Monroe County Fire Advisory Board > May 2015, FAB Meeting


20 May 2017

May 18, 2015

 

Voting Members: L. Ritz, B. Koster, F. Myers, C. Dunn, J. Schrieber,

                           D. Prevost, R. Jensen, A. McFadden, A. LaFountain,

                           W. Carter

 

Ex-Officio:                  A. Way, D. Moore, D. Prevost

        

        

A.            CALL TO ORDER THE FIRE ADVISORY BOARD at 7:10 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 16, 2015.

                       

G.            COMMUNICATIONS RECEIVED:  C.DUNN

           

H.            FIRE ADVISORY BOARD REPORT – C. DUNN

           

I.            EMS ADVISORY BOARD REPORT – T. CZAPRANSKI

 

J.            PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR – D. MOORE

·       County Leg Capital Improvement Project approved CAD will forward to Way and Means.

·       County Executive met with Fire Agencies regarding the finance piece of the Radio Project. It was requested that the IMA be signed by agencies and returned to the county. At this point some have been received.

·       RFP for outside independent agency to test system. First testing to start in July, with another when the system is complete.

·       Technical and Operations group continue to meet.

·       Regarding radios looking for consistency and feels we are moving in the right direction.

 

K.            FIRE & EMS COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE – T. SANTILLO

 

L.            FIRE COORDINATORS REPORT – S. DeROSA

·       Deputy Fire Coordinator Scott Lancaster is leaving his position effective May 25, 2015. Scott has taken the position of Deputy State Fire Marshal of Hazardous Materials for the State of Washington effective June 1, 2015. Congratulations to Scott on the new position and we’ll be working on filling Scott’s position soon.

·       The postings for 2 new fire investigators are now closed and the selection committee began reviewing resumes today. We hope to have the new investigators on staff by July.

·       The process is being started to replace 3 part time fire training instructors to fill current vacancies with anticipated hiring in August-September time frame.

·       The County Fire Chiefs Association and County Firefighters have tentatively agreed to replace one of the large flags for agency use. The current 2 flags are quite worn and in need of repairs as flag usage has significantly increased in the several months. Our thanks to both organizations for agreeing to jointly purchase the replacement flag and hardware.

·       The Communications Project continues to move forward. The Operations Group has made significant progress with defining system operations for the end users. A tentative primary zone was presented to the County Fire Chiefs at last week’s meeting.

·       The Fire Bureau has received 10 of the Harris portable radios with the new firefighter microphone for distribution to the 5 fire battalions. I expect the portables will be ready for distribution sometime next week.

·       Each fire agency received the best practice recommendations for fire department safety and health training along with refresher guidelines and practices from the State Division of Health & Safety. The Fire Bureau is looking at the revised CFR and will develop a revised in house training program accordingly.

·       The 2015 Fight for Air Climb is now scheduled for October 17, 2015 at the B&L Towers. A promotional and practice session for firefighter teams is being planned for September 1, 2015 in the Fire Training Grounds at the PSTF. Details to follow.

·       We’ve been informed that all reimbursements for Hurricane Sandy to Monroe County Fire agencies has now been received. We are still awaiting reimbursement for the November 2014 Erie County deployments. Per Chief Schreiber RFD has not received payment for Hurricane Sandy.

·       Thanks to everyone for getting their fire reports in for the remainder of 2014 – Monroe County is at 100% for 2014.

·       ACFC Schalabba will be in Atlanta, GA the first week of June for a 5-day training evolution hosted by CSX for crude oil incidents and responses. In addition, the Fire Bureau is actively researching the feasibility of purchasing at least 1 foam trailer to be set-up for responses to crude oil incidents. More details to follow on this initiative.

            HazMat Report – S. SCHALABBA

·       The Monroe County Hazardous Materials Response Team (MCHMRT) assisted with 7 Level 0 incidents and one Level 1 response since the last meeting. The Level 1 HazMat involved a chemical mixture that created a fumes condition at the Holiday Inn on Jefferson Road in Henrietta. A total of 6 people were transported for evaluation and the MCHMRT made two (2) entries in chemical protective clothing supporting several pieces of the operation. We would like to thank the NYSDEC with their assistance on all of these incidents.

·       The regularly scheduled training date for the MCHMRT is May 28 and will include work on the PSTF rail tank car. In June, MCHMRT members will be traveling to the NYS Fire Academy to participate in the Cargo Truck Specialist and Advanced Sampling Techniques classes.

·       During the week of June 1st, Assistant Fire Coordinator Schalabba will be traveling to Atlanta, GA to participate in the CSX Responder Outreach for Unit Train Emergencies training program. This training is specific to the crude oil issue.

·       The Fire Bureau met with our regional HazMat partners a few weeks ago to discuss additional opportunities related to joint purchasing, training, and preparedness.

