Monroe County Fire Advisory Board > January 2016, FAB meeting


20 May 2017

January 25, 2016                          

 

Voting Members:             L. Ritz, K. Bowers, C. Dunn, J. Schreiber, T. Szatko, T. Indiano,

                                    J. Lissow, T. Santillo, C. Fish, M. Terzo, A. LaFountain

 

Ex-Officio:                        S. DeRosa, T. Czapranski, R. Thomas, C. Marshall, S. Flagler,

                                    G. Merrick, A. Sienkiewicz, L Ruiz

           

Excused:                        D. Moore, A. Way, B. Carter, S. Andrews, B. Koster           

           

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

·      Ken Bowers, 2nd VP District Officers

F.            APPROVAL OF FAB MINUTES – C. FISH

            A motion to approve minutes from the November 16, 2015 as posted by L. Ritz,             motion seconded by T. Santillo. Motion carried.

                       

G.            COMMUNICATIONS RECEIVED:  C. FISH

·      Letter appointing Ken Bowers as voting member of the Monroe County Fire Advisory Board.

H.            FIRE ADVISORY BOARD REPORT – C. FISH

           

I.            EMS ADVISORY BOARD REPORT – T. CZAPRANSKI

 

J.            PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR – D. MOORE

                  (Report provided by CFC Sam DeRosa)

 

·      Director Moore is attending the Public Safety Committee Meeting for County Legislature and apologizes for not being able to attend.

·      Director Moore continues to transition Public Safety related matters with the new County Executive and Administration.

·      Director Moore will be addressing the Communication/Radio Project with the County Executive and Administration in the near future. The date for this information session is not yet known.

·      Director Moore is happy to announce that all EMS agencies (non-fire) are now outfitted with new communication equipment and that all is working out well.

 

K.            FIRE & EMS COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

            T. Santillo stepping down, will need a FAB committee member to attend FECB meetings             (every 3rd Thursday). Please contact C. Fish if you are interested.

 

L.            FIRE COORDINATORS REPORT – S. DeROSA

·      Upcoming events/critical dates:

·      Executive Fire Chiefs Meeting, 02/24/16, 7 PM, PSTF-117

·      Line Officer Workshop, 2/27/16, 8 AM-Noon, PSTF-117

·      A reminder to all fire chiefs via the deputy fire coordinators to submit new information for the 2016 Fire Bureau Directory.  February 1, 2016 is the cutoff date to add new information.

·      My thanks to those agencies, deputy fire coordinators and hazmat team leadership for their participation in today’s tabletop exercise on Bakken Crude Oil. My thanks to OEM and Fred Rion for taking the lead on the first of several exercises to address crude oil incidents.

·      Fire Investigator Michael Burnside has retired from the Sheriff’s Office effective 12/30/2015 after serving for over 22-years. Mike worked in the Fire Bureau for over 8-years as our assigned investigator. I’d like to publicly thank Mike for all of his hard work and dedication to the Fire Investigation Unit. Mike’s retirement celebration is this coming Saturday – please see Lauri Ruiz for details.

·      Deputy Stephen Williams has now joined the Fire Investigation and is assigned to the Fire Bureau. Steve’s assignment took effect on January 11th and I’d like to publicly welcome Steve.  Steve was previously assigned as one of our shift investigators so he’s completely familiar with our operations.  Steve also has significant fire service background and is a past fire chief with East Rochester Fire, where he still serves.

·      Part time Fire Investigators Todd Bane and Michael Vergari are both leaving the Fire Investigation Unit. Todd left us on 12/31/15 and Mike leaves us on February 1st. My thanks to both Todd and Mike for their many years of service and we wish them well as they move onto new adventures.  A request to fill both of these part time positions has submitted to Human Resources with timelines for replacement to follow.

·      In addition to Deputy Williams joining the Fire Investigation Unit, Deputy Matthew Bottone and Deputy Richard Tantalo will also join the Fire Investigation Unit in the coming month. Both Matt & Rich are Sheriff’s Deputies with fire service background. Once all of these vacancies are filled, the Fire Investigation Unit will be back up to speed.

·      I wanted to take a minute to discuss the upcoming Line Officer Workshop being hosted by the Fire Bureau in late-February. Please pass on to your new chiefs and company line officers this will be an informative and meaningful morning of familiarization training for line officers, old and new. Please pass the word and make every effort to have someone from your fire department attend.

