Skip to main content

tv   Fire Commission 32217  SFGTV  March 25, 2017 5:00am-6:16am PDT

5:00 am
wednesday, march 22, 2017 and the time is 5:03 pm. item 1, roll call. president cleaveland present, stephen nakajo present, michael hardeman present, nancy covington is here. chief of department joanne hayes-white here.
5:01 am
general public on. members of the public address the commission for up to 3 min. on any matter within the commission's jurisdiction and does not appear in the agenda. speakers shall just for most of the commissioner. the lack of response to the commission or department personnel does not necessarily constitute agreement or support of statements during made during public comments. >> any public comment? seeing none, >>[closed session] >>[gavel] >> mdm. sec. >> item number three approval of the minutes. approval of minutes from regular meeting arcade 2017. >> so moved. >> any public comment on the minutes? seeing none, public comment is closed. >>[gavel] >> commissioners? >> second. >> all those in favor say, aye. [chorus of ayes.] opposed, say nay.
5:02 am
>> item number four certificate and indulgent of appreciation. public information officer jonathan baxter 2% certificate and acknowledgment of appreciation of herman duron or guerra, arun ran over, jennifer diego cervantes for the quick and decisive action they displayed on february 21, 2017 at 1453 hrs. with help save an adult male life was being pulled out to the bait to due to strong ties. >> was going to make a presentation on this? >> good afternoon president madrid ominous jonathan baxter to begin our presentation on this item. >> welcome. >> commissioners,, chief hayes-white, numbers of the
5:03 am
command staff and everybody present i want you to welcome you today. today i'm honored not only to give this presentation but a few minutes before this event i had the pleasure of meeting aron and jennifer cervantes prior to this event and talking to the three of them nine years old, 19 years old, and 20 years old, me, a professional public servant at the last quarter of my career, looking at three young people the - i'm sorry - two young men and young lady you're about to meet gives me a piece of mind to say the least that our future is safe because we have people like this. i know there's a lot more that are going to step up and do the right thing at the right time for the right reasons. on 2-21
5:04 am
2017 at 3:53 pm in the afternoon, mr. michael shanahan was enjoying a swim in aquatic park in san francisco. weather conditions on this date due to recent storms yielded a very strong tide. which attribute to mr. shanahan been swept out into the san francisco day. esther shanahan was able to grab hold onto a be pure piling and begin to yell for help. fortunately, three young adults were fishing nearby. nine-year-old aaron durrant, oliveira, heard the yell for help and quickly notified his brother firemen over and from his girlfriend, jennifer cervantes. the three were together very quickly to locate nearby rope to throw to mr. shanahan. within our rope now securing mr. shannon from and called 911 and provided very descriptive details of the incident. aron and from and: to the rope with mr. shanahan opened onto the other end of the rope, while being pulled out due to the current,
5:05 am
jennifer had the wherewithal to make herself visible and direct responding san francisco fire department and san francisco police department units to the exact location of mr. shanahan. i want to stop your for a moment and really explain to action zero. aron oliveira had an amazing [inaudible] on the phone copied earlier cummings being a little humble when he said that it was the dispatcher that did a great job just ask the right questions. i know for my 27 years of experience with the majority of the rescues and surf rescues and water rescues we have had, one of the problems is usually not having descriptive adequate pinpoint locations and information. all of that was given by erin on
5:06 am
this phone call. secondly, when we arrived >> i want to correct you i think was by furman width you are correct. by furman. second of all jennifer was able to get the wherewithal in earlier she stated that just kind of came to her to do this and we would ones that were directing. that is not true. jennifer walked out, grabbed literally the fire department and walked as to the exact location where mr. shanahan was having his tragic moment and that saved so much valuable time and possibly his life. continuing, san francisco fire department and san francisco police department units were able to locate rescue assess and transport mr. shanahan to a hospital without delay. the san francisco fire department believes that the quick thinking and levelheaded actions of thurman, aron, and jennifer resulted in a
5:07 am
successful outcome for mr. shanahan. instead of this incident being a search and recovery operation, the san francisco fire department was able to quickly rescue mr. shanahan from the waters. these three young individuals knowingly or not, save esther shanahan's life that day. now, with the permission of the commissioners i would like to invite mr. shanahan up to the podium would like to say a few words before we present the certificates. >> absolutely. thank you. >> mr. shanahan. welcome. >> thank you very much and first of all, just it so wonderful that the city fire department and police department recognize this kind of behavior and response.. aron, furman and jennifer you saved my life and [inaudible] the great fire department we have
5:08 am
and the please of him and copy off that piling but if you had not reacted in the time you did this quickly as you did, what wasn't discussed was the fact that the hyperthermia was really setting in with me and i did not have much time left. so i will never be able to thank you. parents mother, great job raising my kid and i kid. thank you so much. >> [inaudible/off mic] please. >> [applause] [applause] >> commissioners, thank you
5:09 am
very much. joann hayes-white fire chief. i always say the city small-town so when i found out about this story that are pil brought to us as walls are responding crews from pd and fire department, i, too, like jonathan sort of in a back nine of my career was very inspired to hear the three people out having a nice afternoon fishing to assist someone. did no total stranger. for me, i sign allow certificates every illustrated her about mr. shanahan. to my great surprise, i wanted i said to mr. shannon, who i met and know from over the years, i said you are the mr. shanahan. it's amazing like i said big city small-town. so we are forever grateful for the great work that you did and i'm glad
5:10 am