·       The Fire Bureau took delivery of two (2) 330-gallon totes of AR-AFFF foam and transfer pump kit. The foam is currently being stored at the Airport Fire Station and enhances our community foam inventory.

·      The Fire Bureau would like to recognize HazMat Team Captain and Deputy Fire Coordinator Scott Lancaster who recently accepted a position as Deputy Fire Marshall in charge of HazMat for the State of Washington. Scott has been a member of the Hazardous Materials Response team since 1999 and has significantly contributed to the success of the unit over the years. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.

·      The Monroe County Special Operations Unit continues to be very active and recently assisted MCSO SCUBA with an incident in Brockport.

 

M.            EMS COORDINATORS REPORT – T. CZAPRANSKI

 

N.            PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS – R. VERDOUW

 

O.            EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT – M. KESTER

 

P.            OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT – F. RION

 

Q.            COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

            A.            MUTUAL AID PLAN – C. FISH

                       

B.            FIRE INVESTIGATOR – M. BURNSIDE

 

                       

 Fire Advisory Report

Fire Investigation Unit

May 18, 2015

 

 

YTD Summary

 

 

 

 

Fire related deaths

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fire Cause

 

Fire Type

 

 

Accidental

58

Vehicle

33

 

Natural

1

Structure

65

 

Incendiary

12

Other

3

 

Undetermined

24

 

 

 

Assistance Rendered

 

 

 

 

Cancelled Enroute

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YTD Total

101

 

101

 

 

2015 Year to Date

·      101 calls: 65 structures, 33 car fires

·      3 fire related deaths from three incidents

o   Victim from earlier incident succumbed to injuries at hospital

 

Calls of Significance

·      3/29-404 West Commercial Street, East Rochester

o   Explosion and fire in apartment above business

o   Two civilian injuries

o   Investigation is ongoing with East Rochester PD

·      4/8-36 Landing Park, Brighton

o   Total loss of a residence

o   Two civilian injuries

o   Garage fire that spread to house

·      4/11-233 Orchard Park Boulevard, Laurelton

o   Total loss of a residence

o   Garage fire that spread to house

o   Appears to start at or near vehicle in garage

 

·      4/16-1993 Lake Road, Hamlin

o   Total loss of a residence

o   Incendiary fire that is under investigation

·      5/2-784 Hamlin Center Road, Hamlin

o   Total loss of residence

o   Undetermined fire

·      5/9-3494 Lake Road, Brockport FD

o   Total loss of a residence

o   Accidental fire cause

 

Juvenile Fire Investigation    

2015 Referrals YTD: 11

Enhanced JFIP Program: We are currently running a JFIP Program with Probation.

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

 

            C.            PSTF TRAINING – J. FRANCE

·       Two academies currently running. Rochester Fire and Law Enforcement Road Patrol

·       MCC has installed a Deus Automatic Belay system for use with the bailout simulator. The purpose of the system is to implement higher safety standards and hopefully prevent firefighter injuries while utilizing the prop.

                        M.C. FIRE BUREAU TRAINING - M. CHOLACH

·       All Firefighter I classes for the summer are full.

·       We have multiple openings for the fall classes

·       We will be running multiple daytime state classes this summer to try and accommodate the shift workers.

            D.            ELECTION COMMITTEE – A. LAFOUNTAIN

 

For the position of Chairman of the Fire Advisory Board, nomination for Chris Fish, Are there any nominations from the floor? Are there any nominations from the floor? Are there any nominations from the floor? Cast one ballot for Chris Fish for the position of Chairman of the Fire Advisory Board.

            All in Favor?            Yes

            Opposed?            None

            Motion to appoint Chris Fish as Chairman of the Fire Advisory Board by L. Ritz, motion seconded by D. Moore. Motion Carried

 

For the position of Vice Chairman of the Fire Advisory Board, nomination for Chris Dunn. Are there any nominations from the floor? Are there any nominations from the floor? Are there any nominations from the floor? Cast one ballot for Chris Dunn for position of Vice Chair of the Fire Advisory Board.

            All in Favor?            Yes

            Opposed?            None

            Motion to appoint Chris Dunn as Vice Chairman of the Fire Advisory Board by

L. Ritz, motion seconded by D. Moore. Motion Carried

 

For the position of Secretary of the Fire Advisory Board, Nomination for Lauri Ruiz, Are there any nominations from the floor? Are there any nominations from the floor? Are there any nominations from the floor? Cast one ballot for Lauri Ruiz for position of Secretary of the Fire Advisory Board,

            All in Favor?            Yes

            Opposed?            None

            Motion to appoint Lauri Ruiz as Secretary of the Fire Advisory Board by L. Ritz, motion seconded by D. Moore. Motion Carried

 

R.            FIRE DEPARTMENTS

 

            A.            ROCHESTER FD – J. SCHREIBER

·       Recruit Graduation July 31, 2015

·      The Monroe County Department of Public Health conducted a Point of Dispensing (POD) Tabletop exercise with the City of Rochester on May 19th, 2015 at the Public Safety Building. This exercise was very informative and beneficial for all parties involved.

