L O S A N G E L E S F I R E D E P A RT M E N T
BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS
FIRE DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATION
DAVID W. FLEMING, President MEL WILSON, Vice-President 200 N. MAIN STREET
JAMES E. ACEVEDO, Commissioner
ELIZABETH H. LOWE, Commissioner WILLIAM R. BAMATTRE
Los Angeles Fire Department
CHERYL PETERSEN, Commissioner on the WORLD WIDE WEB Fire Chief and General Manager
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DIRECTIVES AND A C T I O N S
APPOINTMENTS CHANGE OF STATUS (Cont.)
The following is a list of 50 Firefighter I’s appointed at 0630 ENRIQUEZ, Martin, Firefighter III (Paramedic) to
hours, June 5, 2000. Listed below is the order of the certifica- Firefighter III, F.S. 66-C.
tion for appointment by the Personnel Department. The num- YLLESCAS, George A., Engineer of Fire Department
bers (1-50) below establish the relative seniority of the (Bilingual) to Engineer of Fire Department, F.S. 6-A.
members appointed in the class.
Effective 0800 hours, June 4, 2000:
1. KEVIN J. CLARKE 27. JOSEPH G. SOLANO BOWMAN, Marc S., Firefighter III to Firefighter III
2. GEORGE S. ANDERSON 28. SALVADOR L. CASTILLON (Helitac), Air Operations-B.
3. ERIC M. GLYMPH 29. JOEL E. PURMA BUTCHER, Robert H., Engineer of Fire Department to
4. ERIC L. GOODRICH 30. BRYAN M. MICLETTE Engineer of Fire Department (Bilingual), F.S. 106-A.
5. HAROLD J. REYES 31. ERIC M. ESTRADA
CABRAL, Ernest, Fire Captain I to Fire Captain I
6. JEFFREY A. ESCALANTE 32. AARON M. BILSKY (Bilingual), F.S. 43-A.
7. LORENZO ESPARZA 33. JOHN S. MURO
8. ERIC MENDOZA JOO, Nelson O, Apparatus Operator to Apparatus Operator
34. RANDALL J. DYER
9. PAUL A. WINGATE (Bilingual), F.S. 4-B.
35. ISSAC R. YANG
10. ROBERT E. WEDLOCK HERSHKOWITZ, Philip R., Firefighter II to Firefighter II
36. RICARDO MOLINA
11. SEAN D. PRIAN (Paramedic), F.S. 81-B.
37. JOE L. MAGANA
12. JOHN A. VAN HOESEN KARAOGLANIAN, Garabed, Firefighter III (Paramedic) to
38. NOE A. LOPEZ
13. BRIAN L. WALKER Firefighter III, F.S. 93-C.
39. BRENT W. RUEDY
14. ERIC S. GARCIA MORALES, Michael G., Engineer of Fire Department to
40. MARIO A. NATIVIDAD
15. JOSEPH M. WILKINSON Engineer of Fire Department (Bilingual), FS. 57-B.
41. DERRICK S. GOLDSTEIN
16. KELLY R. TAGGART ROJAS, John M., Fire Captain I (Bilingual) to Fire Captain
17. ALEX GARCIA 42. SHAWN K. GILL
43. VAHN B. BOZOIAN I, F.S. 106-A.
18. PAUL T. HAMILTON
44. ERNESTO L. NARANJO SHELP, Steven R., Engineer of Fire Department to Engineer
19. JOSE D. IBARRA
45. JOSE M. MOTA of Fire Department (Bilingual), F.S. 14-C.
20. JESSE H. FRANCO
21. PETER YAGHOOBOV 46. RYAN E. WALLACE VERWEY, Eric M., Firefighter III to Firefighter III
22. DAVID M. MENDOZA 47. KOREY R. KENNISON (Paramedic), F.S. 11-A.
23. JOSEPH ANGIULI 48. RICHARD J. DE LEON xxx
24. SAMPAULLIAU 49. PETER J. MURO
25. RAUL CABRERA 50. MICHAEL R. DUTCHER
Name Rank Assignment Effective Date
26. MARC S. SAMAMA
RUST, John L. Fire Captain I Accounting-C May 11, 2000
Effective 0730 hours, June 5, 2000: SHAW,
BENCOMO, Eva M., Clerk Typist, Central Industrial Unit-S, Christopher Engineer Accounting-A January 2, 2000
Bureau of Fire Prevention. Original Appointment. xxx
CHANGE OF STATUS Effective 0800 hours, April 23, 2000:
Effective 0800 hours, August 15, 1999: JOHNSON, Eric C., Fire Inspector I to Fire Captain I,
BECKMAN, John H., Firefighter III (Helitac) to Firefighter Bureau of Emergency Services, Division I, Battalion I,
III, F.S. 80-B. F.S. 3-B.
