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 DEPARTMENT MEETING: August 12th, 2015
SUBJECT: Fire Chief Report
q WELCOME new school credit firefighter Damian Urtz. Damian is a senior at FSCHS and lives on West Main Street.
q RECOGNIZE New NYS Firefighters Timothy Flihan & Richard Morocco for completing the
120-hour Advanced Firefighter I, in residents at the NYS Academy of Fire Science.
q THANK YOU Assistant Chief Eric Conigliaro for completing the trim work around the training center garage door. Thank you to Lt. Joe Scholl for facilitating the printing of memorial concert tickets and posters, and EXPO posters.
q FFD AUGUST IN-SERVICE TRAINING, Wednesday August 19, vehicle extrication, joint training with Schuyler FD. Wednesday August 26, ambulance incident operations at motor vehicle accidents and REHAB.
q NAEMT EMS INCIDENT OPERATIONAL SAFETY COURSE is scheduled for Monday & Tuesday, August 24 & 25, starting at 6:00 PM. The course objectives identifies operational safety and hazards, involved in emergency medical services responses. This training targets ALL emergency responders, not just providers. Other agencies are welcome to attend. I encouraged ALL operational personnel to consider completing this two-part course. AEMT-P Adam Kinsey will be instructing the national certification.
q EMS STUDENT BUNK-IN PROGRAM ORIENTATION WEEK starts on Monday August 24. The schedule will be posted in the alarm room. Our objective is to make that week as productive as possible. I encourage all to stop by and welcome our new volunteer student bunk-ins.
q 2015 OLD FORGE FIRE SCHOOL is September 18 to 20. Course registrations have been submitted. FFD plans to compete in water ball on Friday and march in the parade on Saturday.
q NYS OUTREACH TRAINING: Apparatus Operator - Pump starts September 1 at Maynard FD. Rescue Technician Basic starts at Salisbury FD on September 15. Advanced Firefighter I starts September 8, at the Clayville FD. Firefighter Survival, October 22 & 24, at the Montgomery County fire Training Center.
q 2015 MOHAWK VALLEY REGIONAL FIRE PREVENTION AND CITIZEN PREPAREDNESS EXPO is planned for Wednesday, September 30, from 5 until 8 PM, at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds. The event is a regional partnership and collaboration with local, state, and federal emergency service agencies. The FFD will facilitate and host the firefighter combat challenge. However we will need at team. I look forward to all personnel and membership to attend and participate in this event.
q UTICA NATIONAL INSURANCE EVOC is planned for Tuesday & Wednesday October 6 & 7 starting at 6:00 PM , and Saturday October 10, starting at 8:00 AM. Completion and documentation of this course can be applicable to an insurance premium discount on your personal policy. Participants must sign up no later than October 1st.
q A-618 MOTORIZED STRETCHER will be out of service until further notice. Currently a manual stretcher is in service. If you are un-familiar with the manual unit, please ask any officer for in-service training.
q "I AM RESPONDING" If you are having technical problems, please contact Lt. Frank Grippe, Unit 10. Currently most issues are with your cell phone settings.
q TANKER PUMPER 322 internet auction has been delayed do to a missing title. Application for new title has been completed and submitted to
NYS DMV. Garrison Fire & Rescue has advised that cab and chassis for the new tanker is scheduled to arrive at the manufacturer early September.
q FFD HOSTED NYS ACCELERATED FIREFIGHTER I COURSE. The two and one half week course safely completed thirteen candidates. On behalf of NYS Regional Instructor Brenden Dunn and his staff, a grateful thank you was extended to the FFD and it's staff for the use of the training facilities and hospitality.
q NEW FFD DUTY UNIFORM SHIRTS for all active personnel, two shirts have been issued. With this investment, I would please ask each of you to consider wearing for FFD EMS alarms, activities, training, details, and official events. The duty uniform enhances professionalism, safety, and clearly identifies our personnel and their respective service.
q FFD AWARDED LEGISLATIVE GRANT FUNDING purchased a live fire simulator from BullEx. A lazar nozzle and weighted hose, additional technology has been ordered. This new training tool will allow us to conduct live and simulated fire training, utilizing less instructional staff with no live fire NFPA requirements.
q ANNUAL HOSE & GROUND LADDER TESTING completed on August 5th, by Safety First. Some lengths of hose failed and all ground ladders passes. All documentation is on file.
q HERKIMER COUNTY FAIR DEMO DERBY, Friday August 21st. Lt. Martin will be in charge. Please insure all apparatus and PPE shall be cleaned upon return.
q FFD CHIEF OFFICERS MEETINS Sunday, August 23 at 7:30 PM.
q NYS DOH 2015 BLS PROTOCOL UPDATE has to be accomplished by all NYS EMS providers, no later than October 30, 2015. You now can accomplish at home electronically. Please follow the updated DOH FAQ, I e-mailed to all FFD providers.
q FIREFIGHTER MEMORIAL PARK FUNDRAISING T SHIRT, SHORTS AND MUG SALES. Cash, incentive point purchase sales are accepted. Checks to FFD Memorial Park Fund. Please consider your purchase for distant friends or relatives.
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 http://www.dhses.ny.gov/
q HERKIMER COUNTY FIRE TRAINING www.herkimercountyoes.org/training.htm
q ONEIDA COUNTY FIRE TRAINING at http://www.ocgov.net/
q MONTOGOMERY CO. FIRE TRAINING at www.co.montgomery.ny.us/systems/fire/default.asp
q NYS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH BUREAU OF EMS website at www.health.ny.gov/professionals/ems/
q MID STATE REGIONAL EMS website at http://www.midstateems.org/
q 2015 NYS DOH BLS PROTOCOL UPDATE TRAINING website at https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/Isr.php?RCID=1969029e585943c9869b00e4b18d4ea7
· 9/11 MEMORIAL CONCERT featuring SHOWTIME on Friday September 11, at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds. All proceeds will be earmarked for the construction of a 9/11 Memorial within the Firefighters Memorial Park. Currently I am looking for someone to accomplish conceptual drawings. Tickets are now available and I am asking everyone to please consider selling ten advanced sale tickets. Tickets will be available at the door. Folks may be willing to purchase the advance sale tickets as a donation. We have less than a month. Please mark sold tickets with paid and your initials on back side.
· VOTE FOR NEW MEMBER, Ms. Michelle Clark is applying for membership in the Student Bunk In Program. She has resigned from the Granby FD, and has applied for membership in the FFD. She can be considered for lateral transfer.