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Invest In Princeton Fd Curriculum


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Overview of the Princeton Fire Department

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Invest In Princeton Fd Curriculum

  1. 1. fire department Overview City of Princeton Invest In Princeton Community Education Program
  3. 3. “ All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.” Leonardo Da Vinci
  4. 4. PURPOSE <ul><li>This class is 1 of 6 classes within a series designed to orientate a citizen to the fire department and exclusive administrative and operational components that propel the routine procedures of the department. </li></ul><ul><li>Specifically, the program will introduce the r ole of the fire department, fire department hierarchy, fire and EMS budget revenues and expenditures, fire department operations, external and internal trends in local fire and EMS service, overview of fire and EMS activity, fire department programs and services, and training. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Role of the fire department
  6. 6. ROLE OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT <ul><li>The fire service holistically exists to protect a local community’s assets including property tax, sales tax, insurance underwriting, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>The role of the fire service has evolved into much more than solely “fire protection and suppression”. </li></ul><ul><li>The goal of the fire department is to proportionally grow with the hazards which may arise within the community. </li></ul>
  7. 7. ROLE OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT <ul><li>The role of the fire department is founded on fire protection and suppression but has progressed into a multi-faceted service that embraces many functions of emergency and non-emergency response. </li></ul><ul><li>Typically, a fire department’s role is established by their mission statement and expounded upon by their vision statement. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Fire Department’s Mission Statement <ul><li>It is the mission of the Princeton Fire Department to provide exemplar fire suppression and emergency medical services for the people and their assets established within the city limits of Princeton and surrounding communities served. </li></ul><ul><li>Our scope of responsibility strives to provide fire suppression, pre-hospital emergency and non-emergency medical care, public fire education, fire investigation, and natural and man made disaster mitigation. </li></ul>
  9. 9. FIRE DEPARTMENT VISION STATEMENT <ul><li>PROTECT </li></ul><ul><li>The Princeton Fire Department will protect the firefighters who serve this community through quality training exercises that provide the necessary information and skills to keep them safe. The Princeton Fire Department will protect the citizens of this community through the established service levels including fire suppression, pre-hospital care, hazardous materials response, and rescue operations. </li></ul><ul><li>SERVE </li></ul><ul><li>The Princeton Fire Department shall provide the firefighters of this community with the leadership, challenges, and training in order to gain ownership in the very same organization which serves their loved ones and neighbors. The Princeton Fire Department shall supply the citizens of this community with the expectation of upholding the highest professional conduct and delivery of service each time we may called to assist a citizen in need. </li></ul><ul><li>EDUCATE </li></ul><ul><li>The Princeton Fire Department shall prepare the firefighter of this community to operate as competent Firefighters on the fire ground, in the fire station, and within the City of Princeton at all times. The Princeton Fire Department will safeguard the citizens of this community through aggressive fire prevention and public education programs that instill the value of emergency. </li></ul>
  10. 10. ROLE OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT <ul><li>Through continual risk analyses, the fire department leadership can readily identify the hazards which may challenge the department’s response capability. </li></ul><ul><li>Locally, the role of the fire department is shaped by the contents of its community. </li></ul>
  11. 11. ROLES OF THE PRINCETON FIRE DEPARTMENT <ul><li>Fire Protection </li></ul><ul><li>Fire Suppression </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency Medical Transport </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Emergency Medical Transport </li></ul><ul><li>Agricultural Rescue </li></ul><ul><li>Vehicular Rescue </li></ul><ul><li>Hazardous Materials Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Special Hazard Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional and Spiritual Support </li></ul><ul><li>Public Education </li></ul><ul><li>Life Safety Consultation </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency Planning Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>Complex/Large Incident Management and Mitigation </li></ul>
  12. 12. Strategic Plan – The big Picture <ul><li>To mitigate hazards and emergencies by rapidly responding to all requests for service with highly skilled, professional members, and adequate equipment. </li></ul><ul><li>To provide public safety education and hazard prevention services to our community. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Strategic Plan – The big Picture <ul><li>To provide our members with professional development opportunities that enhances and insures professional and proficient services to our community. </li></ul><ul><li>To provide an excellent work environment, ever mindful of our fiscal responsibility and commitment to serve our citizens. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Fire department staff
