WelcomePlease introduce yourself to others at your table              Put on a name tag Complete the information on the si...
CARES Chargeo Create a long-range plan to meet the community’s level  of service and protection expectations.Operational G...
Sign-in Sheet
I Have a Question!• Fill Out Form• Call:   • 636-447-6655• Email:   • CARES@cottlevillefpd.org• Ask During Small  Group Wo...
CARES Onlineo www.CARESforCFPD.como Like us on Facebook  o www.Facebook.com/CottlevilleFire
Meeting Materialso Cover Sheeto Agendao Meeting #3 Summary Documents   o Verbatim Responses   o Executive Summaryo Informa...
CARES MeetingsDate           Meeting TopicSept. 8        Kick-Off MeetingSept. 22       StaffingOct. 6         EquipmentOc...
Operations, Programs & Facilities Presentation             Scott Freitag      Assistant Chief, Operations
What we will covero Review of last meetingo Operations Divisiono Facilitieso Special Programs
Operations, Facilities   and Programs
District Operationso Budgeting              o   Facilities Maintenanceo Legal                  o   Equipment Maintenanceo ...
How are the duties divided?  Cottleville    Central County       O’Fallon FPD        St. Charles FD     Wentzville FPD    ...
Shared Duties and Delegationo Training assistance on a part time basis   o Lot of volunteer hourso Use overtime to fill in...
Battalion Chiefs & The Safetyof Firefighterso Operations                       o Administration  o Proper Incident Size-up...
The Administrative Aspects ofBattalion Chiefs                         o   Succession Planningo   Public Education         ...
Training
DisclaimerCottleville Firefighters are proficient andcapable of performing their jobs. However,we struggle to meet standar...
Annual Training Comparison                   Full-Time Training Officer  Cottleville                 No  Central County   ...
Annual Training Comparison                          Training Hours30,000                                                  ...
Re-Certification RequirementsArea           Hours   FrequencyEMT            100     5 YearsParamedic      144     5 YearsI...
Training Budget  $120,000                                                      $107,000                                   ...
Training Challengeso Fall short regarding NFPA standards for training i.e.   o 1002 Driver Operator   o 1404 Respiratory P...
Training Challengeso Need a pump operator proficiency drillo Need an additional 3hr annual Haz Mat  Drillo Average 5+ hour...
Training Officer Responsibilitieso Will spend an average is 2-4hrs of development time  for every 1 hr of teaching   o   S...
Training Officer Responsibilitieso Maintenance of training files for all employees; currently  needs a full audito Will de...
Facilities
Station 1: 1385 Motherhead RD                o On site of original 1908 location                o Built 1987              ...
Station 1o Due to angle of approach,  cannot safely turn right off  Hwy No Current policy, NO Right  Turns Off N.o Needs e...
Station 1o Structural cracks on Hwy  N side bottom to topo Damage to inside walls  due to structural shiftingo Probable ca...
Station 2: 4065 Old Hwy 94 S.o Built in 1992 (19 yrs old)o Houses 1 Rescue Engine  and a USAR asseto Capable of housing 4 ...
Station 2o Needs interior renovation  and maintenanceo Back ramp is shifting  causing the retaining wall to  shifto Retain...
Station 3: 6310 Weldon Spring Roado Built in 1989 (22 yrs old)o Houses one Rescue Engine  and the brush trucko Capable of ...
Station 4: 4340 Towers Roado Built in 1999o Capable of housing 4  firefighterso One Rescue Engineo Reserve Engine stored  ...
Station 4o Basement floodingo Needs interior  maintenanceo Engine bay needs  maintenance
Administration Buildingo Adjacent to Station 1o Built in 1999o All staff offices  located here
Two Levy Funds ProvideCFPD Revenueo General Fund   o Similar to your salary   o Used for operating costs (Personnel, Utili...
Fundingo A new roof or driveway is bondableo General maintenance and repairs has to  come from general revenue i.e. a leak...
Programs
Public Educationo Fire extinguisher training program  o Limited due to staff shortageso In school programs  o No longer ha...
2010 Public Contact                             Residents Reached                                    4%       Residents NO...
Smoke Detector Programo Our goal is to ensure there are properly maintained and  working smoke detectors in the homes thro...
