The Frankfort Fire Department is a department within the incorporated Village of Frankfort. It provides emergency services to four fire districts. District One- Is within the incorporated Village of Frankfort District Two- Is within the reservation of the town District Three- Is located east of th village District Four- Is a water district located west of the village. Districts 2,3 & 4 are contracted through the village board with the Town of Frankfort.
It is the dedicated mission of the Frankfort Fire Department to provide & prepare for needed emergency services. Services such as fire supression, rescue, extrication, emergency medical services, and disaster assisstance. These emergency services will be provided to the customers of our protection district, and also at the request of neighboring districts. These emergency services will be performed to the best of our knowledge and ability.
FFD COMPANY / DEPARTMENT ANNUAL MEETING: December 13th, 2014
SUBJECT: Fire Chief Report
q WELCOME: Ethan Reid into the FFD School Credit Program. Ethan is the son of Alan Reid.
q THANK YOU: To all who have been helping with the station improvements and the NYS Corrections Outreach Program projects. Pardon our current mess at the station. This week we will be installing insulation and a new ceiling in the meeting room.
q RECOGNIZE: Captain's Scott Whitney, Mark Valent, and Lieutenant Steven Martin for completing the NYS Fire Behavior and Arson Awareness Training. I would like to recognize Captain David Dye for completing the NYS Firefighter II Recruit Class and the NYS Hazardous Materials Operations I& Awareness and Technician courses in residents at the NYS Academy of Fire Science.
q FFD DECEMBER TRAINING: has been completed for the month of December.
q NEW AMBULANCE bid has been awarded to North Eastern Rescue Vehicles Inc. of Syracuse, for a bid price of $ 138,000.00. This is a 2014 Chevy Diesel. Expected delivery will be in March or early April of 2015.
q NEW TANKER WITH PUMP specifications have been re-written and published. Bids are due back on December 18. As per the FFD discussion with the Village Board, if bids submitted are within financial figures agreed upon, we hope to award early in January 2015. The specifications include a 2016 chassis, 500 GPM Pump, 3000 gallons of carried water, rear dump, hosebed, cross lays, and compartments.
q SCHUYLER AMBULANCE will be hosting an information class on December 21, Cancer in the Fire Service a Growing Epidemic, presented by Whitesboro FD Past Chief Bryan McQueen. Classes starts 6:30 PM, at the Schuyler FD.
q FFD OFFICERS MEETING on Sunday evening, December 28, at 7:00PM.
q ANNUAL TRAINING QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS shall to be maintained on an annual frequency in compliance with CFR 1910.156 and 1910.134. Live fire, survival, FAST, and interior and non-interior classifications according to FFD operational guidelines. Individuals who are non compliant shall be notified with four-month period to accomplish required training. Non-compliant SCBA interior classified, survival, and FAST qualified personnel shall have issued equipment returned. The compliant personnel summary of FFD annual training requirements shall be totaled no later than January 31. The summary shall calculate in house, outreach, EMS and any other applicable training.
q PERSONAL EACAPE ROPES are being left in lockers. This is required to be maintained with the assigned individual personal protective gear. Effective immediately if this personal equipment remains in the individual locker, it shall be returned to inventory.
q NEW PERSONAL CO METERS have been purchased and have been placed into Ambulance 618 and Truck 404.
q 2015 ANNUAL IN-SERVICE OSHA TRAINING is scheduled for Saturday January 24, starting at 0800, sharp OR Monday and Wednesday January 26 and 28, starting at 1800 hours sharp. All FFD active personnel shall be required to bring issued SOP/SOG. A mailed or e-mailed update form will be required to be completed or corrected, prior to the start of in-service training.
q REVISED FFD STUDENT BUNK-IN AGREEMENT has been approved by the Village Board. The new agreement allows applicants from surrounding area academic local colleges to apply for the program.
q PARTICIPATION IN MOTORIZED FIREMATICS on December 4, the Village Board passed a resolution disallowing FFD participation involving motorized firematic competition. Although this competition is allowed by the NYS Compensation Board, the Village Board pass this resolution based on the past rising cost of compensation insurance and the additional risks involved in this type of competition.
q HERKIMER COUNTY FIRE CHIEF'S ASSOCIATION ANNUAL BANQUET is scheduled for Saturday evening January 24, at the Dolgeville FD, starting at 6:00 PM. I have submitted two applications for awards for FFD personnel. Cost of the banquet is $ 16.00, per person.
q ONEIDA COUNTY FIRE SERVICE LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST is scheduled for Saturday January 31, at the Deerfield FD, starting at 8:00 AM. RSVP due NLT 1/21/2015. The cost is $ 10.00, per person.
q DELTA DIVERS DISCOVER SCUBA Sundays December 14 and 21, 11:00 AM until 1:30 PM, at the Rome YMCA, located at 310 Bloomfield Street. Call for reservations, 337-2300 or e-mail at email@example.com. The fee is $25.00 per person or two persons for $ 35.00.
q NYS ACADEMY OF FIRE SCIENCE at www.dhses.ny.gov/ofpc/training/fire-academy/academy.cfm
q NIMS TRAINING ICS 100 & 200 at http://training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.aspx All personnel must have ICS 100 & 200. This is a mandate since 2008. You are neither current nor compliant without this training.
q DHS ORISKANY NY COURSES are posted on the website at www.dhses.ny.gov