  15. 15. The Fire Department Staff <ul><li>The Fire Department staff consists of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fire Chief </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 Fire Lieutenants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Fire Chaplain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7 Full-time Firefighter/Advanced EMT Intermediates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8 Part-time Firefighter/EMT/Intermediates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 Volunteer Firefighters </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Fire Department Chain of Command
  17. 17. Internal Structure <ul><li>The fire department is a para-military organization which operates under a unity of command, making the Fire Chief the commanding officer. </li></ul><ul><li>The City Manager, along with the approval of the City Commission, appoints the Fire Chief to manage the routine functions and operations of the department. </li></ul><ul><li>All Fire Lieutenants and Firefighters are promoted to their rank through an eligibility process that is established by state statute and overseen by the Princeton Fire Board of Commissioners. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Fire Department Administration and Affairs <ul><li>Officer’s Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month. </li></ul><ul><li>The Fire Chief and Fire Lieutenants work in unison and bring suggestions for action and look for application within the operations of the fire department. </li></ul><ul><li>The Fire Chief then works with the operational leadership to carry out the non-emergency and emergency functions of the department. </li></ul>
  19. 19. IAFF LOCAL #4308 <ul><li>Bargaining unit representing the career fire lieutenants and firefighters </li></ul><ul><li>L4308 is an affiliate of the AFL-CIO / International Association of Firefighters. </li></ul><ul><li>The objective of the city administration, fire administration and L4308 is to continually achieve and maintain harmonious relations to ensure the safety and well-being of the department is of the utmost priority. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Fire and EMS budget overview
  21. 21. Fire and EMS Budget Expenditures Emergency Medical Services Expenditure Account – 01-32-000
  22. 22. Fire and EMS Budget Expenditures Fire Suppression Expenditure Account – 01-30-000
  23. 23. Fire and EMS Budget Expenditures <ul><li>Fire Protection Fund Account – 43-38-000: Fire and EMS Department’s Capital Improvement Fund </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This fund is directly funded through the rural fire district property taxes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The money in this fund is used to purchase vehicles, maintain equipment, purchase equipment, maintain infrastructure, and replace infrastructure. </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Fire and EMS Budget Expenditures <ul><li>Fire Protection Fund Account – 43-38-000: Fire and EMS Department’s Capital Improvement Fund </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The expenditures in this account vary depending on the fiscal year’s plan. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Capital Protection Fund has an outlay of 5 years and is guided by master planning elements including: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vehicle Replacement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Infrastructure Replacement/Improvements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Equipment Replacement/Improvements </li></ul></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Fire and EMS Budget Revenues <ul><li>Ambulance Revenue: </li></ul>2010 2009 $746,860 $793,000 Revenue Change: $46,140 Percent Change: 58%
  26. 26. Fire and EMS Budget Revenues <ul><li>Contractual Services: </li></ul>* Inclusive of Fire Protection and Emergency Ambulance Service Service Recipient Service Provided Contractual Amount Bureau, Malden, Ohio, & Princeton* Fire Protection Districts Emergency Ambulance Service $90,000 Based on Per Capita Agreements Perry Memorial Hospital Inter-Facility Transfer Agreement Non-Emergency Ambulance Service $78,000 Based on Annual Run Totals @ Calculated Operational Costs
  27. 27. Fire department operations
  28. 28. Fire department operations <ul><li>Serves a municipality and fire/ambulance district of over 10,000 persons. </li></ul><ul><li>ISO Class 4 Public Protection Class Rating. </li></ul><ul><li>Responded to 2,062 fire, ambulance, and rescue calls in 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>The department operates 1 fire station. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Fire department operations <ul><li>The fire department protects 90 mi² of fire district and 225 mi² of ambulance district. </li></ul><ul><li>Safeguard 14 miles of Interstate 80 and 7 miles of Interstate 180 </li></ul><ul><li>The fire department has mutual aid agreements with all of Mutual Aid Box Alarm Division (M.A.B.A.S.) 57 affiliates. </li></ul><ul><li>These mutual aid agreements provide pre-determined mutual aid summons based on incident type. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Operational Service Area