                        TRAINING  - FILIPE HERNANDEZ

 

            B.            AIRPORT FIRE DEPT. – T. BANE

 

            C.            1ST BATTALION – S. ANDREWS

 

            D.            2ND BATTALION – R. JENSEN

·       7 working fires since last meeting; 2 in Ridge Road Fire District, 2 in Hamlin Morton Walker, 2 out of county responses, 2 Special Operations incidents.

·       Training – Frank Viscano – Deputy Chief Kearney Fire Department (New Jersey) Step up and lead – April 2, 2016. Special thank you to the 3rd Battalion for Dave Dodson “Art of Reading of Smoke”.

·       National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Golf Tourn. – Still have openings for both days. 10-12 Survivors are planning to attend.

            E.            3RD BATTALION – T. SANTILLO

 

            F.            4TH BATTALION – C. FISH

 

            G.            5TH BATTALION – M. TERZO

 

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

·       Everything is still on track for the Chiefs Equipment Show in August and the Firefighter Appreciation dinner in October.

·       On Saturday June 27, the Fire Chiefs Assoc. will be sponsoring a training session at the Churchville Fire Dept. This session will include members and equipment from the Special Operations group along with equipment and expertise from Jim Fodge, owner of Jim’s Service in Churchville. The training session is a continuation of the incident overview that Chief Jim Harrington from the Gates Fire District, presented to us at the March Fire Chiefs meeting. This training session will run from 0900-1200 hrs.

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

·       Sent the county a letter of questions and concerns regarding the radio system, have not heard back from them yet.

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

·       2015 President – Chris Dunn

            FASNY – A. WAY

·       The FASNY convention for this year will begin on Thursday August 20th at the Desmond Conference Center in Colonie, NY. It is moving to a day later to try to get more people there and not have to take so much time off. The Memorial service will be on Thursday morning. The Training day will be Friday (all day) with an all-day program geared to Fire Police. In 2016 the convention will shift a week earlier. In 2017 & 2018 the convention will shift to Syracuse (Liverpool).

·       Everything at the Firemen’s Home is going great. The census as of today stands at 83 with the death of a member. We still have two members in the hospital. The staff that took care of 70 members is not taking care of 83. We have requested some additional staff in next year’s budget.

·       The new Big Red (Big Red 4) was ordered on May 11th with a delivery date of late July or early August. It will have ample seating for either wheel chars or regular seating. It will also have an extra heavy lift. There will be no windows in the back with the gates to the Home across the back and FASNY Firemen’s Home on each side.

·       The Annual Soft Ball Tournament is back on with the Trustees running it. The dates will be July 31st and August 1st and 2nd. All information will ve on the FASNY web page.

V.            M.C. LEGISLATOR – F. ANCELLO

                       

W.            ROCHESTER CITY COUNCIL – A. McFADDEN

·       Mayor submitted the budget

·       Finalized contracts with police and fire

·       Putting money aside for vehicle wear and tear

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

            Nothing new to report at this time.

           

Y.            ASSOCIATION OF VILLAGES – B. CARTER

·       9 villages have approved their budgets under the tax cap

·       10th and final village will submit budget in June

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

·       Annual training is this month

·       Codes Council met Friday regarding Service Stations, Residential Sprinklers, and also approved the adoption of CO alarms in restaurant  commercial buildings which will go into effect June 27, 2015.

·       Truss construction and stickers – was agreed that municipality must decide uniform location

AA.            BURN ASSOC. – P. SCHWARTZMAN

·       5th annual Gateway to Healing will be April 30, 2016.

·       Attended American Burn Assoc in Chicago.

·       Submitted FEMA grant

·       In January Martha Brown School donation $2000 to ABA.

·       Martha Brown School entered a poster in the contest and took 2nd place from around the world.

·       October – World Burn Conference. (SOAR) is working with John Greiko and currently recruiting other fire fighter burn survivors

·       Adult burn retreat was successful

·       Camp Courage will be held August 6th

 

BB.            ANY OTHER REPORTS

 

CC.            OLD BUSINESS –

 

DD.            NEW BUSINESS –

             

                        

EE.            NEXT MEETING DATE Monday, September 21, 2015 7:00 PM

                                                            Public Safety Training Facility

                                                            Room 117 B

 

FF.            ANYTHING FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER

 

Motion to adjourn the Fire Advisory Board Meeting at   PM hrs. by ,  seconded by . Motion carried.