Monroe County Fire Advisory Board > September 2015, FAB Meeting


20 May 2017

September 21, 2015

 

Voting Members: L. Ritz, B. Koster, C. Dunn, P. Hernandez, T. Szatko,

S. Andrews, R. Jensen, T. Santillo, S. Flagler, M. Terzo, T. Bane,

M. Burnside

 

Ex-Officio:         P. Schwartzman, T. Czapranski, S. Schalabba, M. McHenry,

C. Marshall, S. DeRosa, D. Moore        

 

Excused:         F. Rion, A. Way

        

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 May 18, 2015. Motion Passed

                       

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

 

K.            FIRE & EMS COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE – T. SANTILLO

·       9-1-1 working on major upgrade

·       District Officers working on End User Agreement

L.            FIRE COORDINATORS REPORT – S. DeROSA

·      Scott Flagler has been appointed deputy fire coordinator 814 for Battalion 4 to replace Scott Lancaster’s vacancy. The appointment letter was sent to Chairman Fish on May 28, 2015. This replacement was accomplished through the fire chiefs from the 4th Battalion.  Welcome to Scott.

·      We have 2 new part time fire investigators now actively working in the Fire Bureau. Thomas Santillo and Jared Guhl joined the Fire Investigation Unit in August. Welcome to both.

·      The selection process for 3 replacement part-time fire instructors is completed and the selection committee will announce new hires in the coming weeks.

·      As reported in May, the County Fire Chiefs and Fireman’s Associations paid for two replacement flags for agency use. Thanks to both organizations for their partnership.

·      No update on the communications project at this time – the operations group is also waiting the results of the system analysis.

·      Executive Fire Chiefs Meeting is Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 7 PM at the PSTF in Rm 117-A.

·      Both deputy fire coordinator positions in Battalion 3 are up at the end of this year and the application process has been started. Appointments will be provided at the November Fire Advisory Board Meeting.

·      Monroe County Fire Bureau has been 100% reimbursed for the deployment into Erie County last November.  Checks to 9 County fire departments for their response will be distributed in the next week or so.

·      The Fire Bureau, 9-1-1, OEM and Rochester Fire met earlier today with RG&E to address matters involving ETA’s, gas calls, electric emergencies and storm related responses. Several sub-committees are being formed to look at their protocols and responses. More to follow.

·      Lakeshore Kiwanis has invited County Fire back again this year for their annual Law & Order/Firefighter Day. This year, I’m happy to announce that Brighton FF Chad oriole and Brighton Fire will be recognized for their rescue at a house fire earlier this year. Congratulations to Brighton Fire and to Chad.

·      The Fire Bureau, in conjunction with several County fire agencies, are actively working on the research phase of a crude oil response with the potential for a future acquisition of a foam trailer to enhance responses to these types of incidents.

 

            HazMat Report – S. SCHALABBA

            Responses

·       The Monroe County Hazardous Materials Response Team (MCHMRT) ASSISTED WITH 26 Level 0 responses, one Level 1 HazMat, and one standby during the Vice Presidential visit to the Ridge Road Fire District. With respect to the Level 1 Hazmat, this was a tractor trailer MVA on the NYS Thruway in the Henrietta Fire District. The tractor trailer contained several different size containers of various chemicals that were leaking and/ or damaged. This was an almost 10 hour incident and were assisted at the scene by the Genesee County HazMat Team

            Training

·       Training – 17 members of the Special Operations Unit completed the FEMA equivalent USAR Task Force Leaders Class.

·       August HazMat training included the deployment of the AreaRAE system along the CSX main line railroad tracks in Churchville. We were able to communicate with the units almost 1-mile from the host controller.

·       September HazMat Team training – Arctic Glacier in Fairport

·       On October 17th, there will be a Traffic Incident Manager Symposium sponsored by the Genesee Transportation Council, NYSDOT, and local fire agencies. Mark Leszczynski and Steve Schalabba will be discussing hazardous materials responses on the highways.

            Equipment/Resources

·       The community’s foam resource guide was updated with ECD based on changes with the local and regional make-up of these items

            General Information

·       Ken Love and Rodd Riesenberger are now HazMat Team Captains in the Car 824 and Car 825 positions respectively.

·       We continue to meet as a region to discuss joint purchasing of critical equipment items, discuss training opportunities, and share information.

·       CSX Operation Respond is transitioning to an improved program called CSX Rail Respond. This change will bring added capabilities to recommending appropriate isolation zones in an emergency, based on factors including commodity type and spill size with contact information for affected sensitive receptors and businesses.

