were petroleum related spills primarily from motor vehicle accidents.

·      With respect to the issue of crude oil transportation via the railroad, the Fire Bureau is continuing to work with OEM, RFD, and others on resource planning and related preparedness activities. This includes documenting available foam resources, interfacing with CSX, providing input on Monroe County’s railroad emergency response plan (currently being updated), and scheduling training with our partners in the fire service and hazardous materials response teams to better understand the construction and features of the railcars being used to transport the crude oil. CSX has scheduled June 27 and 28 to support this mission and announcements will be going out to the fire service this week. The rail car will be staged at the Goodman Street Rail Yard in the City of Rochester.

·      Our next monthly HazMat team training date is scheduled for Thursday May 22nd, at the PSTF and will focus on plugging, patching, and containment of leaks involving hazardous chemicals.

·      We have four (4) team members attending the IAFC Hazardous Materials Conference in Baltimore at the end of the month; one of our team members, Scott Lancaster, is also presenting on Multi-Discipline HazMat responses.

·      The Monroe county Special Operations Unit recently supported several activities including:

                        - Land based search and rescue program in Spencerport. They are                                     also close to finishing a resource guide that types the various off-                                    road resources in the County and bordering fire agencies,

                        - assisting MCSO SCUBA with training exercise in the Erie Canal;

                        - assisted the Ontario county Water Rescue team with detail in                                     Shortsville,

                        -completed two (2) Interior Shoring classes at the PSTF (class is                                     part of the NYS structural collapse curriculum)

·      The Fire Bureau also just took delivery of a new box truck that will be designated as SO-10. This truck will carry a large cache of shoring equipment for different collapse scenarios as well as other technical rescue and hazardous materials support equipment. This truck will be placed into service towards the end of summer once the organization of the equipment layout is complete and everything is mounted property.

 

 

M.            EMS COORDINATORS REPORT – S. SCHALABBA

·      National EMS week is the 18th to the 24th

·      NYS EMS Memorial event is tomorrow in Albany – unfortunately 12 names will be added to the memorial this year.

·      Gates EMS has completed the acquisition of Spencerport EMS – some of the branding for Spencerport will remain in place and area coverage will be improved.

·      Congratulations to Gates EMS for their 50th anniversary.

·      As NYS continues to cut back on services for mental health we are beginning to see increased pressure on the EMS system as a result of patients being placed in care settings that may not appropriately meet the patient needs. When the patient becomes more that the staff can handle, EMS is called. In one case the ambulance returning the patient from the hospital to the group home after hospital discharge had not even left the scene when group home staff called 911 for the patient that just arrived! Please let me (Tim Czapranski) if you are having this happen and we will work with the State to try and resolve the concerns.

 

N.            PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS – R. VERDOUW

 

O.            EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT – M. KESTER

 

P.            OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT – S. SCHALABBA

·      Flood 2014

      -             Significant amount of rainfall was seen in Monroe County with the NWS issuing several Flash Flood Watches and Warnings beginning on Thursday, May 15.

      -             By Friday, May 16, NWS had issued Flood Warnings for Honeoye Creek, Irondequoit Creek and other areas in Monroe County. Flooding was reported and documented throughout the day in Ellison Park, Panorama Plaza and Honeoye Falls.

      -             By Friday evening, the Army Corps of Engineers had issued an alert that the Mt Morris Dam had been closed and that the Genesee River was rising and that flooding may be the result in some areas.

      -            By 21:00 on Friday, Emergency Preparedness Admin Fred Rion submitted a report in Web EOC from the Village of Fairport. “Spillway overflowing from canal.” Many businesses and multiple homes on Lift bridge Lane have been impacted. Additionally the flooding has extended out to Main Street across rail road tracks causing Main Street to be shut down. RGE has been dispatched to scene and will be shutting down power to businesses and homes. ARC was on site to provide shelter for residents who will be temporarily leaving their homes. CSX is on scene because water has moved over tracks. Scene likely to be open all night as will the roads will be closed till water subsides. Fairport Fire and Fairport PD are handling the scene. No other resources from outside jurisdictions are needed at this time.”

      -             Flood waters started receding by the morning of Saturday, May 17. Additionally, OEM received communication from NYSDHSES to provide them with a dollar amount related to damage from this recent flood event.  The dollar amount needed is to provide PUBLIC SECTOR COSTS ONLY.  No flooding to basements, personal property, etc. can be included in the dollar amount. Costs and figures that can be included in the amount include actual damage (even if estimated) to publically owned buildings, bridges, parks, etc.  Costs related to preparation, including personnel costs & OT (ie clearing culverts and drains, meetings regarding prepping for the storm, etc.), costs related to dealing with the storm as it was occurring (all of the same categories), and storm cleanup costs.  Costs such as gas are also included. The total amount of "damage" costs that Monroe County must achieve is just over $2.6 million.  That would be added to NYS's overall damage cost as the State attempts to gain a Presidential Disaster Declaration and secure mitigation funding.

 

·      Plans

-            OEM continues the process of updating the various emergency plans and annexes to the County Emergency Management Plan. Of particular importance is the Rail Plan, since the subject of transportation of crude oil via railroad is at the forefront of emergency planning across the State.

·      KI Distribution

-            OEM received 54 cases (83,000 doses) of Potassium Iodide (KI) to replace and replenish the stock of KI in the 10-mile emergency planning zone (EPZ) around the R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Station. OEM, Public Health, Wegmans and County Communications are preparing a public information campaign to distribute these doses to the public. 

