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					              2010
          Annual Report

Omaha Fiire and Rescue Department
Omaha F re and Rescue Department




    Michael F. McDonnell
                 Fire Chief




Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report   1
                       TABLE OF CONTENTS

Mission Statement       …………………………………………..………………………                                     3

Executive Summary       ………………………………………………………………….                                      4

Officers and Offices – 2010   ………………………………………………………….                                   6

Administrative Staff     …………………………………………………………………                                      7

Suppression Officers        ……………………………………………………………….                                   9

Personnel Statistics        ………………………………………………………………..                                 10

Fire Force Comparisons         ………………………………………………………….                                 11

Comparable Activity / Multiple Alarms   ….………………………………………..                            12

Safety, Research and Development / Information Technology        …………………               28

Emergency Medical Services Bureau       ……………………...................................    41

Fire Prevention and Public Education Bureau     …………………………………….                        54

Fire Investigation Bureau      ………………………………………………………..                                 76

Training Bureau        ……………………………………………………………………                                      81

Omaha Fire Department History      ……………………………………………………                               101

2010 Retirements and Resignations         …………………………………………                            102

Line of Duty Deaths 1878 through 2010     …………………………………………                            103

Fire Chiefs of the Omaha Fire Department …………………………………………                             104




                  Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                     2
                           CITY OF OMAHA

            FIRE and RESCUE DEPARTMENT




                      Mission Statement
The mission of the Omaha Fire & Rescue Department is to provide fire, rescue,
  emergency medical, and support services to all citizens and visitors in the
 Omaha metropolitan area so they can live, work and play in Safe City USA®.


                     GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

     Our number one priority is no Firefighter or Civilian fatalities as a result
     of fire.

     Omaha will be the safest city in America – “Safe City USA®” – for Fire and
     Rescue protection.

     The citizens of Omaha will be educated and prepared to increase fire
     survivability, prevent fires, and reduce fire loss.

     All members of the community who receive emergency and support
     services from the Omaha Fire and Rescue Department will be able to
     communicate and interact effectively with the Department.

     Citizens of Omaha will continue to receive pre-hospital emergency
     medical care at a level above the national standard.

     Citizens of Omaha will be served by firefighters who are fully prepared to
     provide all emergency and support services.

     Citizens of Omaha will be served by fire personnel who are physically fit.



              Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                    3
    Omaha Fire and Rescue Department
        2010 Executive Summary

1. No civilian fire deaths in 2009 and 2010.

2. The total value of residential fires equaled $64,675,536.00 with
   $58,381,458.00 or 90% of that total saved by the actions of the Omaha Fire
   and Rescue Department.

3. Firefighters rescued four citizens from structure fires in 2010.

4. Thirty-six cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) patients were able to leave
   the hospital. CPR is an emergency procedure which is attempted in an
   effort to return life to a person in cardiac arrest. It is indicated in those who
   are unresponsive with gasps or not breathing.

5. Initiated the “Stemi Alert” program. STEMI (which stands for ST-Elevation
   Myocardial Infarction) is the most dangerous type of heart attack involving
   a sudden blockage of one of the four coronary arteries that supply blood to
   the heart. Without blood, the heart muscle will die. 114 patients in 2010
   were declared “STEMI” and delivered by Omaha Fire and Rescue
   Firefighters directly to the heart catheterization surgery room.

6. Set in motion the use of CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure).
   Patients who receive CPAP in the field often show remarkable improvement
   quickly. Thus, intubation of far fewer Congestive Heart Failure and acute
   respiratory patients in the field.

7. The fit testing of SCBA face pieces and N-95 respiratory masks improved
   Omaha Fire and Rescue risk management program while increasing
   productivity because firefighters are more comfortable and confident in
   their respiratory protection program. Equally important, Omaha Fire and
   Rescue is complying with Occupational Safety and Health Administration
   (OSHA) 29 CFR 1910.134 Code of Federal Regulations and providing our
   firefighters with the best respiratory protection possible. This program had
   its genesis in 2010.

8. Omaha Firefighters were able to install 2,590 Smoke and Carbon Monoxide
   detectors into the homes of its citizens. These life saving devices were
   obtained through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Fire
   Prevention and Safety Grant – 2006.




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9. New City of Omaha ordinances, such as re-inspection fees for fire code
   violations (Ord. No. 38289), registration of monitored fire detection systems
   (Ord. No. 38468), false alarm recovery fees (Ord. No. 38468) and banning
   grills from apartment balconies (Omaha Municipal Code Chapter 46-2
   Section 308) will make Omaha safer for it’s citizens and make the Omaha
   Fire and Rescue Department more efficient.

10. The Omaha Fire and Rescue Department has substantially increased the
   preparedness of its personnel by recording over 104,000 hours of Fire,
   EMS and Special Operations Training in 2010.

11. Fire / Police Appreciation Day was held to honor Omaha Firefighters and
   Police. The event raised over $750,000. As a result, the Omaha Fire
   Department received 250 SEMS II PASS Devices, an electronic
   accountability system in which monitors are attached to individual
   firefighters and will alarm in the event they are down and unable to move
   for greater than 30 seconds.

12. Omaha Fire Department Fire Investigation Bureau’s arson clearance rate
   (cleared by arrest or exceptional means) of 28% and is well above the
   national rate of 15%.

13. The ISO (Insurance Services Office) rating for the City of Omaha is “3”. The
    I.S.O. rating of a community has a direct effect on the insurance premiums
    that individuals pay on their homes and especially on commercial
    buildings. The lower the I.S.O. rating on a scale of 1 to 10, the better the
    insurance rates. The I.S.O. reviews 3 primary areas - the Fire Department;
    the City water main & hydrant capabilities; and 9-1-1 dispatch & paging
    services. This rating is currently being assessed.




             Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                  5
Omaha Fire Department Officers and Offices
                           December 31, 2010

ADMINISTRATIVE
 Michael F. McDonnell ………………          Chief of Fire Department
 Joseph Gibilisco ……………...……….        Assistant Fire Chief (Retired 03/16/10)
 Tim Book ………………………….…                Assistant Fire Chief “A” (Retired 10/23/10)
 Scott Baughman ………………….…             Acting Assistant Fire Chief “A” Shift
 Steve Ausdemore .…………………....         Assistant Fire Chief “B” Shift
 Daniel Stolinski ……….…………..…..       Assistant Fire Chief “C” Shift
 James Gentile ….……………..…..…          Fire Prevention & Education
                                      Acting Battalion Chief / Public Information
 Lloyd Rupp ….……………………..….            EMS Battalion Chief
 Kathy Brenner .…………….……….…           Research, Development & Safety Battalion
                                      Chief
 Scott Muschall ………………………             Information Technology Officer
 John McCormick ….………..………            Fire Investigation Battalion Chief
 Shane Hunter ..…………………….…            Training / Special Operations Battalion Chief
 Pat Wurth .….………………..………             Technical Services Battalion Chief
 Dr. Joseph Stothert ………….…….…        Medical Director
 Trudy Myers (Retired) ………………         Secretary II, Operations Assistant Chief &
                                      Administrative Services
 Michelle Bratetic (Reassigned) ….…   Secretary III, Emergency Medical Services
 Darice Mahr (Reassigned) ..…..……     Fiscal Specialist
 Steve Napolitano (Removed from
 budget) ……………………………….                Clerk Typist II, Fire Prevention Bureau
 Cindy Bryant (Reassigned) ..………..    Fiscal Specialist




               Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                    6
           OMAHA FIRE DEPARTMENT
            ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF




                                 Fire Chief
                            Michael F. McDonnell




Assistant Chief      Assistant Chief “A”   Assistant Chief “B”   Assistant Chief “C”
Joseph Gibilisco          Tim Book         Steve Ausdemore        Daniel Stolinski
(Retired 3/16/10)     (Retired 10/23/10)




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    Battalion Chief               Battalion Chief           Battalion Chief          Battalion Chief
Fire Prevention / Education      Fire Investigation      Safety / Development          Training
   Scott Baughman               John McCormick               Kathy Brenner           Shane Hunter
(Acting Assistant Chief “A”)




Public Information Officer       Technology Officer          Battalion Chief           Battalion Chief
Assistant Fire Marshal         Captain Scott Muschall   Emergency Medical Service   Technical Services
   James Gentile                                               Lloyd Rupp              Patrick Wurth




                  Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                                          8
                  SUPPRESSION OFFICERS

                           A Shift                   B Shift                  C Shift
Assistant Chief
                                        Joseph Gibilisco (Retired 03/16/10)
 Suppression
                         Tim Book
Assistant Chief         (Scott Baughman)         Steve Ausdemore         Dan Stolinski
                    (Acting A/C from 10/25/10)



Battalion Chief
                       Jim Wisinski                 Dan Olsen             Jeff Pechar
 Battalion 1


Battalion Chief
                      Anthony Lang               Bernard Kanger         Robert McEvoy
 Battalion 2


Battalion Chief
                       Joe Mancuso                David Hawley           Chris Greger
 Battalion 3


Battalion Chief
                      Bart Reynoso               Robert McDonnell       Chris Dunford
 Battalion 4


Battalion Chief
                    Matt Carmichael               Kevin Laughlin     Romas Jankevicius
 Battalion 5


Battalion Chief
                      John Kohlbek                Chris Harrison         Kevin Karel
 Battalion 6




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               PERSONNEL STATISTICS
                          DECEMBER 31, 2010
ADMINISTRATIVE UNIFORMED FORCE (ACTUAL):
    Fire Chief……………………………………………………………………                             1
    Assistant Fire Chiefs (One Acting)                               2
    Emergency Medical Services (Battalion Chief)………………………..          1
    Fire Investigations (Battalion Chief)……………………………………..            1
    Fire Prevention & Education (Battalion Chief)………………………….         1
    Research, Development & Safety Bureau (Battalion Chief)…………..    1
    Technical Services Bureau (Battalion Chief)……………………………           1
    Training Bureau/Special Operations (Battalion Chief)…………………      1
    Assistant Fire Marshal…………………………………………………….                      2
    Drillmaster………………………………………………………………….                            1
    Emergency Medical Services (4 Captains)…………………………….              3
    Training Instructors (6 Captains, 1 FAE)……………………………….            7
    Defensive Driving Instructor (FAE)………………………………………                1
    Fire Prevention Inspectors (Captains)…………………………………..             8
    Public Education Officers (1 Captain & 1 Firefighter)………………….    2
    Technical Services (2 Captains)………………………………………….                 2
    Fire Investigator (Captains)………………………………………………                   7
    Information Systems (1 Captains)……………………………………….                 1
    Infectious Disease Control Officer (Captain)……………………………          1
    Internal Affairs Investigator (Captain)……………………………………            1
    Total…………………………………………………………………………                                45


OPERATIONS FORCE (ACTUAL):
    Battalion Chiefs……………..……………………………….…...………                      21
    Paramedic Shift Supervisors……………………...…………………..…….               3
    Fire Captains…………………………………………………………………..                         121
    Fire Apparatus Engineers……………………………………………………..                   103
    Firefighters…………………………………………………………………..                          347
    Total Actual Firefighting Force………………………………………...                595

    COMPLEMENT OF SWORN FORCE…………………………………...                        640

CIVILIAN PERSONNEL (ACTUAL):
    Fiscal Specialist…………………………………………………………….                       0
    Total Actual Civilian Personnel………………………………………...               0



TOTAL PERSONNEL (ACTUAL) ……………………………                                640



               Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                    10
              FIRE FORCE COMPARISONS
                         AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2010

                                   AUTHORIZED                  ACTUAL
       CLASSIFICATION                 2010                 December 31, 2010
Fire Chief                               1                         1
Assistant Chief                          3                         2
Battalion Chief                         27                        27
Assistant Fire Marshal                   2                        2
Drillmaster                              1                        1
Paramedic Shift Supervisor               3                         3
Fire Captain                           182                       151
Fire Apparatus Engineer                113                       105
Senior Firefighter                     243                       169
Firefighter                             89                       180
Probationary Firefighter                0                         0
                                       679                       640


           Firefighters Appointed to Department ……………………          0

           Retirements …………………………………………………                       21

           Resignations …………………………………………...……                     5

           Dismissals ……………………………..……………………                       0

           Death - Fire Force (Non Service Related) ……………..…      0

           Civilian Retirements ……………………………….………                  1

           Part Time ………………..........................…………………      0

           Civilian Hired/ Transferred into Department ……………..    0

           Civilian Transferred out of Department ………………….        4

           Civilian Lay-offs …………………..……………………….                  1




                Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report              11
COMPARABLE ACTIVITY / MULTIPLE ALARMS


                                                                  Multiple Alarms for 2010
                               Date                                                              Address                                  Alarms         Shift
7 January, 2010                                                      3203 N 204TH ST                                                        2              A
7 January, 2010                                                      1215 S 119TH ST                                                        3              C
22 May, 2010                                                         3123 PACIFIC ST                                                        2              A
28 November, 2010                                                    4524 Blondo Street                                                     2              B




                                                    Incident Summary by Incident Type
                           Incident Type                                    Incident Count            Total Loss          Total Value           Amount saved
Fire                                                                                       1,547     $10,386,493.00      $107,872,823.00         $97,486,330.00
Rupture/Explosion                                                                              31         $4,000.00        $1,550,000.00          $1,546,000.00
EMS/Rescue                                                                               29,292           $5,900.00        $1,407,900.00          $1,402,000.00
Hazardous Condition                                                                            989          $300.00          $477,600.00           $477,300.00
Service Call                                                                               3,511             $15.00          $905,600.00           $905,585.00
Good Intent                                                                                2,434             $25.00          $838,210.00           $838,185.00
False Call                                                                                 4,265              $0.00            $6,500.00              $6,500.00
Severe W eather                                                                                14             $0.00                 $0.00                $0.00
Other                                                                                          24             $0.00                 $0.00                $0.00
Blank or Invalid                                                                               18             $0.00                 $0.00                $0.00
Totals                                                                                   42,125      $10,396,733.00      $113,058,633.00        $102,661,900.00

Note: The incident count used in averages does not include the following:Not Completed incidents, Mutual Aid Given, Other Aid
Given, Cancelled in Route, Not Priority, Fill-In Standby, No Arrival and Invalid Dates/Times.




Total Fire Loss by Month
Month                                                                          ith
                                                              Count of Fires W Loss                     Total Value       Total Loss               Amount Saved
Jan-10                                                                      66                              $9,170,755       $6,194,770               $2,975,985
Feb-10                                                                      43                              $3,169,100       $2,832,720                 $336,380
Mar-10                                                                      69                              $4,985,980       $4,183,385                 $802,595
Apr-10                                                                      71                            $12,952,655      $12,073,500                  $879,155
May-10                                                                      49                            $15,277,421      $13,952,946                $1,324,475
Jun-10                                                                      89                              $7,591,772       $6,825,750                 $766,022
Jul-10                                                                      73                              $5,388,580       $5,011,970                 $376,610
Aug-10                                                                      49                            $12,042,775      $11,327,815                  $714,960
Sep-10                                                                      48                              $4,701,760       $4,032,200                 $669,560
Oct-10                                                                      63                              $7,056,015       $6,539,785                 $516,230
Nov-10                                                                      65                            $10,204,435        $9,714,990                 $489,445
Dec-10                                                                      50                              $3,204,650       $2,669,574                 $535,076
                                                                                                          $95,745,898      $85,359,405               $10,386,493

Note: this report only factors in fires with a reported loss and does not include all fires.




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                                INCIDENT COUNT BY YEAR



                      2000    2001    2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009    2010

Fire                 2,188 2,129 2,181 1,918 1,740 1,848 1,853 1,872 1,621 1,549 1,547
Rupture/Explosion       43     52     45     49     56     53     43     32     49     35     31
EMS/Rescue          22,197 23,397 23,258 23,721 23,929 24,993 26,023 28,357 29,388 28,615 29,292
Hazardous Condition    948 1,046     969    949    920    959    918 1,050 1,135      946    989
Good Intent            665    904    712    833 1,096 1,104 1,383 1,470 1,679 2,135 2,434
False Call           2,907 3,313 2,986 2,985 3,421 3,762 3,980 4,232 4,458 3,926 4,265
Severe Weather          12      8     16      4      8      7      2     21     22      5     14
Other                   27     95     56     50     36     54     22     10     22     26     42
Totals              29,444 31,521 30,804 31,147 31,970 33,807 35,660 38,290 39,748 38,849 38,614

% increase from
                              7.05% -2.27%   1.11% 2.64% 5.75% 5.48% 7.38% 3.81% -2.26% -0.60%
previous year

Average % increase
                      2.81%
per year




                                     Incident Count Totals by year


         45,000
         40,000
         35,000
         30,000
         25,000
         20,000
         15,000
         10,000
           5,000
                  0
                  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010




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Incident Type Count Report
Omaha Fire Department
Date Range: From 1/1/2010 To 12/31/2010
                                                                                % of all Incident
Incident Type - Description                                    Count
                                                                                     types
111 - Building fire                                                       350              0.831%
112 - Fires in structures other than in a building                         24              0.057%
113 - Cooking fire, confined to container                                 116              0.275%
114 - Chimney or flue fire, confined to chimney or flue                     4              0.009%
116 - Fuel burner/boiler malfunction, fire confined                         5              0.012%
117 - Commercial Compactor fire, confined to rubbish                        1              0.002%
118 - Trash or rubbish fire, contained                                     52              0.123%
120 - Fire in mobile property used as a fixed structure, oth                1              0.002%
121 - Fire in mobile home used as fixed residence                           4              0.009%
122 - Fire in motor home, camper, recreational vehicle                      1              0.002%
130 - Mobile property (vehicle) fire, other                                 7              0.017%
131 - Passenger vehicle fire                                              335              0.795%
132 - Road freight or transport vehicle fire                                7              0.017%
137 - Camper or recreational vehicle (RV) fire                              1              0.002%
138 - Off-road vehicle or heavy equipment fire                              3              0.007%
140 - Natural vegetation fire, other                                       23              0.055%
141 - Forest, woods or wildland fire                                        7              0.017%
142 - Brush, or brush and grass mixture fire                               46              0.109%
143 - Grass fire                                                           14              0.033%
150 - Outside rubbish fire, other                                          51              0.121%
151 - Outside rubbish, trash or waste fire                                431              1.023%
152 - Garbage dump or sanitary landfill fire                                1              0.002%
154 - Dumpster or other outside trash receptacle fire                      22              0.052%
160 - Special outside fire, other                                          12              0.028%
161 - Outside storage fire                                                  8              0.019%
162 - Outside equipment fire                                               11              0.026%
164 - Outside mailbox fire                                                  3              0.007%
170 - Cultivated vegetation, crop fire, other                               4              0.009%
173 - Cultivated trees or nursery stock fire                                3              0.007%
Total - Fires                                                           1,547               3.67% Of Total Incidents
200 - Overpressure rupture, explosion, overheat other                       2              0.005%
210 - Overpressure rupture from steam, other                                5              0.012%
211 - Overpressure rupture of steam pipe or pipeline                        1              0.002%
220 - Overpressure rupture from air or gas, other                           1              0.002%
221 - Overpressure rupture of air or gas pipe/pipeline                      2              0.005%
223 - Air or gas rupture of pressure or process vessel                      1              0.002%
240 - Explosion (no fire), other                                            8              0.019%
241 - Munitions or bomb explosion (no fire)                                 1              0.002%
242 - Blasting agent explosion (no fire)                                    1              0.002%
243 - Fireworks explosion (no fire)                                         3              0.007%
251 - Excessive heat, scorch burns with no ignition                         6              0.014%
Total - Overpressure Rupture, Explosion, Overheat - n                      31               0.07% Of Total Incidents
300 - Rescue, emergency medical call (EMS) call, other                      8              0.019%
31 - Medical assist                                                         2              0.005%
311 - Medical assist, assist EMS crew                                     200              0.475%
321 - EMS call, excluding vehicle accident with injury                 26,480            62.861%
322 - Vehicle accident with injuries                                    1,973              4.684%
323 - Motor vehicle/pedestrian accident (MV Ped)                          202              0.480%
324 - Motor vehicle accident with no injuries                             198              0.470%
340 - Search, other                                                         1              0.002%
341 - Search for person on land                                             3              0.007%
342 - Search for person in water                                            4              0.009%
350 - Extrication, rescue, other                                            6              0.014%
351 - Extrication of victim(s) from building/structure                      2              0.005%
352 - Extrication of victim(s) from vehicle                               110              0.261%
353 - Removal of victim(s) from stalled elevator                           55              0.131%
355 - Confined space rescue                                                 1              0.002%
356 - High angle rescue                                                     2              0.005%
357 - Extrication of victim(s) from machinery                               1              0.002%
360 - W ater & ice related rescue, other                                   12              0.028%
361 - Swimming/recreational water areas rescue                              2              0.005%
362 - Ice rescue                                                            1              0.002%
363 - Swift water rescue                                                    7              0.017%
365 - W atercraft rescue                                                    1              0.002%
370 - Electrical rescue, other                                              1              0.002%
371 - Electrocution or potential electrocution                              9              0.021%
381 - Rescue or EMS standby                                                11              0.026%
Total - Rescue & Emergency Medical Service Incident                    29,292              69.54% Of Total Incidents




