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File created: 5/9/2024 In control: Special Committee of the Whole
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Title: Fire Department - 2024 First Period Report
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DATE: May 27, 2024 Report No. FIRE-24-003
TO: Dan Horan, Chief Administrative Officer
FROM: Matt Furlot, Fire Chief
SUBJECT:TITLE Fire Department - 2024 First Period ReportBody

The following is a report on the activities pertaining to the Fire Department from January 1, 2024 to April 30, 2024.


1. Operations Division

2. Community Services

* Dispatch procedures tested and updated to ensure "Medic Response" when 2 or more staff assigned to Rescue Truck, enhancing community response capabilities.
* Hosted a 2-day firefighter bootcamp "Gather Our Voices", Western Canada's largest indigenous youth event.
* Supported IAFF Local at inaugural "Ken Gill and Forest Owens Memorial Hockey Tournament" in April to raise awareness of mental health and occupational cancer for firefighters, drawing participants from fire departments in greater Victoria Region and garnering positive media attention.
* Hosted a 5-day School Fire Academy during Spring Break for School District 61 grades 10-12.
* Participated in "Career Days" and engaged with youth interested in a career in firefighting.

3. Department Services

* Staff trained in Wildfire Firefighting to Provincial Standard, Auto Extrication, and APX Inspection software.
* Improved the EFRS Emergency Vehicle Operator Program developed for heightened safety.
* Chief officers and officer-qualified staff attended Management Tools corporate training in April.
* Routine daily staff meetings implemented to enhance staff engagement.
* Quarterly officer meetings scheduled for strategic discussions.
* Regular monthly Labour Management meetings held to address staff concerns and foster a healthy relationship.
* A routine weekly "EFRS Staff Update" given by the Fire Chief to ensure transparency and communication.
* Goals and Objectives from EFRS 5-Year Strategic Plan clearly posted and updated to encourage staff engagement.

4. Administrative Service

* Systematic revie...

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