Monroe County Fire Advisory Board > May 2016, FAB Meeting


20 May 2017

May 16, 2016

 

Voting Members:             L. Ritz, B. Koster, T. Link, C. Dunn, T. Szatko, S. Andrews,

R. Jensen, T. Santillo, C. Fish, C. Marshall, R. Ancello, A. LaFountain, W. Carter,

T. Bane, S. Williams

           

 

Ex-Officio:            S. DeRosa, A. Sienkiewicz, A. Way, F. Hernandez, P. Schwartzman,

L. Ruiz           

           

Excused:                                    

           

A.            CALL TO ORDER THE FIRE ADVISORY BOARD at 7:03 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

            Introduced Laurie Kingsley-Henry and Colleen O’Connoll from the Monroe             County Critical Incident Stress Management Team (CISM).They provided a             power point to the Board about their services. They serve the Emergency Medical             Services, Fire Services, Police Services, and Public Safety Communications             providing pre-education, on-scene support, follow-up/referrals, family education             services, defusing and debriefing (see PDF included with the minutes).

 

F.            APPROVAL OF FAB MINUTES – C. FISH

            A motion to approve minutes from the March 21, 2016 as posted by

            T. Santillo, motion seconded by L. Ritz. Motion carried.

                       

G.            COMMUNICATIONS RECEIVED:  C. FISH

·       City of Rochester – RFD FAB Representatives.

·       Resignation letter from Lauri Ruiz (Secretary)

H.            FIRE ADVISORY BOARD REPORT – C. FISH

·       Attended Bergen banquet and presented a plaque of appreciation to the Monroe County Fire Coordinator.

            I.            EMS ADVISORY BOARD REPORT – T. CZAPRANSKI

·       In 2015 322 Narcan patients were treated. That was up from 2014

·       Happy EMS week.

J.            PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR – D. MOORE

·       Discussed the Pericle Study and the 3 additional tower locations.

K.            FIRE & EMS COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE – C. Fish

·       Working on structuring leadership

L.            FIRE COORDINATORS REPORT – S. DeROSA

·       I’d like to introduce Deputy Stephen Williams, now assigned to the Fire Bureau as a fire investigator. Steve replaces Inv. Mike Burnside who retired from the Sheriff’s Office. Steve’s office is located in the Fire Bureau. In addition, the Fire Investigation Unit will lose Investigator Scott Shear from the Sheriff’s Office at the end of this month. We do have 2 deputies in training and we expect them to be up to speed by the end of the summer.

·       I’d like to welcome the Fire Bureau’s newest part time fire investigator, Steve Andrews.

·       I’d like to thank all of the Fire Bureau staff, hazmat team and special operations unit personnel who responded on short notice to handle the Donald Trump detail last month. A monumental task in 48-hours was a great accomplishment. Thanks to Tim Czapranski, Fred Rion and Dr. Cushman for their assistance, support and responses for that day.

·       The Fire Bureau has purchased new 1503 pagers and those who are in the queue to receive them will be contacted in the coming weeks. We’re replacing approximately 45 pagers.

·       CYANIDE KITS: The Fire Bureau has recently taken delivery of 7 additional cyanide kits for field service as required. These kits bring us to a total of 29 throughout the county for our firefighters and fire victims. Thanks to Tim Czapranski and Dr. Cushman for all of their assistance with this project and to the Pittsford, Brockport, Mumford, Ridge Culver, Hilton and Chili FD’s for agreeing to transport these kits under mutual aid.

·       Executive Fire Chiefs meeting, Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 7 PM in Room 117-A. This will be the last quarterly for the fire chiefs until late September.

·       For those who don’t know, after 10 years in the Fire Bureau, 23 total years with the County of Monroe and following 8 years as my right hand, Lauri Ruiz is leaving the County after accepting a position with Monroe Community College. I want to thank Lauri for her years of service to the county, to the Fire Bureau, and especially, to me. She’s been a great worker and a terrific friend. Believe me, we’ve been through much together and I am going to miss her. Lucky for me, she’s moving down the hall to MCC’s EMS Group. Lauri, thank you and know you will be sorely missed.

·       With that said, I’ll speak with Chairman Fish and Vice-Chair Dunn to figure out a strategy for a replacement clerk to be on board for the September Board Meeting.

·       I’ve had a number of fire agencies reach out to ask questions about repairing or replacing some of their current VHF mobile and/or portable radios. My message continues to be to replace or repair them as needed. To the best of my knowledge, no end user equipment is in the queue for purchase; at least until the radio system is completely built-out in accordance with the requirements put forth by various organizations in the County.

·       On behalf of my family, thank you to everyone for their support following the death of my mother. I appreciate each of you and your friendship.

 

            HazMat Report – S. SCHALABBA

Responses

·      The Monroe County Hazardous Materials Response Team (MCHMRT) assisted with 6 Level 0’s since our last meeting.  The majority of these were transportation related incidents and one involved a truck that leaked approximately 900 gallons of a fertilizer along the NYS Thruway in the Henrietta Fire District.  The NYSDEC was contacted to assist with many of these incidents.