CERTo Started in 2007o Purpose of CERTo Coordinated by an Engine Company Captain who is assisted by one  of our administra...
CERT Trainingo Initial training for new CERT members is 24hrso Training is provided by the fire districto Monthly training...
Summaryo Operations division is severely short staffedo District is not meeting training standardso No one person dedicate...
District Operationso Budgeting              o   Facilities Maintenanceo Legal                  o   Equipment Maintenanceo ...
Small Group Work Activity
Select Recorder & Spokespersono Recorder Responsibilities  o Complete the requested information on your    group’s workshe...
Complete the Worksheeto Make sure the information recorded on the  worksheet reflects consensus of the groupo Monitor prog...
Small Group Work Activityo Task #1  o Based on the information provided in tonight’s    presentation, what most surprised ...
Small Group Work Activityo Task #2  o As we plan for the future of the District, how important    is it to secure funding ...
Small Group Work Activityo Task #3  o Based upon what you learned tonight about    operations, programs and facilities, wh...
Work Activity Reportingo What was your group’s biggest surprise?o How important is it to your group secure  funding to pro...
Thank You!Next Meeting: Nov. 3Topic: Finance 101
CARES • Operations, Facilities & Programs
CARES • Operations, Facilities & Programs
CARES • Operations, Facilities & Programs
CARES • Operations, Facilities & Programs
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CARES • Operations, Facilities & Programs

  1. 1. WelcomePlease introduce yourself to others at your table Put on a name tag Complete the information on the sign-in sheet
  2. 2. CARES Chargeo Create a long-range plan to meet the community’s level of service and protection expectations.Operational Guidelineso Meetings will not be conducive to the format of an open forum or debate.o Meetings are work sessions that allow for the free exchange of ideas.
  3. 3. Sign-in Sheet
  4. 4. I Have a Question!• Fill Out Form• Call: • 636-447-6655• Email: • CARES@cottlevillefpd.org• Ask During Small Group Work Time
  5. 5. CARES Onlineo www.CARESforCFPD.como Like us on Facebook o www.Facebook.com/CottlevilleFire
  6. 6. Meeting Materialso Cover Sheeto Agendao Meeting #3 Summary Documents o Verbatim Responses o Executive Summaryo Informational PowerPoint Presentationo Work Activity
  7. 7. CARES MeetingsDate Meeting TopicSept. 8 Kick-Off MeetingSept. 22 StaffingOct. 6 EquipmentOct. 20 Operations, Facilities & ProgramsNov. 3 Fire District Finance 101Nov. 17 Draft Community Recommendations Presented Week of Nov. 28 - Draft Recommendations Presented At Open Houses At Each Fire Station. Details Coming Soon.Dec. 8 Final Recommendations Presented
  8. 8. Operations, Programs & Facilities Presentation Scott Freitag Assistant Chief, Operations
  9. 9. What we will covero Review of last meetingo Operations Divisiono Facilitieso Special Programs
  10. 10. Operations, Facilities and Programs
  11. 11. District Operationso Budgeting o Facilities Maintenanceo Legal o Equipment Maintenanceo Pension o Computer Networko Personnel/Benefits o Reportingo Training o Public Fire Educationo Incident Response/ o Public Information Officer Command o Community Liaisono Emergency Operations o Plan Reviewo Purchasing o Inspectionso Vehicle Maintenance
  12. 12. How are the duties divided? Cottleville Central County O’Fallon FPD St. Charles FD Wentzville FPD Chief Chief Chief Chief Chief o Operations ChiefOperations Chief Operations Chief Operations Chief Operations Chief Fire Marshall Training Officer Training Officer Training Officer Training Officer Fire Fire Marshall Fire Marshall Fire Marshall Marshall/Public Fire Education Battalion Chief A Battalion Chief A Battalion Chief A Battalion Chief A Battalion Chief B Battalion Chief B Battalion Chief B Battalion Chief B Battalion Chief C Battalion Chief C Battalion Chief C Battalion Chief C Human Risk Reduction Human Resources Officer Resources Dept Human Resources
  13. 13. Shared Duties and Delegationo Training assistance on a part time basis o Lot of volunteer hourso Use overtime to fill in for public fire education where suitableo Delegate special projects when possibleo Downside of delegation is consistencyo Only able to shore up the foundation of the organization
  14. 14. Battalion Chiefs & The Safetyof Firefighterso Operations o Administration o Proper Incident Size-up o Pre-Incident Planning o Implement Of Strategy & o Training Tactics o Administrative Functions o Accountability o Incident Safety Officer With The Arrival Of A 2nd Chief Officer
  15. 15. The Administrative Aspects ofBattalion Chiefs o Succession Planningo Public Education o Coaching & Counselingo Fire Prevention Activities o Asset trackingo Community Outreach Programs o Alarm & Dispatch Boardo CERT o Communications equipment (radios,o Emergency operations center laptops)o Disaster preparedness o Pre-Incident Planningo “Training Officer” o Mappingo Training – shift & hosting classeso USAR Teamo Haz Mat Teamo Mentoring Officers
  16. 16. Training
  17. 17. DisclaimerCottleville Firefighters are proficient andcapable of performing their jobs. However,we struggle to meet standards due to a lackof funding and staff dedicated to training.
