Monroe County Fire Advisory Board > January 2015, FAB Meeting


20 May 2017

January 26, 2015

 

Voting Members:         L. Ritz, B. Koster, J. F. Meyers, C. Dunn, J. Schreiber,

                           S. Andrews, R. Jensen, T. Santillo, C. Fish, M. Terzo,

                           A. LaFountain, T. Bane, M. Burnside

 

Ex-Officio:                  S. Schalabba, S. DeRosa, M. Cholach, T. Czapranski,

                           M. McHenry, J. France, F. Hernandez, C. Marshall,

                           J. Lissow, T. Szatko, P. Schwartzman, L. Ruiz

        

A.            CALL TO ORDER THE FIRE ADVISORY BOARD at 7:02 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 November 17, 2014.

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

           

G.            COMMUNICATIONS RECEIVED:  C. Fish

           

H.            FIRE ADVISORY BOARD REPORT – C. FISH

           

I.            EMS ADVISORY BOARD REPORT – T. Czapranski

·       2015 M.C. Directors o/Operations meetings will be combined with EMS Advisory Board.

J.            PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR – S. DeROSA

·       Radio project is moving forward making progress

K.            FIRE & EMS COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

·       Will need a representative for Fire Advisory Board as John Lemcke is no longer DFC.

 

 

L.            FIRE COORDINATORS REPORT – S. DeROSA

·       Executive Fire Chiefs meeting is Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 7 PM at the PSTF Room 117-A. An agenda will be emailed to the fire chiefs.

·       The Brighton Fire District has completely transitioned their dispatching over to the 9-1-1 Center as of January 1, 2015. According to Brighton’s administration, all is working out well.

·       Operations related work continues for the trunk radio system project. The operations Group is now meeting bi-weekly to work on operations matters for the new system including dispatching, use of talk groups, and providing updates, etc, to the VHF voice paging system.

·       The Operations Work Group for the radio system is now working with the technical work group to assure all operational matters are cleared and can be accomplished from the technology perspective.

·       The 2015 Fire & EMS Directory is being worked on and expected to be ready in February. We are still waiting on data from both fire and EMS agencies and will resend our request for information by the end of this week.

·       The Fire Bureau will be taking a more active role in the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial Golf Tournament this year. This request came from the Monroe County reps and we’ll more information following Executive Chiefs Meeting later this week.

·       Monroe County had its 1st fire fatality this past Friday in the Webster Fire District. We all hope this was our last one for the year. The cause of the fire is accidental in nature and I’ll defer to Investigator Burnside’s report for additional information.

·       I wanted to comment to this Board about a firefighter MAYDAY that occurred in December in the Penfield Fire District. A Penfield firefighter went through the floor at a residential structure fire and was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. I want to commend the personnel working that incident and remind everyone to assure that the MAYDAY training continues in their respective battalions and agencies as this scenario could have gone bad quickly had it not been for training and solid RIC operations.

·       The County and Rochester Fire Department Structural Collapse Units did deploy to Erie County for their November Snow Event. Both squads deployed for a total of 55 hours and conducted nearly 100 assessments of collapsed structures throughout Erie County. My thanks to all of the members of both units who did deploy and for this Board’s information, Deputy Chief Hernandez and I are diligently working with OFPC and Erie County to be reimbursed for our expenses. More to follow.

           

                       

           

            HazMat Report – S. SCHALABBA

·       The Monroe County Hazardous Materials Response Team (MCHMRT) responded to 5 Level 0 incidents and one suspicious mail call since our last meeting. With respect to the mail incident, the USPS Inspectors also supported the evaluation of the item.

·       The January to June 2015 training schedule for the Monroe County Hazardous materials Response team has been developed and we completed our first training date on January 22 at the PSTF. In addition to our typical beginning of the year administrative activities, the team also reviewed the components of the new Chlorine B kit used to mitigate a leak in a 1-ton chlorine cylinder. The roster for the MCHMRT is currently full with 30 hazardous materials technicians.

·       The 2015 training schedule for the Monroe County Special Operations Unit has also been established with members training on the 3rd Thursday morning and the 3rd Sunday morning of each month. This approach makes the training more accessible to a large group of the membership which covers multiple disciplines. The roster of the MCSOU is currently at 80 firefighters.

M.            EMS COORDINATORS REPORT – T. CZAPRANSKI

·       Conducted Ebola drills

·       Dept of Health continues with Ebola meetings

·       There will be an Ebola drill at Unity Hospital in early April.

·       Thank you to Hazmat in assisting with correct don/dof equipment.

·       Car 910 has been filled by Jason Bortal.

