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Building an Effective Fire Prevention Organization

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With the many tasks, responsibilities, and requirements of the fire prevention organization how can personnel and resources be best utilized to ensure that they are functioning at optimal effectiveness? Can they know that they are focusing on the right tasks and activities? The solution is a clear plan of action that identifies and provides for the most effective and efficient methods for performing essential fire prevention functions.

- Identify the seven disciplines of effective and efficient fire prevention organizations.
- Describe the key functions, features, and components of each discipline.
- Apply practical guidance for implementation of each discipline.
- Utilize readily available tools and resources for continued effectiveness and efficiency.

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Building an Effective Fire Prevention Organization

  1. 1. Building an Effective Fire Prevention Organization Aaron Johnson FRE 2019
  2. 2. The 7 Disciplines 1.Know your community. 2.Have a plan. 3.Enforce the code. 4.Be proactive with plan reviews and field inspections. 5.Investigate fire incidents. 6.Educate the public. 7.Be adequately staffed. 2
  3. 3. 1 Know your community. 3 CRA - data - strategy
  4. 4. C R A Community Risk Assessment 4
  5. 5. 1.Demographics 2.Geographic profile 3.Building stock 4.Fire experience profile 5.Incident response profile 6.Hazard assessment 7.Economic profile 5
  6. 6. Thus, what enables the wise sovereign and the good general to strike and conquer, and achieve things beyond the reach of ordinary men, is foreknowledge. - Sun Tzu 6
  7. 7. 2 Have a plan. 7 Operational Organizational
  8. 8. Fire Strategy ▪ Specific to your CRA ▪ Clear and concise ▪ Detailed, yet flexible ▪ Realistic and achievable goals ▪ Organic and dynamic 8
  9. 9. Have you planned for the future of your organization? 9
  10. 10. 3 Enforce the code. 10 Existing structures time - resources
  11. 11. Frequency of Inspections High Risk Annual Moderate Risk Biennial Low Risk Triennial Critical Infrastructure As needed, per AHJ 11
  12. 12. Company Level Inspection Programs FS 633.216(3) FAC 69A-39.005(2) 12
  13. 13. 4 Plan Review and Field Inspections 13 Expectation 9 elements - CO
  14. 14. 9 Elements of Plan Review 1.Environmental Impact/Feasibility Study 1.Water Supply/Fire Flow 1.Emergency Vehicle Access 1.Building Plans 1.CO Inspections 6.Hazardous Materials 6.Fire Protection Systems 6.Field Acceptance Tests 6.Certificate of Occupancy 14
  15. 15. 5 Investigate Fire Incidents 15 Origin & Cause Data NFPA 1021
  16. 16. NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications NFPA 921,Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations NFPA 1033, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator 16
  17. 17. 6 Educate the Public 17 Data Audience Programs
  18. 18. What does public education look like at your department? 18
  19. 19. 7 Be Adequately Staffed 19 Task analysis-5 steps
  20. 20. 20 Life Safety Inspections Fire Protection Systems ITM Permits (hot work, events, confined space, etc.) Training Class Delivery Public Education Software Administration Policies, Procedures, R&D Fire/Evacuation Drills
  21. 21. 21 Life Safety Inspections 600 hrs/yr Fire Protection Systems ITM 350 hrs/yr Permits (hot work, events, confined space, etc.) 250 hrs/yr Training Class Delivery 250 hrs/yr Public Education 250 hrs/yr Software Administration 100 hrs/yr Policies, Procedures, R&D 150 hrs/yr Fire/Evacuation Drills 80 hrs/yr
  22. 22. 22 Life Safety Inspections 600 hrs/yr Fire Protection Systems ITM 350 hrs/yr Permits (hot work, events, confined space, etc.) 250 hrs/yr Training Class Delivery 250 hrs/yr Public Education 250 hrs/yr Software Administration 100 hrs/yr Policies, Procedures, R&D 150 hrs/yr Fire/Evacuation Drills 80 hrs/yr Total Task Hours 2,030 hrs/yr
  23. 23. 23 Total Work Hours 2,080 hrs/yr Less Holidays (-) 80 hrs/yr Less Vacation (-) 40 hrs/yr Less Sick Leave (-) 40 hrs/yr Less Required Training (-) 40 hrs/yr Total Work Hours Available 1,880 hrs/yr
  24. 24. 24 Total Task Hours 2,030 hrs/yr ÷ Total Work Hours Available 1,880 hrs/yr = Total Personnel Needed 1.08 FTE
  25. 25. 25 Total Task Hours 10,000 hrs/yr ÷ Total Work Hours Available 1,880 hrs/yr = Total Personnel Needed 5.32 FTE
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  27. 27. The 7 Disciplines 1.Know your community. 2.Have a plan. 3.Enforce the code. 4.Be proactive with plan reviews and field inspections. 5.Investigate fire incidents. 6.Educate the public. 7.Be adequately staffed. 27
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  31. 31. FPOblueprint.com 31

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