  31. 31. Overview of service operations <ul><li>The Princeton Fire Department is comprised of those resources needed for Firefighting, Vehicle Rescue, Extrication, and Emergency Medical Services. </li></ul><ul><li>Fire Department staff consists of 30 rank & file personnel operating one first response Engine Company, one call-back Engine Company, one call-back Ladder Tower, one call-back Squad Company, one first response Brush Fire Attack Unit, one call-back Brush Fire Attack Unit, 2 first-response Mobile Intensive Care Ambulances, one inter-facility transfer Ambulance, and one Mobile Incident Command Unit. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Overview of service operations <ul><li>Fire suppression and emergency medical services are performed by all firefighters and supported by mutual aid as requested.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Firefighters combat an array of fires including structural, vehicle, and agricultural.  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Emergency medical service comprises approximately 88% of all emergency requests.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency medical technicians are intensely trained to handle various medical and trauma emergencies. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Princeton Fire Department offers advanced field treatments and technologically advanced tools to gain access to early and definitive treatment.  </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. Overview of service operations <ul><li>Vehicle Rescue and Extrication is performed by all personnel trained in the use of specialty rescue tools such as the Jaws of Life, hydraulic cutters & rams, air-powered lifting bags and bracing systems. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vehicle extrication equipment is carried on the first-response Engine Company and call-back Squad Company. </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. External and Internal Trends in Local Fire and EMS Service <ul><li>Local Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Growing Service Demands </li></ul><ul><li>Bad Debit – Ambulance Service Collection </li></ul><ul><li>Changing Demographics </li></ul><ul><li>Aging Apparatus Fleet </li></ul><ul><li>Decrease in Monetary Grant Availability </li></ul><ul><li>Pension Funding Mandates </li></ul><ul><li>Cuts to State Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Rising Operational Expenditures </li></ul><ul><li>Limited Revenue Generation </li></ul><ul><li>Projected Industries </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing workloads and responsibilities disseminated to staff </li></ul><ul><li>Changing Service Mandates </li></ul>
  35. 35. Overview of Fire and EMS Activity - 2008 Total Incidents: 1,785
  36. 36. Overview of Fire and EMS Activity - 2009 Total Incidents: 1,881
  37. 37. Overview of Fire and EMS Activity - 2010 Total Incidents: 2,062
  38. 38. Fire department training
  39. 39. Fire department training <ul><li>The department continually works towards compliance mandates from the following agencies: Office of the State Fire Marshal, Illinois Department of Labor, Insurance Standards Office, and the Illinois Department of Public Health. </li></ul><ul><li>These agencies set requirements for training minimums, safety, certifications, and mandatory training subjects. </li></ul>
  40. 40. Fire Department training <ul><li>Illinois Department of Labor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quarterly Interior Firefighter Training 8 hours / year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial SCBA Training 4 hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quarterly SCBA Training 16 hours /year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial Emergency Vehicle Operator Training 8 hours (20 hours of water pump training) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency Vehicle Operator Training 2 hours annually on each certified apparatus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial Bloodborne Pathogens Training 1 hour </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bloodborne Pathogens Refresher Training 1 hour /year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial Special Hazard Training (Tech Rescue) 8 hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special Hazard Training (Tech Rescue) 2 hours / year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial Hazardous Materials Training 48 hours / year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hazardous Materials Refresher Training 16 hours / year </li></ul></ul>
  41. 41. Fire Department training <ul><li>Insurance Services Office </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial Firefighter Training 240 hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On-going Fire Suppression Training 20 hours / month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quarterly Multi-Company Training 3 hours / quarter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Night Drills 2 training sessions / year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Officer Training 4 hours / year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial Emergency Vehicle Operator Training 40 hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency Vehicle Operator Training 8 hours / year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Radioactive Training 3 hours / year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-planning 2 training sessions / year </li></ul></ul>
