Monroe County Fire Advisory Board > November 2014, FAB Meeting


20 May 2017

November 17, 2014

 

Voting Members:         L. Ritz, B. Koster, K. Preston, C. Dunn, J. Schreiber,

T. Szatco, M. Cholach, J. Lemcke, T. Santillo, M. Terzo, T. Bane

 

Ex-Officio:          B. Duemmel, J. France, N. Amendolare, A. Way, R. Jensen,

 J. Herbst, C. Marshall, G. Wing, S. DeRosa, T. Czapranski, P. Schwartsman

        

A.            CALL TO ORDER THE FIRE ADVISORY BOARD at 7:00 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 SEPTEMBER 15, 2014.

            Motion to approve the September meeting minutes by T. Santillo, motion             seconded by L. Ritz. Motion carried.           

           

G.            COMMUNICATIONS RECEIVED:  C. Dunn

·      Appointment of incoming Deputy Fire Coordinators; Battalion 1, Battalion 2, and Special Operations.

·      Reappointment of Battalions 1-5 Deputy Fire Coordinators.

·      Reappointments of Deputy EMS/Fire Coordinators.

·      2015 Meeting Schedule

·      Western NY Annual Fireman’s Ski & Board Race

           

H.            FIRE ADVISORY BOARD REPORT – C. FISH

           

I.            EMS ADVISORY BOARD REPORT – D. BATTY

 

J.            PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR – D. MOORE

 

K.            FIRE & EMS COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE – J. LEMCKE

·      The Board voted in favor of sending a letter to County Executive Brooks stating that the 12-2016 deadline was not achievable. Concerns were; lack of implementation plan w/specific tasks and dates milestones, lack of time for agencies to test results of new system enhancements, lack of funding plan for agencies to purchase equipment

 

L.            FIRE COORDINATORS REPORT – S. DeROSA

 

            Deputy Fire Coordinator appointments:

                        a.            Thomas Indiano, Battalion 1, Car 811

                        b.            Joseph Lissow, Battalion 2, Car 812

                        c.            Mark Cholach, assigned to Fire Bureau, Special Operations.

            Deputy Fire Coordinators re-appointments:

                        a.            Stephen Andrews

                        b.            Randy Jensen

                        c.            Thomas Santillo

                        d.            Chris Fish

                        e.            Mike Terzo

                        f.            Aaron Hiller

                        g.            Scott Lancaster

                        h.            Dean Marshall, Jr.

                        i.            Al Sienkiewicz

                        j.            Robert Duemmel

                        k.            Michael McHenry

                        l.            Tim Kohlmeier

                       

·      I would like to thank Deputy Fire Coordinator John lemke for his 15 years of service to the Fire Bureau, County of Monroe and Battalion 2. John will be recognized formally at a upcoming battalion event.

·      I would like to thank Deputy Fire Coordinators Chris Fish and Scott Lancaster and all of the fire agencies who provided responses to the scene and/or fill-ins into Livingston County for the multiple alarm fire in Caledonia.  I was contacted by the Livingston County Fire Coordinator who told me Monroe County played a huge role in the containment of this incident.

·      The Hazmat Team and Fire Bureau leadership, along with Rochester Fire Special Operations Unit are fully prepared for any EBOLA outbreak within Monroe County. While our teams are not performing any clean-ups related to an EVD outbreak, we are trained and ready for a response to assist our medical community, health department or law enforcement partners as needed.

·      Monroe  County has been officially been given authorization by the Office of Fire Prevention and Control to begin conducting Technical Rescue Training Programs under Part 438 of State Law. What this means is like our Firefighter 1 Program, the County will be able to instruct and certify students in those technical rescue programs traditionally taught at the State level. This task was undertaken in our effort to not have to wait 18-24 months to get a training program here in Monroe County. My thanks to all involved in reaching this training milestone.

·      Communications Project Update:  The Operations Committee has met twice since the last FAB meeting and are making strides in the operational component of the project. The Operations Group consists of membership from fire and EMS, city and county and are tasked with making the trunked radio system work in the field.

           

            HazMat Report – S. SCHALABBA

·       The Monroe County Hazardous Materials Response Team (MCHMRT) responded to 8 Level 0 incidents and one suspicious white powder call since our last meeting. The Special Operations Unit also assisted the Gates Fire District with the rescue involving the tractor trailer that was hanging over the expressway.

·       The Monroe County Fire Bureau, Rochester Fire Department, Gates Fire District, Ridge Road Fire District, and the Monroe County Office of Emergency Management participated in the 4th Annual Oil Spill Response Tabletop and Equipment Deployment Exercise on Wednesday October 15th at the Diplomat Banquet Center. The exercise scenario involved a major gasoline spill at one of the terminals with impacts to the surrounding area and Erie Canal/Genesee River.