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400 - Hazardous condition, other                                    7   0.017%
410 - Flammable gas or liquid condition, other                      6   0.014%
411 - Gasoline or other flammable liquid spill                    263   0.624%
412 - Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)                               153   0.363%
413 - Oil or other combustible liquid spill                         9   0.021%
421 - Chemical hazard (no spill or leak)                            1   0.002%
422 - Chemical spill or leak                                        5   0.012%
423 - Refrigeration leak                                            1   0.002%
424 - Carbon monoxide incident                                     18   0.043%
440 - Electrical wiring/equipment problem, other                   32   0.076%
441 - Heat from short circuit (wiring), defective/worn             22   0.052%
442 - Overheated motor                                             35   0.083%
443 - Light ballast breakdown                                       3   0.007%
444 - Power line down                                              45   0.107%
445 - Arcing, shorted electrical equipment                        219   0.520%
451 - Biological hazard, confirmed or suspected                     2   0.005%
460 - Accident, potential accident, other                           5   0.012%
462 - Aircraft standby                                             16   0.038%
463 - Vehicle accident, general cleanup                           140   0.332%
471 - Explosive, bomb removal (for bomb scare, use 721)             1   0.002%
480 - Attempted burning, illegal action, other                      2   0.005%
481 - Attempt to burn                                               4   0.009%
Total - Hazardous Conditions (No fire)                            989    2.35% Of Total Incidents
500 - Service Call, other                                          23   0.055%
510 - Person in distress, other                                 1,224   2.906%
511 - Lock-out                                                      3   0.007%
512 - Ring or jewelry removal                                       3   0.007%
520 - W ater problem, other                                         8   0.019%
521 - W ater evacuation                                             1   0.002%
522 - W ater or steam leak                                         12   0.028%
531 - Smoke or odor removal                                       161   0.382%
540 - Animal problem, other                                         1   0.002%
542 - Animal rescue                                                 3   0.007%
550 - Public service assistance, other                             23   0.055%
551 - Assist police or other governmental agency                  216   0.513%
552 - Police matter                                               167   0.396%
553 - Public service                                               24   0.057%
5531 - FMZ Inspection                                             915   2.172%
5532 - Detector installation                                      420   0.997%
5533 - Detector Check - Battery Replacement                        13   0.031%
5535 - Medical Standby                                              6   0.014%
5536 - Fire Safety Presentation                                     8   0.019%
5537 - Public Education Assignment                                 29   0.069%
5538 - File for Life program                                        1   0.002%
554 - Assist invalid                                              227   0.539%
555 - Defective elevator, no occupants                              3   0.007%
561 - Unauthorized burning                                         16   0.038%
571 - Cover assignment, standby, moveup                             4   0.009%
Total - Service Call                                            3,511    8.33% Of Total Incidents
600 - Good intent call, other                                     372   0.883%
611 - Dispatched & cancelled en route                             703   1.669%
621 - W rong location                                              15   0.036%
622 - No incident found on arrival at dispatch address            667   1.583%
631 - Authorized controlled burning                                15   0.036%
650 - Steam, other gas mistaken for smoke, other                   32   0.076%
651 - Smoke scare, odor of smoke                                  544   1.291%
652 - Steam, vapor, fog or dust thought to be smoke                23   0.055%
653 - Barbecue, tar kettle                                         26   0.062%
661 - EMS call, party transported by non-fire agency               24   0.057%
671 - Hazmat release investigation w/ no hazmat                    11   0.026%
672 - Biological hazard investigation, none found                   2   0.005%
Total - Good Intent Call                                        2,434    5 .78% Of Total Incidents
700 - False alarm or false call, other                            134   0.318%
7001 - Medical Alert False alarm / false call / Unable to loc     231   0.548%
710 - Malicious, mischievous false call, other                     22   0.052%
711 - Municipal alarm system, malicious false alarm                 2   0.005%
7112 - Pull Station Activation, malicious false alarm              99   0.235%
713 - Telephone, malicious false alarm                              3   0.007%
715 - Local alarm system, malicious false alarm                    27   0.064%
73 - System or detector malfunction                                 1   0.002%
730 - System malfunction, other                                   346   0.821%
731 - Sprinkler activation due to malfunction                      81   0.192%
7313 - Sprinkler activation due to human error                     13   0.031%
7314 - Sprinkler activation due to frozen pipe                     25   0.059%
732 - Extinguishing system activation due to malfunction           14   0.033%




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                               Apparatus Response Summary
Date Range: From 1/1/2010 To 12/31/2010
District Selected: All
 Apparatus Selected: All
                    Incident     Percentage
 Unit ID             Count        of Total    Type of Call          Number   Percent
 911CV                     1       0.00%
                                              Fire                      1    0.00%
 AUDIT                     1       0.00%
                                              Fire                      1    0.00%
 BAT1                1,370         3.25%
                                              Fire                    251    0.60%
                                              Rupture/Explosion         6    0.01%
                                              EMS/Rescue               72    0.17%
                                              Hazardous Condition     159    0.38%
                                              Service Call             21    0.05%
                                              Good Intent Call        146    0.35%
                                              False Call              714    1.70%
                                              Severe Weather            1    0.00%
 BAT2                1,063         2.53%
                                              Fire                    211    0.50%
                                              Rupture/Explosion         4    0.01%
                                              EMS/Rescue               66    0.16%
                                              Hazardous Condition     175    0.42%
                                              Service Call             15    0.04%
                                              Good Intent Call        134    0.32%
                                              False Call              455    1.08%
                                              Severe Weather            1    0.00%
                                              Other                     2    0.00%
 BAT3                1,073         2.55%
                                              Fire                    190    0.45%
                                              Rupture/Explosion         6    0.01%
                                              EMS/Rescue               48    0.11%
                                              Hazardous Condition     139    0.33%
                                              Service Call             13    0.03%
                                              Good Intent Call        115    0.27%
                                              False Call              559    1.33%
                                              Severe Weather            2    0.00%
                                              Other                     1    0.00%
 BAT4                1,073         2.55%
                                              Fire                    170    0.40%
                                              Rupture/Explosion         1    0.00%
                                              EMS/Rescue               45    0.11%
                                              Hazardous Condition     120    0.29%
                                              Service Call             19    0.05%
                                              Good Intent Call        108    0.26%
                                              False Call              608    1.44%
                                              Severe Weather            1    0.00%
                                              Other                     1    0.00%
 BAT5                1,224         2.91%
                                              Fire                    184    0.44%
                                              Rupture/Explosion         4    0.01%
                                              EMS/Rescue               55    0.13%
                                              Hazardous Condition     176    0.42%
                                              Service Call             21    0.05%
                                              Good Intent Call        132    0.31%
                                              False Call              648    1.54%
                                              Severe Weather            3    0.01%
                                              Other                     1    0.00%



            Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                                   16
BAT6        830     1.97%
                             Fire                    78    0.19%
                             Rupture/Explosion        2    0.00%
                             EMS/Rescue              39    0.09%
                             Hazardous Condition     84    0.20%
                             Service Call             3    0.01%
                             Good Intent Call        77    0.18%
                             False Call             543    1.29%
                             Severe Weather           3    0.01%
                             Other                    1    0.00%
E1         2,637    6.26%
                             Fire                    130   0.31%
                             Rupture/Explosion         4   0.01%
                             EMS/Rescue            1,536   3.65%
                             Hazardous Condition      84   0.20%
                             Service Call            239   0.57%
                             Good Intent Call        201   0.48%
                             False Call              439   1.04%
                             Severe Weather            1   0.00%
                             Other                     3   0.01%
E2          738     1.75%
                             Fire                    51    0.12%
                             Rupture/Explosion        1    0.00%
                             EMS/Rescue             499    1.19%
                             Hazardous Condition     21    0.05%
                             Service Call            32    0.08%
                             Good Intent Call        48    0.11%
                             False Call              86    0.20%
E201         14     0.03%
                             Fire                     6    0.01%
                             EMS/Rescue               3    0.01%
                             Service Call             1    0.00%
                             Good Intent Call         3    0.01%
                             False Call               1    0.00%
E21        2,106    5.00%
                             Fire                    214   0.51%
                             Rupture/Explosion         2   0.00%
                             EMS/Rescue            1,355   3.22%
                             Hazardous Condition     111   0.26%
                             Service Call            118   0.28%
                             Good Intent Call        173   0.41%
                             False Call              132   0.31%
                             Other                     1   0.00%
E22         919     2.18%
                             Fire                    90    0.21%
                             Rupture/Explosion        3    0.01%
                             EMS/Rescue             603    1.43%
                             Hazardous Condition     53    0.13%
                             Service Call            67    0.16%
                             Good Intent Call        47    0.11%
                             False Call              55    0.13%
                             Other                    1    0.00%




       Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                17
E23         944     2.24%
                             Fire                    78    0.19%
                             EMS/Rescue             642    1.53%
                             Hazardous Condition     41    0.10%
                             Service Call            37    0.09%
                             Good Intent Call        43    0.10%
                             False Call             101    0.24%
                             Severe Weather           1    0.00%
                             Others                   1    0.00%
E230          1     0.00%
                             Good Intent Call         1    0.00%
E24        2,423    5.76%
                             Fire                    169   0.40%
                             Rupture/Explosion         5   0.01%
                             EMS/Rescue            1,574   3.74%
                             Hazardous Condition     109   0.26%
                             Service Call            251   0.60%
                             Good Intent Call        185   0.44%
                             False Call              127   0.30%
                             Other                     3   0.01%
E243          3     0.01%
                             Fire                     3    0.01%
E261          3     0.01%
                             Fire                     2    0.00%
                             Service Call             1    0.00%
E265          6     0.01%
                             Fire                     2    0.00%
                             EMS/Rescue               2    0.00%
                             False Call               2    0.00%
E3         1,479    3.51%
                             Fire                   132    0.31%
                             Rupture/Explosion        2    0.00%
                             EMS/Rescue             877    2.08%
                             Hazardous Condition     58    0.14%
                             Service Call           198    0.47%
                             Good Intent Call       116    0.28%
                             False Call              92    0.22%
                             Other                    3    0.01%
                             Others                   1    0.00%
E30        1,613    3.83%
                             Fire                    107   0.25%
                             Rupture/Explosion         1   0.00%
                             EMS/Rescue            1,052   2.50%
                             Hazardous Condition      76   0.18%
                             Service Call            112   0.27%
                             Good Intent Call         82   0.19%
                             False Call              181   0.43%
                             Others                    2   0.00%
E31        1,682    4.00%
                             Fire                    140   0.33%
                             Rupture/Explosion         2   0.00%
                             EMS/Rescue            1,028   2.44%
                             Hazardous Condition      69   0.16%
                             Service Call            200   0.48%
                             Good Intent Call        101   0.24%
                             False Call              141   0.33%
                             Other                     1   0.00%



       Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                    18
E33       1,785    4.24%
                            Fire                    157   0.37%
                            Rupture/Explosion         5   0.01%
                            EMS/Rescue            1,103   2.62%
                            Hazardous Condition      98   0.23%
                            Service Call            175   0.42%
                            Good Intent Call        131   0.31%
                            False Call              114   0.27%
                            Severe Weather            1   0.00%
                            Others                    1   0.00%
E34       1,701    4.04%
                            Fire                   155    0.37%
                            Rupture/Explosion        6    0.01%
                            EMS/Rescue             919    2.18%
                            Hazardous Condition    115    0.27%
                            Service Call           108    0.26%
                            Good Intent Call       113    0.27%
                            False Call             282    0.67%
                            Severe Weather           1    0.00%
                            Other                    1    0.00%
                            Others                   1    0.00%
E41       2,011    4.78%
                            Fire                    154   0.37%
                            Rupture/Explosion         1   0.00%
                            EMS/Rescue            1,240   2.95%
                            Hazardous Condition      82   0.19%
                            Service Call            107   0.25%
                            Good Intent Call        149   0.35%
                            False Call              275   0.65%
                            Severe Weather            2   0.00%
                            Other                     1   0.00%
E42       1,919    4.56%
                            Fire                    111   0.26%
                            Rupture/Explosion         1   0.00%
                            EMS/Rescue            1,332   3.16%
                            Hazardous Condition      66   0.16%
                            Service Call            114   0.27%
                            Good Intent Call        141   0.33%
                            False Call              151   0.36%
                            Severe Weather            1   0.00%
                            Other                     2   0.00%
E43       1,081    2.57%
                            Fire                    77    0.18%
                            EMS/Rescue             682    1.62%
                            Hazardous Condition     43    0.10%
                            Service Call            67    0.16%
                            Good Intent Call        86    0.20%
                            False Call             125    0.30%
                            Severe Weather           1    0.00%
E44       1,095    2.60%
                            Fire                    83    0.20%
                            EMS/Rescue             585    1.39%
                            Hazardous Condition     48    0.11%
                            Service Call            77    0.18%
                            Good Intent Call        73    0.17%
                            False Call             227    0.54%
                            Severe Weather           2    0.00%



      Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                    19
E45        934     2.22%
                            Fire                    38    0.09%
                            EMS/Rescue             625    1.48%
                            Hazardous Condition     27    0.06%
                            Service Call            52    0.12%
                            Good Intent Call        63    0.15%
                            False Call             126    0.30%
                            Severe Weather           3    0.01%
E5        2,270    5.39%
                            Fire                    146   0.35%
                            Rupture/Explosion         3   0.01%
                            EMS/Rescue            1,581   3.76%
                            Hazardous Condition      92   0.22%
                            Service Call            118   0.28%
                            Good Intent Call        212   0.50%
                            False Call              117   0.28%
                            Other                     1   0.00%
E52       1,231    2.92%
                            Fire                    84    0.20%
                            EMS/Rescue             764    1.82%
                            Hazardous Condition     66    0.16%
                            Service Call            72    0.17%
                            Good Intent Call        92    0.22%
                            False Call             153    0.36%
E53       1,372    3.26%
                            Fire                    90    0.21%
                            Rupture/Explosion        3    0.01%
                            EMS/Rescue             803    1.91%
                            Hazardous Condition     86    0.20%
                            Service Call            77    0.18%
                            Good Intent Call       119    0.28%
                            False Call             191    0.45%
                            Severe Weather           3    0.01%
E56       1,358    3.23%
                            Fire                    64    0.15%
                            Rupture/Explosion        1    0.00%
                            EMS/Rescue             884    2.10%
                            Hazardous Condition     53    0.13%
                            Service Call           100    0.24%
                            Good Intent Call        67    0.16%
                            False Call             186    0.44%
                            Severe Weather           2    0.00%
                            Other                    1    0.00%
E60       1,288    3.06%
                            Fire                    87    0.21%
                            Rupture/Explosion        3    0.01%
                            EMS/Rescue             808    1.92%
                            Hazardous Condition     78    0.19%
                            Service Call            73    0.17%
                            Good Intent Call        72    0.17%
                            False Call             162    0.38%
                            Severe Weather           2    0.00%
                            Other                    2    0.00%
                            Others                   1    0.00%




      Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                20
E61        1,007    2.39%
                             Fire                   69   0.16%
                             Rupture/Explosion       2   0.00%
                             EMS/Rescue            568   1.35%
                             Hazardous Condition    58   0.14%
                             Service Call           69   0.16%
                             Good Intent Call       73   0.17%
                             False Call            167   0.40%
                             Others                  1   0.00%
E63         793     1.88%
                             Fire                   66   0.16%
                             Rupture/Explosion       1   0.00%
                             EMS/Rescue            394   0.94%
                             Hazardous Condition    61   0.14%
                             Service Call           59   0.14%
                             Good Intent Call       55   0.13%
                             False Call            154   0.37%
                             Severe Weather          2   0.00%
                             Other                   1   0.00%
E65        1,081    2.57%
                             Fire                   52   0.12%
                             Rupture/Explosion       1   0.00%
                             EMS/Rescue            690   1.64%
                             Hazardous Condition    52   0.12%
                             Service Call           67   0.16%
                             Good Intent Call       67   0.16%
                             False Call            149   0.35%
                             Severe Weather          1   0.00%
                             Other                   2   0.00%
FC1           3     0.01%
                             Fire                    3   0.01%
FC10          7     0.02%
                             Fire                    7   0.02%
FC11        114     0.27%
                             Fire                  106   0.25%
                             Rupture/Explosion       1   0.00%
                             EMS/Rescue              2   0.00%
                             Hazardous Condition     3   0.01%
                             Service Call            1   0.00%
                             Other                   1   0.00%
FC12        123     0.29%
                             Fire                  115   0.27%
                             Rupture/Explosion       3   0.01%
                             EMS/Rescue              1   0.00%
                             Hazardous Condition     3   0.01%
                             False Call              1   0.00%
FC13        127     0.30%
                             Fire                  119   0.28%
                             Rupture/Explosion       2   0.00%
                             EMS/Rescue              2   0.00%
                             Hazardous Condition     2   0.00%
                             Service Call            1   0.00%
                             Good Intent Call        1   0.00%




       Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report              21
FC14        139     0.33%
                             Fire                  130   0.31%
                             Rupture/Explosion       2   0.00%
                             EMS/Rescue              3   0.01%
                             Hazardous Condition     3   0.01%
                             Service Call            1   0.00%
FC15        114     0.27%
                             Fire                  107   0.25%
                             Rupture/Explosion       2   0.00%
                             EMS/Rescue              1   0.00%
                             Hazardous Condition     2   0.00%
                             Good Intent Call        1   0.00%
                             False Call              1   0.00%
FC16         97     0.23%
                             Fire                  92    0.22%
                             Rupture/Explosion      1    0.00%
                             EMS/Rescue             2    0.00%
                             Hazardous Condition    1    0.00%
                             Service Call           1    0.00%
FC17         29     0.07%
                             Fire                  27    0.06%
                             Hazardous Condition    2    0.00%
FC2         131     0.31%
                             Fire                  85    0.20%
                             Rupture/Explosion      1    0.00%
                             EMS/Rescue            12    0.03%
                             Hazardous Condition   11    0.03%
                             Service Call           1    0.00%
                             Good Intent Call      13    0.03%
                             False Call             8    0.02%
FC20          1     0.00%
                             Fire                    1   0.00%
FC3           1     0.00%
                             Fire                    1   0.00%
FC50          7     0.02%
                             EMS/Rescue              6   0.01%
                             Good Intent Call        1   0.00%
FC52         22     0.05%
                             EMS/Rescue            12    0.03%
                             Service Call           9    0.02%
                             Other                  1    0.00%
FC62          3     0.01%
                             Service Call            1   0.00%
                             Others                  2   0.00%
FC7           1     0.00%
                             Hazardous Condition     1   0.00%
FC71         12     0.03%
                             Rupture/Explosion       1   0.00%
                             EMS/Rescue              6   0.01%
                             Hazardous Condition     2   0.00%
                             Service Call            1   0.00%
                             Good Intent Call        1   0.00%
                             Other                   1   0.00%
FC72          3     0.01%
                             EMS/Rescue              3   0.01%



       Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report              22
M1        3,398    8.07%
                            Fire                     43   0.10%
                            EMS/Rescue            2,770   6.58%
                            Hazardous Condition      25   0.06%
                            Service Call            314   0.75%
                            Good Intent Call        206   0.49%
                            False Call               40   0.10%
M2        1,211    2.88%
                            Fire                     12   0.03%
                            EMS/Rescue            1,024   2.43%
                            Hazardous Condition      13   0.03%
                            Service Call             84   0.20%
                            Good Intent Call         56   0.13%
                            False Call               22   0.05%
M21       3,426    8.14%
                            Fire                     76   0.18%
                            EMS/Rescue            3,024   7.18%
                            Hazardous Condition      29   0.07%
                            Service Call            122   0.29%
                            Good Intent Call        137   0.33%
                            False Call               37   0.09%
                            Other                     1   0.00%
M24       2,632    6.25%
                            Fire                     47   0.11%
                            Rupture/Explosion         1   0.00%
                            EMS/Rescue            2,266   5.38%
                            Hazardous Condition      33   0.08%
                            Service Call            120   0.29%
                            Good Intent Call        138   0.33%
                            False Call               27   0.06%
M31       3,035    7.21%
                            Fire                     55   0.13%
                            Rupture/Explosion         1   0.00%
                            EMS/Rescue            2,532   6.02%
                            Hazardous Condition      25   0.06%
                            Service Call            222   0.53%
                            Good Intent Call        159   0.38%
                            False Call               40   0.10%
                            Other                     1   0.00%
M34       3,449    8.19%
                            Fire                     51   0.12%
                            Rupture/Explosion         2   0.00%
                            EMS/Rescue            3,030   7.20%
                            Hazardous Condition      39   0.09%
                            Service Call            145   0.34%
                            Good Intent Call        139   0.33%
                            False Call               41   0.10%
                            Severe Weather            1   0.00%
                            Other                     1   0.00%
M41       2,953    7.02%
                            Fire                     41   0.10%
                            EMS/Rescue            2,576   6.12%
                            Hazardous Condition      21   0.05%
                            Service Call            125   0.30%
                            Good Intent Call        151   0.36%
                            False Call               38   0.09%
                            Other                     1   0.00%



      Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                    23
M42       2,547    6.05%
                            Fire                     39   0.09%
                            EMS/Rescue            2,227   5.29%
                            Hazardous Condition      26   0.06%
                            Service Call            105   0.25%
                            Good Intent Call        121   0.29%
                            False Call               28   0.07%
                            Severe Weather            1   0.00%
M44       1,474    3.50%
                            Fire                     32   0.08%
                            EMS/Rescue            1,319   3.13%
                            Hazardous Condition      14   0.03%
                            Service Call             26   0.06%
                            Good Intent Call         65   0.15%
                            False Call               18   0.04%
M45        743     1.77%
                            Fire                     2    0.00%
                            EMS/Rescue             686    1.63%
                            Hazardous Condition      6    0.01%
                            Service Call            11    0.03%
                            Good Intent Call        36    0.09%
                            False Call               2    0.00%
M5        2,877    6.84%
                            Fire                     36   0.09%
                            Rupture/Explosion         2   0.00%
                            EMS/Rescue            2,428   5.77%
                            Hazardous Condition      33   0.08%
                            Service Call            153   0.36%
                            Good Intent Call        185   0.44%
                            False Call               39   0.09%
                            Other                     1   0.00%
M52       2,154    5.12%
                            Fire                     18   0.04%
                            EMS/Rescue            1,920   4.56%
                            Hazardous Condition      17   0.04%
                            Service Call             66   0.16%
                            Good Intent Call        109   0.26%
                            False Call               24   0.06%
M56       1,512    3.59%
                            Fire                     18   0.04%
                            Rupture/Explosion         1   0.00%
                            EMS/Rescue            1,370   3.25%
                            Hazardous Condition      23   0.05%
                            Service Call             34   0.08%
                            Good Intent Call         52   0.12%
                            False Call               12   0.03%
                            Severe Weather            2   0.00%
M61       2,153    5.11%
                            Fire                     32   0.08%
                            Rupture/Explosion         1   0.00%
                            EMS/Rescue            1,935   4.60%
                            Hazardous Condition      26   0.06%
                            Service Call             55   0.13%
                            Good Intent Call         70   0.17%
                            False Call               34   0.08%




      Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                24
M65         1,508    3.58%
                              Fire                     29   0.07%
                              Rupture/Explosion         1   0.00%
                              EMS/Rescue            1,345   3.20%
                              Hazardous Condition      19   0.05%
                              Service Call             38   0.09%
                              Good Intent Call         53   0.13%
                              False Call               22   0.05%
                              Other                     1   0.00%
MB1           12     0.03%
                              EMS/Rescue              12    0.03%
MB2            2     0.00%
                              EMS/Rescue               2    0.00%
MB3            5     0.01%
                              EMS/Rescue               5    0.01%
MB4            4     0.01%
                              EMS/Rescue               3    0.01%
                              False Call               1    0.00%
MB5           10     0.02%
                              EMS/Rescue               9    0.02%
                              Good Intent Call         1    0.00%
MCP            2     0.00%
                              Fire                     2    0.00%
RE1         1,119    2.66%
                              Fire                   251    0.60%
                              Rupture/Explosion        6    0.01%
                              EMS/Rescue             126    0.30%
                              Hazardous Condition    249    0.59%
                              Service Call            28    0.07%
                              Good Intent Call       170    0.40%
                              False Call             286    0.68%
                              Severe Weather           2    0.00%
                              Other                    1    0.00%
RE2         1,292    3.07%
                              Fire                   360    0.86%
                              Rupture/Explosion        7    0.02%
                              EMS/Rescue             160    0.38%
                              Hazardous Condition    322    0.76%
                              Service Call            30    0.07%
                              Good Intent Call       179    0.43%
                              False Call             227    0.54%
                              Severe Weather           2    0.00%
                              Other                    5    0.01%
RE251          3     0.01%
                              Fire                     3    0.01%
RE51         367     0.87%
                              Fire                   204    0.48%
                              EMS/Rescue             134    0.32%
                              Hazardous Condition      1    0.00%
                              Service Call            14    0.03%
                              Good Intent Call         3    0.01%
                              False Call               3    0.01%
                              Others                   8    0.02%




        Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                25
SARMY        100     0.24%
                              Fire                    99    0.24%
                              EMS/Rescue               1    0.00%
SUPV1        340     0.81%
                              Fire                    83    0.20%
                              Rupture/Explosion        3    0.01%
                              EMS/Rescue             202    0.48%
                              Hazardous Condition     16    0.04%
                              Service Call             6    0.01%
                              Good Intent Call        26    0.06%
                              False Call               3    0.01%
                              Other                    1    0.00%
TC1            3     0.01%
                              EMS/Rescue               3    0.01%
TR1         2,035    4.83%
                              Fire                    94    0.22%
                              Rupture/Explosion        1    0.00%
                              EMS/Rescue             940    2.23%
                              Hazardous Condition     55    0.13%
                              Service Call           216    0.51%
                              Good Intent Call       125    0.30%
                              False Call             602    1.43%
                              Other                    2    0.00%
TR21        1,923    4.57%
                              Fire                    129   0.31%
                              Rupture/Explosion         1   0.00%
                              EMS/Rescue            1,157   2.75%
                              Hazardous Condition      87   0.21%
                              Service Call            112   0.27%
                              Good Intent Call        114   0.27%
                              False Call              323   0.77%
TR31        1,186    2.82%
                              Fire                    76    0.18%
                              Rupture/Explosion        2    0.00%
                              EMS/Rescue             540    1.28%
                              Hazardous Condition     43    0.10%
                              Service Call           162    0.38%
                              Good Intent Call        82    0.19%
                              False Call             279    0.66%
                              Other                    2    0.00%
TR34        2,031    4.83%
                              Fire                     88   0.21%
                              Rupture/Explosion         5   0.01%
                              EMS/Rescue            1,133   2.69%
                              Hazardous Condition      75   0.18%
                              Service Call            132   0.31%
                              Good Intent Call        129   0.31%
                              False Call              469   1.11%




        Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                26
TR41       1,792    4.26%
                             Fire                     81   0.19%
                             Rupture/Explosion         1   0.00%
                             EMS/Rescue            1,010   2.40%
                             Hazardous Condition      64   0.15%
                             Service Call            105   0.25%
                             Good Intent Call        115   0.27%
                             False Call              414   0.98%
                             Severe Weather            1   0.00%
                             Other                     1   0.00%
TR44       1,425    3.39%
                             Fire                    80    0.19%
                             EMS/Rescue             636    1.51%
                             Hazardous Condition     48    0.11%
                             Service Call            55    0.13%
                             Good Intent Call        84    0.20%
                             False Call             520    1.24%
                             Severe Weather           2    0.00%
TR53       1,594    3.79%
                             Fire                    70    0.17%
                             Rupture/Explosion        2    0.00%
                             EMS/Rescue             821    1.95%
                             Hazardous Condition     60    0.14%
                             Service Call            97    0.23%
                             Good Intent Call        77    0.18%
                             False Call             464    1.10%
                             Severe Weather           1    0.00%
                             Other                    2    0.00%
TR61       1,392    3.31%
                             Fire                    54    0.13%
                             Rupture/Explosion        4    0.01%
                             EMS/Rescue             758    1.80%
                             Hazardous Condition     50    0.12%
                             Service Call            58    0.14%
                             Good Intent Call        63    0.15%
                             False Call             405    0.96%
TR63       1,051    2.50%
                             Fire                    47    0.11%
                             Rupture/Explosion        1    0.00%
                             EMS/Rescue             381    0.91%
                             Hazardous Condition     52    0.12%
                             Service Call            43    0.10%
                             Good Intent Call        62    0.15%
                             False Call             461    1.10%
                             Severe Weather           3    0.01%
                             Other                    1    0.00%
WT47         38     0.09%
                             Fire                    21    0.05%
                             Hazardous Condition      3    0.01%
                             Good Intent Call        10    0.02%
                             False Call               3    0.01%
                             Severe Weather           1    0.00%




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    Research, Development & Safety Bureau




              Safety Officer for Omaha Fire Department
Firefighting is inherently dangerous. It is vitally important the Omaha Fire Department
evaluate and reevaluate safety concerns to reduce injuries and deaths, thus reducing
related costs for the City. The number one job of this bureau is to assure every
employee goes home safe and healthy at the end of the day. The Safety Officer
continually:
     Assures safety procedures are being followed in all aspects of the job, emergency
     and non-emergency.
     Coordinates safety efforts.
     Performs follow-ups on safety concerns.
     Develops, researches and implements safety policies.
     Assures State and Federal regulation requirements are met.
     Implements policy that adhere to Fire Department standards, guides, codes and
     regulations. Some of the players are:
     1. NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) – helps define what is
        “acceptable” for fire service equipment, procedures, and professional
        qualifications.
     2. OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration), part of DOL (Department
        of Labor) and enforces CFRs (Code of Federal Regulations) as the body of
        laws to improve workplace safety. Regardless if a state has adopted OSHA –
        OSHA carries a pretty big stick when it comes to workplace safety.
     3. ANSI (American National Standards Institute)
     4. NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
     5. DHS (Department of Homeland Security) – Tasked with developing the NRP
        (National Response Plan) to help manage catastrophic events. Requires
        compliance with NIMS (National Incident Management System) for eligibility of
        grant money to fire departments.
     6. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Administration) – falls under DHS
     7. USFA (United States Fire Administration) – falls under DHS



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       8. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) – Hazardous material incident
           requirements. EPA regulations are mandatory.
       9. DOT (Department of Transportation)
       10. NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health) – part of the CDC
           (Centers for Disease Control) and the DHHS (Department of Health & Human
           Services) – it has no enforcement responsibilities, but it can recommend the
           adjustments or creation of CFRs to OSHA.

The Safety Officer is:
        The Safety Committee Chair person
        A Certified ISO (Incident Safety Officer)
        A Certified HSO (Health & Safety Officer)

In 2010 the Safety Committee discussed and resolved numerous safety concerns.
Some of the main issues were:
   •    Buried Hydrants and Hydrant Mapping
   •    Annual Radio Testing for Accountability
   •    Wheel Block safety concerns
   •    Opticoms at two additional busy intersections (Opticom is a traffic signal
        preemption device that allows the normal operation of traffic lights to be
        preempted in an effort to provide assistance to responding emergency vehicles.)
   •    Guidelines for Safety Committee
   •    Incident Safety Officer Training for all Battalion Chiefs (NFPA1521)
   •    Brakes failing/Rig inspections
   •    Blood soaked stretcher pad
   •    National Seatbelt Pledge – In 2010 the OFD became 100% compliant
   •    Post-Fire Air Monitoring – planning phase
   •    SEMS/GEMS Monitoring System - The SCOTT Electronic Management System
        (SEMS II) is a respirator user accountability system that provides three methods
        of communication between respirator users in a hazardous area and an incident
        commander or other designated person outside of the hazardous area. Its
        capabilities provides the OFD with a means to aggressively manage the
        accountability of our crews, SCBA air supply monitoring, FF emergency
        evacuations, FF orderly withdrawals, and a Pak-Tracker locator to assist in
        locating a downed firefighter.




                   Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                    29
Limited Duty Program
Personnel are our most valuable resource. Anything less than a well managed Limited
Duty program may result in legal liability and potential costly litigation by employees.
Fiscally managing personnel and appropriately utilizing their knowledge and skills is a
valuable resource to the Omaha Fire Department. It helps manage the high demands
of the Omaha Fire Department, assist with community needs, reduces work
compensation costs and eliminates work compensation abuse. The program allows
employees to fully recover and return to their primary job. The responsibilities involve
executive leadership and risk management in the following areas:

      Evaluate and review departmental needs for efficient limited duty placement.
      Coordinate schedules for all limited duty employees.
      Assure care plan and restrictions are being followed.
      Develop consistent/fair written guidelines for limited duty roles and
      responsibilities.
      Systematically track and record limited duty data to help provide valuable
      information and improve program.
      Work closely with the OFD Case Manager, the Legal Department, and Human
      Resources on all Work Compensation (WC) cases.
      Follow a myriad of conflicting regulatory laws:
          FMLA (Federal Medical Leave Act)             ADA (American Disability Act)
          CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement)        WC (Worker’s Compensation)

In 2010 the OFD managed & coordinated 66 personnel on limited-duty at various times
throughout the year. The average number of limited duty personnel per week was 14.6
employees.

47 employees returned to full-duty and 19 employees remained on limited-duty
   • 26 on-duty injuries back to full-duty
   • 21 off-duty injuries back to full-duty
   • 4 maternity cases still on limited-duty
   • 6 on-duty injuries still on limited-duty (2 retired early Jan 2011)
   • 9 off-duty injuries still on limited-duty

In 2010 The Omaha Fire Department’s civilian employees were laid-off or transferred to
other departments within the city. The challenges involved with this transition were
difficult at best. Our limited duty personnel became the replacement secretaries. This
task alone consumed our limited duty resources and reduced our ability to utilize them
appropriately in the heavy workloads of our bureaus and the community needs. Many
of the secretarial duties were divided amongst upper management bureau personnel to
maintain consistency and stability in the performance of certain duties as limited duty
personnel were temporary and frequently changed. The challenges ahead remain very
difficult as the quality of customer service is greatly hindered without consistent well-
trained civilian secretaries.



                 Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                      30
Process Accident & Injury Reports
Legal documentation, evaluate trends, provide data to assist in determining if changes
are necessary. Each report requires the following:

      Review and log all accidents and injuries into database.
      Assure all reports are completed accurately and completely.
      Review and recognize safety issues and take corrective measures.
      Coordinate Safety Review Board meetings to discuss if disciplinary measures are
      needed.
      Investigations as necessary

In 2010 the Safety Review Board met five times to review all accidents and injuries.

      Accident reports - 40
      Injury reports – 93
      Hazardous Material exposures – 16


Develop and Revise Standard Operating Procedures
The importance of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) cannot be overemphasized
both from the safety aspect and the legal aspect. Departments cannot operate safely
or effectively in modern society without a comprehensive set of SOPs’ and the
management systems needed to develop and maintain them. Organizations that
choose to ignore managing SOPs’ are increasingly vulnerable to accidents, lawsuits,
unnecessary costs, personnel problems and damage to their professional image. Well-
designed SOPs’ provide a mechanism to convey operational guidance to the members
and ensure departmental compliance with laws, regulations and standards. SOPs’ help
reduce confusion and provides a safer, more productive department.

There are two SOP Coordinators on the OFD who work closely together to continually
manage the SOPs’. The demands are high as the department continues to change and
grow so do the needs of fire department policy and procedures. The many tasks
involved in properly managing SOPs’ are:

      Manage all revisions, deletions and additions in a timely manner.
      Assure format of SOP is consistent, accurate and complete.
      Document and store revisions for legal purposes.
      Communicate changes to all OFD personnel routinely and efficiently.
      Coordinate with Training Bureau to assure Company Schools are developed for
      all new and revised procedures.
      Organize and archive General Orders & Bulletins.
      Revise and create OFD documentation forms.




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In 2010 the OFD had 20 revisions and 18 additions to SOPs’. Major changes involved:
      Foam Operations
      Incident Command
      Training
      Live Burn Training
      Personnel Accountability
      Pak Tracker
      SEMS
      May Day
      Orderly Withdrawal
      Communications
      Emergency Evacuation

Chair person for Fitness Committee
Fifty percent of firefighter Line-of-Duty Deaths (LODD) is from overexertion and heart
attacks. This percentage is unacceptable. The data reflects a very important need for a
quality health & wellness program with a goal to get and keep our members healthy. It
has become evident this is a dual responsibility. A quality health & wellness program
has been shown to have a 3:1 to 5:1 (ROI) Return on Investment. It reduces WC costs,
number of injuries, severity of injuries, sick leave usage, healthcare costs and increases
performance, productivity, and moral. In 2010, the OFD developed a responsible
health and wellness plan for our members of all ages to be implemented in 2011. The
plan was thoroughly researched and is inline with the International Association of Fire
Chiefs & International Association of Fire Fighters Wellness Fitness Initiative (WFI-
IAFC-IAFF) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1582 &1583 Health-
Related Fitness Program for Fire Departments.

Organize and Participate in FF Related Studies and Surveys
Participation in studies allow data for future firefighters, helps develop better, safer
departments. These studies allow fire departments to grow, learn and progress in all
areas of the department and community.




                  Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                       32
Oversee Information Technology (IT) Department
The Information Technology (IT) department allows management to evaluate the needs
of the community; to assure services to the community are sufficient and adequate,
reflects areas of growth and change, provides insight into new services or sources of
revenue which stimulates growth, provides easier ability to query data and assist in
providing information for local and national surveys. The IT department manages all
information technology; data bases, trouble shooting, software for GIS (Geographical
Information System), FireRMS (Fire Records Management System), mapping systems;
and provides a substantial resource for the Omaha Fire Department both internally and
externally. The numerous job tasks performed are:
        • Primary OFD Administrator and support for Fire Records Management
           System (RescueNet FireRMS)
        • Provides data analysis and reports with the use of GIS, NFIRS (National Fire
           Incident Reporting System) 5 Alive and FireRMS to fire staff as requested.
        • Conducts QA for FireRMS data submission to State (Fire and EMS).
        • Exports medical information to 3rd party billing company for billing EMS
           Services.
        • Troubleshoots information flow from 911 systems to FireRMS.
        • Trains OFD personnel on use of FireRMS.
        • OFD GIS specialist. Works with city and county GIS personnel to create data
           layers (station location planning, run mapping etc.).
        • Provides desktop computer support for OFD personnel.
        • OFD liaison to DOTComm.
        • Troubleshoots data and provides QA on OFD medical billing.
        • Provides IT training at OFD recruit academy (email, RMS systems).
        • Researches new IT technology/equipment.
        • Manages and oversees the Mobile Data Computer program.
        • Manages posting of General Orders/SOPs master hard copy / intranet.
        • Manages the OFD intranet and content on its internet site.
        • Manages security authorization for OFD folders and user groups.
        • Collects information and lays out OFD Annual Report.
        • Produces the employee ID cards and P.A.T. (Personal Accountability Tags)
           cards.
        • Coordinates replacement plans for OFD IT equipment and manages IT
           budget
        • Chairs the IT Steering Committee for the department
        • Currently chair of Clothing / Grooming Committee, and 911 Users Sub-
           Committee




                 Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                    33
Oversees IDCO (Infectious Disease Control Officer)

Records, Policy and Exposures
Our personnel are our most valuable resource. Infection Control looks to protect our
employees as they perform job duties in EMS and rescue efforts from the biological
hazards associated with caring for the public when they are sick and injured. The
responsibilities of the IDCO are:
   • Evaluate, update and enforce infection control policy.
   • Schedule, track and maintain immunizations for all personnel.
   • Assist with, process, and follow-up on all exposures to blood borne and airborne
      infectious disease.
   • Facilitate prophylaxis as needed.
   • Liaison between Work Fit, Medical Enterprises and employees.
   • Communicate to field personnel the latest information from reputable sources
      such as CDC so that they get the correct information on disease issues that
      effect first responders.
   • Provide direction to training for education of all emergency responders within the
      department on Infectious disease issues.
   • Write and maintain Exposure Control Plan.

*Annual Evaluation of Exposure Control Plan is required by OSHA to include:
   • Revise Exposure Control Plan to meet any updates in standards in Engineering
      Control and Work Practices.
   • Gather data and provide EMS with recommendations for purchase of Personal
      Protective Equipment, continued evaluation of use and issues as they relate to
      exposures for long term prevention.
   • Update Housekeeping Practices and disinfection in house, at hospitals, on scene
      and within city vehicles.
   • Maintain a Sharps Injury Log and act upon any issues as necessary to maintain
      safety.

In 2010, the Omaha Fire Department processed 28 exposures and 108 contaminations.

Liaison with Medical Director
Communication with the Omaha Fire Department Medical Director is necessary to
communicate the wishes and direction of Medical Control to those that operate under
his license as it relates to employee health. The IDCO works with the medical director to
ensure policies involving infection control are carried out.
Employee is the liaison with Medical Director for infection control issues.
    • Maintain records for OFD 181’s
    • Completing TB QuantiFERON referral program to promote life long health for
        employees with positive TB skin tests.
    • Monitors any issues at hospitals and helps provide solutions to create a safe
        working environment.



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Liaison with Douglas County Health Department as well as surrounding Health
Departments
Collaboration and communication between Omaha Fire Department and the local heath
department is critical. It allows for local coordination of resources to achieve a common
goal-health and wellbeing of the community. Additionally the health department is an
avenue to communicate the needs of the Omaha Fire Department to the State
Department of Health and ensure firefighters have assistance with achieving the goal of
employee safety from infectious disease.
    • Collaboration with pandemic planning both internal and with other community
       partners.
    • Infection control issues as they relate to outbreak notification.
    • Drill and planning efforts as they relate to employees being notified, trained,
       prophylaxis and preventative measures being provided for first responders and
       essential personnel.

    *Currently working on statewide policy driving the distribution of pharmaceuticals to
    first responders in all communities and working towards preauthorization for FF and
    families for emergency pharmaceutical treatments and online access to Nebraska
    vaccination database (NEISIS).

Liaison with the Omaha Metro Medical Response System (OMMRS)
Community collaboration with partners allows for smooth, seamless planning, training,
and execution of plans in time of emergency. This planning is possible only when
agencies allot resources to larger groups that facilitate joint planning.
IDCO is a liaison with the Omaha Metro Medical Response System (OMMRS)
committee and an active member on Pharmacy, Steering, Chairs and Co-Chair of EOC
(Emergency Operations Center) Medical Table (group that opens and operates the
EOC medical table)
   • Provides direct medical supplies, transportation and allocation of local, state and
       federal resources to the medical facilities and emergency responders in and 8
       county regions to include Douglas.
   • Instrumental for fire department to receive federal funding in the past few years
       for 80,000 N95 masks (approximate value $100,000) for pandemic planning,
       Porta Counts for mandatory fit testing of all respiratory devices both fire and
       medical (value $66,000), and Auto-Pulses (value $90,000) Mark 1 kits, auto inj.
       diazepam and Potassium Iodide (value$100,000), which are first responder
       prophylaxis for terrorism hazards.

*All OMMRS groups do planning and preparedness in their specific field. All above
mentioned costs do not come out of the city or fire budget and the “match” is
participation and need.




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Influenza Vaccination Clinics
IDCO coordinates fire, police, and city departments’ for annual flu vaccinations routinely
in September, October and November. IDCO provides savings to the city with reduced
cost influenza vaccines for employee health. Vaccination clinics provide convenience to
the employee with on-site or close site influenza vaccination clinics for employees and
their families.
    • Plan need.
    • Order vaccine and continually seek out best financial option.
    • Creates Forms and coordinates annual changes vaccine specific and with local
        jurisdictions.
    • Sets schedules.
    • Coordinates schedules with 911 dispatch and Omaha Firefighters Union.
    • Schedules vaccinators/employees.
    • Practices local plans during flu clinics to test emergency plans.
    • Works with firefighters union, finance, and Blue Cross Blue Shield to facilitate city
        as fiscal agent and assist in reimbursement for employees to increase
        participation in vaccination program.
    • Assists DCHD in testing new practices for mass vaccination.
    • Record online and hardcopy for all employees.
    • Manage records for all civilians and families.

