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: May 10th, 2014
SUBJECT: Fire Chief Report
q WELCOME: new school credit firefighter Justin Salanco. Justin is a senior at FSCHS and has been accepted in the 2014 Herkimer & Onieda Counties Firefighter Boot Camp. Again we welcome Dani Engert. Dani is a senior at Central Valley High. She is interested in accomplishing a career in EMS.
q THANK YOU: to all who participated in the FFD 2014 statewide recruitment open doors. You all demonstrated and delivered the events objectives. Our personnel demonstrated vehicle extrication operations and the firefighter combat challenge. Thank you Lt. Steve Martin and all who supported or participated in the MOC MVA at the Frankfort Schuyler High School. Thank you to EMS Supervisor Melissa Lockwood for arranging and facilitating the Life Net Air Ambulance Ground School, last weekend.
q BUNK-IN STUDENTS have gone home for the college summer recess. Firefighter EMT Sean Krum will be filling the caretakers position for the summer. Sean will be tasked with station assignments throughout the summer along will performing 36 on duty hours per week.
q RECOGNIZE: Captain Mark Valent and firefighter Patrick Doolen for completing the 12-hour NYS DEC Basic Wildland Fire Suppression training.
q FFD MAY TRAINING & ACTIVITY CALENDAR: has been posted and is available on the website, e-mailed to members, and copies are available in the Day Room.
q NYS FIRE OFFICER I : evening classes starting on May 12, at the Stittville FD
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
q DHS ORISKANY NY COURSES are posted on the website at www.dhses.ny.gov .
q FFD NEW FUEL PURCHASE Effective April 1st, all fuel purchases shall be accomplished using new individual fuel cards located in all vehicles and apparatus. Individuals making purchase have been issued individual pin numbers. Until further notice do not use the marina fuel system.
q MID-STATE ANNUAL BANQUET is Friday evening May 23. For reservations, please contact Supervisor Lockwood ASAP.
q FFD ANNUAL MEMORIAL SERVICE is scheduled for Wednesday, May 21, at 6:30 PM. Officers and personnel are encouraged to show up at 6:00 PM. Uniforms please. Memorial day clean up details are scheduled for Monday & Tuesday, May 19 & 20, starting at 6:30 PM. All help will be greatly appreciated.
q ALARM REPORTING SYSTEM has been upgraded to Fire Programs software. We will have training for all officers at the next meeting. Please complete all alarm report worksheets with legible and complete information. Until further notice all CAD sheets from Herkimer County E-911 must be scanned into the computer. Check both sides. See instructions on the top of the printer. Accurate and on time incident reporting is the key to our successful future grant applications.
q 2014 HERKIMER & ONEIDA COUNTY BOOT CAMP is full. There are 24 applicants, with 18 applicants turned down. FFD will host and facilitate the "Boot Camp" program. I will soon have a form to complete for all who wish to volunteer, support boot camp. The form will have the course schedule dates, times, and activities. The camp will have a mandatory weekend June 14 & 15. The two week course will be from 7:00 AM until 8 PM, daily starting July 7 - 11, and 14 - 18. HCCC will provide bunk-in lodging, and Old Forge FD will be providing a buss for transportation. All help will be appreciated safely and effectively accomplishing this assignment.
q FDIC 2014, INDIANAPOLIS was outstanding and better than ever training experience. Attendees included Captain David Dye, Lieutenant's Steven Martin and Joseph Scholl, Firefighter /EMT awardees Frank Grippe and Christopher Ciccone, and Firefighters Matthew Rounds, Tyler Spellman, Michael Bonacci, and Jonathan Ordway.
q HCSWD FARM SAFETY DAY is scheduled for Tuesday June 3rd, 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds. FFD provides fire safety information to over 500 local fifth grade students. All help will be greatly appreciated.
q 2014 NYS FIRE CHIEF'S EXPO is June 12 -14 at Turning Stone Resort, Verona NY. Free day passes will be available.
q SUMMER YOUTH WORK PROGRAM The FFD again will participate in this program which will have summer youth employees working at our station. The will be assigned projects at the station, training facility, and memorial park.
q INSURANCE SERIVCES OFFICE "ISO" INSPECTION will soon be scheduled for the FFD. Line Officers will be informed of the areas of inspection at the next scheduled meeting. I will post the date of the inspection as soon as it is scheduled. I will also post the areas of inspection for all to view. The ISO is an independent inspection and verification company, which certifies both career and volunteer fire service agencies capabilities. This also includes water departments operations and systems. The accuracy and department fire operational delivery capabilities will effect area homeowners fire insurance annual premiums. These inspections are every 10 to 15 year frequency.
q FD 2014 -15 VILLAGE OPERATIONAL BUDGET has been adopted. The FD was the only Village department that obtained a financial increase in predicted operational expenses. I look forward to working together with the FD Executive Council and our Elected Officials to continue to maintain our facilities and provide safe and effective operations of the Frankfort Fire Department. "May we all work together to continue the 134 year tradition of volunteer community service".
q FUNDRAISER FOR ANTHONY PAGLIARO is scheduled for May 24. Anthony is a paramedic with Kunkel and Schuyler Ambulance. He has been diagnosed with stage III cancer, and is battling this disease and it's challenges. I encourage everyone to purchase a ticket and support our "brother in battle".
FUNDRAISER FOR AYDEN MOSHER who is the grandson of James "Butch" Staffo. Ayden is almost two years old and was born with a rare kidney disease with no cure. Ayden is awaiting for a transplant kidney. A fundraiser is being held for Sunday, June 22. Please consider the $ 20.00 donation for the event. Information will be posted on the Day Room bulletin board.