Training

·      The MCHMRT will be training here at the PSTF on Thursday May 19 on plugging and patching techniques as well as reviewing a new transfer pump for foam operations.
Next month, we will have three (3) team members attending the IAFC Hazardous Materials Conference in Baltimore, MD.
Miscellaneous

·      The Monroe County Fire Bureau met with our regional HazMat Team partners on May 10th to discuss a number of joint purchasing opportunities and to conduct planning for the next grant cycle.

 

M.            EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES – T. CZAPRANSKI

            (See EMS Advisory Board report)

 

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

·       Groups will start to meet again.

            B.            FIRE INVESTIGATOR – S. WILLIAMS

 

YTD Summary

 

 

 

Fire related deaths

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fire Cause

 

Fire Type

 

Accidental

58

Vehicle

15

Natural

1

Structure

62

Incendiary

2

Other

6

Undetermined

18

 

 

Assistance Rendered

3

 

 

Cancelled Enroute

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

YTD Total

83

 

83

 

-          (83)Fire Investigation jobs to date

o   (43)Jobs since last meeting

Calls of significance since last meeting

-          26 April, 2016:  36 Yorkshire Rd., Irondequoit (Laurelton FD)

o   FATAL Fire (93y.o. female victim) transported from scene with second degree burns and smoke inhalation.  Victim passed away approx. one week following this fire 

o    Undetermined cause at this time

o   (2nd Fatal Fire YTD)

 

JUVENILE FIRE INTERVENTION PROGRAM

-          (16) Juvenile Fire Intervention referrals to date

o   (6) referrals since last meeting

 

 

            C.            PSTF TRAINING – J. FRANCE

·       Technology upgrade - wireless network, classroom technology including projector, lecterns, HDMI support, CAT 6, touch screen controller, new microphone system, new classroom PCs.

  • Fire training grounds - piping the new transformer prop and having Kidde (now KFT) the manufacturer of the props come in to work on preventive maintenance and make suggestions on upgrades. Props are 18 years old this year. Props have a 10 year life according to the manufacturer and ours our going strong thanks to Rick Douglas and Dave Kaltenbach.
  • Upgrading to instructor and student airpacks. Purchasing Scott X3 4.5 airpacks with 45 minute bottles. The changes to the cylinder capacity and the vibra-alert system was a driving force. Packs manufactured before August 2013 activated at 25% capacity with the post 2013 packs activating at 33%. This also requires us to upgrade our face pieces to the AV3000 HT (high temperature) masks.

 

Current classes

  • RFD academy, MCSO/RPD road class, town and village law enforcement road class (ending soon), and upcoming jail class. Just completed supervisor school, instructor development school and there is currently a fire arms instructor course.
  • Increase in Canadian airport contracts over the past 4 years. It appears we have picked up 3 new contracts this year. We're told that much of this is do to our facility and the professionalism of our instructors as well as our willingness to custom tailor programs.

EMS reimbursement

  • PSTF has had a policy change on reimbursement. Working with Tim Czapranski and Sam DeRosa we have been able to again accept NYS reimbursement for EMT Original courses for fire and ems responders.
  • Visiting each battalion fire and ems meeting to discuss this change.

·      Lastly, we’re very happy to welcome Lauri to the PSTF family.

                        M.C. FIRE BUREAU TRAINING - M. CHOLACH

 

            D.            ELECTION COMMITTEE – M. TERZO

                       

                       

R.            FIRE DEPARTMENTS

 

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

·       New Firefighter class in progress at PSTF

·       13 recent promotions

            B.            AIRPORT FIRE DEPT. – T. BANE

·       2 new firefighters

·       Receiving new crash truck in June

·       If agencies are looking for a training opportunity, Chief T. Bane is offering “Air crash in your area” training. Please contact him if you are interested.

            C.            1ST BATTALION – T. INDIANO

·       3 working fires (Laurelton, Ridge Culver and Webster)

            D.            2ND BATTALION – R. JENSEN

11 - Working Fires

§  4 – Barnard

§  2 – Spencerport & North Greece

§  1 – Hilton, Ridge Road, and Brockport

o        April 18 – Spencerport (2) Working Fire & Fire Truck involved in MVA while responding to 1st working fire. Multi cars with all minor injuries.

·      Monroe County Fire Service Speaker Series – Step Up and Lead with Deputy Chief Frank Viscuso, outstanding leadership program had over 100 firefighters attend.

o   Thank you to the Monroe County Fire Bureau, Monroe Commuinity College, Monroe County Fire Chiefs, Monroe County Fire Districts, and Monroe County Firemen’s Association.

·      10th Annual Rochester Area National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Golf Tournament: Sunday, June 5th and Monday, June 6th, 2016, Deerfield Country Club, Brockport, NY. 

 

            E.            3RD BATTALION – T. SANTILLO

·       ER had a working fire on East Commercial street

            F.            4TH BATTALION – S. FLAGLER

·       2 Working fires (1-Gates residence, 1- Chili commercial)

            G.            5TH BATTALION – C. MARSHALL

·       Garage fire in Honeoye Falls

·       Apartment fire in Henrietta

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

·       At our April 13th meeting at Fairport, we had a very interesting and informative presentation from two members of Frontier Communications concerning the new type of communication wire that is being installed and the problems that can arise when these wires are damaged by a storm or a motor vehicle accident.