Liaison with Local Hospitals
Communication between hospitals at the planning and policy level for handling of
employee exposures, functional level in ER for transition of patients and equipment and
policy level in Infection Control is essential for daily work. The IDCO is liaison with local
hospitals infection control departments, Emergency Room (ER) and emergency
planners.
    • Evaluates and compare plans at different hospital facilities.
    • Assures compliance between hospital infection policies and OFD policy and
        procedure.
    • Works with facilities to correct any issues.
*Currently evaluating /coordinating Alegent Health policies

Coordination of TB Testing
Exposure to tuberculosis is a reemerging issue in this country due to the immigration
and large amount of travel through the United States. TB policies have been re-
evaluated to accurately reflect the technology and policies of the times. The IDCO
coordinates the annual TB testing conducted routinely in March and April.
   • Order TB serum
   • Schedule testing with Medical Enterprises
   • Read test (all tests are read by IDCO)
   • Record tests hardcopy and online
   • Schedule follow-ups with WorkFit medical provider.
   • schedule make-ups



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The RD&S Battalion Chief has an active role on the following Committees:
   •     Fire Department Safety Committee                      Chair
   •     Safety Review Board                                   Chair
   •     Fitness Committee                                     Chair
   •     City Employee Safety Committee                        Member
   •     Human Relations Committee                             Member
   •     City of Omaha Healthcare Task Force Committee         Member

Special Projects and Administrative Duties
         Coordinate annual hearing tests
         Annual Zoo Membership Drive
         Campaign, Safety Week activities
         Quarterly & annual reports, budget, etc.
   •     Review LODD and “Close Calls” for distribution to all personnel
   •     Properly process, track, and document FMLA Leave
   •     Liaison with 911 Communication Center

The Research, Development & Safety Bureau gives the public peace of mind. This
bureau emphasizes safety and polices not only for the safety of firefighters but also for
the public. The efficiency and coordination at an emergency scene helps to expedite
quality care and service to our community.

                                           INJURY TYPE


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                                                                             Reported Non-treated
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                       Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                    37
                                                              INJURY TYPE COUNT


       Sum of Injury Count
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       Sum of Accidents
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                                        TYPE OF MOVEMENT


     Sum of Accident
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                       Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report            40
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES BUREAU




STAFF:        Dr. Joseph Stothert, M.D., Medical Director
              Battalion Chief Lloyd Rupp
              Captain Tom Mancuso-EMS Training
              Captain Sherri Jett- Supply Officer
              Captain Melanie Bates- Infection Disease Control Officer


                                     CODE 99’S
   A code 99 is an emergency where a person is in cardiac arrest (not breathing and
has no heart beat). All apparatus on the Omaha Fire Department are equipped with
state of the art equipment needed to treat a person in cardiac arrest. Engine and Truck
companies are equipped with advanced Automatic External Defibrillators (AED), IV’s,
and medication that are necessary to treat a patient in cardiac arrest. In addition to
having this life saving medical equipment, many Engine & Truck companies are staffed
with at least one paramedic. In fact, it is the goal of the Omaha Fire Department to staff
at least one paramedic on each apparatus. Medic Units (also called ambulance) are
equipped with additional types of medication necessary to treat cardiac arrest. In
addition the Medic Units are equipped with the most technological advanced
defibrillators on the market. These new defibrillators allow the paramedic to perform
pace-maker treatment and also have the ability to transmit and EKG to the hospital
while treating a person who is having a heart attack or in cardiac arrest.
  About half of the Medic Units are equipped with an AutoPulse. An AutoPulse is an
automated, portable, battery-powered chest compressor, which provides chest
compressions as an adjunct to performing manual CPR. Use of the AutoPulse is
intended to reduce rescuer fatigue and will enable the rescuer to address additional
patient needs.
  These devices have been shown in studies to increase the return of spontaneous
circulation and increase hospital discharge of Code 99 patients. The Omaha Fire
Department has six of these devices which are placed on Medic 1, 21, 34, 42, 56 and
61.
  Interruptions in CPR can be deadly for patient suffering from sudden cardiac arrest.
Successful resuscitation plummets from 94% with fewer than 10 seconds between


                  Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                       41
compressions to just 38% with a 30 second pause. The AutoPulse delivers excellent,
consistent blood flow during all patient movement operations – even when rescuers are
going down stairs, rushing to and from the ambulance, or navigating traffic.
  The AutoPulse’s load-distributing LifeBand squeezes a wide area of the chest,
spreading out the force of the compressions and helping to maximize blood flow. In
contrast, manual CPR and piston-driven devices concentrate the force on a very small
surface area. The LifeBand also allows full decompression for maximum coronary
perfusion.
  Deploying the AutoPulse takes only seconds by Omaha Fire Department paramedics.
The AutoPulse automatically determines the size, shape, and resistance of each
individual, then adjusts the force required to result in a true 20% anterior-posterior
displacement (chest compressions).
   In 2010 the Omaha Fire Department responded to 273 Code 99’s. Seventy-three (73)
of the 273 code 99 patients had a return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC); thirty-three
(33) of those 73 walked out of the hospital neurologically intact. This equates to a 12.2%
survival rate for cardiac arrest in Omaha. To put this into perspective the National
Average is only 7% for the survival rate from cardiac arrest. The patients who did not
walk out of the hospital neurologically intact had other medic issues above and beyond
what treatment could have been performed in the field.




                                Code 99 Statistics-2010

         Month          Total Code 99             ROSC             Neuro Intact
          JAN                         33                   8                   3
          FEB                         16                   5                   0
          MAR                         26                   4                   1
          APR                         23                   7                   4
          MAY                         22                   3                   2
          JUN                         25                   6                   2
          JUL                         25                  11                   5
          AUG                         16                   5                   1
          SEP                         19                   7                   2
          OCT                         18                   6                   4
          NOV                         23                   6                   2
          DEC                         27                   5                   2

           TOTAL                    273                   73                  33




                 Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                       42
                                12 Lead & STEMI’s:
The Omaha Fire Department has partnered with all hospitals in the Metropolitan area to
provide 12 Lead EKG’s to be administered in the field and then transmitted via cell
phone technology to the hospital. A 12 Lead EKG is a diagnostic device or test used to
evaluate a patient’s heart rate, rhythm & ST segment changes. This 12 Lead is used on
patient’s exhibiting signs and symptoms of cardiac events such as a heart attack.
Having the ability to transmit a 12 lead EKG from the field allows the receiving hospital
to see what is going on with the patients’ heart before the patient arrives at the hospital.
This saves valuable time because it allows the hospital to determine what course of
treatment they will provide before the patient arrives at the hospital.

Most of the time when an Omaha Fire Department Medic Unit rolls up to the hospital
Emergency Room with a person suffering from a heart attack the patient will be taken
straight to the cardiac cath lab to perform bypass surgery. Taking the patient straight
from the Medic Unit directly to the cath lab can only be made possible by performing
EKG’s in the field. Providing this type of treatment is referred to as “Continuum of Care”
because the patient is being administered life saving treatment directly from their home
straight to the operating room with having to stop for tests in the emergency room.

   •   Approximately 2,716 patients had a 12 Lead EKG in 2010

   •   Approximately 114 STEMI alerts were called in to the hospitals

   •   This program has made a difference in numerous patients’ outcomes.


                              12-Lead EKG per Month-2010
       Month                         #12-Leads                STEMI Alert Called
JANURARY                                203                          7
FEBRUARY                                203                          12
MARCH                                   292                          5
APRIL                                   245                          15
MAY                                     190                          8
JUNE                                    217                           9
JULY                                    212                          10
AUGUST                                  260                          10
SEPTEMBER                               226                          5
OCTOBER                                 252                          11
NOVEMBER                                212                          11
DECEMBER                                204                          11

*STEMI Alert- Field paramedics call the receiving hospital and notify them of a STEMI
(possible heart attack). This alerts the receiving hospital that a patient is coming in with
a confirmed heart attack.


                  Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                         43
Types of EMS Calls Responded to by Omaha Fire Department

300 - Rescue, emergency medical call (EMS) call,             8   0.019%
other
31 - Medical assist                                           2 0.005%
311 - Medical assist, assist EMS crew                       200 0.475%
321 - EMS call, excluding vehicle accident with injury   26,480 62.861%
322 - Vehicle accident with injuries                      1,973 4.684%
323 - Motor vehicle/pedestrian accident (MV Ped)            202 0.480%
324 - Motor vehicle accident with no injuries               198 0.470%
340 - Search, other                                           1 0.002%
341 - Search for person on land                               3 0.007%
342 - Search for person in water                              4 0.009%
350 - Extrication, rescue, other                              6 0.014%
351 - Extrication of victim(s) from building/structure        2 0.005%
352 - Extrication of victim(s) from vehicle                 110 0.261%
353 - Removal of victim(s) from stalled elevator             55 0.131%
355 - Confined space rescue                                   1 0.002%
356 - High angle rescue                                       2 0.005%
357 - Extrication of victim(s) from machinery                 1 0.002%
360 - Water & ice related rescue, other                      12 0.028%
361 - Swimming/recreational water areas rescue                2 0.005%
362 - Ice rescue                                              1 0.002%
363 - Swift water rescue                                      7 0.017%
365 - Watercraft rescue                                       1 0.002%
370 - Electrical rescue, other                                1 0.002%
371 - Electrocution or potential electrocution                9 0.021%
381 - Rescue or EMS standby                                  11 0.026%
Total - Rescue & Emergency Medical Service               29,292 69.54% Of Total
Incidents                                                               Incidents
* Source: OFD RMS reports




                 Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                 44
Number of Procedures Performed in 2010

{EMS Procedures by Month and Shift}
Date Range: From 1/1/2010 To 12/31/2010
Procedure Type Selected: All

                     Action                         Action
                                                    Count
01 - Assist                                              38
02 - Abdominal Thrust                                     4
03 - Assessment/Vitals                              40,368
04 - Airway Clear                                        55
05 - Airway - Oral/Nasal                                 71
06 - Back Blows                                           2
07 - Bag Valve Mask - Assist Ventilation               264
08 - Bleeding Control                                  744
09 - Blood Draw                                           4
10 - Burn Care                                            7
11 - CPR                                               391
111 - Auto Pulse                                       119
12 - Cardiac Monitor - EKG                          10,127
13 - - 12 Lead EKG                                   2,333
14 - Cardiac Pacing                                      11
15 - Cardioversion                                        8
17 - Combi/PTL/BID/King                                  33
18 - Defibrillation                                    245
181 - Defibrillation by Eng/Truck                        36
182 - Defibrillation by Public Access Defib (PAD)         1
20 - Extrication                                         38
21 - Glucometer                                      9,492
23 - IV - Ext Jug                                        21
24 - IV-Intraosseous                                   136
25 - IV - Peripheral                                10,558
26 - Intub - Nasal                                        1
27 - Intub - Oral                                      350
270 - Post Intub - CO2 adequate                        280
271 - Post Intub - bi-lat lungs sounds & epig          390
28 - Maintained IV                                       96
30 - Meds - Administered/Maintained                  6,755
31 - NG Tube - Adult                                      1
33 - OB Delivery                                          2
34 - Oral Glucose                                        61
35 - Oxygen                                          8,100
36 - Pulse Ox                                       15,242
37 - Restraints                                          23
38 - SAED                                                 2


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               39 - Spinal Extm.                                            107
               40 - Spinal Immobilization                                 2,272
               41 - Suction                                                 200
               42 - Ventilation                                              27
               43 - GCS                                                  37,586
               44 - Physical Assessment                                     920
               45 - Delivery                                                  3
               46 - Needle Decompression                                     30
               48 - Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI)                          13
               49 - Nebulizer                                               105
               50 - Ventilator (portable)                                     4
               95 - Other BLS                                             3,494
               96 - Other ALS 1                                             252
               97 - Other ALS 2                                              13
               Total:                                                   151,435
               * Source: OFD RMS reports

CPAP - Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. This device is used for patients
   experiencing severe shortness of breath.

IO - Intraosseous, the IO drill is used as an emergency access for medication or fluid
    administration when a peripheral IV attempts fail or are unobtainable.
    The IO is used on both adult and pediatric patients.

IV - Intravenous Access- IV’s are performed for those patients who require or may
     require fluid and or medications.

ET - Endotracheal Intubation-is performed on those patients who are unable to
    adequately protect their airway.

King - King Airway- a secondary advanced airway device which is used when ET
   intubations unsuccessful or unobtainable.

Medications - Includes all medications patients received. (Note: some patients receive multiple
              medications).




                    Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                          46
                     Medications Administered in 2010
                   2007            2008            2009       2010
 Adenosine         87              63              64         46
 Amiodarone        72              72              81         64
 ASA (Aspirin)     1233            1228            1162       1126
 Atropine          275             274             264        275
 Benadryl          51              68              51         34
 50% Dextrose      811             798             730        669
 D25                                                          2
 Dopamine          3               10              4          2
 Duo Neb           1262            1367            1249       1205
 Diphenhydramine                                              12
 EPI (1-1,000)     57              41              47         58
 EPI (1-10,000)    459             460             407        394
 Furosemide                                                   20
 Glucagon          84              93              69         97
 Lasix             125             116             93         30
 Lidocaine         10              3               20         7
 Mag Sulfate       7               6               11         14
 Morphine          658             784             731        813
 Narcan            243             225             273        259
 Nitroglycerin     1774            1470            1311       1229
 Oral Glucose      185             176             138        165
 Sodium Bicarb                                                18
 Succinylcholine   25              29              29         27
 Valium            151             154             152        120
 Verapamil         7               12              14         3
 Versed            46              32              45         41
 Other                                                        5
* Source: OFD RMS reports




                     Medic Unit Run Totals 2000-2010

                                2000               23,712
                                2001               25,537
                                2002               25,492
                                2003               26,140
                                2004               26,648
                                2005               27,350
                                2006               30,032
                                2007               32,297
                                2008               33,934
                                2009               33,622
                                2010               35,072
                            * Source: OFD RMS reports




                   Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report          47
                OFD Transport Codes, to the Hospital

           Code 1   Code 2     Code 3     TCC-2      TCC-3      Code 99    99-3
2004       1,409    14,630     1,068      584        263        213        N/A
2005       1,390    15,510     1,192      625        292        215        N/A
2006       1,479    15,270     1,113      630        276        226        26
2007       1,470    16,645     1,191      813        326        237        28
2008       1,563    17,669     1,344      907        377        237        48
2009       1,515    17,768     1,403      977        354        208        44
2010       1,744    18,088     1,550      791        349        273        33
* Source: OFD RMS reports

Code 1:    Minimal or no apparent disease or injury. Patient transported for
           examination.

Code 2:    Obvious illness or injury, not a serious injury or medical illness but needs
           medical attention.

Code 3:    Apparent serious / life threatening medical illness needing immediate
           medical attention.

TCC-2      Trauma patient with an obvious injury but does not clearly meet the criteria
           for a Code 3. Enough questionable signs, symptoms or Mechanism of Injury
           exists to warrant the expertise of the Trauma Center.

TCC-3       Trauma patient with an actual or potential life or limb threatening injury.

Code 99:    Cardiopulmonary arrest wit CPR and full resuscitation in progress.

Code 99 convert to Code 3: CPR was performed by OFD personnel and the patient
          had spontaneous return of circulation.




                Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                          48
       Cause of Injury or Illness

 Blank                                         30
 Aircraft related                               2
 Bicycle accident                              48
 Bite, includes animal bites                   51
 Building collapse/construction accident        4
 Chemical exposure                             96
 Cold                                          30
 Disease Process                            4,151
 Drowning                                      10
 Drug poisoning                               617
 Electrical shock                              10
 Explosives                                     3
 Fall                                       3,519
 Fire and flames                               38
 Firearm                                      150
 Fireworks                                      1
 Heat                                         102
 Lightning                                      1
 Machinery                                     40
 Mechanical suffocation                         7
 Motor vehicle accident                     2,490
 Motor vehicle accident, pedestrian           187
 Non-traffic vehicle (off-road) accident       16
 Other cause                                5,934
 Physical assault/abuse                       924
 Scalds/other thermal                          18
 Smoke inhalation                              16
 Stabbing assault                              73
 Unknown                                   10,711
 Venomous sting                                11
 Water transport                                3




Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report            49
                              Medic Unit Revenues

                             Year              Amount of Money
                                                  Collected
                             2005               $3,538,714.79
                             2006               $3,639,811.74
                             2007               $4,302,417.61
                             2008               $5,229,869.00
                             2009               $5,427,465.84
                             2010               $7,405,702.20




          8000000
          7000000
          6000000
          5000000
DOLLARS




          4000000
          3000000
          2000000
          1000000
               0
                      2005       2006      2007       2008       2009        2010
                                               YEAR




                    Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report            50
                 2010 EMS End of Year Budget Report

                                                2009                2010
        Total Annual Budget               $ 377,220           $ 354,415
        Total Actual Expended Budget      $ 336,642           $ 332,719
        Unexpended Annual Budget          $ 40,578            $ 21,696
        % Used                            89.24%              93.88%
        Total Number of Trips/Deliveries Made to Fire         1,968
        Stations & Hospitals
        Total Number of Items Delivered to Fire Stations &    141,660
        Hospital


Safety Equipment Line Item # 46617
     Line Item cut by 65% from 2009 with no change in predicted usage
     Due to large cut in funding, ordered 36 fewer cases of gloves in 2010 to reduce
     EMS expenditures

Fire and Rescue Line Item #44131
      Line Item cut by $600 from 2009
      Budgeted $30,000, spent $16,611
      Remaining funds transferred to Safety Equipment Line Item for 2010

Hospital Restock Line Item # 43717
    Line Item cut by $22,031 from 2009
    Additional $12,000 cut to help overall fire department budget
    Spent $24,110 less than 2009

Squad Supplies Line Item # 43712
    Budgeted $36,771, spent $17,776
    Remaining funds transferred to Safety Equipment Line Item for 2010




                 Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                    51
                        TEMS 2010 Annual Report

Call Outs
Call outs with OPD:

      A shift had 16
      B shift had 25
      C shift had 15

No response to a warrant on 3/5 with Sarpy
No response to a warrant on 7/26 with OPD

Call outs with Sarpy:

      A shift had 4
      B shift had 2
      C shift had 3

Call outs with DCSO:

      A shift had 0
      B shift had 0
      C shift had 3 that were shared warrants with OPD



Total call outs for 2010: 68




                 Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report   52
                                  EMS Training

In 2010 the Omaha Fire Department started conducting two paramedic classes
simultaneously in order to train 24 paramedics. A group of 12 paramedics attended the
day class while another group of 12 paramedics attended class in the evening. To avoid
overtime costs and to make the program run more efficiently all classes were held while
students were on duty.

     All members of the Omaha Fire Department were recertified in CPR.
     Eleven (11) members of the Omaha Fire Department attended the EMS Instructor
     Class at Metropolitan Community College in April 2010.
     Firefighter/Paramedic Scott Crawford was named the Nebraska State EMS
     Instructor of the Year. In addition FF/PM Crawford also received a National EMS
     Instructor of the year.
     Conducted 20 Continuous Professional Training (CPT) classes – total of 160
     hours
     Two members attended the State EMS Instructor Conference
     Attended weekly run reviews at hospitals
     Attended AHA task force meeting
     Hosted EMS Instructor Renewal Class
     Assisted with Flu Shot clinic
     Passed State Audit for Training Agency in order to continue to be a training site
     Reviewed and updated Protocol.
     Attended quarterly STEMI meetings at Methodist Hospital
     Training paramedics on IV pumps for transporting critically ill patients from VA
     Hospital
     Attended EMS committee meetings.




                      EMS Public Services Provided
     268 medical stand-by’s for parades, sporting events, block parties, concerts, etc
     Partnered with the Better Business Bureau to implement ‘File of Life’. Received
     10,000 ‘File of Life’ packets in November 2010.
     Assisted American Heart Association (AHA) with Mass CPR Day and aided in the
     CPR training for 500 individuals.




                 Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                    53
       FIRE PREVENTION AND EDUCATION
                  BUREAU

2010 has been another successful year in protecting lives, preventing fires and saving
property through fire code enforcement and public education. In the Omaha Fire
Department’s 150 years of recorded history, there has never been two consecutive
calendar years without the loss of life to fire until now. The last was 3 year old Daviuos
Potter-Tate on December 9, 2008.



                     Certified Fire Inspection Program




Omaha Fire Department Certified Fire Inspectors which consists of two Assistant Fire
Marshals and eight Fire Inspectors are responsible for performing initial Certificate of
Occupancy such as Assemblies, Educational, Business, Industrial, Institutional
Mercantile, Residential, Storage, Above / Underground Tanks as well as Permanent /
Temporary Permits, State Certified Inspections including state facilities, liquor licenses,
daycare centers and schools.




                  Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                        54
Assistant Fire Marshals
   •   Assistant Fire Marshal one oversees eight certified fire inspectors and is
       responsible for their training, mentoring, performance evaluations, and job
       assignments. These Certified Fire Inspectors perform over 6000 certified
       inspection activities annually.
   •   Assistant Fire Marshal two oversees the delegation and completion of the 13,000
       occupancy Fire Management Zone Program, assuring all occupancies in the city
       of Omaha has received a general inspection annually. This Assistant Fire
       Marshal is also the departments’ Public Information Officer.

Additional duties include:
   •   Implement, administer and enforce the city adopted fire code and all mandatory
       life safety and fire protection standards.
   •   Responsible for governing the safeguarding of life and property from fire and
       explosion hazards.
   •   Oversees all permits, certificate, and collection of fees.
   •   Reviews approximately 400 commercial fire alarm plans annually for installation
       approval, and regularly meets with architects and engineer professionals to
       answer fire and life safety code questions.
   •   Issues approval letters, certificates and permits.


