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: April 12th, 2014
SUBJECT: Fire Chief Report
q WELCOME: new member Dani Engert. Dani comes to us from Ilion, and is interested in serving as a EMS provider.
q THANK YOU: A/C Eric Conigliaro for completing the finish work around 404 bay overhead door. Thank you to all who helped to remove the falling ceiling in the front officer area.
q RECOGNIZE: Firefighters Matthew Rounds, Brock Abrams, Michael Bonacci, Patrick Doolen, Firefighters EMT Rebecca Jordan, and Sean Krum for completing the 12 hour NYS SCBA Confidence Course Training. I would like to recognize, Firefighters Matthew Rounds, Frank Grippe, and Christopher Ciccone for completing the 16-hour Strategy & Tactics for Initial Company Operations, in residents at the NYS Fire Academy. Firefighter Matthew Rounds for completing the NYS 27-hour Apparatus Pump Operator Course.
q FFD APRIL IN-SERVICE TRAINING: has been posted, e-mailed, and is also located on the VOF FFD website.
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 NYS FIRE OFFICER 1 starts on Monday April 21, 6:30 PM, at the 911 Center. This course or the equivalent is a must for all fire brigade officers.
q NYS BASIC WILDLAND FIRE SUPPRESSION May 3 & 4, starting 0800, at the Cedarville FD.
q DHS ORISKANY NY COURSES are posted on the website at www.dhses.ny.gov . There is an three daytime EVOC on April 16, 17, & 18. You must register on line.
q FFD STATEWIDE OPEN DOOR is scheduled for Sunday April 27, from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM. This is statewide effort for recruitment. All are welcome to participate with this effort. Lets have breakfast at 9:00 AM, at the FFD.
q FFD EMS BLS NARCAN PROTOCOL UPDATE is scheduled for ALL BLS EMS Operating personnel on Thursday April 17, at 6:30 PM.
q MOCK MVA is being scheduled for Friday, April 25, at the Frankfort Schuyler High School. Lt. Martin will be spearheading the demonstration in cooperation with Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Please sign up for all who wish to participate. There will be a planning and set up detail on Thursday evening April 24, starting at 6:00 PM.
q LIFE NET GROUND SCHOOL is scheduled for Saturday, May 3, @ FFD. This training is for all personnel.
q FIREFIGHTER 1 & 2 NATIONAL CERTIFICATION written and practical testing will be available at FFD on Saturday and Sunday July 19 & 20, 2014. Anyone who has completed the F/F I & II are eligible. Prospective candidates must have current CPR and Basic First Aid to meet qualifications. A $ 50.00 fee for each test written and practical.
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 shall be issued individual pin numbers. Until further notice do not use the marina fuel system.
q MID-STATE ANNUAL BANQUET is Saturday evening May 18.
q FFD MEMORIAL SERVICE is scheduled for Wednesday, May 21, at 6:30 PM. Memorial Park inscription deadline is May 1.
q FIT TESTING was available every Monday evening during the months of January & February. Only 7 personnel accomplished. We have 15 personnel out of compliance. If your are out of compliance you must complete no later than May 1.
q ALARM REPORTING SYSTEM UPGRADE returning to Fire Programs software. We will have training for all officers at the next meeting. Please complete all alarm report worksheets legible 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 successful grant applications.
q 2014 HERKIMER & ONEIDA COUNTY BOOT CAMP is a go. There are 24 applicants and FDFD will host and facilitate the 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 July 7 - 11, and 14 - 18. HCCC will provide bunk-in lodging, and Old Forge FD will be providing a buss for transportation.
q FIREFIGHTER I & II CERTIFICATION WRITTEN & PRACTICAL TESTING, Saturday July 19th for Firefighter 1, Sunday July 20th, for Firefighter 2. You must have a current CPR card and First Aid. $50.00, for each certification.
q 2014 - 2015 FFD OPERATIONAL BUDGET has been submitted. My proposal carries a $ 6,000.00 increase from last year. This is due to increased costs in fuel, insurance, and the need to begin replacing SCBA cylinders that will be due in 2015. Please advise if you would like a copy of the budget proposal.
q FDIC 2014, FFD has a contingent of officers and personnel attending. Firefighter / EMT Frank Grippe & Christopher Ciccone were chosen as the firefighter & EMT for the year to addend. I challenge everyone to ask our attendees about the conference and what they learned.
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".
q FRANKFORT HILL FD invites any officer or member to overview their new mini pumper with the HME representative on Saturday April 19 or Saturday April 26, starting both days at 12:30 PM
FROM THE FIRE COORDINATOR OFFICE
· NYS Firefighter I will go to 108 hours in 2015. No more books supplied by NYS. Returning to the IFSTA manuals.
· Two fire instructor positions still open. Interviews will be soon. Apply if interested ASAP.
· Major Countywide Drill / Exercise being planned for the first weekend after Labor Day weekend.
· MLFTF is temporary out of service for burner operations. Herkimer County is in the process of scheduling inspection and maintenance with FireBlast Global. We can still use the facility for manual operations and all other training.