·       Recent HazMat team activities have centered on planning for EVD related scenarios. This includes a review of personnel protective equipment, decontamination procedures, and collaboration with other public safety and health agencies.

·       With respect to training, the team has been spending a significant amount of time performing outreach programs to various fire agencies. The next regular team training exercise is scheduled for November 20th at the PSTF and will include Level A suit confidence activities. To date, the team has accumulated more than 700 training hours.

·       The MCHMRT recently took delivery of three (3) new Multi-Gas meters as part of the regional hazmat team grant program.

·       The MCHMRT had two (2) members attend the NYS Hazardous Materials Leadership Forum this past weekend in Cooperstown, NY.

 

M.            EMS COORDINATORS REPORT – T. CZAPRANSKI

·       Ebola (EVD) working with Dept of Health and MC Fire Bureau on preparedness.

·       Pulse Point – looking to install at 9-1-1. This is a grant funded application used on smart phones to locate AED’s and trained personnel in geographical areas. This is planned for the 1st of the year (2015).

·       EMS DO’s meeting and EMS Advisory Board meetings will be combined to eliminate redundant information.

N.            PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS – R. VERDOUW

 

O.            EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT – M. KESTER

·       Installing furniture

·       Radio Systems

·       PC Replacements

·       New telephone system by 1st of the year

P.            OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT – A. BAKER

·      Fred Rion participated in a state-wide call with the National Weather Service today regarding the Lake Effect Snow Advisory for areas in the persistent snow bands near Lakes Erie and Ontario. Monroe County could see 4-6 in. of snow by the end of Wednesday. Wind gusts could reach 45 mph in the 390 corridor making visibility challenging. Fred will continue to push information out via email and WebEOC as it becomes available. OEM will also have a presence on social media when information needs to be released.

·      Kristina Klees-Dougherty is back at OEM from maternity leave. Welcome back!

·      OEM in close partnership with the County DOH, EMS, Fire Bureau and Law Enforcement, has created a board within WebEOC in the event of an Ebola incident within Monroe County. Fred Rion has been issuing weekly Sit Reps to planning partners every Friday for the past couple of weeks. While the likelihood of an Ebola patient ever making its way to our area is slim, Monroe County stands prepared nonetheless.  

·      Work continues on updating emergency plans.

·      OEM is in the process of closing out grants and conducting year-end fiscal closeouts and reports. 

 

Q.            COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

            A.            MUTUAL AID PLAN – C. FISH

                       

B.            FIRE INVESTIGATOR – M. BURNSIDE

 

YTD Summary

 

 

 

Fire related deaths

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fire Cause

 

Fire Type

 

Accidental

143

Vehicle

60

Natural

1

Structure

147

Incendiary

29

Other

9

Undetermined

36

 

 

Assistance Rendered

3

 

 

Cancelled Enroute

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

YTD Total

216

 

216

 

 

 

 

            2014 Year to Date

            216 calls: 143 structures, 60 car fires

            2 fatal fires with 5 deaths (4 from one incident)

            3 deaths from MVA’s

 

            Calls of Significance

            9/20/14-45 Beach Terrace, St. Paul FD

                        Large loss to residence/Undetermined cause

            9/21/14-3 Coralburst Crescent, West Webster FD

                        Large loss to residence/Accidental car fire in garage

            9/23/14-511 McKinley Street, East Rochester FD

                        Incendiary fire in residence/Assisted ERPD with arrest

            9/26/14-527 French Road, Brighton FD

                        Fire in occupied apartment building/Indictment pending

            10/8/14-293 Seville Drive, St. Paul FD

                        Incendiary fire in unattached garage/Assisted IPD at scene

            10/11/14-1032 Farnsworth Road South, Henrietta

                        Incendiary fire of property/Arrest by MCSO

            11/1/14-2791 Penfield Road, Penfield FD

                        Large loss in residence/Accidental dryer fire

            11/1/2014-900 Five Mile Line Rd & 797 Tinker Tavern Road, West Webster FD

                        2 Incendiary fires/Assisted Webster PD

 

             Two people pled guilty to arson for a fire at 33 Sandstone Lane in Ogden (2/20)

 

            Juvenile Fire Investigation    

            2014 Referrals YTD: 63, 14 since last meeting

 

            Enhanced JFIP Program: Another series of classes was completed in October.

                 This is meant for kids on probation and kids that we feel need more than the one                           time referral. 

 

            C.            PSTF TRAINING – J. FRANCE

·       Introduced Nichole Amendolare, Manager of EMS Education Programs.

·       PSTF installed new phones were having issues

·       Door has been locking on weekends, please call Mark Connolly or Jay France to report problems.

·       Looking into a Paramedic Program

·       Upgrading propane farm on Fire Training Grounds

·       Fire Training Grounds are closed for the season

                        M.C. FIRE BUREAU TRAINING - M. CHOLACH

·       Fire Training Grounds closed until Approx. 3/15/15

·       New FFI curriculum being introduced 11/18 which will drastically change how some things are done.