  18. 18. Annual Training Comparison Full-Time Training Officer Cottleville No Central County Yes O’Fallon Yes Wentzville Yes
  19. 19. Annual Training Comparison Training Hours30,000 25,04725,00020,00015,000 12,653 10,06410,000 7,963 5,000 0 Cottleville Central County OFallon Wentzville
  20. 20. Re-Certification RequirementsArea Hours FrequencyEMT 100 5 YearsParamedic 144 5 YearsInstructor 24 3 YearsInvestigator 30 3 YearsInspector 30 3 Years
  21. 21. Training Budget $120,000 $107,000 $101,000 $100,000 $90,280 $80,000 $74,900 $60,000 $40,000 $20,000 $0 Cottleville OFallon Central County Wentzville
  22. 22. Training Challengeso Fall short regarding NFPA standards for training i.e. o 1002 Driver Operator o 1404 Respiratory Protection Trainingo Do not currently conduct two night drillso Officer training is close to the requirements o Falls short, not comprehensiveo Drivers training is shy by 12hrs per year per driver
  23. 23. Training Challengeso Need a pump operator proficiency drillo Need an additional 3hr annual Haz Mat Drillo Average 5+ hours short per month per person of the 20 hrs requiredo Currently lack annual proficiency training at all levels • Source Insurance Safety Offices (ISO)
  24. 24. Training Officer Responsibilitieso Will spend an average is 2-4hrs of development time for every 1 hr of teaching o Source:(http://teaching.berkeley.edu/newsletters0607/newsletter9.html)o Audit training reports monthlyo Input structured training reportso Quality control training reports dailyo Maintenance of certification database for 50 employees
  25. 25. Training Officer Responsibilitieso Maintenance of training files for all employees; currently needs a full audito Will develop a comprehensive district wide training plano Attend monthly meetings of the St. Charles County Training Coordinateso Coordinate CFPD responsibility for the County Academyo Incident Safety OfficerDeveloped from job duties responsibilities of area training officers
  26. 26. Facilities
  27. 27. Station 1: 1385 Motherhead RD o On site of original 1908 location o Built 1987 o Renovated 2000 to remove admin offices o Also serves as our training and community facility o Renovation of bunks 2010 o Capable of housing 4 firefighters and one Battalion Chief, if we had one o Ladder, Utility Pick-up
  28. 28. Station 1o Due to angle of approach, cannot safely turn right off Hwy No Current policy, NO Right Turns Off N.o Needs entrance from Hwy N redesigned
  29. 29. Station 1o Structural cracks on Hwy N side bottom to topo Damage to inside walls due to structural shiftingo Probable causes, ground shift/settling, and increased traffic on N causing vibrations
  30. 30. Station 2: 4065 Old Hwy 94 S.o Built in 1992 (19 yrs old)o Houses 1 Rescue Engine and a USAR asseto Capable of housing 4 firefighters
  31. 31. Station 2o Needs interior renovation and maintenanceo Back ramp is shifting causing the retaining wall to shifto Retaining wall is not structurally sound
  32. 32. Station 3: 6310 Weldon Spring Roado Built in 1989 (22 yrs old)o Houses one Rescue Engine and the brush trucko Capable of housing 4 Firefighterso Ramp re-done 2010 o Bond Proceedso Needs interior renovation and maintenance
  33. 33. Station 4: 4340 Towers Roado Built in 1999o Capable of housing 4 firefighterso One Rescue Engineo Reserve Engine stored here
  34. 34. Station 4o Basement floodingo Needs interior maintenanceo Engine bay needs maintenance
  35. 35. Administration Buildingo Adjacent to Station 1o Built in 1999o All staff offices located here
  36. 36. Two Levy Funds ProvideCFPD Revenueo General Fund o Similar to your salary o Used for operating costs (Personnel, Utilities, Supplies, General Maintenance, Etc.)o Bond Fund/Levy o Similar to a home mortgage o Used to pay the principal and interest on the District’s outstanding Bonds for large scale capital improvements (new buildings, roofs, etc.)o Spending from the two funds cannot be mixed