  42. 42. Fire Department training <ul><li>Illinois Department of Public Health </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency Medical Technician - Basic 120 Didactic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>48 Hours – Field </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>24 Hours – ER </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency Medical Technician – 250 Didactic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intermediate 198 Hours – Field </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>56 Hours – ER </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each level of licensure must attain 120 hours of continuing education every 4 years under an approved site code. </li></ul></ul>
  43. 43. Fire department training <ul><li>Entry Level Firefighter – 500 Hours </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attend the Illinois Fire Service Institute’s Certified Firefighter Academy located in Champaign IL for 6 weeks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State Certified Fire Apparatus Engineer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State Certified Fire Service Vehicle Operator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State Certified Hazardous Materials First Responder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State Certified Technical Rescue Awareness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Incident Management System 100 and 700 Level Certifications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete approximately 72 hours of orientation training </li></ul></ul>
  44. 44. Fire department training <ul><li>Continuing Education Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Princeton Fire Department’s training efforts are administered by the fire chief and implemented by the fire lieutenants. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This task is inclusive of training program writing, delivery, and evaluation. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The programs include fire suppression, officer development, rescue, pre-hospital care, fire investigations, and hazardous materials training for all line personnel as well as mandatory and essential skills training for both line and staff personnel. </li></ul></ul>
  45. 45. Fire Department Programs and Community outreach
  46. 46. Public education and outreach <ul><li>The Princeton Fire Department is committed to educating our residents with information regarding fire and life safety, in an effort to reduce the incidents and severity of fire or medical related accidents. </li></ul>
  47. 47. Public education and outreach <ul><li>We offer several educational programs and activities designed for all age groups within our community. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Fire Academy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fire Station Tours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School Classroom Presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adult Safety Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poison Prevention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Home/Business Fire Safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special Events </li></ul></ul>
  48. 48. Fire Academy <ul><li>The Princeton Fire Department Certified Firefighter Academy is created to promote quality, standardized training to area volunteer and Paid-on-Call entry level firefighters who serve Princeton and surrounding communities. </li></ul><ul><li>The Academy consolidates the training effort and may use several Instructors from area departments to conduct the classes. </li></ul>
  49. 49. Fire Academy <ul><li>The Academy follows the Illinois Office of State Fire Marshal curriculum for Entry Level Firefighter. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic Firefighter Certification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hazardous Materials Awareness / Operations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Rescue Awareness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fire Service Vehicle Operator and Hazardous Materials Operations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Incident Management System certification </li></ul></ul>
  50. 50. Chaplain program <ul><li>Under the direction of the Fire Chief, the Fire Chaplain is responsible for the emotional caretaking and response to community needs in times of sensitive crises. </li></ul><ul><li>The Fire Chaplain serves a support function to the fire department, citizens, and customers. </li></ul>
  51. 51. Child safety seat inspection program <ul><li>Child safety seats, when properly installed, save lives. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The most common misuses occur when the safety belt is not holding the seat tightly and harness straps are not being used properly. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Princeton Fire Department staffs 3 certified car seat technicians to assist and educate the community regarding proper car safety seat installation.  </li></ul><ul><li>Princeton Fire Department provides child safety seat inspections by appointment free of charge.   </li></ul>
  52. 52. Fire explorer Post #800 <ul><li>The Princeton Fire Department hosts a Fire Explorer’s Post in conjunction with Learning for Life’s “Exploring” based in Peoria IL. </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring is Learning for Life’s career instruction series for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) or 15 to 20 years old. </li></ul><ul><li>Princeton Fire Department and Learning for Life’s purpose is to provide entry level fire and emergency medical service experiences and to prepare them for careers in emergency service as well as provide opportunities for leadership development, life skills, and character building. </li></ul>
  53. 53. Thank you for your interest and support of the department and Our staff! John Petrakis, Fire Chief [email_address] Office: 815-875-1861 Visit us on the web at :