 

·      I want to take a minute to express my thanks to all of the Fire Bureau Staff, deputy fire coordinators, hazmat coordinator and his officers and to all of our fire investigators and fire training instructors. 2015 was a very busy and successful year for the Fire Bureau. We are working on year end totals and I’ll provide them when completed. 

            HazMat Report – S. SCHALABBA

              Responses

·       The Monroe County Hazardous Materials Response Team (MCHMRT) assisted with a total of 63 Level 0’s and 3 Level 1 HazMat incidents in 2015. So far this month the team has assisted with a minor anhydrous ammonia leak in the Brockport Fire District and a propane tanker truck overturned in the Hamlin Morton Walker Fire District.

              Training

·       The 2016 training schedule has been shared with the team members and the group conducted its first training program on January 21st at the PSTF. The NYS HazMat Incident Command class has also been scheduled to begin in early February and this class is open to both HazMat team members and general fire service personnel. In March, we will be hosting the HazMat Incident Safety Officer class 15 and 16.

·       Members of the MCHMRT participated in the Bakken Crude Oil table top exercise scheduled for January 25th.

              Equipment

·       A new decontamination shower was added to the WMD trailer. This equipment was funded by the Department of Public Health and complements the balance of equipment carried on the trailer.

·       All RAD60 meters have been calibrated for the calendar year thanks to the efforts of Mark Leszczynski.

M.            EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES – T. CZAPRANSKI

·       EMS agencies are on the trunked radio system. There have been some glitches to work though, have been meeting monthly.

·       Cyno kits – have been received and will be working with Dr. Cushman, S. DeRosa and S. Schalabba for distribution.

·       PAPR’s 8 – (Powered Air Purifying Respirators), 4 will go to Monroe Ambulance and 4 will go to Rural Metro

·       Dan Everette, car 902 resigned

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

 

            C.            PSTF TRAINING – J. FRANCE

 

                        M.C. FIRE BUREAU TRAINING - M. CHOLACH

·       Ran 6 firefighter 1 classes with 92 total firefighters from 28 different agencies.

·       Assisted with 2 Gates FFI classes and 1 Henrietta

·       Over 25 state classes offered on this site.

·       In 2016 2 firefighters I classes scheduled to start at the end of February

·       The waiting list for FFI is minimal

·       The grounds are scheduled to open on 3/15, weather pending

·       Calendar is full for state classes this spring.

            D.            ELECTION COMMITTEE – M. TERZO

                        Election for the positions of Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Fire Advisory Board will be held at our March meeting. If interested please contact PeeWee peewee18@rochester.rr.comor Lauri Ruiz lruiz@monroecounty.gov

 

R.            FIRE DEPARTMENTS

 

            A.            ROCHESTER FD – J. SCHREIBER/T. SZATKO

·      General Municipal Law § 103 has been amended to permit what is known as “piggybacking”.  The State Comptroller states that this law was added “to authorize political subdivisions to purchase apparatus, materials, equipment and supplies, and to contract for services related to the installation, maintenance or repair of those items, through the use of contracts let by the United States or any agency thereof, any state or other political district therein.”

·      Two major benefits of piggybacking are that it provides the City with the opportunity to obtain better prices through national co-operative contracts, and it provides the City with more product options through contracts put in place by other municipalities.

·      It permits contracts to be awarded on the basis of ‘best value’, in addition to low bid, provided that the determination of best value is based on criteria set forth in §163 of State Finance law.    The intention is for municipalities to be able to award contracts to bidders (or offers) based on other factors in addition to price where low price itself may not result in the lowest total cost.  The law specifically states that public works projects must still be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder who meets the specifications.