·       Firefighter I Graduation for summer class, boot camp #2 and 2 fall classes will  be December 2nd, 1900 at MCC Auditorium

·       We will be offering additional specialized rescue classes in the Spring  

            D.            ELECTION COMMITTEE –

·       Looking for nominations in January for Chair and Vice Chair positions.

R.            FIRE DEPARTMENTS

 

            A.            ROCHESTER FD – J. SCHREIBER

·       New recruit class will be starting in 2015.

            TRAINING  - FILIPE HERNANDEZ

 

            TRAINING – TOM SZATKO

 

            B.            AIRPORT FIRE DEPT. – T. BANE           

 

            C.            1ST BATTALION – M. CHOLACH

·       Working Fires

                                    * 9/16/14 SPAD Northfield Dr.

                                    * 9/22/14 WWBF Coralburst Crescent

                                    * 10/6/14 Sea Breeze Mallard Dr.

                                    * 10/23/14 PPLF Tamarack Dr.

                                    * 11/6/14 RCUF Onondaga Rd.

           

            D.            2ND BATTALION – J. LEMCKE

·       6 Working Fires since September meeting

                                    * 10/5/14 Barnard Kitchen fire Stone Rd.

                                    * 10/30/14 Barnard Brockport/Spencerport Rd.

                                    * 11/7/14 RRFD Cherry Creek Lane

                                    * 11/15/14 Barnard Kitchen fire Leonard Rd.

                                    * 11/4/14 Hamlin Mobile home Sandy Brook

                                    * 11/12/14 RRFD Long Pond Rd. Senior Living Center

·       NIST Presentation on Ventilation Studies and Procedures was not well attended, about 50 participants. Information presented was well presented and informative

 

            E.            3RD BATTALION – T. SANTILLO

·       6 working fires

            F.            4TH BATTALION – C. FISH

·       Fatal Fire 11/17/14

·       Couple of working fires

            G.            5TH BATTALION – M. TERZO

·       Multiple Fatal MVA’s in Henrietta

·       Mutual Aid into Livingston County, Caledonia and East Avon

·       An off road shooting in Rush, tough time trying to locate victim.

 

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

·      Joint Fire Leadership of Monroe County held its annual FF App Awards dinner on 10/9/14. There were 41 FF from 12 departments  honored. A family from Riga was honored for their community involvement. Dr. Jeremy Cushman was also honored for his tremendous effort at a very difficult MVA in Spencerport. The evening ended with the awarding of the Medal of Honor to Lt. Christopher Breed and FF Brian Glise from Rochester Fire Dept, and the Mike Sadden award being presented to Retired Batt. Chief Bill Timmons from the RRFD. Thank you to all who attended  the dinner and all who helped put together this event. We already have received 2 award nominations for 2015.

·      At the end of December West Webster Past Chief Mark Cholach will have completed his six year term as Vice President and President of the Monroe County Fire Chiefs Association. When Mark stepped into the position as President, his first responsibility was to lead all of us through the tragic ordeal of Christmas Eve 2012. It took a great deal of strength and determination to get all of us through that very dark period of time, bit we, as a fire service and a family of firefighters are better because of the strength that Mark showed us. He has guided the Cheifs Association with that same drive and determination and we are a better organization because of it. Our sincere  thanks to Mark for the time that he has put into our organization and we wish him the very best in what lies ahead. We will be honoring Mark at the County Fire Chiefs Installation dinner on Wednesday January 14, 2014.

 

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

·       Unanimously voted to send a letter to the County Administration regarding the Communications project.
                                    

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

·       Essay contest is on it’s way.

·       A past chief recently passed away and donated his organs. Due to no autopsy, the family will not be getting benefits from FBL.

            FASNY – A. WAY

·       As of today, there are 76 members in the Firemen’s Home, the most we have had in many years and very much closer to our target of 80.

 

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

·       New law signed by Governor regarding placarding of truss structures. Draft will be included w/minutes

           

AA.            BURN ASSOC. – P. SCHWARTZMAN

·       Attended World Burn Conference – 10 burn survivors attended.

·       Adult support group meets bi-weekly.

·       Burn Awareness week will be in February.

·       Trends include; flammable liquids, scalds, frost bite, bon fires.

·       Ski event at Swain will be 3/7/15. Handouts will be included w/minutes.

           

BB.            ANY OTHER REPORTS

 

CC.            OLD BUSINESS –

 

DD.            NEW BUSINESS –

·       Discussed new law, C. Dunn will speak w/Coordinator DeRosa.

                        

EE.            NEXT MEETING DATE Monday, January 26, 2015 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 7:42  PM hrs. by T. Santillo,  seconded by M. Burnside.