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: February 11th, 2015
SUBJECT: Fire Chief Report
q RECOGNIZE: Captain's Scott Whitney and Mark Valent for completing the NYS 12-hour NYS Fire Behavior & Arson Awareness. Recognize Captain David Dye for completing the 36-hour NYS Arson Awareness and Principles of Fire Investigation courses. Recognize Lieutenant's Steven Martin & Joseph Scholl for completing the FASNY 12-hour Company Officers Leadership Training (COLT).
q COMPLETED CPR RE-CERTIFICATION Steven McMurray, Nick Lilli, Mark Valent, Joe Scholl, Scott Whitney, Matt and John Stephens, Connie and John Cronk, and Roxanne Gillen. Thank you all including Assistant Chief Matt Palumbo for instructing and renewing your certification.
q CONGRATULATIONS FFD AWARDEES. Many of the FFD members were recognized at the 2015 HCFCA annual banquet. Awardees were; Past Chief and Company Treasurer, Glenn D. Asnoe, awarded the "Excellence & Service" award. "Firefighters of the year were Lt. Frank M. Grippe, F/F Patrick J. Doolen, EMT Matthew R. Marotta, and Honorary Member Thomas A. Bunce. "Congratulations, and Thank you for your service, dedication, and for being volunteers".
q EMS GROUP WORKSHOP is scheduled for Wednesday, February 18, starting at 7:00 PM. All EMS officers, providers, drivers, and firefighters, are welcome to participate. This workshop is designed to discuss EMS operational issues and methods to safely and effectively to continue and improve these operations.
q FFD FEBRUARY TRAINING water rescue, discover SCUBA, and family open swim on Sunday, February 22, 1 to 4 PM, at the HCCC pool. Wednesday, February 25, Ice Water Rescue Operations. This will be training and preparation for the drill scheduled for Saturday, February 28, starting at 8:30 AM. Individuals interested in participating SCUBA diving orientation, please advise Chief ASAP.
q ICE WATER MUTUAL AID RESCUE DRILL in partnership with the Mohawk, East Herkimer, and MOVAC. Bad Vrooman will be the facilitator and instructor. I have committed the FFD to participate. Pre-drill training is Wednesday the 25, at 6:30 PM, at the FFD.
q MEDIA & THE FIRE SERVICE presentation on Thursday, February 26, at the Maynard FD. Our own Past Chief Steven McMurray will be one of the presenters. The presentation is free and open to all members. Please join me in attending.
q THE "I AM RESPONDING" DISPATCH/TEXT PROGRAM. This program will be the new FFD communication format to receive alarm dispatch information, acknowledge personnel response to alarms, and to communicate and distribute department information, training, and activities. In the future it will allow us to schedule duty times and schedules. We are all in the learning curve to utilize the program features. We will be including information delivery to all membership.
q NEW AMBULANCE 618 is scheduled to arrive sometime during the first week of March. All operational personnel shall be required to accomplish in-service familiarization training on the new apparatus.
q NEW 2016 TANKER 322 bid has been awarded to Rosenbauer South Dakota, the NYS dealer is Garrison Fire & Rescue of Palenvill, NY. Expected delivery is projected in October of this year. I am currently working with the Village to complete application for funding through the NYS Revolving Loan Program.
q FFD OFFICERS MEETING on Monday evening, February 23, at 7:00 PM.
q HCFCA FEBRUARY MONTHLY MEETING will be hosted at FFD on Wednesday, February 25, starting at 7:00 PM. FFD membership welcome to attend.
q VAN WINDSHIELD REPLACED thanks to funding from the Company. Please keep the service van neat and clean. A reminder to all that the van is a privilege to use for fire and EMS training transportation.
q 2015 FFD "STATEWIDE OPEN DOOR" is scheduled for Sunday, April 26, from 11 AM until 3 PM. FFD Lieutenants will be spearheading the event.
q DONATION OF AMINAL RESCUE KITS by the Peter Caiola family is scheduled at the FFD station, this Saturday February 14, at 6:30 PM. The family will be donating the rescue kits and presenting a memorial plaque to our department and adjoining department to include Frankfort Hill, Center, and the Schuyler Fire Company. The presentation to the department's should only last about a half hour and members are invited by the family to "Pete's Barn" on West Main Street, immediately after the presentation. Peter Caiola was a 40-year member of the FFD.
q FYI I am still looking for volunteer company members who may be interested in preparing food on two training nights per month. Anyone interested please contact the Chief as soon as possible. I feel it is very important that personnel after completing training evening have something to eat. In order to cunt down on the expensed of ordering out meals, it would be less expensive to prepare in house.
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