·      Total incidents in the City 34,640

 

                        TRAINING  - FILIPE HERNANDEZ

 

            B.            AIRPORT FIRE DEPT. – T. BANE

 

            C.            1ST BATTALION – T. INDIANO

·      12/14/15 San Ron Dr.      West Webster

·      12/20/15 Trelawne Dr.      Sea Breeze

·      12/28/15 Ridge Road      Webster

·      1/1/16 590N/104             Ridge Culver m/a West Webster

MVA ppl trapped, extended extrication 

·      1/9/16 Seville Dr.            St. Paul

·      1/11/16 Lake Bluff      West Webster

·      1/11/16 Woodruff Dr.      West Webster

       Med 500 fatal fire cyno kit administrated

·       1/18/16 Bayside Dr.      West Webster

·       Next meeting March 21, 2016 7:00 PM

            D.            2ND BATTALION – R. JENSEN

·       2015 Stats – 37 working fires, 4 Special Op’s

·       Responses since last meeting; 3- Brockport, 1- N. Greece, 1- Hilton,  1- Hamlin-Morton-Walker, 1- Ridge Road, 1- Spencerport

·       2 New Chiefs; Pat O’Hara – Spencerport, Mike LaDue – Brockport

·       New York State Assoc. of Fire Chiefs offering a Twenty (200 hour Fire Ground Responsibilities of the Incidents Commander Training being held at North Greece Station 1 on Friday, 1/29/16: 1900-2100 hrs, Saturday 1/30/16:0800-1600 hrs, and Sunday 1/31/16: 0800-1600 hrs. There are still openings to attend the training. If interested please contact Sue Syzdek ssyzdek@nysfirechiefs.comto register.

·       Save the Date; Annual Monroe County Speaker Seminar Series Saturday 4/2/16 (0830-1430) – MCC Auditorium and Step up and Lead with Frank Viscuso, Deputy Chief Kearny, NJ Fire Department.

·       Save the Date for the 10th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Golf Tourn.; Sunday June 5th and Monday June 6th at Deerfield Country Club, Brockport NY

            E.            3RD BATTALION – T. SANTILLO

·       4 working fires; 1- Mendon, 2- Fairport, 1- Fishers

·       LJ Sutherland is back in as Chief of Bushnel’s Basin FD

·       Matt Parone is Chief of East Rochester FD

·       Year-end Report 7,321 runs, 22 working fires

            F.            4TH BATTALION – S. FLAGLER

·       0 working fires

·       7 Alert 2’s

·       1 new fire chief in Chili – Kevin Steves

            G.            5TH BATTALION – M. TERZO

·       Nothing new to report

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

·       Brian asked to advise the Board that packets will be distributed at their next meeting, detailing 2016 association events (Awards Banquet and Equipment Show)

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

 

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

 

            FASNY – A. WAY

·       Currently 85 members with an expected 2 additional members.

·       The Therapy Pool is in working order thanks to the hard work of the new Administrator Art Proper.

·       Please remember the home can always use CD’s, DVD’s, recordable DVD’s, disk holders, shirts, hats, etc.

            C. Dunn

·      First quarter meeting on 1/28/16

·       Changed meeting to a joint meeting with the Chiefs. Trying to consolidate meetings.

V.            M.C. LEGISLATOR – F. ANCELLO

                       

W.            ROCHESTER CITY COUNCIL – A. McFADDEN

 

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

            Happy Holidays. Nothing new to report.

           

Y.            ASSOCIATION OF VILLAGES – B. CARTER

 

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

·       Annual seminar will be in May

·       Thursday St. Paul will travel to Buffalo for code amendments

AA.            BURN ASSOC. – G. MERRICK

·       FLBA is currently associated with Strong Hospital

·       Gateway to Healing is April 30, 2016

·       February is Burn Prevention month

·       October is Fire Protection month

·       Running a seniors for seniors poster program

·       February 2nd Strong FLRBA day.

·       U of R Medicine hosting a bowling day on February 2 at Clover Lanes.

·       Please visit website for poster contest information.

·       Thank you to Chief Schreiber for all the RFD Firefighter volunteers.

·       As always, all information can be found on the website www.flba.com

BB.            ANY OTHER REPORTS

 

CC.            OLD BUSINESS –

 

DD.            NEW BUSINESS – If you would like time on the agenda please contact Chris Fish             or Lauri Ruiz.

                         

EE.            NEXT MEETING DATE Monday, March 21, 2016 7:00 PM

                                                            Public Safety Training Facility

                                                            Room 117 A

 

FF.            ANYTHING FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER

 

Motion to adjourn the Fire Advisory Board Meeting at 7:41 by L. Ritz, seconded by

K. Bowers. Motion carried.