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About Hampton Fire & Rescue

  1. 1. Hampton Fire & Rescue Citizens First
  2. 2. Mission Statement <ul><li>Protect lives, property, and the environment through quality preparation, prevention, response and enforcement. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Leadership Philosophy Strive for Excellence Respect People Give Superior Customer Service
  4. 4. History <ul><li>1884 - Hampton Fire Company </li></ul><ul><li>1893 - Phoebus Company </li></ul><ul><li>1909 - Wythe Fire Department </li></ul><ul><li>1922 - Foxhill Fire Department </li></ul><ul><li>1949 - Buckroe Fire Department Number 1 </li></ul><ul><li>1953 - First Career Fire Chief </li></ul><ul><li>1954 - Northhampton Fire Company </li></ul>
  5. 5. Who Are We Today? <ul><li>A combined division of career and volunteer firefighters, medics, and civilian personnel. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Organizational Overview <ul><li>279 Full-time personnel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>267 uniformed & 12 civilian </li></ul></ul><ul><li>120 Active Volunteer Firefighters/EMS Providers </li></ul><ul><li>10 Fire Stations </li></ul><ul><li>6 Volunteer Fire Companies </li></ul><ul><li>4 Volunteer Rescue Squads </li></ul><ul><li>$16.9 Million Annual Operating Budget </li></ul>
  7. 7. Stations and Equipment <ul><li>28’ Fire Boat </li></ul><ul><li>9 - Ambulances </li></ul><ul><li>14 – Engines </li></ul><ul><li>Squad </li></ul><ul><li>2 – Ladders/Towers </li></ul><ul><li>2 - Quints </li></ul><ul><li>Haz-Mat Unit </li></ul>
  8. 8. Stations and Equipment <ul><li>Minimum of 60 uniformed personnel are on duty 24/7 </li></ul><ul><li>Each emergency piece of equipment responds with at least one ALS provider </li></ul><ul><li>All medic units or ambulances are staffed at all times with 2 ALS providers </li></ul>
  9. 9. Calendar Year 2009 Statistics <ul><li>22,777 calls for service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Avg. 62 calls for service per day </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EMS 72% </li></ul><ul><li>Fire 28% </li></ul>
  10. 10. Calendar Year 2009 Statistics <ul><li>Busiest Station – No. 1 (Pembroke, Ave) answering 4,065 (18%) of all calls </li></ul><ul><li>Busiest Units – Medic-1 with 2,875 runs and Engine-1 with 2,749 runs </li></ul>
  11. 11. Calendar Year 2009 Statistics <ul><li>Property loss to fire was $9,272,627 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A 28% decrease from 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Value of property saved was $39,050,201 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Percent loss 24% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Percent saved 76% </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Regional Comparisons Response Times <= 6 min. <ul><li>Norfolk 91% </li></ul><ul><li>Hampton 80% </li></ul><ul><li>Portsmouth 70% </li></ul><ul><li>Newport News 68% </li></ul><ul><li>Suffolk 63% </li></ul><ul><li>Chesapeake 49% </li></ul><ul><li>Virginia Beach 30% </li></ul>
  13. 13. Regional Comparisons Dollar Loss/Incident <ul><li>Virginia Beach $82,929 </li></ul><ul><li>Portsmouth $15,993 </li></ul><ul><li>Chesapeake $15,262 </li></ul><ul><li>Suffolk $13,178 </li></ul><ul><li>Hampton $10,507 </li></ul><ul><li>Norfolk $5,679 </li></ul><ul><li>Newport News $5,302 </li></ul>
  14. 14. Operational Measures <ul><li>Maintained residential structure fires below the national average through education and prevention. </li></ul><ul><li>Residential structure fires per 1,000 residential structures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All cities with a population over 100,000 = 3.58 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hampton = 3.13 </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Operational Measures <ul><li>Confined 68% of all residential fires to the object or room of origin. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced cooking fires by 9% from 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Inspected 60% of all businesses and industrial occupancies </li></ul>
  16. 16. Core Businesses <ul><li>Emergency Preparedness </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency Prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency Response </li></ul>
  17. 17. All-Hazards Fire Department <ul><li>Fire Suppression </li></ul><ul><li>ALS Emergency Medical Service </li></ul><ul><li>Hazardous Materials Response Group </li></ul><ul><li>Marine Emergency Response Group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Underwater Recovery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marine Incidents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rapid and Rising Water </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SWAT Medics </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Rescue Group </li></ul>