·       State Ginna Drill is march 24, 2015

·       FEMA drill will be April 28, 2015

·       NarCam – more agencies are putting on vehicles. Contact Dr. Cushman if your agency is interested.

N.            PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS – R. VERDOUW

 

O.            EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT – M. KESTER

 

P.            OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT – F. RION

·       Aaron Baker who had been attending the meetings as a representative from Monroe County OEM as left the county and is currently working for NYS. Future FAB meetings will be attended by either Fred Rion or Kristina Klees Daugherty who replace Fred as his alternate.

·       Fred will also take over Aaron’s responsibilities with the State’s Intelligence Liaison Officer Program. If you are interested in receiving the State’s ILO training or information bulletin they send out, let Fred know at frion@monroecounty.govand he will coordinate the training and add you to the distribution list.

·       In other trainings, OEM is working with US DHS to set up the following courses: Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device Detection Course, Bomb Making materials Awareness Program, Improvised Explosive Devise counterterrorism Workshop, and Improvised Explosive Device Awareness/Bomb Threat Management Workshop. All courses will be in the March, April or May time frame, final dates to follow.

·       OEM has set up an ICS 300 Class with NYS DHSES for April 6-8th at the PSTF.

·       WebEOC End User Training will be held at the EOC on 2/23/15 from 9-12 and 3/10/15 from 1-4pm. If you are interested in learning about WebEOC, how you can use it, etc. register at mcoep@monroecounty.gov.

Q.            COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

            A.            MUTUAL AID PLAN – C. FISH

                       

B.            FIRE INVESTIGATOR – M. BURNSIDE

                        2014 In Review

YTD Summary

 

 

 

Fire related deaths

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fire Cause

 

Fire Type

 

Accidental

162

Vehicle

70

Natural

1

Structure

164

Incendiary

31

Other

9

Undetermined

42

 

 

Assistance Rendered

3

 

 

Cancelled Enroute

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

YTD Total

244

 

244

 

                  There were 244 calls for service in 2014.  This is down from 2013, where we ran             262 calls, and from 2012 with 308 calls.

 

                 The year started out with a lengthy investigation into a fatal fire.  Four people,             including a child, died in a trailer fire at 39 Fondiller Avenue in Penfield on             January 20, 2014.  The fire was attributed to an electrical issue.  There were a             total of eight fire related deaths in the county.  Six were in structure fires and two             were involving motor vehicle accidents.

 

                 On February 20, 2014, A MCSO patrol deputy made a traffic stop in Ogden.  It             turns out the occupants had just started a house fire at 33 Sandstone Drive.  The             FIU assisted Ogden PD in arresting these two individuals for Arson and they have             both been convicted after a plea agreement.

 

                 MCSO made three Arson arrests this year.  The MCFB/MCSO team assisted             Ogden PD, Brighton PD, Irondequoit PD, East Rochester PD, and MCC Public             Safety in making arrests for Arson related charges. With these arrests, the county-            wide arson clearance rate is just under 58%. The national average for arson             clearances is 18.8% (2011 FBI Uniform Crime Reports). 

            Juvenile Fire Investigation    

            2014 Total:  69

            Enhanced JFIP Program: The Enhanced Juvenile Firesetter Intervention             Program continued throughout 2014.   This multi-session format was offered four             times in 2014.  At-risk youths attended this program that included lessons in Fire             Behavior, Fire Prevention, Living Courageously (self control, anger management,             think before you act), and consequences of actions.  This joint venture includes             staff from the Fire Bureau, Sheriff’s Office, Probation, Hillside Children’s Center,             and Strong Memorial Hospital’s Kessler Burn Center.

            Calls of Significance (since November 17)

            11/17-50 Creekview Drive, Chili - Fatal fire in residence, Combustible materials             on a space heater

 

            12/24-49 Danbury Circle, Brighton - Total loss to a residence, Over $1 million             loss, Undetermined fire

 

            1/1-3010 Chili Avenue, Chili - Large loss to St. Pius X church

 

            1/17-3823 Scottsville Road, Scottsville - Large loss to residence

            Problem with a space heater

 

            1/22-21 Arrowhead Way South, Bushnells Basin - Large loss to multi-unit             residential building, Unattended cooking

 

            1/23-1066 Hrezent View Lane, Webster - Fatal fire in a residence

            Under investigation with Webster PD

 

            C.            PSTF TRAINING – J. FRANCE

·       PSTF had a good 2013-2014 year

·       EMS enrollment was up

·       Paramedic class going well.

·       AARF training is on the rise

·       Enrollment in Fire Protection is up.