Effective 0730 hours, May 21, 2000: xxx
BENCOMO, Eva, Clerk Typist to Clerk Typist (Bilingual), SEPARATIONS
Data Management Unit-S.
GONZALEZ, Dacia E., Senior Clerk Typist, Supply and
Effective 0800 hours, May 21, 2000: Maintenance Division, Bureau of Support Services, effec-
COUCE, Jose M., Firefighter III (Bilingual) to Firefighter III, tive close of June 4, 2000. Promotion to Department of
F.S. 71-B. Airports.
DIRECTIVES AND A C T I O N S
SEPARATIONS (Cont.) DEPARTMENT LIBRARY (Cont.)
LEE, Diane, Accounting Clerk II, Accounts Receivable-S, Manual of Operation, Vol. 5 Pages 11-14 Pages 11-14
Bureau of Administrative Services. Effective close of June Reports and Records/ (various dates) (dated 6-00)
4, 2000. Promotion to LAPD. Procedures, 9/7-F-590
PAPALIAN, Vicki, Management Analyst I, Arson Unit-S, Manual of Operation, Vol. 1 Pages 35-36 Pages 35-36
Bureau of Fire Prevention. Effective close of June 4, 2000. Index (various dates) (dated 6-00)
Promotion to Department of Transportation.
Manual of Operation, Vol. 4 Pages 3-4 Pages 3-4
RIVERA, Michael T., Firefighter II, F.S. 61-C. Effective May
Service & Supplies/Services, Pages 42A-42B Pages 42A-42B
7, 2000, 2000 hours. Probationary resignation.
8/3-00.00, General (various dates) (dated 6-00)
xxx Manual of Operation, Vol. 4 Pages 61-62 Pages 61-62
DEPARTMENT LIBRARY Service & Supplies/Catalog (various dates) (dated 6-00)
of Supplies, 8/9-00.00
The following material for revision of the Department Library
was distributed last week: Manual of Operation, Vol. 6 Pages 31-32 Pages 31-32
Building Inventory Program, (various dates) (dated 6-00)
Reference Source Old Material New Material 12/7-00.00, Appendix A–
Manual of Operation, Vol. 5 None Page 1 Lock Boxes
Reports and Records/Pro- (dated 6-00)
cedures, 9/7-F-666 S and T, Responsible officers shall cause the new or revised material to
Strike Team/Tactical Task be inserted in its proper place and the old material to be
Force Worksheet removed and discarded.
Name: Anthony “Tony” ZAR
Apparatus Operator, F.S. 56-C 3RD ANNUAL
Place: Sportsmen’s Lodge, 12833 Ventura Blvd., LOS ANGELES FIREMEN’S RELIEF ASSOCIATION
Date & Time: Tuesday, July 11, 2000–(“A” shift on duty)
CELEBRITY GOLF TOURNAMENT
Social Hour: 6:30 p.m.-Dinner: 7:30 p.m.
Food & Price: Buffet, $40, includes tax, tip and gift.
Monday, July 24, 2000 (“C” shift on duty)
Reservations: Call Heavy Rescue (213) 847-4634 or F.S. 56 LAKESIDE GOLF CLUB, TOLUCA LAKE
Grapevine (323) 666-3505
18 HOLES OF GOLF–SCRAMBLE FORMAT
xxx PUTTING CONTEST, LONGEST DRIVE, CLOSEST TO THE PIN
Name: William A. SOMMERS, Captain I, F.S. 91-B OUTSTANDING BARBECUE LUNCH UNDER THE TREES
Place: Knollwood Country Club
12024 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills
Date & Time: Thursday, July 20, 2000–(“A” shift on duty) RAFFLE, SILENT AND LIVE AUCTION
Social Hour: 6:30 p.m.-Dinner: 7:30 p.m.