  18. 18. All-Hazards Fire Department <ul><li>Prevention, inspection, and enforcement </li></ul><ul><li>Conducted 2,396 fire/hazard/safety inspections of commercial occupancies. </li></ul><ul><li>87 fires were investigated as suspicious with 18 determined to be arson. </li></ul><ul><li>11 arrests and 69 cases closed or cleared. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Non-Emergency Services <ul><li>Child Safety Seat Installations </li></ul><ul><li>Community Emergency Response Training </li></ul><ul><li>Blood Pressure Screenings </li></ul><ul><li>Smoke Detector Installations </li></ul><ul><li>General Public Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Home Safety Campaign </li></ul>
  20. 20. Non-Emergency Services <ul><li>Home Safety Campaign – designed to educate residents about fire & household safety. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2008, conducted 137 surveys, installed 211 free smoke detectors and 84 smoke detector batteries. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Training Tomorrow’s Firefighters <ul><li>Tidewater Regional Fire Academy </li></ul><ul><li>New Horizons </li></ul><ul><li>Hampton Fire Academy </li></ul><ul><li>Department personnel received over 4,700 hours of training in 520 separate topics. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Volunteer Opportunities <ul><li>Volunteer Firefighters </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Rescue Squads </li></ul><ul><li>Community Emergency Response Teams </li></ul><ul><li>Fire Corp Volunteer </li></ul>
  23. 23. Volunteer Opportunities <ul><li>Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) </li></ul><ul><li>There 10 CERT Teams, one team in each fire district </li></ul><ul><li>Combined total of 149 active members </li></ul>
  24. 24. Every Citizen Should Know <ul><li>Stand by your pan </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t delay dialing 911 </li></ul><ul><li>Fireworks are illegal </li></ul><ul><li>Open Air Burning is prohibited with some exceptions </li></ul><ul><li>Your neighborhood is probably susceptible to flooding </li></ul>
  25. 25. Hurricane Season <ul><li>June 1-November 30 for Atlantic </li></ul><ul><li>Peak season is August to October </li></ul><ul><li>Highest activity – September 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Outer Banks in high strike probability area </li></ul>
  26. 26. Storm Surge <ul><li>Greater number of hurricane deaths are related to storm surge and fresh water flooding </li></ul><ul><li>Water slams debris into structures causing damage </li></ul><ul><li>Water can also cut off evacuation routes </li></ul>
  27. 27. Flooding <ul><li>Homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage </li></ul><ul><li>Flood insurance underwritten by the National Flood Insurance Program </li></ul><ul><li>30 day waiting period for coverage </li></ul><ul><li>25% of flood claims are not in special flood hazard areas. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Ready Campaign <ul><li>Get a Kit </li></ul><ul><li>Make a Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Stay Informed </li></ul>
  29. 29. Get a Kit <ul><li>Non-perishable food and water for three days, manual can opener </li></ul><ul><li>Paper plates and cups, plastic utensils </li></ul><ul><li>Battery operated radio and NOAA weather radio </li></ul><ul><li>Flashlight and extra batteries </li></ul><ul><li>Cash </li></ul>
  30. 30. Get a Kit <ul><li>First Aid Kit </li></ul><ul><li>Prescription Medications </li></ul><ul><li>Hygiene supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Infant formula and diapers </li></ul><ul><li>Sleeping bag </li></ul><ul><li>Extra clothing </li></ul><ul><li>Pet food, water, and supplies </li></ul>
  31. 31. Make a Plan <ul><li>Discuss with your family the types of hazards and threats in your area and what to do in each case </li></ul><ul><li>Decide on a meeting place in case you cannot return home </li></ul><ul><li>Have an out of town contact </li></ul><ul><li>Keep important numbers with you </li></ul>
  32. 32. Stay Informed <ul><li>Listen to local, up to date information </li></ul><ul><li>Listen for orders to evacuate </li></ul><ul><li>Details about evacuation routes </li></ul><ul><li>How to safely stay where you are </li></ul><ul><li>Weather watches and warnings </li></ul>