M.            EMS COORDINATORS REPORT – T. CZAPRANSKI

·       NYS Mandated Spinal Restriction goes into effect October 1, 2015. All must be trained by October 31, 2015.

·       Statewide drill in October will test chempack locally.  

·       Crime Lab has been testing chemical makeup of locally drugs. There will be training on dangerous trends.

N.            PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS – R. VERDOUW

 

O.            EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT – M. KESTER

 

P.            OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT – F. RION

·      OEM is in the process of working with the municipalities of Monroe County to update the County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan. The Planning Committee meets monthly with the next meeting scheduled for 9/23/15 at 9am in our County EOC. If anyone would like to attend as a guest, please contact Fred as all meetings are open to the public.

·      OEM will be utilizing 2014 Hazardous Emergency Planning Grant funds to conduct a workshop-table top exercise event in January 2016 (final date TBD). The County Fire Bureau’s HazMat Team will be a major planning partner in this process.

·      For agencies that use WebOEC, a new version will be released in November that will change the look and some of the processes of our current version. OEM will be setting up new end user trainings and creating training videos to assist end users. For those who would like access to the system, please get in touch with Fred.

 

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

121

Vehicle

60

 

Natural

2

Structure

120

 

Incendiary

20

Other

13

 

Undetermined

39

 

 

 

Assistance Rendered

 2

 

 

 

Cancelled Enroute

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YTD Total

193

 

193

 

 

2015 Year to Date

 

·       193 calls: 120 structures, 60 car fires

·       4 fire related deaths from four incidents

Calls of Significance

·       5/16-21  Lavender Circle, Henrietta – Accidental garage fire/Using torch to repair power wheelchair

·       5/23-993 North Greece Rd. North Greece – Large loss to residence, accidental from use of gopher bomb

·       6/6 – 31 Blue Avocado Lane, Henrietta – Basement fire in hoarding conditions, accidental electrical fire

·       6/7 – 765 County Line Rd., Union Hill – Total loss in a commercial building, electrical transmission wires against building

·       6/15 – 1019 Ridge Road, Webster – Gas explosion in vacant, accidental cause

·       6/18 – 3122 Elmwood Ave., Brighton – Incendiary fire in apartment, Brighton PD arrest

·       6/20 – 296 Thornell Rd. Pittsford, - Attached arage fire, discard of ashes from fire pit

·       6/24 – 32 Onyx Dr. Fairport – Residential fire in townhouse, spontaneious heating of rags from staining operation.

·       7/3 – 80 Sovran Dr., West Webster – Commercial building fire , cigarette butt rolled up in tarps

·       7/5 – 1508 Salt Rd., Webster – Kitchen fire in house, unattended cooking

·       7/15 – 216 Bennington Dr., Greece – Incendiary fire in unattached garage

·       7/28 – 20 Miyah Dr., Webster – Accidental fire in residence electrical issue

·       8/15 – 36 Arbor Dr., Penfield – Total loss to residence, problem with kitchen stove

·       8/30 – 908 Trolley Blvd, Gates – Fatal Fire, clothing caught fire from gas stove burner

·       9/10 – 3765 Chili Ave, Chili – Major loss to strip plaza, accidental fire – ashes from wood fired stove

Juvenile Fire Investigation  

2015 Referrals YTD: 32

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

·       PSTF preliminary budget numbers are in for 2014-2015 fiscal year (school calendar). Fiscally the PSTF had a better year than last year.

·       Airport rescue and firefighting classes are going well this fall. We have a Fire Instructor I and ARFF national test scheduled. We have no industrial contract coming up but we will have a few out of county departments.

·       Fire Protection Technology degree program enrollment is way up this semester.

·       EMT classes for the fall are full with waiting lists.

·       Law Enforcement in service is still very busy, two SWAT tryouts are currently ongoing.

                        M.C. FIRE BUREAU TRAINING - M. CHOLACH

 

            D.            ELECTION COMMITTEE –

 

R.            FIRE DEPARTMENTS

 

            A.            ROCHESTER FD – T. Szatko

 

                       

 

                        TRAINING  - FILIPE HERNANDEZ

·       Thank you to the county agencies for their assistance with the 4 Alarm Fire.

·       Thank you to the county for the use of their flag.

·       Firefighter exam being given in December

·       Next recruit class starts January 2016

            B.            AIRPORT FIRE DEPT. – T. BANE

·       Tri Annual drill was held 9/18. Thank you to S. DeRosa, T. Czapranski, J. France and PSTF team for all their help.

            C.            1ST BATTALION – S. ANDREWS

·       At the end of this year North East Joint Fire Dist. Will no longer contract with Union Hill.