  37. 37. Fundingo A new roof or driveway is bondableo General maintenance and repairs has to come from general revenue i.e. a leaky roof or new paint
  38. 38. Programs
  39. 39. Public Educationo Fire extinguisher training program o Limited due to staff shortageso In school programs o No longer have a presence due to staffing shortages and in school requirementso Station tours provided on a regular basiso School fire drills every October
  40. 40. 2010 Public Contact Residents Reached 4% Residents NOT Reached 96% Total Residents: 40,000 Residents Reached: 1,579
  41. 41. Smoke Detector Programo Our goal is to ensure there are properly maintained and working smoke detectors in the homes throughout our district.o Door to door in targeted areas leaving information for those who are not homeo Assist with the installation of battery operated smoke detectors and/or changing batteries for those in need.o CFCO helps with funding for door hangers
  42. 42. CERTo Started in 2007o Purpose of CERTo Coordinated by an Engine Company Captain who is assisted by one of our administrative assistantso 30 members rostered, 10 activeo Funded through East/West Gateway and St. Louis Area Regional Response Systemo Budget $5,200 per year with restrictions on how the money is spent
  43. 43. CERT Trainingo Initial training for new CERT members is 24hrso Training is provided by the fire districto Monthly training meetings (2hrs duration) o Fire extinguishers o Search and Rescue o Patient Packaging o Disaster Scene Safetyo Annual 4hr county wide drillo Total of 28hrs of training each year
  44. 44. Summaryo Operations division is severely short staffedo District is not meeting training standardso No one person dedicated full-time to trainingo No one dedicated to coordinating public fire education programs and trainingo We have some programs, but not providing all that we should
  45. 45. District Operationso Budgeting o Facilities Maintenanceo Legal o Equipment Maintenanceo Pension o Computer Networko Personnel/Benefits o Reportingo Training o Public Fire Educationo Incident Response/ o Public Information Officer Command o Community Liaisono Emergency Operations o Plan Reviewo Purchasing o Inspectionso Vehicle Maintenance
  46. 46. Small Group Work Activity
  47. 47. Select Recorder & Spokespersono Recorder Responsibilities o Complete the requested information on your group’s worksheeto Spokesperson Responsibilities o Facilitate Discussion o Keep Group Focused/On Task o Report Group’s Information
  48. 48. Complete the Worksheeto Make sure the information recorded on the worksheet reflects consensus of the groupo Monitor progress to complete the worksheet in allotted timeo Only the group recorder’s worksheet will be collected
  49. 49. Small Group Work Activityo Task #1 o Based on the information provided in tonight’s presentation, what most surprised you? What most concerned you? o Biggest Surprise: o Biggest Concern:
  50. 50. Small Group Work Activityo Task #2 o As we plan for the future of the District, how important is it to secure funding to provide adequate staffing in the area of operations? o Keep in mind that the area of operations includes, but is not limited to, training, maintenance, equipment, technology, reporting, public information and public fire education.
  51. 51. Small Group Work Activityo Task #3 o Based upon what you learned tonight about operations, programs and facilities, what recommendations for the Board would you suggest?
  52. 52. Work Activity Reportingo What was your group’s biggest surprise?o How important is it to your group secure funding to provide adequate staffing in the area of operations?o One recommendation from your group:
  53. 53. Thank You!Next Meeting: Nov. 3Topic: Finance 101

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