Food & Price: Prime Rib or Chicken, $35, includes tax, tip and ONE OF THE FOLLOWING
GIVES YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY
Reservations: Call F.S. 91–(818) 367-6800 or (818) 756-8691
xxx Get a sponsor; pay the entry fee; donate an
Name: Steve DICK, Firefighter III/Dispatcher, item for auction ($); buy a raffle ticket
AND DON’T MISS OUT TO “TEE IT HIGH AND LET IT FLY”
Name: Bob SANCHEZ, Firefighter III/Dispatcher,
For more information or to sign up, please call
Los Angeles Firemen’s Relief Association, (213) 380-2900 x215
Place: Luminarias Restaurant
3500 Ramona Blvd., Monterey Park All proceeds benefit the scholarship awards program administered
Date & Time: Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000–(“A” shift on duty) by Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund
Social Hour: 6:00 p.m.-Dinner: 7:00 p.m.
Food & Price: Lemon Chicken or Grilled Tri Tip Beef, $40, DON'T MISS OUT
includes tax, tip and gifts.
SUITS AND UNIFORMS NOT REQUIRED
Reservations: Call O.C.D. (213) 485-6185 or (213) 485-6009
ALL ARE WELCOME
UPCOMING TRAINING EVENTS
Date Event Place For Contact
1/19 - 12/30/00 Weapons of Mass FHMTC open 213-485-6087
most Wednesdays Destruction
7/10 to 7/14/00 Fire Prevention 1B FHMTC open 213-485-6087
7/10 to 7/14/00 Fire Management 2A FHMTC open 213-485-6087
8/7 to 8/11/00 Fire Management 2B FHMTC open 213-485-6087
Events are subject to change or cancellation. Events marked “open” are open enrollment. Some prerequisites may be neces-
sary. Events marked “LAFD” are training events for LAFD members only. Dates with “or” can be attended either day.
Dates with “and” and “to” require attendance all days.
I N F O R M AT I O N
LETTERS OF APPRECIATION
Dear Chief Bamattre: Dear Chief Bamattre:
On March 21st, Captain Pat Patterson, Firefighters Steve Leaf, RE: RA34 SEQUENCE NUMBER AY132822, MARCH 24,
Steve Hall, Kevin Ponce, Wayne Bowman and Scott Christlieb 2000
from Station 39 came out to our school. I had asked for some help On behalf of Cedars-Sinai Emergency Department and
in talking to the children about “safety” and what they might Trauma Service I would like to commend Firefighter/
expect in an emergency. They were very generous with their time Paramedics Jeffrey Dodd and David Pass for successfully
and they all did an outstanding job of relating to the children and resuscitating a multiple gunshot victim. The patient was found
answering their questions. This visit was particularly impressive in a parking lot with no blood pressure and an approximate
because the Firefighters received an urgent call at the conclusion 1,000 cc blood loss.
of their demonstration and rushed off with sirens screaming. RA34 was first on scene with a four minute ETA. Paramedics
We do this “Community Helpers Unit” at the school because we Dodd and Pass had their patient packaged and ready to trans-
feel it’s never too early to expose the children to strong role mod- port in eight minutes. On arrival to Emergency Department
els and inspire them to make a noble contribution to their com- the patient had a systolic blood pressure of 80 and was awake,
munity. alert and oriented.
Thank you for helping us through your officers. The patient’s injuries were quite extensive with a penetrating
Sincerely, gunshot wound to the left chest, abdomen and lower back with
ELLEN J. ENGEL no motor sensory to his lower extremities. Thanks to their
The Sherman Oaks Nursery School prompt delivery of field care with no delays, this patient was
successfully stabilized and taken to the OR within 30 minutes.
EVIE ANGUIANO, RN
Prehospital Care Coordinator
W E E K LY U P D AT E
BATTALION OVERVIEW —- BATTALION 4 QUARTERLY DEPARTMENT STATISTICS (Cont.)