Certified Fire Inspectors
   •   Responsible for 193 square miles of territory in the Omaha area.
   •   Inspect occupancies for minimum, nationally recognized life safety & fire code
       requirements. The purpose is to minimize the risk of life and property loss from
       fire by observing, enforcing, and eliminating hazardous conditions.
   •   Conduct several different type of city & state required inspections such as
       certificates to occupy for new occupancies, fire alarm acceptance testing, state
       liquor license fire inspections, assemblies, health care, complaints, follow-ups,
       and fire code required permits such as repair garages, flammable liquids storage,
       hazardous materials, fire works, and burn permits.
   •    Every inspector is assigned a list of high rise buildings and apartments to inspect
       annually.
   •   Responsible for assisting with fire Suppression Company Fire Management
       Zone and pre-incident planning inspections.
   •   The school inspector conducts annual inspections for the following school
       districts: Omaha, Millard, District 66, Elkhorn, Parochial and all state referrals for
       pre-schools




                  Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                         55
   •   Residential inspector is responsible for apartments, condos, dorms, and hotels
       inspections. The FPB has also stepped up enforcement of gas and charcoal grills
       on combustible balconies on these type occupancies.
   •   Flammable liquids storage of above ground and underground tanks. Responsible
       for the inspections of nearly 1000 Underground Storage Tanks in Douglas county
       that are already in the ground; also responsible for the installs of new
       underground and above ground storage tanks.
   •   Permits and Inspection building code plans examiner to assure compliance with
       the city and state adopted life safety codes for all new and remodeled
       construction projects.
   •   Meets with architects to answer and interpret code review of projects in our city.
   •   Follows up on deficiencies for fire alarm and sprinkler systems in existing
       buildings. This is to ensure that these vital systems are working properly in the
       event of an emergency
   •   State inspections to ensure a fire safe and proper environment for the nearly 700
       home day cares and 300 childcare centers. Conducts bi-annual fire safety
       inspections for all licensed child care centers and also responds to complaints at
       home day cares.

Life Safety & Fire Prevention Code Enforcement

Life safety & fire prevention code enforcement has grown to a level that requires
thorough verification of requirements, strict compliance enforcement and follow-up. The
importance of preventing fire and code enforcement is extremely important in providing
safe structures for the citizens.

Fire Prevention is the single most important non-emergency duty performed in the fire
service according to the International Fire Service Training Association. The
enforcement of life safety and fire codes saves lives and prevents property loss by
stopping fire before it starts. Preventing them in turn is cost savings to the fire service
and the municipality that it serves.




        The Omaha Fire Department is the delegated authority of the State of
       Nebraska to inspect all occupancies that require a state license that
       operate within the city of Omaha’s’ jurisdiction. These include health care
       facilities, liquor licenses, day care occupancies, and hazardous material
       storage tank inspections.




                  Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                         56
                            Fire Prevention Bureau Inspection Activity For All Occupancies
                                  YEAR               2007       2008         2009       2010
Assembly                                                  882                  866                 1250                   661
Business                                                 1421                  987                 805                    761
Educational                                               386                  343                 485                    338
Industrial                                                109                   78                 171                     75
Institutional                                             302                  256                 254                    276
Mercantile                                                628                  562                 400                    333
Plans Review                                              N/A                  N/A                 N/A                    612
Residential                                               825                  476                 1288                   316
Storage                                                   100                   69                  91                    107
Miscellaneous                                            1297                 1708                 1142                   123
Total Occupancy Inspection Activity*                Included in above*   Included in above*   Included in above*          3602
Tank Acivity*                                       Included in above*   Included in above*   Included in above*          1057
State Inspection Activity*                          Included in above*   Included in above*   Included in above*          1349
TOTAL                                                    5950                 5345                 5886                   6008




                                           FIRE PREVENTION INSPECTION ACTIVITY

                         6200


                                                                                                                   6008
                                    5950
                         6000
                                                                                     5886
  NUMBER OF ACTIVITIES




                         5800




                         5600



                                                       5345
                         5400




                         5200




                         5000
                                    2007               2008                          2009                          2010

                                                                    YEAR




                                       Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                                                  57
The following is a break down of Certified Fire Inspections by occupancy and
month. Also included are inspection activities by type and total state inspections.




                                            Fire Prevention Bureau
                                         Monthly Inspection Activity Report 2010
   OCCUPANCY                       MONTH   JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG             SEP    OCT    NOV    DEC TOTAL
   Assembly                                   38 51 95 83            63 33 50     54     58     51     45     40  661
   Business                                   56 46 65 50            81 47 130    91     70     32     62     31  761
   Educational                                 7     7 29 74         67 90      2 14     12      2     12     22  338
   Industrial                                  3     9 10      5      7    3    8  8      5      3      6      8   75
   Institutional                              62     7 26 63          7    9 17    7      6     24     23     25  276
   Mercantile                                 32 41 28 19            23 19 16     70     13     38     18     16  333
   Permits & Inspections Plans Review         73 75 52 50            73 74 62     17     75     56      4      1  612
   Residential                                31 25 38 50            47 39      3 17     17      7     25     17  316
   Storage                                     6     8    3    8     12    6 22   13     15      3      3      8  107
   Miscellaneous                               3     1    6    7     12    5    0  8     10     62      2      7  123
   Inspection Activity by Occupancy          311 270 352 409 392 325 310 299            281    278    200    175 3602
   Inspection Man Hours                      411 458 518 505 493 380 303 484            335     73    321    302 4583
   Special Details                           102 102 112 167 167 125 90 120             105     31     76     84 1281
   Special Detail Man Hours                  138 142 234 232 207 184 119 145            138      6     82     90 1717
   Inspection Man Hours                      651 702 864 904 867 689 512 749            578    110    479    476 7581
   Annual General Inspection (OFD 80)        109 43 87 80            75 44 40     82     51    214     61     56  942
   Building Occupancy Inspection (COs)        52 39 41 76            57 55 60     77     58    411     84     72 1082
   Follow-up of a Previous Inspection         73 83 81 126           94 82 84     81     55    102     52     59  972
   Complaints                                 12 27 27 29            40 41 10     12     24    138     24     22  406
   Test Fire Protective Equipment             20 52 52 47            57 22 16     24     22      0     43     51  406
   Hazardous Conditions Ordered Corrected     28 14 14 10            18    2    1 10      4    109     17     26  253
   Hazardous Conditions Corrected             38 11 11 35             4    1    0 22      4     52     27     19  224
   Referred to Other Departments               2     1    1    4      7 13 53      8     82     73      3      7  254
   Notices Issued                             85 91 93 114 114 116 73             86     43     12     78     64  969
   Notices Rechecked                          56 40 90 57            54 44      0 35     29     20     36     32  493
   Inspection Activity by Type               475 401 497 578 520 420 337 437            372   1131    425    408 6001
   State Facility                             10     2 11 18          1    4    7  0      6     38     38     18  153
   Liquor Commission Referrals                31 14 29 33            30 17 21     17     24      2     12     18  248
   Day Care and Pre-Schools                   31 48 63 63            68 77 51     18     77     85     42     56  679
   Follow-up of a Previous Inspection          8 18 34 23            21 17      7  8     25     56     25     27  269
   Total State Inspection Activity            80 82 137 137 120 115 86            43    132    181    117    119 1349
   Total State Man Hours                     107 118 173 160 128 139 93           41    121     10      0      0 1090




                     Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                                                  58
    The following chart is a break down of all permanent and temporary
 permits issued by type.



                                                                                  Permits Issued
                Month                                                       JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC TOTAL
Special - Permanent
                           Hot Works Operations 105.6.24                                                                             1     1
                               Combustible F ibers 105.6.8                                                                                 0
Portable Exting.and Range Hood Systems 105.6.36                               2    2             1                    1    1               7
                                         T ire Storage 105.6.43                                                                            0
                Waste Material Handling Plant 105.6.46                                                                                     0
                                Dry Cleaning Plant 105.6.13                                                                                0
          Flammable or Combustible Liquids 105.6.17                           2    2   2    4    1    6    1    4    2    2    2    1     29
                                Spraying & Dipping 105.6.42                                                                                0
                      Liquefied Petroleum Gases 105.6.9                       1    1   1         1    3                    1    1          9
  Li quid or gas-fueled vehi cl es or equip.i n assem bly bldgs. 105.6.27                                                                  0
                                              Paint Spray Booth                                                                            0
                             H azardous Materials 105.6.21                             1                                                   1
                               High-piled Storage 105.6.23                    1             1          2                   1               5
                                           Explosives 105.6.15                              1                                              1
                                                LP Gas 105.6.28               2    3   2    3    4    2    1    5    3    2    2    2     31
                                   C ryogenic F luids 105.6.11                                        2                                    2
                                     Battery Systems 105.6.5                                                                         1     1
                       Oper ating Repair Garage 105.6.40                                    1          1                        2    1     5
                                 Welding or Cutting 105.6.24                       1             1                    2    2    1    1     8
                     Open F lames and Torches 105.6.33                                                 1                                   1
Special - Temporary
                               Amusement Building 105.6.2                                                             1    1                2
                    Commercial Flame proofing 105.6.16                                                                          2           2
                                   C ryogenic F luids 105.6.11                                                                              0
         Pyrotechnic special effects material 105.6.37                                      1    2    13   6    4    2               1     29
                                  Explosives 105.6.15                              1        2    5     1        1    7          1          18
                                 Welding or Cutting 105.6.24                                                                                0
                                       Haz-Materials 105.6.21                 1                                                             1
                                             Hot Work 105.6.24                                                                              0
                      Open Burning and Bonfire 105.6.32                            1   2    7    7    2    2    5     3    3    2    1     35
- or gas-f ueled vehicles or equipm ent in assem bly buildi ngs 105.6.27      7        6    3    3              5     2         1    2     29
                                                LP Gas 105.6.28                        1                        1               1           3
                 Open F lames and Torches 105.6.33                                     1         1                              1           3
           Fumigation or Insecticide Fogging 105.6.20                                                       1    1                          2
                                                            Totals           16   11   16   23   26   33   11   26   23   13   16   11    225




                                   Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                                                          59
                   The following chart is all tank inspection activities.



                                     Tank Inspection Activity
                    M on th              JAN FEB M AR APR M AY J UN JU L AUG SEP OCT NOV D EC T otals
T ANK INSPECT IONS
OFD 109 Tank Ins pec tion C hec klis t     17 19   18  23   41   12  58    26  22 20  17   32     305
Release Detec tion Violations F ound        0  3    3    6   0    0  10     7   2  4   2    1      38
OFD 104 or FPB6 N otice Iss ued             3  3    0   16   8    3    1    4   7  8  11    8      72
Haz ardous Conditions Ordered Correc ted    0  1    0    3   0    0    0    0   0  0   0    0       4
Notice F ollow-up                           5  4   10   12   8    7    7    6  15  2  12   11      99
Haz ardous Conditions Correc ted            0  1    0    3   0    0    0    0   0  0   0    0       4
OFD 92 Is sued                              3  2    4    4   8    0    2    2   2  1   4    5      37
NEW T ANKS
OFD 108 New Tank Installation/Follow-up     0  2    1    0   5    0    0    0   3  0   4    4      19
Piping Installations & Follow Ups           0  0    2    0   1    0    0    1   1  0   3    1       9
Ins tallation Permits Iss ued               0  0    0    0   5    0    0    1   2  1   8    0      17
Aboveground Tank Install Permits            0  0    2    1   0    1    0    1   0  6   0    0      11
T ANK REMOVALS
OFD 118A Tank Remov al Check List           0  0    2    3   3    3    0    0   6  0   0    2      19
OFD 118B Tank Abandoned In Plac e           0  0    3    0   2    0    0    0   2  0   0    0       7
Follow-up T ank Removals /Abandonments      0  0    0    0   0    0    0    0   1  1   8    0      10
Leak Response Form (State)                  0  0    0    0   0    0    0    0   0  0   0    0       0
T ank C los ure Permits Iss ued             0  1    6    1   5    3    0    1   3  1   0    2      23
OTH ER
Overfill and Overspill                      0  0    2    0   0    0    0    0   0  0   0    0       2
Liquor Ins pec tions                        0  1    2    3   3    1    1    2   1  1   2    2      19
Above Ground Tank s                         5  0    1    3   3    3    0    3   3  7   0   11      39
Mis cellaneous Ins pec tions               33 28   32  26   27   25  26    25  29 24  20   28     323
T OT AL                                    38 29   37   32  33   29  27    30  33 32  22   41   1057
USGT Hours                                 41 50   49   51  33   25  60    37  50 33  45   51     525
Special Detail Hours                       28 14   10   16  10   22    8   22  12 20  19    9     190
State Ins pec tion H ours                  24 34   52   39  54   25  60    37  50 33  45   51     504
T OT AL                                    93 98 111 106    97   72 128    96 112 86 109 111    1219




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                            The following chart indicates fee collection activities.


           Inspection Fees Collected                      2007                  2008           2009             2010
           Health Care Facility Inspection            $    12,210.00     $       13,640.00        $13,995   $    16,965.00
           Liquor Establishment Inspection            $    13,410.00     $       11,635.00        $11,405   $    15,145.00
           Child Care Facility Inspection             $    18,540.00     $       16,250.00         $9,205   $    16,835.00
           Fire Plans Examination                     $    10,280.00     $      65,455.00         $10,340   $    11,655.00
           Underground Flammable Liquid Tank          $    17,675.00     $       17,400.00        $16,330   $     1,910.00
           Fire Alarm Test Fees                       $    13,790.00     $       10,800.00        $15,287   $    18,255.00
           Temporary Use Permit Fees                  $     5,400.00     $        5,550.00         $7,435   $     7,180.00
           Fire Extinguisher Tags                     $        10.00     $          680.00            $10   $         -
           Miscellaneous Revenue                      $        90.00     $          134.00         $8,625   $     3,766.08
           Aboveground Tank Inspection Fees           $       900.00     $        1,023.00         $1,360   $       900.00
           Permanent Use Permit Fees                  $     5,300.00     $        4,800.00         $4,955   $     6,385.00
                                          SUB-TOTAL   $    97,605.00     $      147,367.00        $98,947   $    98,996.08
           Assembly Fees*                             $    40,500.00     $      115,000.00 $   124,380.00   $   123,275.00
                                              TOTAL   $   138,105.00     $      262,367.00   $223,327       $   222,271.08
*Collected by City of Omaha Finance Department




                                         INSPECTION FEES COLLECTED

            $300,000.00


                                            $262,367.00

            $250,000.00
                                                                       $223,327              $222,271.08


            $200,000.00
  AMOUNT




                           $138,105.00
            $150,000.00




            $100,000.00




             $50,000.00




                   $-
                          2007                 2008                      2009                   2010

                                                                 YEAR




                                 Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                                         61
                Fire Suppression Company Inspections

In 2010, the Fire Prevention Bureau improved the way suppression companies perform
Fire Management Zone (FMZ) inspections. The City of Omaha has approximately
13,000 occupancies. Our goal for suppression companies is to annually perform a
general inspection of all occupancies within the city of Omaha. Initiated July 1, 2010,
suppression companies are assigned inspections in order to meet this goal.


The FMZ Program is overseen by one Assistant Fire Marshal who is responsible for the
delegation and completion of all inspections by fire suppression personnel. The
following is an example of a general fire inspection performed by suppression
companies.



GENERAL INSPECTION GUIDELINES FOR SUPPRESSION CAPTAINS

EXTERIOR
•   Address must be visible and legible from the street (min 4 inches).
•   Fire truck access shall be maintained.
•   Private Streets, roads, lanes, courts, etc. must have street signs installed.
•   Fire Department Connections (FDC) and Post Valve Indicators (PIV) for sprinkler
    and standpipe systems need to be visible and clear of obstructions. No bushes,
    dumpsters, etc in front of the FDC. PIV shall be locked in the open position.

Hydrants:
  • Free of debris, snow, any other obstructions, at least 3 feet of clearance around
      the hydrant.
  • If they are not painted (red, green, orange) or look as though they have not been
      maintained or serviced, e-mail Fire Prevention Bureau (FPB) they will notify MUD
  • Private hydrants should have a black band which indicates approval.
  • Follow-up




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360 around the building:
   • Use access roads
   • Look for possible hazards (trash build up, locked fences or gates, flammable
      liquid storage, dumpsters placed too close to building (5ft min).
   • If locked accesses are required examine and determine how to gain access.
   • For emergency services inspection purposes, obtain key if locked, try access and
      return key, get key holders name, hours at work, phone etc.
   • Apartments: look for grills on decks. (1 lb bottles allowed only)
      (Exception: if entire complex including deck and balcony’s sprinkled, charcoal is
      allowed).

INTERIOR
Status – in use / vacant
Construction:
   • Floor
   • Walls interior / exterior
   • Roof
   • Materials used in floor / walls / roof
   • Construction type / building style
   • Number of floors above / below grade – full or partial
   • Area of building / length / width

Exits:
   • The door which you enter (main front door of any assembly) will probably be
       considered the main exit.
   • Exit doors shall swing in the path of egress in an assembly.
   • Doors should be able to be opened easily with a force of no more than 15lbs.
   • A door can only be considered an exit if it is swinging door (sliding, and revolving
       doors are considered exit doors).
   • Assemblies with occupancy of over 100 need panic hardware on all exit doors,
       with no other locks or bars on the door.
   • Doors can not be blocked or partially blocked by any obstructions (furniture,
       trash, etc.)
   • Two exits are the minimum number of exits required in an assembly and usually
       in all occupancies. **(Exception: single isle in small business mercantile)
   • Exit Access: The aisles, corridors and stairways leading to the exit must be clear.
   • Exit: The exit itself cannot be blocked by an obstruction.
   • Exit Egress: Where the exit discharges into a public way must be clear.

Exit signs:
   • Exit signs must be internally or externally illuminated, the obvious main front door
        of any Assembly does NOT require any exit sign over the door.
   • Check exit signs in the corridors; are they visible the full length of the corridor.




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Emergency Lighting:
  • Lighting must be adequate with continuous illumination in the area to visibly
     identify exits.
  • Test individual lighting battery pack in emergency lights.
  • Emergency Standby Generator - Check charts to see if generator has been
     tested in past 30 days.
  • Check to make sure lighting is operational, test button is usually located on the
     side of the light unit

Stairways:
   • There may be no storage under or obstructions upon any interior or exterior exit
      stairway.
   • Exception: Combustible storage under stairways may be permitted if the entire
      space under the stairway is protected by fire resistive construction.

Doors:
  • Stairway, mechanical and laundry room doors should be self-closing and latching
       (not propped open) they should also all be one hour rated doors, unless the
       building is sprinkled.


FIRE PROTECTION EQUIPMENT
Fire Extinguishers:
    • Tagged annually for inspection. All occupancies require a fire extinguisher except
       one & two family dwellings.
    • Required in laundry and mechanical rooms as well as within 75’ travel distance in
       businesses, mercantile, hospitals, jails and service stations.
    • 2A10BC extinguishers either 5 or 10 lbs.
    • Check extinguisher placement. Should be 4” off floor to 60” to the top of
       extinguisher.
    • Check pressure gauge to ensure extinguisher is functional.

Fire Alarm System:
    • Inspected annually if monitored or semi annually if not by a state certified fire
       alarm inspector.
    • Paperwork should be in the panel box, check the date and if any deficiencies are
       listed.

Sprinkler Systems:
   • Inspected annually, paperwork should be by the sprinkler riser. Check for
       deficiencies and the last inspection date.
   • Locate all sprinkler valve locations and standpipes (high rise buildings have
       control valves on every floor.
   • Check to see if sprinkler valves are in the “OPEN” position and stem exposed.
   • Check Standpipes for accessibility.


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Kitchen Hoods:
    • Check hood and duct (cooking) extinguishing system for cleanliness of filters and
      nozzles.
    • Review hood inspection report (Extinguishing system tagged every 6 months).
    • The manual activation control must be accessible.

Check all automatic system devices for serviceability
  • All sprinkler heads, automatic system nozzles and all devices installed for the
      purpose of detecting, suppressing, or announcing the presence of fire, heat, and
      hazardous atmospheres must be kept clean and unobstructed and never painted
      or covered with a material which could inhibit their function.

ELECTRICAL
  •   Common sense good housekeeping.
  •   No storage within 3 feet of any electrical panel.(Working space and clearance 30”
      wide, 36” deep & 78” height)No frayed wires, nothing hanging from electrical
      conduit or wires.
  •   No extension cords under rugs, through walls or through ceilings and any other
      problems concerning electrical conditions.

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS/GENERAL HOUSEKEEPING
  •   No combustibles by gas water heaters and furnaces.
  •   Compressed gas cylinders in service or in storage shall be adequately secured to
      prevent falling.
  •   No storage within 18” the ceiling in sprinkled buildings.
  •   No storage in enclosed stairways.
  •   No LP gas cylinders inside unless 1 lb or less.

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY (ASSEMBLY)
  •   Signs posted in assemblies usually by front door.
  •   Sign shall be a permanent plastic sign not a paper card issued by the city

PERMITS REQUIRED
      •   Flammable or combustible liquid storage/tanks.
      •   Hazardous Materials.
      •   Automobile Body shops/Repair shops.
      •   Compress gas / open flame torches
      •   Battery systems
      •   Flammable liquids
      •   Cutting & welding
      •   Dry cleaning
      •   Explosives
      •   Hazmat
      •   LP gas


                 Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                      65
                                                            Fire Management Zone Inspections
                                                       Suppression Company Totals by Month                          Number
                                                       January                                                         329
                                                       February                                                        345
                                                       March                                                           338
                                                       April                                                           367
                                                       May                                                             371
                                                       June* Inspections Paused for new
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                                                       July                                                              795
                                                       August                                                            829
                                                       September                                                         887
                                                       October                                                           860
                                                       November                                                          696
                                                       December                                                          643
                                                       Total for 2010                                                   6531




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                  OFD - PUBLIC EDUCATION BUREAU

                        The “SAFE CITY USA®” Program

Mission: Fire Chief Michael F. McDonnell and the Omaha Fire Department’s goal
is to make Omaha the safest city in America. The Omaha Fire Department (OFD)
will reach out across the city, informing and educating the citizens about
community risk reduction and OFD services. The “SAFE CITY USA®” Program
will encompass all of the Omaha Fire Department’s Public Safety efforts.