            D.            2ND BATTALION – R. JENSEN

·       9 Working fires (4- North Greece, 2- Ridge Rd. 1- Barnard, 1- Hilton, 1- Brockport)

·       2- Out of county response to working fires

·       1- Level 1 Special Op’s – North Greece, car into building.

·       Save-the-date – Saturday, April 2 (0830-1430) – MCC Auditorium Frank Viscuso, Deputy Chief Kearny, NJ Fire Department – STEP UP AND LEAD. Looking for funding support from County Chief, Fire Districts, and County Firemen’s Assoc.

·       Thank you from the NFFF Rochester Area Gold Tourn Committee. This year we had over 300 golfers and raised $24000 for the Foundation. Over the past nine years we have raised over $200000. We remain the largest golf tourn. in the US. Save-the-date for the 10th Annual Tourn. Sunday June 5th and Monday June 6th, 2016

            E.            3RD BATTALION – T. SANTILLO

 

            F.            4TH BATTALION – S. Flagler

·       Gates – Fatal Fire

·       Chili – Strip mall fire

            G.            5TH BATTALION – M. TERZO

·       2 Working fires

·       1 HazMat

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

·       On Saturday June 27, 2015 county chiefs sponsored a training session at the Town of Riga highway garage with Jim Fodge towing group doing the training. The members present had a “hands on” look at the under side of a tractor trailer and where to or where not to hood or be around during an incident. These members also had training on a bulk propane and fuel tank truck. The Riga highway garage setting was a perfect location to be able to flip over the tractor trailer without worrying about causing any damage to the stone surface.

·       On Wednesday August 12, 2015 the annual equipment show and dinner was held at the Burgundy Basin Party house. The weather was great, chiefs and firefighters were able to see and put their hands on the latest equipment and apparatus from departments across the county. The committee did a great deal of work in preparation for this event and it paid off with a very successful show and dinner.

·       On Thursday October 8, 2015 we will be hosting the annual Firefighter Appreciation Awards dinner at the Diplomat party house. Fifty six (56) firefighters from eleven (11) departments will be honored that evening. Two organizations from outside the fire service will also be honored. We will be honoring members in each of our award categories. We will award a Brighton Firefighter the Medal of Honor for his actions and will award two members the Mike Sadden Award for their contributions to the fire service. With the changes that we have made to this event, I feel that it will reflect the people that we are honoring that night. If there are people that are interested in attending, please contact Lauri Ruiz at the Fire Bureau 753-3761 before October 1st/ a dinner ticket will cost you $25 at the door.

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

 

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

·       Essay Contest is kicking off

·       Quarterly meeting will be 10/24 in Hamlin

·       Dave Sweet retiring.

            FASNY – A. WAY

·       The census of the Firemen’s Home stands at 81 with two voted in by the Board of Trustees at their 9/17-19, 2015 meetings at the Home. One of the new members is due to arrive on 9/22/15. HE will be transported to the Home by a friend from Putnam County.

·       “Big Red $” is now in service and has been on three runs to date. The first and inaugural run was for the Annual Boat Ride at Lake George sponsored by the Lake George fire Department. All the members that were able to attend really enjoyed the ride up and as usual enjoyed the boat ride and the hospitality of the Lake George Fire Dept.

·       This past Sunday was Long Island Day at the Home. Members received a nice fleece jacket and another Chapel window was dedicated. This leave 12 small windows with a couple already spoken for.

·       The Chapel Committee met  and had a phone conversation w/Rev. Jagow. The committee is working on the second large round window and hopes to have it ready for the 125th anniversary in April 2017. This will be a Faith window. There is a window also in the works for Past President Bernie Boulio.

·       The Soft Ball Tourn. is scheduled for the weekend of August 5th, 6th, & 7th. The committee is made up of Trustees, FASNY Directors and members of the Elks (for food & refreshments). More information will be made available.

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

·       Discussed Carbon Monoxide detectors within commercial structures. Any structure that has co2 emitting fumes will be required to have detectors.

·       New Codes manual possibly out mid 2016

·       Voted down Residential and service stations.

AA.            BURN ASSOC. – P. SCHWARTZMAN

·       Camp Courage held in August with 52 attendees.

·       Summer trends; scalds, bon fires, and road rash

·       Burn Walk is scheduled for Sunday September 27.

·       John Greiko, Rochester Fire Dept and burn survivor will be taking SOAR training

BB.            ANY OTHER REPORTS

 

CC.            OLD BUSINESS –

 

DD.            NEW BUSINESS –

                         

EE.            NEXT MEETING DATE Monday, November 16, 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 by T. Santillo,  seconded by

L. Ritz . Motion carried.