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  • # Summary Revenue have been declining Expenditures are increasing Living of Reserves
  • During the last 3 years, the chairman's fire rescue departments has focused on 3 goals. One, to provide a higher level of service to its citizens Two, to provide greater levels of protection to his firefighters Third, to do the first two at a reasonable cost to his citizens. Those 3 goals have been met What citizens really care about is getting help quickly and making sure those that show up can help (meaning a high level of service) and what we have done is do that.
  • Jennifer Thompson Fire Rescue Presentation

    1. 1. FIRE RESCUE DEPARTMENT Presentation for Jennifer Thompson December 18, 2009
    2. 2. About Fire Rescue
    3. 3. ORGANIZATION CHART Fire Chief Deputy Chief Fire Operations Training Logistics Emergency Management Fire Communications Fire Administration
    4. 4. <ul><ul><li>41 Fire Stations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respond to over 87,000 calls annually </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1150 Employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4th Largest Fire Department in Florida </li></ul></ul>Quick Facts <ul><li>Miami – Dade (1) </li></ul><ul><li>Jacksonville (2) </li></ul><ul><li>Palm Beach County (3) </li></ul>
    5. 5. Mission Statement Protect our Citizens Protect our Firefighters Do it at a Reasonable Cost
    6. 6. Protect Our Citizens What do citizens want from Fire Rescue?
    7. 7. Protect Our Citizens <ul><ul><li>County-wide response time average – 6:29 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>District 4 response time average – 6:03 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Get There Quickly…Get the Job Done! </li></ul>
    8. 8. Protect Our Citizens Fires
    9. 9. Protect Our Citizens <ul><li>Emergency Medical Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transport </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Protect Our Citizens HazMat, Technical Rescue & Vehicle Accidents
    11. 11. Other Services Provided <ul><li>Car Safety Seat Checkpoints </li></ul><ul><li>Health Fairs </li></ul><ul><li>Mock DUIs </li></ul><ul><li>Hurricane/Disaster Mitigation </li></ul><ul><li>CERT Team Training </li></ul><ul><li>Station Tours/Displays </li></ul><ul><li>Smoke Detector Blitzes </li></ul>
    12. 12. District 4 Alarm Data
    13. 13. District 4 Alarm Data (FY09) EMS AUTO ACCIDENTS FIRE 17% 13% 70% Total Alarms – County = 87,630 Total Alarms – District 4 = 18,320
    14. 14. How Quickly is the Question?
    15. 15. How Quickly is the Question Costs More than 5 miles 12:30+ mins 2.5 to 5 miles 7:30 – 12:00 mins 1.5 to 2.5 miles 5:30 – 7:30 mins Fire station on every street corner less than 5:30 mins Better Service Target Service Optimal Service Minimal Service
    16. 16. Fire Stations…Then and Now
    17. 17. Future Stations
    18. 18. Protecting our Firefighters
    19. 19. Protect Our Firefighters Safety/Wellness (reduced costs) Training Firefighter Protection/Equipment Firefighters and Paramedics
    20. 20. Providing Service at a Reasonable Cost
    21. 21. REVENUE & BUDGET <ul><li>Fire Rescue operates as a stand alone entity with its own dedicated funding </li></ul><ul><li>An MSTU millage is assessed in the unincorporated area </li></ul><ul><li>Additional revenue from EMS transport, interlocal fire service, impact fees and other fees </li></ul>
    22. 22. Sources of Income Advalorem $116M 86% Other $9.3M 7% EMS $9.2M 7%
    23. 23. REVENUE & BUDGET CHALLENGES <ul><li>Revenues Have Been Declining </li></ul><ul><li>Expenditures Continue to Increase </li></ul><ul><li>Living off Reserves </li></ul>
    24. 24. Challenges <ul><li>Labor Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Response </li></ul>
    25. 25. 5 Questions You’ll Get Asked About Fire Rescue… <ul><li>Why does the fire truck show up on an EMS call? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do so many fire trucks show up at a fire? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you see firefighters at the grocery store? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you charge to transport a patient to the hospital? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you need a fire truck on a vehicle accident? </li></ul>
    26. 26. FIRE RESCUE DEPARTMENT Presentation for Jennifer Thompson December 18, 2009

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