The following information pertains to Fire Department sta- 6. “12D4” Continuous seizure 27 incidents per day
tions, resources and workload in Battalion 4 during January, 7. “31D1” Unconsciousness 27 incidents per day
February and March of 2000. This information is being pro- 8. “6C1” Difficulty breathing 24 incidents per day
vided as an overview of the emergency activity of each 9. “17B1” Falls / Back injuries-possibly
resource within each of the 16 Battalions. Emergency hours is dangerous injuries 23 incidents per day
the accumulated time on responses from Time of Alarm 10. “6D3” Breathing problems-pale,
(Dispatch) to Time Complete (Available). sweating, or changing color 22 incidents per day
Fire Station 5 The ten most frequently dispatched EMS Categories were:
BLS Light Force 5 3.0 responses per day 0.7 emergency hrs per day 1. “6” Breathing Problems 101 incidents per day
BLS Engine 5 5.9 responses per day 1.6 emergency hrs per day 2. “29” Traffic Accidents 91 incidents per day
PM Rescue 5 6.9 responses per day 4.4 emergency hrs per day 3. “26” Sick Person 59 incidents per day
Fire Station 51 4. “32” Unknown Problems 59 incidents per day
BLS Engine 51 7.7 responses per day 2.3 emergency hrs per day 5. “10” Chest Pain 55 incidents per day
6. “17” Falls / Back Injuries 42 incidents per day
Fire Station 62 7. “31” Unconsciousness 36 incidents per day
BLS Engine 62 6.7 responses per day 1.9 emergency hrs per day 8. “4” Assault / Rape 36 incidents per day
BLS Rescue 862 10.7 responses per day 5.1 emergency hrs per day 9. “12” Convulsions / Seizures 34 incidents per day
10. “30” Traumatic Injuries 29 incidents per day
Fire Station 63
BLS Light Force 63 3.6 responses per day 0.9 emergency hrs per day The most frequently dispatched non-EMS incidents were:
BLS Engine 63 7.2 responses per day 2.1 emergency hrs per day 1. “AA” Automatic alarm 47 incidents per day
PM Rescue 63 7.8 responses per day 5.2 emergency hrs per day 2. “AUTO” Automobile fire 16 incidents per day
3. “SF” Structure fire 14 incidents per day
Fire Station 80 4. “RF” Rubbish fire 14 incidents per day
Crash Rescue 80 0.8 responses per day 0.3 emergency hrs per day 5. “ENG” Engine only, unclassified 9 incidents per day
Foam 180 0.8 responses per day 0.3 emergency hrs per day 6. “INVAL” Invalid 9 incidents per day
Foam 280 0.7 responses per day 0.2 emergency hrs per day 7. “RS” Reported smoke 9 incidents per day
Foam 380 0.7 responses per day 0.2 emergency hrs per day 8. “SD” Smoke detector 5 incidents per day
Fire Station 95 9. “LNG” Leaking natural gas 5 incidents per day
BLS Light Force 95 3.8 responses per day 0.7 emergency hrs per day 10. “FLOOD”` Investigate flooding 5 incidents per day
BLS Engine 95 4.8 responses per day 1.2 emergency hrs per day 11. “E” Electrical failure 5 incidents per day
PM Rescue 95 8.4 responses per day 4.8 emergency hrs per day 12. “ELEV” Stuck elevator 4 incidents per day
13. “LOCKO” Lockout 4 incidents per day
xxx 14. “BELLS” Bells ringing 4 incidents per day
15. “WIRE” Wires down 3 incidents per day
QUARTERLY DEPARTMENT STATISTICS 16. “INVEST” Investigation 3 incidents per day
17. “WFLOW” Waterflow alarm 3 incidents per day
During the months of January, February and March of 2000:
18. “CHEM” Chemical spill 3 incidents per day
The ten most frequently dispatched incidents were: 19. “HYDRA” Hydrant shut-off 3 incidents per day
20. “WASH” Washdown 2 incidents per day
1. “AA” Automatic alarm 47 incidents per day
21. “TREE” Tree fire 2 incidents per day
2. “6D1” Severe respiratory distress 35 incidents per day
22. “FO” Fire out 2 incidents per day
3. “29B1” Traffic accident-possibly
23. “ILLEG” Illegal Fire 2 incidents per day
dangerous injuries 34 incidents per day
24. “GRASS” Grass fire 1 incident per day
4. “32B1” Unknown medical problem 32 incidents per day
5. “26B1” Sick person- Future Weekly Bulletins will feature the average number of daily
unknown symptoms 31 incidents per day fire and EMS incidents.