·      Intelligence Liaison Officer Conference

-            OEM Deputy Admin. Aaron Baker attended the 2nd annual ILO Workshop on May 8-9. The ILO Program started in May of 2013 as a way to include Fire/EMS in the suspicious reporting process with the NYS Intelligence Center (NYSIC). ILOs teach situational awareness of Fire/EMS responders w regards to the signs of terrorism, terrorist activities and how to report these observations to the NYSIC and local law enforcement. Since May of 2013, the course had been taught to over 3,000 responders state-wide and has increased the number of tips reported to the NYSIC. Monroe County has four ILOs, 3 are EMS ILOs and 1 is assigned to Fire. For more info, contact the Monroe County Fire Bureau or email the ILOs at ILO@monroecounty.gov.

·      Exercises/Events

-            State observed Ginna Drill, July 22.

-            Port Security Northern Border Exercise, August 18.

-            LPGA, August 11-17.

-            Bills Camp, Beginning week of August 11.

-            ROC Air Show, August 16-17.

·      Hurricane Awareness Week is May 25-31

 

Q.            COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

            A.            MUTUAL AID PLAN – C. FISH

                       

 

 

B.            FIRE INVESTIGATOR – M. BURNSIDE

 

YTD Summary

 

 

 

Fire related deaths

4

 

 

Fire Cause

 

Fire Type

 

Accidental

60

Vehicle

27

Natural

0

Structure

54

Incendiary

9

Other

4

Undetermined

14

 

 

Assistance Rendered

0

 

 

Cancelled Enroute

2

 

 

YTD Total

85

 

85

 

2014 Year to Date

85 calls: 54 structures, 27 car fires

4 fire related deaths from one incident

Calls of Significance

3/19-1000 East Henrietta Road, RFD/WBFD

            Small incendiary fire in dorm with arrests

3/28-635 Flynn Road, North Greece

            Fire loss to Town equipment ($700-800,000)

4/7-73 French Creek, Brighton

            Small incendiary fire in residence with arrest

5/7-181 Hamilton Road, Fairport

            Small incendiary fire in school with Juvenile Diversion

5/14-394 Bleacker Road, Ridge Culver

            Fire in vacant house

Fire under investigation

5/16-2111 Monroe Avenue, Brighton

            Fire in 3 unit apartment house

            Smoking related cause

 

Juvenile Fire Investigation    

2014 Referrals YTD: 28

16 since last meeting

 

 

Enhanced JFIP Program: A third series of classes is being scheduled for the near future. 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.  We have completed two series of classes.

 

 

            C.            PSTF TRAINING – J. FRANCE

·      Introduced new reality based training at the Old academy. A grant was responsible for the funding.

·      Rick Douglas has been appointed full time for maintenance on the FTG

·      Possibly replacement of the prop on the 3rd floor

·      Winter was brutal on the props.

·      Firefighter degree program has been revamped. Trying to include Fire Instructor I (w/national certification at the end). Possible matriculate into a 2 + 2 program.

·      Changes to the EMS program will be up coming.

            M. CHOLACH

·      Firefighter I to start next week

·      Will be running 3 boot camps this year.

 

            D.            ELECTION COMMITTEE – J. LEMCKE

 

           

R.            FIRE DEPARTMENTS

 

            A.            ROCHESTER FD – T. SZATKO

·      New water rescue 1

·      Special Operations Technical Rescue I

·      The new vehicle will be Technical Rescue II

 

            B.            AIRPORT FIRE DEPT. – T. BANE           

 

            C.            1ST BATTALION – M. CHOLACH

·      1 incident

 

            D.            2ND BATTALION – J. LEMCKE

·      2 working fires since the March meeting; Barnard on 4/7, and Hilton on 4/11

·      Battalion is working with Fire Bureau, County District Officers, and County Fire Chiefs to bring a representative from National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to MCC in October for a seminar on Fire Ventilation Studies done around the country.

 

            E.            3RD BATTALION – T. SANTILLO

·      Several fires since our last meeting.

·      Weather event in Fairport

 

            F.            4TH BATTALION – C. FISH

·      Multiple Alert II’s at the airport

 

            G.            5TH BATTALION – C. MARSHALL

·      Fire in Rush

 

S.            M.C. FIRE CHIEF’S ASSOC. – M. CHOLACH

·      Deadline for award nomination is August 22 5:00 PM.

·      Steak Roast will be August 13 at Barnard Exempts.

           

T.            M.C.  FIRE DISTRICT OFFICERS’ ASSOC. – K. PRESTON

·      19 Districts were represented at the Communications Summit.

·      P.S. Director David Moore has been invited to the next meeting.

                                   

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

·      Convention will be in August.

·      New benefit information was mailed to members. There was a problem with the mailing that slowed delivery of this information.

A. WAY

·      69 members in the home.

·      Repairing “Big Red” vehicle.

           

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

 

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

           

AA.            BURN ASSOC. – P. SCHWARTZMAN

·      Adult retreat was attended by 22 individuals.

·      4th Annual Gateway to Healing was held.

·      Met w/Kessler Burn Center.

·      Advocacy efforts – Bill has been introduced to create a loan to allow homeowners to get an insurance reduction if they attend a fire prevention program. The Bill is S3286A-2013 sponsored by O’Mara, Defrancisco and Razenhofer. The Rochester area Senator in the Senate Insurance Committee is Ted O’Brien, address is LOB room 302, Albany, NY 12247 ph# 518-455-2162. We need him to get Senate Bill #3286A out of the Insurance Committee and onto the Senate floor. Any support would help.

·      Burn Walk will be held during Fire Prevention Week.

           

BB.            ANY OTHER REPORTS

 

CC.            OLD BUSINESS -

 

DD.            NEW BUSINESS –

                        

EE.            NEXT MEETING DATE Monday, September 15,  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 7:35 PM hrs. by W. Carter seconded by M. McHenry. Motion carried.