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: October 11th, 2014
SUBJECT: Fire Chief Report
q WELCOME: new member firefighter / EMT Kyle Stephens. Kyle is a lateral transfer from the I
Ilion Volunteer FD.
q THANK YOU: to all of the FFD personnel who assisted and participated with fire prevention activities at the Frankfort Schuyler Elementary school. Thank you to all of the officers and firefighters who helped with the Fire Prevention EXPO.
q RECOGNIZE: Captain Mark Valent and firefighter Patrick Doolen for completing the NYS DEC Wildland Search & Rescue training. Recognize Captain Mark Valent & Wayne Abrams for completing the NYS DEC Introduction to Wildland Search & Rescue training. Recognize Captain David Dye who has been appointed by the NYS OFPC as a new state fire instructor assigned to Herkimer County. Dave is currently in orientation and certification at the NYS Academy of Fire Science in Montour Falls. Congratulations Dave.
q FFD OCTOBER TRAINING: SCBA Confidence on Wednesday, October 22, starting at 6:30 PM. As a reminder to all interior and exterior classified personnel, you must maintain your classification skills on an annual basis. Outreach training also counts to maintain your FFD fire training requirements.
q NYS SCBA CONFIDENCE starts at FFD on November 17. Register now.
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 .
q 2014 MOHAWK VALLEY FIRE PREVENTION & EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS EXPO was a huge success. FFD again received many praises for a job well done. We estimated a 1000 in attendance. The Herkimer County Fair Board wishes to reserve a date for next year. I will create a dialog and committee between Frankfort FD's, Ilion, Schuyler and Mohawk FD's to begin planning for next years event.
q FFD OFFICERS MEETING on Sunday evening, October 26, at 7:00PM.
q FIRE & ICE HOCKEY GAME II, a match between Washington DC Fire and firefighters from area departments. This event is scheduled for Saturday November 8, at the Rome Arena. This is a fundraiser with all proceeds going to the Burn Foundation of Central New York. This is a great fun family event. Tickets are now available. See John Stephens.
q 2014 CHASSIS MAINTENANCE was performed by KME on Engine 149 & Truck 404. They will be returning soon to complete additional work on Truck 404.
q TANKER / PUMPER 322 pump is still out of service until further notice. Estimated repairs to repair the pump will cost up to $ 7,500.00. However, 322 remains in service for all other resources, and is safe to operate. I have obtained approval from the Village Board to seek new bids to replace the apparatus. I have been working other apparatus vendors and hope to complete new apparatus specifications to meet a mid November bid publication.
q PRE-FIRE PLANS have been updated by Lieutenant Frank Grippe. We will review the plans at the next officers meeting. Once completed they will be updated in all apparatus binders and in alarm room. I was also required to submit copies of pre-plans and box alarm to the ISO, for review.
q AMBULANCE 618, we are currently looking at new ambulances to replace our current vehicle. We hope to soon be preparing bid specifications for bid publication within the next couple of months.
q NYSAFC REGIONAL HANDS-ON TRAINING "Flashover Training" at the Worchester FD November 8th or 9th. Registration forms are available through chief's office.
q OUTREACH TRAINING CERTIFICATES according to FFD policy, copies of outreach training and credentials are required to be filed within all FFD active fire brigade personnel files. Please insure you submit a copy to the chief's office.
q NEW FIREFIGHTER NATIONAL CERTIFICATION CIRRICULM shall begin to be delivered in 2015. The course length is over 120 hours. Student manuals and course workbooks will have to be supplied by student's fire department. We have purchased three course manuals.
q FIREFIGHTER PHYSICALS AND BRIEF REVIEWS are scheduled for Wednesday November 5th, from 5 to 8 PM. Personnel needing physicals or brief reviews will be posted in the Day Room soon. Physicals and brief reviews can also be obtained on Saturday, November 1, starting at 9 AM, at the Frankfort Hill FD. Anyone wishing to accomplish physical there must schedule prior to arrival. A sigh up will also be posted in the Day Room for that location.