The City of Omaha has not suffered a fire related fatality in over two years. Public
Education and Prevention plays a significant role in saving the lives of our citizens. The
Omaha Fire Department has dedicated a large portion of its efforts to public education
to inform the public of the dangers of fire and how to stop it before it starts. Adults and
children alike are taught how fires start, how fast fire spreads and most of all, how to
prevent it. The goal of the Omaha Fire Department is to make Omaha the safest city to
live, work and play. Together, we can make Omaha….”SAFE CITY USA®”.

The following are programs and activities developed by the Omaha Fire Department to
increase the safety and to teach the citizens about the importance of fire safety.




                  Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                        67
Operation Home Safe Outreach
This program originated for the purpose of supplying every homeowner in the city of
Omaha with a working smoke alarm. We have once again added another option to our
program. OFD now offers the option of a plug in carbon monoxide detector with battery
back up. We continue to offer the detectors at neighborhood association meetings. OFD
suppression personnel offer to install detectors when responding to minor medical/fire
calls. In 2010 we have installed 2590 detectors and 771 batteries.


                                              OFD SMOKE/CO AL AR M - BATTERY INST AL LATIONS -2010
                                 Month                JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC Total
   COMBINATION SMOKE / CO                                      275         158          0            0  433
   CO ALARMS INSTALLED                                         252         124         32            0  408
   SMOKE ALARMS INSTALLED                                       42          31         21          278  372
    PHOTO ELECT RIC SMOKE ALARMS INSTALLED                       1           3          2            5   11
   Omaha Housing Authority (OHA) Alarms                          0           0          0         1366 1366
   TOTAL ALARMS INSTALLED                                      570         316         55         1649 2590

   9 VOLT BATTERIES - 1 YEAR                                        15                  21             13             652      701
   9 VOLT BATTERIES - 10 YEAR                                        3                   4              7              34       48
   AAA BATTERIES                                                     2                   2              3              15       22
   AA BATTERIES                                                      0                   0              0               0        0
   TOTAL BATTERIES INSTALLED / SUPPLIED                             20                  27             23             701      771


                Year                                                  2007              2008         2009          2010
     Smoke Alarms Installed                                              212            1588         1705          2590

                                               SMOKE ALARMS INSTALLED BY YEAR

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                                      Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                                            68
                              “SAFE CITY USA®”

Fire Safety Education for the Citizens of Omaha
  •   Fire Station Tours and Fire Truck requests – These requests are made
      through the Public Education Bureau. All tours and fire truck requests will teach
      fire/EMS safety to participants. The Citizens of Omaha have made 321 visits
      to Omaha Fire Stations in 2010!
  •   Fire Safety Presentations at Schools - Firefighters throughout the city will visit
      area schools and other events upon request and teach children about Fire/EMS
      safety. In 2010 we have made over 401 visits to area schools and other
      events where children are present!
  •   Public Relation Assignments- Omaha Fire Department personnel have
      attended numerous meetings, media activities and special assignments designed
      to enhance the safety of Omaha’s citizens. Partnerships with local associations,
      neighborhood and community leaders will improve the effect of the safety
      message. The Public Education Bureau has attended 299 such activities in
      2010!
  •   Read Across America – Fire companies will visit Omaha area schools, read to
      the children and teach fire safety. In 2010 over 11,000 K-3rd graders
      participated in this program!
  •   Flash/Spanner – Flash in a mechanical fire truck robot used to teach kids about
      Fire Safety, Spanner is an 8 ft. tall Dalmatian dressed in firefighter gear. The kids
      love them both!
  •   Fire Station Birthday Parties-Nineteen birthday parties were auctioned off in
      2010. Only nonprofit organizations may auction off the parties. The OFD
      provides; plastic fire helmets, junior firefighter sticker, safe city USA activity
      coloring books, pencils, and erasers. The 20 children are given a tour of fire
      station which includes safety talk, apparatus display and firefighters in their gear.
      Fire fighters will set up tables and chairs for the party. Cake and Ice cream is
      allowed but not provided.
  •   Hydrant Parties – The fire companies will visit locations throughout the city.
      OFD partners with the Mayors Office and MUD, to share fire safety with kids and
      parents alike. 1000’s of children attend these events every year!



                 Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                        69
•   Parade Assignments- The Omaha Fire Department has participated in
    numerous parades saluting our troops and celebrating major city events.
•   Fire Safety Trailer-This exceptional tool was used to demonstrate the
    importance of planning for emergencies. “EDITH” Exit Drills In The Home is the
    main focus of the trailer along with “Hot spots in the home”. Families experience
    a room filling with theatrical smoke and then have to exit through a window at the
    back of trailer. A meeting place is created to explain the importance of what to do
    after you exit your home. The trailer spent over seventy hours at events through
    out the city. An estimated three thousand citizens witnessed the mock
    emergency scenario.
•   Medical Stand-by- The Omaha Fire Department provides protection for major
    sporting events such as the College World Series, University of Nebraska at
    Omaha Hockey and Metropolitan High School football games. Fire Apparatus
    staffed with Firefighter/Paramedics and EMTS monitor sporting events incase of
    injury. 268 of these events were protected by Omaha Fire Department
    personnel in 2010!
•   Juvenile Fire Setter Program –This program is directed at children and
    teenagers who have played with or show interest in matches and lighters.
    Children and teens that have be caught or arrested for starting fires are required
    to attend our program. The Juvenile Courts and the Douglas County Juvenile
    Assessments Center are the main contributors to our program. It allows our
    educational material to be more age specific. The classes are taught by trained
    firefighters with assistance from the Omaha Police Department and the
    University of Nebraska Med. Center Burn Unit. In 2010, 53 children have
    participated in this very important program.
                         Juvenile Fire Starter Program - 2010
                       Juveniles Enrolled                       70
                       Attended                                 53
                       Boys 3-7                                  3
                       Girls 3-7                                 0
                       Boys 8-11                                10
                       Girls 8-11                                2
                       Boys 12-18                               36
                       Girls 12-18                               3
•   Safety/Health Fairs – Upon request we will do Blood Pressure checks and
    provide Fire/EMS safety information at these events.
•   Salute To Safety Expo– This is an annual event that is attended by several
    volunteer and paid fire departments, police departments and local agencies.
    This year the OFD provided a mock extrication exercise from a crashed vehicle.
    Twenty one firefighters and the Life Flight Helicopter were utilized to perform the
    rescue in front of an awe struck audience. Safety information and “hands on”
    events for children are provided throughout the day. Thousands of citizens
    attend every year!


               Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                       70
•   Kids To The Rescue-This hands on event was added to our Salute To Safety
    Expo and several other public safety events this year. Children are allowed to
    take on the rolls of firefighter and police officers along with EMS crew to rescue
    the teddy bears involved in a car accident. Costumes, backboards, bandages
    and other tools are used to reenact the emergency response.
•   Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center-Beginning in
    November the Public Education Bureau began holding classes twice a month at
    the Kroc Center. These classes are open to the public free of charge. They teach
    the basic emergencies procedures for all types of typical home emergencies.
    Interpreters have been made available to help instruct the classes to our non
    English speaking citizens.




                                          PUBLIC EDUCATION BUREAU - 2010
Actvity Type                      Month     JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC Total
Smoke Alarm Installations                            570         316           23          1681 2590
Battery installation / Supplied                       20           27          23           701  771
Residential Smoke Alarm / Battery Check              565         356          324           733 1978
Fire Apparatus Displays                        1   3   7 10   12 60 56     61 110 32 30 19       401
Career Fair/Recruiting                         6   5   4   4   0    0    0  0   2  3     0    0   24
Fire Safety Talk @ School/Business             6   3   4   4   2    5    4  6   4 12 15 11        76
Fire Safety Trailer Assignment                 2   5 10    7   8    1    8  5   7  3     3    1   60
Flash/Spanner                                  1   0   2   0   0    1    1  2   1  8     6    5   27
Hydrant Party                                  0   0   0   0   0 10 60     57   5  0     0    0  132
Juvenile Fire Setter                           5   5   3   7   8    4    6  7   6  8     6    5   70
Medical Stand-By                               8 25    3   9   9    1 45   32 47 35 42 12        268
National Night Out                             0   0   0   0   0    0    0 24   0  0     0    0   24
Neighborhood Meeting                           1   3   3   2   3    2    3  2   2  4     5    3   33
Parade Assignment                              0   0   1   0   0    0    2  1   2  1     0    0    7
Public Relations Assignment/Talk              30 22 25 19     23 17 23     34 21 28 31 26        299
Read Across America                            0   1 19    0   0    0    0  0   0  0     0    0   20
All School Assemblies / S.A.F.E                0   0   0   0   0    0    0  0   0  4     5    2   11
Station Tour/Open House                       13 19 25 30     26    4 32   36 35 42 38 21        321
                                                                                  ActivityTotal 7112




                             Year                         2007         2008          2009           2010
               Public Education Events                    2282         4965          5824           7112
                 *Starting August of 2008, Sm oke Alarm Checks after an emergency call are added.




                      Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                                         71
                                        Public Education Events

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                                                                       7112

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Starting on August 1, 2008, Public Education statistics include a facet of “Operation
Home Safe Outreach”. After an emergency call, when found to be appropriate and with
the permission and notification of all persons in the residence, the fire company will
verify the presence and test an existing, easily accessible detector to ensure proper
working condition. If the current detector needs replacement, needs a battery or the
residence needs a smoke detector or carbon monoxide detector to meet the goals of
the Outreach program, we will provide that service. Also the resident will receive
valuable fire safety information including “Smoke Detectors Save Lives” pamphlet.


Volunteer Fire Corps
This program has grown to provide interpreters and other volunteers to help teach the
classes at the Kroc center, JFS classes and they help with the fire safety trailer events.
Their assistance with preparing the CO/Smoke detectors for delivery to the fire stations
has helped immensely.

Community Emergency Response Team
 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers have given hundreds of
man hours to the OFD in 2010. They have assisted with the fire safety trailer displays
and the Kids to the Rescue Tent.




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OFD Fire Explorers Post #535
OFD Fire Explorers Post #535 has 17 members as of December 31, 2010. These 14-19
year olds completed 24 hours of training which allows them to participate in non-
emergency events. The Public Education Bureau will continue to assist the youth with
learning what skills are needed to become fire fighters. The youth will also help teach
Fire Safety at Expos and Public Safety Events through out the summer. This program is
supported by the Boy Scouts of America and the Learning for Life Foundation.

                                         FIRE CORPS
                            Fire Corps/Explorers/CERT Volunteers
                      Volunteers                          Group Hours
                     Louis Wilson                        Fire Corps    537.0
                     David Duncan                        Fire Corps     44.0
                     Libia Roller                        Fire Corps     22.0
                     Andrea Knipfel                      Fire Corps     21.5
                     17 Explorers                         Post 535     359.5
                     5 Adult Volunteers                   Post 535     132.5
                      Kieth Deiml                           CERT        53.5
                     Jennie Deiml                           CERT        50.5
                     Rick                                   CERT         3.0
                     Christina                              CERT         5.0
                     Doug                                   CERT         5.0
                     Richard                                CERT         5.0
                     Jennie Hovey                           CERT         3.5
                     Gene Cash                              CERT         6.0
                     Alex Wolpa -             Westside High Sch ool      3.0
                     Tevon Wolpa -            Westside  High Sch ool     3.0
                     Paul Mann -                  Burke High Sch ool     6.0
                     Lee Bowen -       Shapes & Signs Busin ess         4.0
                     Ray Burke -        Shapes & Signs Busin ess        6.0
                     Katie Carpenter - Shapes & Signs Busin ess         2.0
                          Grand Total all Volunteer hours            1272.0




                 Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                      73
Public Education Bureau – 2010 New and Improved Programs

All School Assemblies "Home Escape Plan"
Omaha Fire Department Public Education with the help of volunteers from Fire Corps,
Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT), Douglas County Emergency
Management Agency (DCEMA), Signs and Shapes, Sam's and Frito Lays, has
presented the "Home Escape Plan” to over 3,500 Elementary Children in the Omaha
area. The “Home Escape Plan” helps families design and practice an escape plan from
their home during a fire. This program will continue through the winter months of 2011.
Over 80% of children attending this presentation have completed a "Home Escape Plan
their families within days of the presentation.

OFD Juvenile Fire Setters (JFS) Intervention
The JFS program has added an additional course to help the participants of the class
to become "Fire Safety Advocates". Each “Fire Safety Advocate” receives a "Play Safe
Be Safe" kit provided by a grant from SAFE KIDS. The kits include DVD and activities
which teach “Stop Drop Roll”, “Fire is a Tool not a Toy”, “Fire Fighter is Your Friend”,
and "Don't Hide Go Outside". The participants then go to local Day Cares and teach
basic fire safety to 3-5 year olds.

OFD Fire Safety Trailer & Sprinkler Trailer
The Public Education Bureau with the help of Fire Corps and CERT were able to visit
over 10 schools in the spring of 2010. The trailers help us to teach the "Home Escape
Plans" along with other fire safety tips. Over a 1000 Children were able to experience
such programs as "Know What a Smoke Alarm Sounds Like", "Two ways out" and "Stay
Low and GO!”

The Sprinkler Trailer demonstrates the power of a sprinkler system. A real fire is lit in a
fire room equipped with a regulation sprinkler head. The fire room fills with smoke and
heat before the sprinkler is opened. The audience can witness the process through
large fire safe windows. The heat is monitored so the temperature of room can be seen,
the smoke fills the room from top down and the audience can see why they must "Stay
low and GO!"




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OFD Fire and Police Appreciation Day
With the help of many volunteers and Local 385, the OFD demonstrated the workings of
a house fire. The EMS bureau demonstrated our latest life saving technology. All of the
Pub Ed Bureau fire safety teaching tools where on hand. Over 5000 children and adults
attended this event at the Quest Center.




           Omaha Fire Department Safety House helps teach children the importance of fire safety.



2010 has been an extraordinary year for the Omaha Fire Department and the
citizens we protect. With direction from Fire Chief Michael F. McDonnell, Omaha
Firefighters have inspected more occupancies, taught more fire safety and
installed more smoke alarms than ever before. The vision for the future is a
continued public awareness, teaching citizens about fire safety and other related
issues. Fire Code Enforcement and Public Education are tremendous factors in
saving lives and preventing fires before they start. Continued enforcement and
education of our citizens will decrease loss of life and property which will help
make Omaha, “SAFE CITY USA®”.




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             FIRE INVESTIGATION BUREAU
The Fire Investigation Bureau is an integral part of the fire department. It is the
responsibility of the bureau to investigate fires to determine origin and cause. The need
of a complete and thorough investigation is vital regardless of the cause. If the fire is
determined to be incendiary in nature a criminal investigation is completed. The
investigator would be responsible for scene documentation, evidence collection, witness
statements, interviews, arrests and court preparation. If the fire is determined
accidental the investigation can aid in the establishment of fire codes, building codes
and help with the recall of unsafe appliances through the Consumer Product Safety
Commission.

The Fire Investigation Bureau is staffed by one Battalion Chief and 6 Captains. All
investigators are Certified Law Enforcement Officers who obtained their certification
through the Omaha Police Academy.

Fire investigation is an ever changing field of expertise. The investigator must know
police tactics, fire science, law, evidence collection and handling, scene documentation,
and fire cause determination. These skills are enhanced by on the job training,
periodicals, and continuing education. In 2010 the Fire Investigation Bureau sent two
investigators to the National Fire Academy for interview and trial preparation course.
Two investigators attended the Midwest Counter Terrorism Center in Des Moines IA for
a class in Court room preparation. Six investigators attended the Omaha Police
Department’s 40hr continuing education program.

The Omaha Fire Department responded to 1073 fire incidents that needed a
determination of cause and origin. 416 of the 1073 incidents were investigated by the
Fire Investigation Bureau. 138 of the 416 were determined to be arson. 38 cases were
cleared by arrest which equates to a 27.5% clearance rate. This is 10 % points above
the national average.

Gratefully, the Fire Investigation Bureau did not investigate any fire fatalities in 2010.
However, there were 25 civilians who were injured as a result of fire incidents in 2010.




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                                                                              JUVENILE INVESTIGATIONS


                                 Sum of JUVENILE INVESTIGATIONS
                           50


                           45


                           40
NUMBER OF INVESTIGATIONS




                           35


                           30


                           25                                                                                                       Total
                                          46                       45                   44
                           20


                           15                                                                           29

                           10

                                                                                                                       13
                           5


                           0
                                         2006                      2007                2008             2009          2010
                                                                                      YEARS

                                                                                       Year




                                                                        TOTAL NUMBER OF INVESTIGATIONS


                                 Sum of Number of Investigations
                           600




                           500
NUMBER OF INVESTIGATIONS




                           400




                           300
                                                                        522

                                            427                                                                412           417
                           200                                                                395



                           100




                            0
                                           2006                      2007                     2008             2009          2010
                                                                                             YEARS

                                                                                              Year




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                                                         TOTAL NUMBER OF ARSON


                        Sum of Number of Arson
                  200


                  180


                  160


                  140


                  120
# OF CASES




                  100                                                                                             Total
                                                  183
                  80                                                                  158
                                 148
                                                                                                    139
                  60
                                                                    96
                  40


                  20


                   0
                                2006              2007             2008               2009      2010
                                                                  YEARS

                                                                   Year




                                                         CLASSIFICATION OF ARSON


                        Sum of Number
                  100


                  90


                  80


                  70
NUMBER OF CASES




                  60
                                                                                                          Classification
                                                                                                            Other
                  50
                                                                                                            Structure
                                                                                                            Vehicle
                  40


                  30


                  20


                  10


                   0
                                2006             2007            2008              2009      2010
                                                                 YEAR

                                                                 Year




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                                                                   ARREST AND CASES CLEARED

                  80


                  70


                  60
NUMBER OF CASES




                  50


                  40

                                                                                                          68
                  30                                                                                                                60
                                                    55
                         47
                                                                     44
                  20                      39                                                                                                        38
                                                                                                                          35
                                                                               30
                                                                                                26
                  10


                  0
                        Arrest          Cleared    Arrest          Cleared    Arrest          Cleared   Arrest          Cleared   Arrest          Cleared
                                 2006                       2007                       2008                      2009                      2010
                                                                                       YEAR

                                                                                    Year Data




                                                               CIVILIAN DEATHS AND INJURIES

                  60




                  50




                  40
NUMBER




                  30

                                                                                                                          49

                  20                                                                            41
                                                                                                                                                    37


                                          23
                  10

                         10                                          11
                                                                                5
                                                     2
                  0                                                                                        0                         0
                       DEATHS       INJURIES      DEATHS       INJURIES      DEATHS       INJURIES      DEATHS      INJURIES      DEATHS      INJURIES
                                 2006                       2007                       2008                      2009                      2010
                                                                                       YEAR

                                                                                    YEAR Data




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5 Year Old Shakir Parnell was rescued by Omaha Firefighters from the burning home
on January 7, 2010.




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            TRAINING BUREAU




                                         Photo by OPD Officer Tim Lasater



Omaha Fire Department Training Bureau Personnel
      Chief of Training …………………….      Shane Hunter
      Drillmaster ……………………………          Jim Palensky
      Captain ………………………………             Dan Miller
      Captain ……………………………...           Chris Langlois
      Captain ………………………………             Tim McCaw
      Captain ………………………………             Mike Mulholland
      Captain ………………………………             Mike Farquhar
      Captain/Special Ops ……………….      Brad Hildebrandt
      Fire Apparatus Engineer …….…….   Jim Schurkamp
      Fire Apparatus Engineer …….…….   Coby Werner




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                                            Photo by OPD Officer Tim Lasater
          Omaha Fire Department Training and Special Operations Bureau
                            11616 Rainwood Road


Goal No. 1: The OFD Training Bureau shall provide reality-based training
      opportunities to all OFD personnel.
Goal No. 2: The OFD Training Bureau shall prepare Probationary Fire Candidates
      or assignment to suppression forces and ensure they will successfully
      complete the confirmation process.
Goal No. 3: The OFD Training Bureau shall research and act as the proving
      ground for all proposed upgrades in fire fighting technology and
      innovations in fire service strategy and tactics as reflected in the Standard
      Operating Procedures.
Goal No. 4: The OFD Training Bureau shall act as the leader in providing
      professional growth and employee development opportunities to the
      members of the OFD.




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                      2010 DEPARTMENT TRAINING
DRAGER, CLASS A BURN SYSTEM
       The Training Staff continued to develop this program through Train the Trainer
Instruction and brought Omaha Fire Department personnel to a level of training that
allowed them to train the suppression forces. In 2010, Suppression forces conducted
Drager Training during evening and weekend hours.
       The Drager unit allows the Omaha Fire Department to practice class “A” burns on
a regular basis which enhances the ability of suppression forces to mitigate a fire
incident in a safer and more efficient manner. This also allows the Omaha Fire
Department to implement a safe program to insure that training injuries during class “A”
burns can be prevented.

                                                       Training Hours: 3,003

PROBATONARY FIREFIGHTER CANDIDATE EVALUATIONS
Personnel assigned to the 2009-1 and 2009-2 recruit classes completed their
probationary firefighter candidate requirements during 2010. Candidates were
evaluated on FFI and FFII requirements, department SOP policy and Emergency
Medical Service through written tests and practical skills. Evaluations culminated with
Probationary Confirmation Testing which included comprehensive written examinations
and intensive skill evaluations. All 2009-1 and 2009-2 recruits have achieved FFI and
FFII certification, EMT-B certification, and Hazardous Material Operation Level Training.

                                                       Training Hours: 283


PARATECH VEHICLE STABILIZATION KIT TRAINING
During 2010, The Omaha Fire Department purchased Paratech Vehicle Stabilization
and Shoring Equipment for Rescue 1, Rescue 2, and all 9 Truck Companies. Before
this equipment was placed into service, Omaha Fire Training personnel developed the
training curriculum and provided the necessary Training for personnel to be proficient
when utilizing the equipment. The Paratech Vehicle Stabilization and Shoring
Equipment enhances the capabilities of OFD personnel when responding to vehicle
extrication incidents by safely stabilizing vehicles that have become compromised (i.e.
rollover) due to an accident. The equipment is also used for mitigating Trench Collapse
and Building Collapse incidents.

