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SORC Presentation 3 08 by mpU36R


									                  Planning Goals
• To reduce the number of fires and other emergency incidents using
  public education, fire protection systems and other “pre event”
• To minimize the loss of life in fires, medical emergencies and
  accidents with quick response of well trained personnel and
  appropriate equipment;
• To reduce the number and severity of injuries in fires and other
  emergency incidents with quick response of well trained personnel
  and appropriate equipment;
• To reduce the commercial, economic and social impacts of fires and
  other emergency incidents;
• To safeguard the environment;
• To provide the best service possible using prudent fiscal practices.
• Defines levels of Service
• Standard methodology
• Recognizes diversity and not “one size fits
• Systems approach
• Comprehensive view
• “All Risk” based
            Plan Approach
• Articulates level of response to emergency
  incidents of all types
• Provides a nexus between response plan
  and public policy funding levels
• Applies current industry standards
• Considers firefighter as well as public
• Data driven
• Incorporates automatic aid
              Risk Analysis
• Target hazards factored in
• Community demographics
• City of Scotts Valley reports “build out” in 7
  to 10 years
       Performance Objectives
•   Basis for planning:
•   Structural fires
•   Medical emergencies: non breathing
•   Wildland fires
•   Traffic collisions
•   Hazardous materials releases
               Response Time
•   Early reports of emergencies
•   Call processing time
•   Dispatch time
•   Traffic patterns/traffic control devices
•   Location where response is initiated
•   Road system
•   Topography
•   Apparatus agility
•   Address visibility
Automatic Fire Sprinklers
    Response Travel Mitigations
•   Signal emitters
•   Limit traffic restrictors
•   Adequate access required for subdivisions
•   Specialty apparatus
•   B/C response in designated rural areas
•   Address identification
   Light Vehicle Time Analysis
• Light vehicle response effective on
  narrow/mountainous roads
• Limited versatility
         Medical Emergencies
•   Most serious: Non breathing, 4 to 6 min.
•   Public CPR training
•   Emergency medical dispatch
•   1st response paramedics within 4 to 6 min.
•   Transport within 20 min.
•   Trauma patients transported to a trauma
    center within the “Golden Hour”
Erba and Glenwood
La Madrona and Glenwood
      Response Time Standard

• 5 minutes to 90% of the incidents in the
  urban area
• 12 minutes to 90% of the incidents in the
  rural area
                Critical Tasks

•   Structural Fires (hydrant and non hydrant)
•   Wildland fires
•   Medical emergencies
•   Traffic Collisions
•   Hazardous materials releases
•   Automatic and mutual aid
•   Off duty recall
•   Paid call firefighters
•   Training
• For 2006, Erba Station handled 93.3% of
  calls in initial response area
• For 2006, Glenwood Station handled
  92.4% of calls in initial response area

• Reaffirm current response time goals as follows:
• Urban zone: Response time of 5 minutes or less for the
  first arriving company 90% of the time with the full first
  alarm response on scene within 15 minutes.
• Rural zone: Response time of 12 minutes or less for the
  first arriving company 90% of the time with the full first
  alarm response on scene within 30 minutes.
• Given fiscal constraints, operate two fire stations to best
  cover the District.
• Match quantity of first alarm response resources to the
  analysis of critical tasks using automatic aid agreements
  and based on dispatched incident type.
    Recommendations (Cont.)
• Continue the requirement for automatic fire
  sprinklers in all new construction of buildings as
  an immediate mitigation of structural fires.
• Provide advanced life support paramedic service
  based on the majority of incidents that require
  medical treatment.
• Continue operation of engines as primary
  response to all types of emergencies to best
  allow for backup and response redundant
  incidents, thus maintaining reliability of
    Recommendations (Cont.)
• Utilize agreements for specialized resources for
  ladder truck operations, aircraft, heavy
  equipment and fire crews as needed.
• As funding permits, add one firefighter position
  to each shift’s minimum staffing level to increase
  effectiveness and to assure water tender
  response to rural areas.
• As funding permits, relocate the Erba Lane
  Headquarters to the District owned property on
  La Madrona Drive for best strategic location.

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