                        M.C. FIRE BUREAU TRAINING - M. CHOLACH

·       Fire Training grounds scheduled to re-open March 15 pending weather conditions.

·       First trimester is filling up

·       Holding 2 Advanced Ice Classes

·       Holding 2 Firefighter I classes starting the 1st week in February

·       2015 Boot Camp is full, Second one filling up quickly

·       There will be 2 additional Firefighter I’s this year.

            D.            ELECTION COMMITTEE – Mike Terzo

·       PeeWee will conduct the elections this year. Please contact him at peewee18@rochester.rr.com  if you are interested in the seats of Chairman or Vice Chairman

R.            FIRE DEPARTMENTS

 

            A.            ROCHESTER FD – J. SCHREIBER

·       2014 jobs are up, fires are down

·       In house training continues at PSTF

·       Promotions in the near future

            TRAINING  - FILIPE HERNANDEZ

·       Recruit class will start in January

            TRAINING – TOM SZATKO

 

            B.            AIRPORT FIRE DEPT. – T. BANE

·       2015 Air Show will be May 23 & 24

·       FAA drill September

·       AEP drill revision is complete and will be distributed as a protected document.

            C.            1ST BATTALION – S. ANDREWS

·       Fatal Fire in Webster

·       Working Fire in Union Hill

·       Ice Incident on the Bay

·       Held a Battalion Ice drill

            D.            2ND BATTALION – R. JENSEN

·       Brockport Fire Dept. and Spencerport Fire Dept. currently having problem with bridges over the canal with weight limits and closures effecting response. Working with NYDOT.

·       Battalion responses since last meeting; 2 Hilton, 2 Brockport, 1 Barnard, 1 Ridge Road, 3 out of county responses, 3 motor vehicle w/ppl trapped or multiple ambulance response, 2 motor vehicle crash w/vehicles into water.

·       The 9th Annual Rochester/Monroe County area national Fallen Firefighters Foundation Golf Tourn. will be held on Sunday June 7th and Monday June 8th.

·       The 2nd  Battalion would like to THANK outgoing Battalion Coordinator John Lemcke for his 16 years of dedicated service.

            E.            3RD BATTALION – T. SANTILLO

·       Working fire on Antlers Drive in Brighton

·       Working fire w/MAYDAY at 20 Harwood Cir Penfield

·       Working fire 49 Danbury Dr. Brighton

·       Partition fire New Year’s Day in the Basin

·       Working fire at 2 Arrowhead Way, Perinton

·       March 7 is the seminar, Art of Reading Smoke by Chief Dodson at Calkins Road idle School.

·       Stats for 2014: 7,452 runs, 28 working fires with 4 fatalities

            F.            4TH BATTALION – C. FISH

·       4 Working Fires

·       New Chief: Gary Johnson, Churchville

·       New Chief: Dan Chapman, Mumford

·       Working on Battalion wide purchasing plan

            G.            5TH BATTALION – M. TERZO

·       Working fire 4497 Clover St., Honeoye Falls 11/30/14

·       No new Chiefs

S.            M.C. FIRE CHIEF’S ASSOC. – K. LOVE

·      Steak Roast will be August 12

·       Next meeting March 11 @ Gates

·       Firefighter Awards banquet will be October 8th, Nominations due by August 17th, review will be August 31.

T.            M.C.  FIRE DISTRICT OFFICERS’ ASSOC. – F. Meyers, III

·       Installation dinner January 10

·       Tom Link elected President

·       Tim Warth elected V. President                 

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

·       Will be sponsoring a seminar this year….more info to come

            FASNY – A. WAY

·       Diana Pfersick from Rush Fire Dept.  has been nominated to run for a FASNY Directors position.

 

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

·       Jules Rayburn was elected president.

·       Energy code is in effect

·       Codes council met – changes will be made to residential sprinklers and fixed fire suppression.

·       New laws concerning fireworks and sparklers                 

AA.            BURN ASSOC. – P. SCHWARTZMAN

·       Discussed the dangers of sparklers.

·       Thank you to the Webster Fire Dept for hosting the holiday youth event.

·       National Burn Awareness week will begin February 3

·       3rd Annual Burn Bowling Bash to support Kessler Burn Center Feb 7 @ Clover Lanes

·       Firefighter Skii and Boarding event March 7th at Swain

·       Youth Retreat will be in Georgia

·       Trends include frostbite

           

BB.            ANY OTHER REPORTS

 

CC.            OLD BUSINESS –

 

DD.            NEW BUSINESS –

                        

EE.            NEXT MEETING DATE Monday, March 16, 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   PM hrs. by,  seconded by. Motion carried.