                                                       Training Hours: 640




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INCIDENT SAFETY OFFICER CERTIFICATION
During 2010 all Omaha Fire Training personnel became certified to meet the specific job
functions outlined in NFPA 1521: Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer. The
Safety Officer certification enhances personnel in developing and improving the existing
safety program and incident response that involves special considerations, such as safe
fireground operations (including building construction, predicting collapse, identifying
hostile fire events, and situational awareness), working within the Incident Command
system, developing action models, unique considerations at structure fires, hazardous
materials incidents and technical rescue response. Certified Omaha Fire Training
Officers then developed classroom instruction curriculum based on The ISO course
material from the Fire Department Safety Officer’s Association which was used to
instruct Omaha Fire Assistant Chiefs, Battalion Chief’s, those aspiring to be Battalion
Chiefs, along with personnel from the Bellevue Fire Department and Papillion Fire
Department. This Incident Safety Officer Course was conducted October 11th through
October 15th. The ISO course testing and certification is with the National Board of Fire
Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board).

                                                        Training hours: 720

COMPANY MONTHLY TRAINING
Company Monthly Training is an in-service, in-station program that is a fundamental
training priority to ensure that Omaha Fire and Rescue Personnel provide a quality
service to the citizens of Omaha. Continuous training and repetition of our basic skills is
the only way our suppression forces can be prepared to perform the many skills
required of them at a moments notice. The in-station training program is standardized
so that all Suppression Companies schedule their daily in-station training between the
hours of 0900 and 1100. When Company Training is interrupted due to Fire/EMS calls
or another activity that takes priority and cannot be completed between 0900 and 1100
hours the Company Training is rescheduled and/or completed during another time of
that day. The Training Bureau provides eight lesson plans a month that include Fire
Suppression, Medical Emergency, Hazardous Material, Administrative and Special
Operation Lesson plans. Each lesson plan is developed to be completed in a one (1)
to two (2) hour in-station training credit period based on the subject material, curriculum
objectives, crew learning styles, discussion and skill performance, and independent
study. The coordination of the in-station training program is the responsibility of the
Company Officers. By the first shift day of each month, the Company Officers (engine,
truck and medic units) must have submitted and received approval of their company’s
training schedule and topics for the month by their respective Battalion Chief. Company
Officers are required to teach one lesson plan per month. Crew members are rotated
as instructors per training topic so that each crew member has the opportunity to teach
scheduled training classes. Company Officers are also responsible for the
documentation of the eight training sessions that are scheduled to take place during the
month. The Documentation is recorded into the Records Management System
Computer program and their Company Daily Log Book.




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•   January – Mayday and Communications Skills (831 hrs.), Hazardous Material
    Incident Response Procedures (689 hrs.), Winter Operations (769 hrs.), Fire
    Prevention FMZ Program Procedures (704 hrs.), Positive Pressure Ventilation
    Fire Attack (910 hrs.), Patient Airway Management (812 hrs.), Environmental
    Emergencies – Cold (761 hrs.), Medical/Legal Policy (682 hrs.)
                                                  January Total Hours: 6,158
•   February – Firefighter Survival Skills (847 hrs.), Firefighter Line of Duty Death
    Study (836 hrs.), Carbon Monoxide Response (702 hrs.), Apparatus Air Brake
    Check (616 hrs.), Vertical Ventilation (742 hrs.), Trauma Assessment (774 hrs.),
    Musculoskeletal Injuries (925 hrs.), Lifting and Moving Patients (701 hrs.)
                                                      February Total Hours: 6,143
•   March – Fire Hose and Appliance Application (643 hrs.), HazMat Emergency
    Response Guidebook (725 hrs.), Fireground Assessment/Risk Management (696
    hrs.), Practice SCBA Drills (695 hrs.), Review updated Training SOP’s (738 hrs.),
    Zoll E Series Monitor (837 hrs.), Pediatric Trauma (727 hrs.), Patient Vital Signs
    (792 hrs.)                                      March Total Hours: 5,853
•   April – Incident Response Risk/Hazard Identification (776 hrs.), Public Education
    Documentation (735 hrs.), Chemical and Detergent Suicide Response (305 hrs.)
    2 1/2” Attack Line Break & Make (741 hrs.), Establishing a Foam Attack Line
    (675 hrs.), Injuries to the Head & Spine (787 hrs.), Cardiac Emergencies (756
    hrs.), Diabetic Emergencies (661 hrs.)           April Total Hours: 5,436
•   May – Houston, TX Firefighter LODD Report (1,108 hrs.), Trench Rescue
    Response (753 hrs.), Dog Control & Conflict Avoidance (717 hrs.), Practice Air
    Brake Check (701 hrs.), Locomotive Emergency Response Operations (676
    hrs.), Emergency Room Department Communications (797 hrs.), Infectious
    Disease (774 hrs.), Medical Emergency Response Documentation (462 hrs.)
                                                  May Total Hours: 5,988
•   June – Establishing Incident Command (733 hrs.), Building Construction (714
    hrs.), Engine Company Operations (563 hrs.), Water Drafting Operations (694
    hrs.), Pipeline Emergency Response (623 hrs.), Allergic Reactions (777 hrs.),
    Zoll Pro AED (761 hrs.), Behavioral Emergencies (667 hrs.)
                                                  June Total Hours: 5,532
•   July – Response Safety & Seatbelt use (799 hrs.), SCBA Skills Evaluation (765
    hrs.), Firefighter Near Miss Study (664 hrs.), General Staff Function Guidelines
    743 hrs.), Radiological Incident Response (807 hrs.), Drowning or Near Drowning
    Response (1,023 hrs.), Heat Emergencies (810 hrs.), Patient Helmet Removal
    (731 hrs.)                                       July Total Hours: 6,342
•   August – Engine Company Hose and Appliance Operations (845 hrs.), Foam
    Educating Equipment (867 hrs.), Elevator Emergency Response and Operations
    (721 hrs.), Potential HazMat Incidents (892 hrs.), Fire Investigation SOP’s review
    (832 hrs.), Responding to Medical Emergencies (832 hrs.), Geriatric Patient
    Assessment (819 hrs.), Helicopter Safety for Patient Transportation (772 hrs.)
                                                    August Total Hours: 6,580


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   •   September – HazMat Air Monitoring Equipment and Procedures (854 hrs.),
       Apparatus Exiting and Entering Fire Station Bay (957 hrs.), Pak-Tracker Locator
       System (690 hrs.), SEMS II OFD form documentation (569 hrs.), SEMS II
       Fireground Accountability and Management System (773 hrs.), Child Abuse and
       Neglect (698 hrs.), Airway Management Skills (789 hrs.), Ambulance Operations
       (756 hrs.)                                     September Total Hours: 6,086
   •   October – Gasoline Powered Saws (841 hrs.), Timber Truss Roof Collapse (978
       hrs.), Engaging the Fire Pump (723 hrs.), HazMat Laws, Regulations, &
       Standards (737 hrs.), Carbon Monoxide Response (813 hrs.), Respiratory
       Emergencies & Airway Management (853 hrs.), Delivery and Neonatal
       Resuscitation (730 hrs.), Chest & Abdominal Trauma (747 hrs.)
                                                     October Total Hours: 6,422
   •   November – Auto-Detection Signal & Sprinkler Activation Response (738 hrs.),
       Firefighter Survival Zone Discussion (747 hrs.), Vehicle Stabilization (727 hrs.),
       Knots & Tool Hoist Skill Evaluation (772 hrs.), Bleeding & Shock (795 hrs.),
       Behavioral Emergencies & Childbirth (658 hrs.), Concealed Weapon Encounters
       Policy (751 hrs.)                                November Total Hours: 5,181
   •   December – Firefighter Evacuation/Withdrawl Communications Procedures (739
       hrs.), Winter Operations (831 hrs.), Winter Driving and chains/Cable Installation
       (803 hrs), Firefighter SCBA Air Management (731 hrs.), Natural Gas Incident
       Response (785 hrs.), Respiratory Emergencies Response (705 hrs.), Airway
       Management (812 hrs.), Assessing the Medical Emergency Patient (755 hrs.)
                                                       December Total Hours: 6,161
                                                2010 Total Training Hours: 71,889



CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL TRAINING (CPT) – FIRE and EMS
       Continuous Professional Training (CPT) provides continuing education, as well
as an opportunity to keep up on new equipment and procedures. This is a mandatory
requirement for all OFD personnel.

CPT 1 – SCOTT ELECTRONIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (SEMS II)
PERSONAL DISTRESS ALARM AND BASE STATION.
The Fire Department purchased the SCOTT ELECTRONIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
(SEMS II) PERSONAL DISTRESS ALARM AND BASE STATION. The Training’s focus
was for personnel to familiarize and utilize the complete system to prepare them for the
implementation of the SEMS II as a fireground accountability tactic including:
     • The SEMS II Personal Alert Safety System (PASS) on the SCBA to sound a
        loud alarm when the user is motionless for a short period of time.
     • The SEMS II Accountability System with computer Base Station monitoring of
        the assignment and status of up to 99 individual users, including air supply
        levels, PASS activation, and evacuation calls.


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      •    The PAK-TRACKER Locator System to locate the transmitted signal from a
           SEMS II PDA Portable Unit where the PASS has been activated.

                                                                           Training hours: 2,210

CPT 2 – EMS
     Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Training is a requirement for all personnel to
stay current on certifications. 2010 EMS Training’s focus was on CPR Recertification for
all OFD personnel.
                                                        Training hours: 2,166
SPECIAL OPERATIONS CONTINUING EDUCATION TRAINING
Omaha Fire Department personnel received 7195 hours of Hazardous Material
Refresher hours accomplished through and reflected in the Company Monthly School
report during 2010. Omaha Fire Department personnel received 772 hours of Rope
Rescue Refresher hours and 753 hours of Trench Rescue Refresher hours
accomplished through and reflected in the Company Monthly School report during 2010.
The below Special Operation Training reflect the specialized Training hours that Special
Operation Personnel received in 2010:

Rope Rescue.................................................................................... 329 Hours
Trench Rescue................................................................................. 245 Hours
Hazardous Materials Technician Certifications……………………….342 Hours
Hazardous Materials Refresher Training…………………….………..357 Hours

                                                                           Training Hours: 1,245
BATTALION WIDE TRAINING
The Battalion Wide Training Program (BWT) program involves the Training Bureau
instructing each suppression battalion chief on a variety of fire department training
topics. The suppression battalion chief’s will then conduct the same training with the
personnel in their battalion. BWT is accomplished by multi-company drill training
sessions. BWT multi-company drill training sessions will typically take 2-4 hours to
complete.
Battalion Wide Training (BWT) provides sustainable, reality-based multi-company
training to suppression companies to increase the proficiency in the performance of
Firefighting, EMS and other emergencies fire fighters may be called to for assistance.
Training Bureau Personnel are responsible for developing course content and outlines,
objectives, resource lists, evaluation guidelines and training benchmarks for each topic.
The Battalion Chief administers the training to each company and monitors for problems
and/or concerns. Any evaluations that are expected are turned into the Training
Bureau. 2010 BWT Training topics included: Ice Rescue Incident Response, Pre-
Planning Target Hazards, Mass Casualty Incident Response, Elevated Aerial Master
Stream Deployment, Decontamination Procedures and Hazardous Materials Incident
Response, Relay Pumper Operations, Exposure Reporting and Mark 1 Kits, Scott


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SEMS Fireground Unit and Accountability, Draeger X-AM 2000 Four Gas Air Monitor,
OFD Wellness and Fitness Program, and EMS Cold Water Exposure Incident
Response.

                                                        Training Hours: 9,095
TRUCK ACADEMY

     The Regional Truck Academy is a course of instruction that focuses on developing
the talent, skills, and abilities required for Ladder Truck Company Operations and the
program is a resounding success. The class was presented once in 2010 with 25
participants from various departments in the region sending personnel for the entire
week. The Instructors for the course have over 100 years experience in tactical Truck
Company operations and come from as far away as California and Washington.
Participants in the course are expected to invest their own finances to receive the most
progressive Truck Company operations training available. The OFD has arrived at a
point where Truck Companies are assuming a position as a primary fire attack
component at incidents, and when those efforts are coordinated with Engine Company
Operations the community has seen an increase in the number of fires contained to the
room of origin. This program also includes bringing OFD members into the training as
instructors. Several OFD members have spent their free time shadowing the main
instructors in order to begin teaching this course in the future; in fact, in 2010 OFD had
two personnel assigned to the instructor cadre.

                                                        Training Hours: 582
DIVE RESCUE TRAINING
The Omaha Fire Department Water Rescue / Dive Team have been in-service since
late 2009. In 2010 the Omaha Fire Department’s Water Rescue / Dive Team
Responded to numerous Incidents ranging from searching for crime scene evidence to
vehicle and body recovery. The Team has not only responded to Incidents within
Douglas County but has successfully mutual aided neighboring communities in areas of
Dive Rescue. Currently R2 is the primary apparatus that has and will respond to any
and all Water Related Emergencies. All personnel assigned to R2 have received
numerous training hours and are certified in the areas of public safety diving, swift
water rescue, open water rescue, search and recovery, boater’s safety, ice dive rescue,
evidence recovery, and valuable continuing education training. In addition to the 12
personnel assigned to R2 the Omaha Fire Department has 15 other individuals through
out the Department that are certified and have received the training in these areas.
     In 2011 the Water Rescue / Dive Team program will continue to train and grow
following the guidelines set forth by NFPA 1670 and 1006. The program has obtained
donations to fund the purchase of a boat that will be used for rescue procedures, mainly
on the Missouri River system. The Omaha Fire Department has a second to none Water
Rescue / Dive Team and will continue to work toward producing a Type I Dive Team
with (24 hour response capability). A Type I Dive Team would open the doors for
additional funding through Federal Programs as well as Grants.
                                                        Training Hours: 1,352


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PARAMEDIC REFRESHER TRAINING/CONTINUING EDUCATION

     Paramedics are required to maintain continuing education hours for certification.
As well, they need to do refresher hours to stay up on the latest methods of Advanced
Life Service (ALS) skills. The following hours are calculated into the EMS Bureau
report; however, are also listed in the Training Bureau hours since it is under the
training curriculum of the Omaha Fire Department.
                                                        Training hours: 6,424

MISCELLANEOUS TRAINING
Miscellaneous Training hours have been recorded into RMS that are not reflected in the
previous categories. An example of miscellaneous training occurs when a Company Officer has
members of his/her crew participate in an unscheduled training class (i.e. stand-pipe training at
a high rise after a response or during another activity) or additional training (i.e. Company
Officer schedules a training class specific for his/her crew).

                                                           Training Hours: 4,463

FAE TRAINING

WATER SUPPLY TASK FORCE (WSTF)
      The WSTF on the western edges of the Omaha Fire Department response area
have been developed. This has been continued with ongoing training throughout the
year teaching engine companies to deliver water to water compromised areas for
firefighting.
                                                       Training Hours: 512

DRIVER / PUMP OPERATOR
     The Omaha Fire Department Training Bureau continued to develop and administer
the teaching of the first National Certified Driver/Pump Operator class in the State of
Nebraska. The class has been introduced to all Suppression shifts. The Training Bureau
intends to bring all Omaha Fire Department Fire Apparatus Engineers to the National
Certification level. The training process will take a few years to accomplish.

                                                           Training Hours: 1,006

EMERGENCY VEHICLE DRIVER / OPERATOR CERTIFICATION CLASS
(EVO)
Omaha Fire Department personnel received 1524 hours of Emergency Vehicle
Operations Refresher hours accomplished through and reflected in the Company
Monthly School report during 2010.
The Omaha Fire Department continued to teach an 8 hour Emergency Vehicle Operator
(EVO) class to include driver’s education, driver’s safety, and preventative maintenance.
The Omaha Fire Department driving policies and procedures are emphasized. The


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curriculum is followed up by practical driving exercises. This targeted firefighter
candidates from the 2009-1 & 2009-2 recruit classes.
                                                        Training hours: 250

FIREFIGHTING FOAM OPERATIONS
    The Omaha Fire Department Training Bureau developed a standard operating
procedure (SOP) for new foam equipment. An apparatus (E130) was constructed to
specifically deploy this Class B foam which has gone into service at Station #30. Foam
Operation Training continued during 2010.
There has been a significant increase of alcohol-based fuels across the country. This
foam is instrumental in fire suppression incidents that involve not only oil-based, but
alcohol-based fuels.
                                                         Training hours: 174
FACILITY MANAGEMENT OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINING
CENTER (PSTC)
The Omaha Fire Department Training Bureau assigned a Training Captain to the
position of Facility Manager during 2010. This Captain is responsible for managing all
office services and facility activities at the PSTC which includes but is not limited to
managing day to day operations, facility maintenance, landlord and property
management liaison, dealing with public works, security, catering, space planning, fire
safety, response to emergencies and business continuity. The Facility Manger assures
the PSTC performs as expected and in accord with the Omaha Police and Omaha Fire
strategies and standards and coordinates interagency facility operations with the
Nebraska Army National Guard.

TRAINING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS DURING
2010

The Omaha Fire Department Training Bureau has been assigned research and
development projects that are vital for implementation of equipment, policy, and
procedures for all personnel. Listed below are the research and development projects
conducted by Omaha Fire Training Bureau personnel during 2010:

   RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS 2010

   •   Researched, developed and presented a proposal for an “interior situational
       awareness” component of our RIC.
   •   Researched information on firefighter disorientation in large enclosed structures
   •   Researched hazards of wooden stop blocks used to stop backing apparatus, and
       developed a procedure to reduce hazard.
   •   Over approximately a 2-3 month period researched and evaluated the new
       GEMS vs. SEMS electronic accountability systems, including field testing.




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•   Researched and developed procedures to incorporate the SEMS into current
    OFD fireground operational procedures
•   Evaluated and developed a revised OFD 148 (SCBA check) form to reflect new
    SCBAs, Pack-tracker, and SEMS Pass devices.
•   Researched, evaluated and developed portable radio channel changing
    procedures during fireground operations.
•   Assisted RDS in developing and conducting a program to retire old General
    Orders and Bulletins.
•   Researched and proposed a list of books for possible inclusion in OFD
    promotional bibliographies.
•   Researched and evaluated various Line of Firefighter Death (LODD) reports in
    relation to current OFD procedures (Lessons learned and how they affect us).
•   Researched, evaluated, and developed recommendations for post-fire air
    monitoring procedures
•   Researched background information and developed National Seatbelt Pledge
    project.
•   Develop Porta-count machine and laptop equipment including repairs and
    ordering of accessories.
•   Researched, developed and submitted a proposal for a mentoring program for
    Captain’s on the Battalion Chief promotional list.
•   Researched and developed a proposal for incident command post upgrades for
    Battalion Chief’s vehicles
•   Participated in regional radio communications interoperability committee
    meetings
•   Researched, developed and submitted proposal to revise dispatch procedures
    for OFD resources based on type of alarm
•   Researched, developed and submitted proposal for Personnel Protective
    Equipment cleaning procedures to comply with NFPA 1851.
•   Researched, developed and conducted testing on high-rise standpipe
    hoseline/nozzle flow rates (various fog vs. various size smooth bore nozzles at
    different standpipe pressures).
•   Researched, developed and submitted recommendations for possible problems
    with radio communications procedural problems (fireground channel vs. A-1)
•   Researched, developed, revised, evaluated, and either submitted for approval,
    got approval and posted, or are currently developing 24 SOPs.
•   Researched and developed revised procedures for high-rise and standpipe
    operations. (On going project that will continue into 2011)
•   Prepared for Fire and Police appreciation day with props, equipment, and training
    plans.
•   Prepared and conducted research on purchasing Incident Command cabinets for
    the suppression battalion chief’s vehicles.
•   Researched and developed new pumping evolutions for the Fire Apparatus
    Promotional Test.




              Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                     91
   •   Researched and developed the Paratech Vehicle Stabilization and Shoring
       equipment for use during vehicle extrication and technical rescue incidents
       including trench and building collapse.
   •   Research and development of Personnel Protective Equipment specifications.
   •   Installed, tested, and evaluated “Flame-Sim” Training software on multiple
       Training Bureau PCs.
   •   Assisted the Fire Investigations Bureau with creation of specialized training
       codes for Arson Investigation courses and continuing education.
   •   Investigated SEMS field issues and maintained contact with Scott Health &
       Safety company representatives.
   •   Developed numerous Monthly Company School Lesson Plans
   •   Conducted maintenance of the Training Facility including training tower
       maintenance, the Draeger Live Burn container, fire training hydrant replacement,
       snow removal, and general ground maintenance.
   •   Developed training provided by Training Bureau Staff for E45, E56, E63 and E65
       personnel for engines designed for hauling water as “Tenders” to water
       compromised areas.
   •   Assisted Technical Services Bureau (TSB) with a complete inspection of all OFD
       apparatus.
   •   Assisted TSB with the development of Bid Specs for new engines.
   •   Developed and delivered Fire Apparatus Engineer Pumper Operation Refresher
       Training to all OFD FAE’s and Acting FAE’s that concentrated on hydraulics and
       pump operator.



STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES (SOPs)

New Developed:
RDS 1-3 Scott Emergency Management System

Significant Revisions:
OPS 6-1 Air Management
OPS 10-1 MAYDAY Procedures
OPS 10-2 Firefighter Emergency Evacuation Procedures
OPS 10-3 Firefighter Orderly Withdrawal Procedures
OPS 25-0 Rapid Intervention Procedures
RDS 1-1 Personnel Accountability
ICS 1-0 ICS Overview
ICS 1-1 ICS Definitions
ICS 1-2 Components of ICS
ICS 2-0 Incident Command
ICS 2-1 Command Procedures
ICS 2-2 Unified Command
ICS 2-4 Area Command



                 Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                     92
ICS 3-0 Operations Section
ICS 4-0 Planning Section
ICS 5-0 Logistics Section
ICS 6-0 Finance/Administrative Section
ICS 7-0 Intelligence/Investigative Function


Revised and Submitted for Approval:
ICS 2-3 Incident Safety Officer
RDS 1-0-1 Post-Fire Air Monitoring


Currently Revising or Creating:
ICS 8-0 ICS for High-Rise Incidents
OPS 26-0 High-Rise and Standpipe Operations
OPS 12-0 Vehicle Rescue/Extrication

COURSES/TRAINING DEVELOPED AND/OR TAUGHT
   •   Incident Safety Officer Certification Course: Researched/Developed 20 hour
       certification course. – 111 hours.
   •   Incident Safety Officer Certification Course: Taught Train-the-Trainer course to
       all Training Bureau staff. 20- Hours over four days. (June 8, 15, 22, 28).
   •   Incident Safety Officer Certification Course: Taught Chapters 4, 5, 12 and 13
       during course instruction to OFD Battalion Chiefs. October 11th and 13th.
   •   Continuous Profession Training (CPT): SEMS Operation/Accountability: Taught
       33 CPT Sessions of 4 hours each. Total of 132 hours of instruction.
   •   Douglas County 911 Dispatcher Communications Class: Developed fire
       communications course for 911 Dispatcher staff. Provided 31 dispatchers (all 3
       shifts) with 2 hours of training each. July 28th and August 8th.
   •   Regional Truck Academy- Shadowed FireTown instructors and taught several
       sections of the course from Sept. 13th to 16th.

TRAINING ATTENDED IN 2010
   •   ICS 300 Course- 16 hours February 10th and 11th. Omaha.
   •   ICS 400 Course- 16 hours February 24th and 25th. Omaha. (OPSTC)
   •   Fire Instructor Development Conference, Lawrence Kansas. 16 hours.
       September 17th and 18th. (Attended off duty and all expenses paid out of pocket)
   •   Urban Search and Rescue Plans Team Manager Course. (ICS Plans Section
       Training)- 40 hours. Los Angeles, CA October 4th – 8th. (FEMA funded)
   •   High-Rise Operations Course, Overland Park, KS. 8 hours. December 2nd.
   •   Anhydrous Ammonia class in Hastings, NE
   •   Attended FEMA Wide Area Search class in Lincoln, NE


                  Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                     93
TOTAL TRAINING HOURS FOR 2010…..106,014 hours

        Since 2005, there has been a progressive and significant increase in the number
of training hours for the Omaha Fire Department. This is synonymous with the growth
of the city in population and geographical area, and the need for specialized training.
The Omaha Fire Department has taken this seriously and will continue to provide a
proactive approach to the profession. All Training Hours in 2010 were captured in the
Records Management System Program Report.

The following is the calculated progression of “Training” for the Omaha Fire Department:

2005…………………………………………………………………..21,268.00 hours
2006…………………………………………………………………..49,401.50 hours
2007…………………………………………………………………..49,694.00 hours
2008…………………………………………………………………..95,215.07 hours
2009………………………………………………………………….115, 810.00 hours
2010………………………………………………………………….106, 014.00 hours




                 Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                     94
                                             Progressive Training Hours


                 Sum of Hours
        140000



        120000



        100000



        80000
HOURS




                                                                                             Total

        60000



        40000



        20000



            0
                       2005           2006        2007           2008     2009   2010
                                                         YEARS

                                                         Year



                                        Type of Training                  Hours
                         Battalion Wide Training                         9,095.00
                         CPT 1 - EMS                                     2,166.00
                         CPT 1 - Fire Operations                         2,210.00
                         Dive Rescue Training                            1,352.00
                         Drager, Class A Burn System                     3,003.00
                         Driver Pump Operator                            1,006.00
                         EVO                                               250.00
                         Foam Operations                                   174.00
                         HazMat Technician Certification                   342.00
                         HAZWOPER Refresher Re-Certification               357.00
                         Incident Safety Officer Certification             720.00
                         Paramedic Refresher Training/Cont. Ed           6,424.00
                         Paratech Vehicle Stabilization Kit Training       640.00
                         Probationary Fire Fighter Candidate
                         Evaluations                                       283.00
                         Special Ops Rope Rescue                           329.00
                         Special Ops Trench Rescue                         245.00
                         Truck Academy                                     582.00
                         Water Supply Task Force                           512.00
                                                   Total Training Hours 29,690.00


                                Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                95
                                                MONTHLY TOTAL OF TRAINING


                 Sum of Hours
          7000



          6000



          5000



          4000
  HOURS




                                                                                                     Total

          3000



          2000



          1000



            0
                   May      JAN     FEB   MAR    APR    JUN    JUL   AUG    SEP   OCT   NOV   DEC
                                                          MONTH



                                   2010 - Special Operations Program
The Special Operations Program is a specialized program that conducts an array of
responsibilities throughout the Omaha Fire Department. The number one goal of our
Special Operations is the safe, effective response and mitigation of unique
unpredictable emergency incidents. The response to these unique emergencies
includes but is not limited to the following events: Trench Rescue, Confined Space and
Rope Rescues, Rapid Intervention Response, Hazardous Materials Response and
Water Rescue. In addition to the responsibility of response the Special Operations
Program is extensively involved in training, grant programs, emergency site plans, large
event planning, inspection and communicating to agencies, business’ and organizations
of the capabilities the Omaha Fire Department’s Special Operations Program offers.

Training and Incident Mitigation
Rope Rescue Training:
                 McKinzie Environmental of Olathe, Kansas conducted training for 23 Omaha Fire
                 Department and Papillion Fire Department Personnel this was a 24 hour
                 Technician Level Course
                 Omaha Fire Department personnel conducted on site Rope and Confined Space
                 training at these companies throughout the year: Kiewit Construction site
                 (Aksarben), Kiewit Construction site (TD Ameritrade), Liquid Bulk and Tank,
                 OPPD North Omaha Plant, Amour-Eckrich packing plant, TD Ameritrade Ball
                 park.




                                  Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                          96
Trench Rescue:
      Omaha Fire Department personnel participated in an 8 hour refresher and joint
      training with Papillion Fire Department. Training provided by Omaha Fire
      Department training personnel.
      Omaha Fire Department personnel participated in a 24 hour Technician Level
      Trench Course. Training provided by State Certified Instructors
Hazardous Materials Training:
      Forty (40) Hour HazMat Technician Level Course was conducted by McKinzie
      Environmental for Omaha Fire Department personnel and surrounding fire and
      hazmat personnel
      Eight (8) Hour Hazwoper Refresher was conducted by McKinzie Environmental
      for Omaha Personnel and surrounding fire and hazmat personnel
      Specialized Rescue Equipment (Paratech) acquired by federal grant program.
      Omaha Fire Department and Papillion Fire Department personnel trained on
      equipment and items put into service in October of 2010. Rescue Equipment
      was utilized for Trench, Vehicle Stabilization, Collapse, High Angle, and Rope
      Rescues.

Special Projects and Programs
      Omaha Fire Department Special Operations Teams with assistance from the
      NDEQ and EPA conducted security surveillance of the NCAA Wrestling Division I
      Wrestling Championships at the Qwest Center. This was a live training event to
      simulate surveillance during the Olympic Swim Trial in 2012.
      Omaha Fire Department Special Operations Teams with assistance from the
      NDEQ conducted security surveillance for the Berkshire/Hathaway annual
      convention at the Qwest Center. Assisted private security with air monitoring of
      event.
      Omaha Fire Department Special Operations Teams with the assistance from the
      NDEQ, EPA, and 72nd CST conducted security surveillance of the NCAA Division
      I College World Series at Rosenblatt Stadium.
      Omaha Fire Department Special Operations Teams assisted the FBI, Omaha
      Police Department, DEA in the extraction of evidence that needed to be obtained
      in a Confined Space at the Cargill Plant in Blair, Nebraska. This assistance is a
      service provided through Tri County Mutual Aide agreements with Blair Volunteer
      Fire Department and afore mentioned agencies when such services are
      dispatched.
      Omaha Fire Department Special Operations Teams assisted the United States
      Postal inspector and FBI in the recognition of several white powder substances
      at several locations in the metro area and mutual aide assistance with Blair
      Volunteer Fire Department.




                 Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                     97
Grant Programs, Regional and Community Involvement
     The Special Operations Coordinator is responsible for the implementation and
     coordination of UASI and SHSG Grant Programs with the Tri-County Region.
     This coordination in 2010 involved the writing of justifications for equipment and
     training for the Omaha Fire Department, attending local and regional grant
     related meetings: Tri-County UASI meeting, Planning, Exercise and Training
     meetings, and Target Capabilities Workshops. Additional related responsibilities
     for the Grant Program coordination include bid documents, sole source
     documents, requisition forms and follow up review documents. The Grant
     Program this year secured over $90,000 of Paratech Specialized Rescue
     Equipment, $40,000 of chemical detection equipment and $6200 of
     Decontamination and Communication equipment.
     The Special Operations Coordinator is responsible for attendance to the Douglas
     County Local Emergency Planning Committee meetings. These meetings are
     held quarterly.
     The Special Operations Coordinator is responsible for attendance to OMMRS
     meetings. These monthly meetings include Department Heads and Emergency
     managers from varying jurisdictions in the Omaha metro area. Topics are
     initiated for training, drills and other exercises for emergencies that affect first
     and secondary responders. The preparations made by this group coordinate
     interoperability between agencies to mitigate large scale incidents that might
     otherwise be chaotic.
     Tier II recognition and inspection program. Tier II sights around the Omaha area
     are required to send notification to the Douglas County Emergency Management,
     NEMA and the Omaha Fire Department. These notifications of chemical storage
     and use are documented, managed and inspected by our Rescue 1 and Rescue
     2 personnel.
     Several business’s in the Metro area consult our Special Operations Program
     and Rescue 1 and 2 personnel to assist in set up of site safety plans for their
     company’s on site emergency plans. The area of consultation includes the
     following: Confined Space response, Hazardous Materials response, High Angle
     and rope rescue, Trench Rescue. The Companies that asked for consultation
     include: Kiewit, and Wietz Construction companies, Qwest Center Omaha,
     Liquid Bulk Tank Company, Cargill Plant, Xterra Plant, Syngenta, Amour-Ekrich
     packing plant, OPPD.
     The Special Operations Program has been involved in an ongoing project to
     develop a MOU with OPPD to set up an emergency worker Decontamination site
     at the Police and Fire Training facility at 11616 Rainwood Rd. This site would
     decontaminate workers and responders that would become exposed to radiation
     in the event of an accident or terrorist attack at the OPPD Nuclear Power Plant in
     Fort Calhoun. The Special Operations Program has met with NDEQ, National
     Guard, NEMA and OPPD concerning this project.




                Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                        98
   The Special Operation Program is involved in an ongoing Ten City MOU for
   HazMat Teams that allows for mutual aide of Hazardous Material Team response
   throughout the state of Nebraska, this agreement also encumbers $25,000 each
   year that goes directly to our Special Operations program for equipment and
   training. This agreement also allows for free training and consultation with
   HazMat groups throughout the region and country. The agreement also sets a
   standard of operation for the inoperability between state HazMat Teams to
   assure quality incident response.
   The Special Operations Program conducts annual physicals mandated by EPA
   and OSHA for the employees that are assigned to R1, R2, E60 and E5. This is
   an ongoing program that is imperative to the health and safety of the personnel
   that work on these units.

The Special Operations Program will build on the foundation of 2010. Goals
and Objectives include the following for 2011:
   RAE Technical Operations Workshop for all RAE chemical meters that are on R1
   and R2. This project that was initiated through 2009 State Homeland Security
   Grant money will be held March 21-24, 2011. This workshop will assist in the
   sustainability of the RAE meters acquired to detect chemicals and hazards
   associated with HazMat response. Personnel on completion of this course will
   know how to repair, calibrate and operate all meters on apparatus.
   A 24 hour Chemical, Biological, Nuclear, Radiation and Explosive course will be
   conducted January 17-27 for all Special Operations assigned personnel
   Jan-Feb Special Operation Personnel will conduct training exercises at North
   Omaha OPPD plant. Exercises will include HazMat response and Confined
   Space rescue scenarios.
   The Omaha Fire Department will obtain two tank car training props from Liquid
   Bulk Tank Company of Omaha. The tanks will arrive in late January and will be
   set up at the OPFTC for HazMat response training and Confined Space Training.
   August 3, 2011 is the date of the Qwest Center/TD Ameritrade evacuation
   exercise initiated in 2010. The Special Operation Teams will be extensively
   involved in the planning and response to this large scale event. Union Pacific
   Railroad is bringing the Rail emergency response training car to Omaha for the
   event.
    In 2011 the Special Operation Program will acquire an Area RAE system
   through UASI Grant money, which will allow the Special Operation Teams to
   monitor large events such as the College World Series and large Hazardous
   Materials incidents that may require chemical plume monitoring.
   April 2011 the Special Operation Teams will be involved in a large scale Water
   Rescue exercise coordinated by the Douglas County Dispatch Center.




             Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                     99
Through normal budgetary and grant funding the Special Operation Program will
upgrade and replace specialized Personal Protective Equipment for the
specialized needs of Special Operations personnel.
The Special Operations Program will implement a quarterly Training Program to
supplement specialized and individual needs of the Special Operations
Response Teams.




          Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                   100
                     Omaha Fire Department
                           History
On April 19, 1860 a group of men organized the first formal fire company for the City of
Omaha. These 8 men – Benjamin Strickles, William J. Kennedy, J. S. McCormick,
Henry Gray, Henry Z. Curtis, M.W. Clark, P.W. Hitchcock, and A.J. Simpson – would
become the charter members of the “Pioneer Hook and Ladder Company.” Soon after
the men had a truck with equipment and the first Omaha Fire House was located on 12th
Street between Douglas and Farnam Streets, present day Central Park. The city’s first
fire chief would be A.J. Simpson. The official start of the Omaha Fire Department was
May 2, 1860.
In the event of a fire, the nearby Lutheran Church would ring its bell to notify the
community. This bell is still currently in use and is hanging in the bell tower of the
Kountze Memorial Church. The first hand pumper was purchased from Davenport, IA in
1865. Prior to this, nothing more than bucket brigades were used. The city had
purchased its first steam fire engine in 1867. With the arrival of the first steam engine
came the first paid firefighters of Omaha. With the threat of boiler explosions, the
steamers required competent people to operate them. These men were required to
stay at the firehouse at all times and keep the equipment in a state of readiness to
respond to all alarms with the volunteers.
This first catastrophic fire that devastated the fire department was that of the Grand
Central Hotel on September 4, 1878. The building was under the final stages of
renovation when a fire broke out in the upper levels of the building. With limited amount
of hose and water, the firemen did the best they could to battle the blaze not being able
to reach to the top of the five story structure. Without warning, the inner floors collapsed
and killed the first five firefighters of the Omaha Fire Department – John Lee, Henry
Lockfeld, William McNamara, Alonzo Randall and Lewis Wilson. In the 150 years of the
Omaha Fire Department’s existence, fifty-five firefighters in all would pay the ultimate
sacrifice protecting the City of Omaha.
The fire department has gone through many changes and technological improvements.
Fires were once fought using buckets from the outside but today hoses can be taken
deep into the heart of a fire to douse the flames before it is able to spread throughout a
structure. Fire victims were only able to be saved by using a ladder at a window but can
now be saved from a smoke filled atmosphere with the aid of a thermal imaging camera.
With the advancement of new technology and improvements, one cannot help but
remember the past and what was done, right and wrong, to get us where we are today.
It was commonly stated by the now deceased firefighter Charlie Wesson (unofficial
Omaha Fire Department Historian): “Those who fail to know their history, are
condemned to repeat it.” With this statement, in 2005, current firefighters – Stan
Shearer, Jim Bosanek and David Sobotka – decided to create a 150th year memorial
history book of the Omaha Fire Department. With the creation of this book, came the
beginning and official creation of the Omaha Firefighters Historical Society in 2008.
This organization is dedicated to the honoring, teaching, and preservation of the history
of the Omaha Fire Department.


                  Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                       101
        2010 Retirements &
           Resignations
Asst. Chief Joseph Gibilisco        3-16-2010
    Captain Denise Kyle         4-1-2010 (Resigned)
Battalion Chief Tom Quinlan         4-25-2010
Fire Fighter Charles Spencer        4-29-2010
 Battalion Chief Ron Benak          4-30-2010
  Captain Thomas Rodino             4-30-2010
  Captain William Roberts           4-30-2010
  Captain Steven Johnson            4-30-2010
    FAE Robert Moran                 5-1-2010
 Firefighter Richard Hawley          5-1-2010
  Captain Joseph Nekola              5-1-2010
  Captain Timothy Keefer             5-1-2010
   Captain David Sorich              5-1-2010
   Captain Scott Clifton             5-1-2010
  Captain Jeffrey Prazan             5-1-2010
    FAE Michael Zahm           5-27-2010 (Resigned)
 Captain John Gruttemeyer            7/15/2010
     FAE Mark Dasovic                8-6-2010
  Captain William Schrack            9-1-2010
   Captain Clifton Wells             9-1-2010
  Captain Dennis Moody               9-1-2010
   Asst. Chief Tim Book             10-23-2010
  Captain David Poulicek            10-27-2010
Firefighter Mike Villianueva   11-12-2010 (Resigned)
   Captain Jon Ukishima        11-12-2010 (Resigned)
    FAE Gregory Stoffer        11-15-2010 (Resigned)




 Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report              102
Line of Duty Deaths - 1878 through 2010
Firefighter                John A. Lee                September 4, 1878
Firefighter                Lewis Wilson               September 4, 1878
Firefighter                Henry Lokfeld              September 4, 1878
Firefighter                William McNamara           September 4, 1878
Firefighter                Alonzo Randall             September 4, 1878
Firefighter                Walter Lowry               July 22, 1880
Captain                    Michael F. Carter          April 12, 1891
Firefighter                William G. Flood           July 13, 1892
Captain                    Charles D. Cox             June 3, 1893
Firefighter                John P. Oury               June 3, 1893
Firefighter                Alfred C. Gyreum           October 2, 1893
Firefighter                Eli F. Kling               December 29, 1894
Lieutenant                 Thomas Ruane               June 17, 1899
Firefighter                John McCumber              June 17, 1899
Lieutenant                 James Adams                August 9, 1899
Firefighter                Otto Giseke                August 9, 1899
Firefighter                Charles A. Hopper          August 9, 1899
Firefighter                George Bendson             August 9, 1899
Lieutenant                 William M. Burmester       November 26, 1903
Firefighter                Leroy W. Lester            November 26, 1903
Firefighter                Herbert C. Goldsborough    November 26, 1903
Firefighter                William A. Barrett         November 26, 1903
Firefighter                Patrick Dore               March 6, 1914
Firefighter                John Q. Adams              October 2, 1916
Firefighter                Charles Roesky             May 28, 1920
Firefighter                Fred Blazek                October 30, 1920
Firefighter                Henry Goth                 October 30, 1920
Captain                    Eric W. Sandberg           January 20, 1927
Firefighter                George Kanger              January 21, 1927
Firefighter                John Haller                March 20, 1928
Firefighter                Charles Baarman            March 30, 1930
Firefighter                Thomas G. Hastings         March 30, 1930
Battalion Chief            Homer S. Howes             January 13, 1933
Firefighter                William A, Bayless         January 13, 1933
Captain                    Edward Schmidt             February 8, 1933
Captain                    Thomas N. Shandy           February 8, 1933
Firefighter                John C. Brandt             February 8, 1933
Firefighter                John L. Cogan              February 8, 1933
Firefighter                Franklin Kane              February 8, 1933
Firefighter                Louis Morocco              February 8, 1933
Inspector                  Clarence L. Urban          February 8, 1933
Captain                    Edward J. Dodrill          February 26, 1939
Firefighter                John E. Jackson            February 26, 1939
Firefighter                Carl Krough                September 27, 1954
Captain                    Edward T. Moore            February 27,1960
Captain                    James N. Rubeck            October 9, 1961
Firefighter                Loren H. Desler            June 4, 1965
Firefighter                Samuel M. Douchey          June 4, 1965
Firefighter                Harold N. Cormany, Jr.     July 20, 1973
Captain                    Joseph F. Netusil          May 19, 1977
Captain                    Clayton B. Shaner, Jr.     January 5, 1980
Captain                    Barney E. Conley           April 17, 1983
Battalion Chief            John A. Wilcox             December 2, 1989
Captain                    John P. Goessling          April 23, 1996
Firefighter                Ricky L. Blodgett          September 14, 2003



                  Omaha Fire Department 2010 Annual Report                 103
       Fire Chiefs of the
     Omaha Fire Department
   1866 – 1868            Andrew J. Simpson
   1868 – 1869            Oscar P. Ingalls
   1869 – 1871            Joseph F. Sheely
   1871 – 1872            Jacob E. Markel
   1872 – 1874            Charles Simpson
   1874 – 1877            John J. Galligan
   1877 – 1878            Frank Kleffner
   1878 – 1881            John J. Galligan
   1881 – 1886            John H. Butler
   1886 – 1894            John J. Galligan
   1894 – 1901            John Redell
   1901 – 1924            Charles A. Salter
   1924 – 1927            Martin J. Dineen
   1927 – 1929            John T. Coyle
   1929 – 1934            Patrick M. Cogan
   1934 – 1942            Arthur W. Olsen
   1942 – 1946            Daniel A. O’Connor
   1946 – 1948            Ben S. Meister
   1948 – 1953            Clyde P. Dunn
   1953 – 1962            Eugene W. Fields
   1962 – 1971            Martin J. Dineen
   1971 – 1981            Vernon L. Van Scoy Jr.
   1981 – 1990            Horton A. Dahlquist
   1990 – 1995            Donald E. Brunken
   1995 – 1999            Thomas J. Graeve
   1999 – 1999            William H. Johnson
   1999 – 2002            Paul R. Wagner
   2002 – 2003            Joseph F. Napravnik
   2003 – 2007            Robert C. Dahlquist
   2007 – Present         Michael F. McDonnell




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