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File #: 18-215    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Period Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/15/2018 In control: Special Committee of the Whole
On agenda: 5/28/2018 Final action:
Title: Fire Department - 2018 First Period Report
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PERIOD REPORT

 

DATE:                       May 03, 2018                     Report No. FIRE-18-002

TO:                       Laurie Hurst, Chief Administrative Officer                                           

FROM:                      Steve Serbic, Assistant Fire Chief

SUBJECT:TITLE Fire Department - 2018 First Period ReportBody

 

The following is a report on the activities pertaining to the Fire Department from January 01, 2018 to April 30, 2018.

 

I.                     DIVISION ACHIEVEMENTS AND ACTIVITIES

 

1.                     Operations Division

 

Call Type and Volume

 

Routine Activities

 

Alarm calls

29

Assist other agencies

0

Assist public

20

Bylaw inquiries

0

Burning complaints

3

General inquiries

1

Hazardous materials

4

Oil tank inspections

11

Structure fires

4

Placed on standby (C.S.R., Fire)

1

Other fires

7

Plan review

0

Other responses

8

Public ed. I hall tour

6

Medical aid

360

Fire investigations

0

MVI

16

Business licenses

0

Rescue

1

Car seat inspection

5

Electrical emergency

5

 

 

Total Period

457

Total Period

24

Responses YTD

457

Activities YTD

24

 

 

 

2.                     Community Services

 

Prevention Activities

 

Crews have had a good start to this year’s fire inspection program and have become more accomplished with data entry into the new FDM Inspection module program the department implemented this year.

 

The department continues to work with the other municipal departments in achieving quick turn around of new business license applications. In the first quarter, were we involved in 42 applications.

 

 2018 Company Inspections

Platoon

Total Premises

Inspections Completed

Inspections Ongoing

A

140

43

3

B

132

31

4

C

131

49

30

D

145

30

15

 

 

3.                     Department Services

                     

The department has had a busy first quarter from an events and training perspective. Crews have been participating in advanced training with the Justice Institute at West Bay Marina along with a visit from the Coast Guard. This advanced training is in preparation for an emergency event at the marina, similarly to the training at the West Bay RV Park. That training at the RV Park was thankfully done just before the motorhome fires and was extremely effective in helping quickly contain those motorhome fires.

 

The department has also been carrying out strategy and tactical drills on some of Esquimalt’s older 3 and 4 storey buildings that are at a higher risk of having an emergency event. This training allows the crews to refine their skills and look at “best practices” in the unfortunate chance that they do respond to an actual event in those particular buildings.

 

Lastly, the department has been working with the First Nations Emergency Services Society to fine tune details on the up coming First Nations Expo that the Township will be hosting from June 4-6, 2018.

 

II.                     COMMITTEES

 

Esquimalt Fire Department members are actively involved with numerous local and regional initiatives, including:

 

                     Greater Victoria Fire Chiefs’ Association

                     British Columbia Fire Chiefs’ Association

                     CRD Regional Hazardous Materials Response Planning Committee

                     Greater Victoria Fire Training Officers’ Association

                     Fire Training Officers’ Association of BC

                     Fire Prevention Officers’ Association of BC

                     Greater Victoria Fire Prevention Officers’ Association

                     Department Safety Committee

                     BC Burn Fund

 

In addition to the various committees listed above, the Department has also been participating in ongoing regional discussions regarding fire service agreements. These discussions involve other regional fire departments expressing their interest in participating in the new Regional Fire Service Agreement.