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File #: 18-383    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Period Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/11/2018 In control: Special Committee of the Whole
On agenda: 9/17/2018 Final action: 9/17/2018
Title: Fire Department - 2018 Second Period Report
PERIOD REPORT

DATE: September 10, 2018 Report No. FIRE-18-004
TO: Laurie Hurst, Chief Administrative Officer
FROM: Chris Jancowski, Fire Chief
SUBJECT:TITLE Fire Department - 2018 Second Period Report Body

The following is a report on the activities pertaining to the Fire Department from May 01, 2018 to August 31, 2018.

I. DIVISION ACHIEVEMENTS AND ACTIVITIES

1. Operations Division

Call Type and Volume
Routine Activities
Alarm calls
22
Assist other agencies|1010|Assist public
25
Bylaw inquiries|1010|Burning complaints
19
General inquiries|1010|Hazardous materials|1010|Oil tank inspections|1010|Structure fires|1010|Placed on standby (C.S.R., Fire)|1010|Other fires
11
Plan review|1010|Other responses
10
Public ed. I hall tour|1010|Medical aid
203
Fire investigations|1010|MVI
26
Business licenses|1010|Rescue|1010|Car seat inspection|1010|Electrical emergency|1010|

Total Period
332
Total Period
13
Responses YTD
789
Activities YTD
37

2. Community Services

Prevention Activities

In May, the Department concluded a review of Residential Fire Alarm Systems. This review included over 130 multi-residential building that have fire alarm systems installed. Over the past several years, fire suppression crews have responded to buildings for alarm activations due to managers and owners having been unable to find replacement parts to maintain older legacy systems. These legacy systems from the 50's and 60's lack supervisory systems that prevent unauthorized activities such as unchecked activations and tampering by occupants.

It is important to note that these Fire Alarm Systems provide an early notification to occupants to ensure adequate time to escape from a fire. Esquimalt has a significant population that is aging in place and these systems provide a vital link to safety. Newer systems also enable Fire Departments to locate specific detectors and units where activations have occurred. The Department remains committed to working with indivi...

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