·       The annual Equipment show and dinner will be held on Wednesday, August 10th at the Barnard Exempt location. Tickets for this event will be available at our next meeting in June and with each Battalion director.

·       The Firefighter Appreciation Awards dinner will be held on Thursday October 13th at the Diplomat Party House. The deadline for award nominations is also Wednesday August 10. Award nominations will not be accepted after this date except in the case where there is an unusual incident that occurs after that date, where a heroic act or acts has been performed to save a fellow human being. As of today we have received just two (2) award nominations.

·       The next meeting for county chiefs will be held on Wednesday June 8th at the Clifton Fire Department. This will be a special meeting since we will have a combined meeting with the Monroe County Fireman’s Association. This is an effort to share information across organizations and to bring others together. This meeting will begin at 19:00 hours.

T.            M.C.  FIRE DISTRICT OFFICERS’ ASSOC. – T. LINK

 

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

·       Combining next meeting with MC Fire Chief’s Assoc.

·       Golf Tourn. will be held September 23 at Salmon Creek.

·       No longer the collection agency for FASNY.

·       Upcoming training – By the Books; A guide for Department Leaders on May 24, 2016 at Rush Fire Department1971 Rush Mendon Rd. Register online at www.fasny.com.

            FASNY – A. WAY

·       The Firemen’s Home is going along great. We had meetings this past weekend and voted in 4 new members. I spent some time with Dave Schultz and he looks better than he has in a couple of years. He has gained back about 10 pounds of the 150 he lost. I took him a suit and his green County jacket. I also took him down some hots (Hoffman). We had the Annual Memorial Service this past Friday night and honored the twenty-five (25) members we lost this past year.

·       The old pavilion by the Barn is completely gone and FASNY has purchased a tent to put up for this year (will be used for other uses in the future). Plans are to start the new pavilion in the fall so it will be ready for the Anniversary weekend in May of 2017 which will be the 125th anniversary. Plans for the weekend are coming great with plans for a Muster, abbreviated firefighter games (Explorers) and dinner and much much more. They are also working on a new Anniversary book.

·       We are still working on plans for the Annual Soft Ball Tournament with the cutoff date of April 15th. The date of the Tournament is August 5th, 6th, & 7th. The members are looking forward to it. You do not have to be a FASNY member to take part in the tournament, just a firefighter or EMS.

·       The Activities Department is looking for books, CD’s & DVD’s, T shirts, hats (and anything with a department name). They also need electric razors (since the State said they can no longer have any kind of razor blade).

·       The FASNY Convention is scheduled for August 10th thru the 13th. This will be the last year at the Desmond in Albany. The next two years will be in Syracuse. FASNY is working very hard on a number of legislative items (check the FASNY website for Legislative updates). If you are not signed up for the LEAP program please sign up and use it.

V.            M.C. LEGISLATOR – F. ANCELLO

·       Joe Morelli Jr. submitted a referral to the Legislature regarding sparklers. This referral will go to committee next week.

·       The Majority caucus aware of the dangers and are leaning towards rejecting the proposal.

·       Would like to see fire service experts speak regarding this issue.

·       Chris Dunn, Vice Chair of the Fire Advisory Board and representative of the Fire Marshal’s Association would like to see representation from leaders of the teams.

**TOM LINK, REPRESENTING THE FIRE DISTRICT OFFICERS ENTERTAINED A MOTION TO OPPOSE THIS SPARKLER PROPOSAL, THE MOTION WAS SECONDED BY BRIAN KOSTER, REPRESENTING THE MONROE FIRE CHIEFS ASSOC. ALL WERE IN FAVOR, NO OPPOSITIONS OR OBSTENTIONS. MOTION PASSED.**

W.            ROCHESTER CITY COUNCIL – D. MILLER

 

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

·       All is quiet

Y.            ASSOCIATION OF VILLAGES – B. CARTER

·       All village budgets have been approved.

·       Brockport will vote on town/village merger

 

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

·       New codes adopted (2015 international codes)

·       NYS amendments will go with code books

·       There will be a transition period April – October 3 2016 where you can use 2010 or 2015 codes. After Oct. 3 2015 codes must be used.

AA.            BURN ASSOC. – P. SCHWARTZMAN

·       Gateway to Healing event very successful.

·       Attended Burn Conference

·       Trend out west is cooking hash oil with butane.

·       19 Annual 5K walk 7/29/16, sign up on East Rochester Chamber of Commerce website

·       Camp Courage date August 4th.

·       You can find all information on www.flrba.com 

 

 

 

 

 

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IN MEMORY OF

 

HAROLD “BUMPS” MANSE

 

&

 

HAROLD PAGE

 

 

BB.            ANY OTHER REPORTS

 

CC.            OLD BUSINESS –  C. FISH

 

DD.            NEW BUSINESS – C. FISH

                         

EE.            NEXT MEETING DATE Monday, September 19, 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 ___by ___, seconded by___. Motion carried.