your join us are able to join us today. congratulations i like you on behalf of the fire department and as was the commission michael each of you up individually and then you can stay by me and maybe if one of you were all three of you want to say a few words i know the commission would be very open to that. so furman, i'm going to read each certificate. they're slightly different so, on up, furman. it's a certificate we are presenting a meritorious conduct in appreciation presented to you from and ran all the era on february 21 while fishing with aron and jennifer, you are notified of calls to help from a swimmer would be in the waters of aquatic park and swept out to the date due to the rough waters. with your assistant to quickly work together to find a rope and throw to the swimmer to the swimmer was able to hold onto the for you and aron held the other in tight despite the treacherous currents trying to call the swimmer away. once the swimmer was secured you called 911 and provided as doi baxter
5:11 am
said. just into detail about the swimmer and location to your quick actions contribute to the successful outcome to this one. so we want to say thank you and congratulations. [applause] >> before i go on, i also have to say, and it knowledge presence of your family here and i think all great children come from great parents. the tickly, great mom so thank you much mrs. olvera for what you did. [applause] >> next i'm going to call little brother, aron durand all there. come on up. [applause] >> if similar but i want to read the bulk of it for you. on february 21, 2017 while fishing with furman and jennifer, your aquatic park, calls from help from the swimmer who been in
5:12 am
the water swept out into the bait due to rough waters. with your assistance you quickly work together to find a rope and throw it to the swimmer mr. shanahan. the swimmer was able to hold onto the ball you and your brother of the other intake despite the treacherous currents trying to both the swimmer away. your click actions contribute to successful outcome for the swimmer and understand your brother is interested in the police department but we would love to see you be a firefighter sunday. congratulations. [applause] >> next, i like to call jennifer cervantes up. congratulate you. [applause] >> was certificate also reads on february 21 while fishing with aron, and ferment your aquatic park you are notified of calls for help from a swimmer who had been in water and aquatic park and swept out into the bay. your assistance to quickly work together
5:13 am
--through rope to the swimmer in the swimmer hold onto the tie to the local aron and ferment held the other anti-. during this time, you, jennifer wiggled to direct the arriving san francisco pd and to the exact location of the swimmer's seconds or minutes counting the situation. your quick actions contributed to the successful outcome for mr. shannon so congratulations and thank you. [applause] >> we just want to say thank you. it's really great mr. shanahan are very glad we could [inaudible] >> we are so glad we were there to help you. >> i am, too. [laughing] [inaudible/off mic] >> i'm really grateful [inaudible] and i'm grateful
5:14 am
for being here. [applause] >> commissioners, in closing i just want to [inaudible] although i like to see everybody become a firefighter especially for the san francisco fire department, furman mentioned that he wants to be a police officer so i thought what better opportunity than what the finer applicant and to have our san francisco fire department recruitment down team here tonight to give him some information hopefully be able to recruit him. so thank you very much. [applause] > [photograph]
5:15 am
5:16 am
>> [applause]
5:17 am
>> isn't any public comment on the previous recognition? seeing none, commissioners, did you wish to say anything? yes commissioner covington >> thank you mr. pres. again i want to thank mrs. olivera and also, jennifer's parents for raising such wonderful children and children learn kindness and have big hearts because of their parents. so, ms.
5:18 am
oliveira, your setting such a wonderful example and we are all the beneficiaries of it. mr. shanahan, we are glad you're still here with us. i want to say, to aron and furman and jennifer, you are so on the right path. please, stay on the path. you are really really good people, young people and we so often have complaints about how young people are conducting themselves. so, thank you for reminding us that there are some wonderful young people who have such care and kindness and who are so very very clear in their minds and in their hearts that not only do they jump into action, but they are able to give the information that is necessary
5:19 am
for people to get to the point of rescue. so thank you, again. >> thank you commissioner covington. any other commissioners wish to say anything? i would just like to say, job well done. he rose, at all ages and i think it was a marvelous thing and thank you very much for your heroism and saving a life. so, without further ado, mdm. sec. next item >> item five k-9 badge ceremony for sffd k-9 search team. assistant deputy chief chief jane francisco k-9 program manager to introduce capt. peter gross program training coordinator who give a brief overview on the sffd k-9 program and present the badges
5:20 am
to their handlers to pin on the k-9 search teams. >> hokum chief francesco >> thank you. i'm very excited to be here for the same francisco assistant of the cheaper the homeland security division i'm also serve as the k-9 program manager which means on the liaison and point of contact to california urban search and rescue task force number three down and speed menlo park it am very excited today to indoctrinate and bring it to the department are for newest members. our four k-9 from k-9 search teams. first, i want to say these teams have given tremendous time and dedication to getting these dogs trained in providing the service they do provide. typically, it takes 12-18 months to get dog certified in this task. our members here through their hard work did this in about six months. so tremendous amount of work they did. to the town of time their own time to care entering these canines constantly always having to do that when these canines. so without further ado, i would like to bring up
5:21 am
capt. peter gross are training coordinator for the canines breed of the other k-9 search ons and he will introduce them and give you a little brief about what they do. >> thank you, chief. >> hello. commissioners. i'm going to invite the k-9 search teams to join me here so i can present them to you. chief hayes-white, commissioners, and the command staff on for allowing me this opportunity to present to you the san francisco fire department k-9 search teams. i presented the proposal to you to the commission to develop a research k-9 program towards the front san francisco fire
5:22 am
department impact on the 20 13th and today i am pleased to report to you that the san francisco fire department has for fema certified urban search and rescue k-9 search teams that are integrated into our operations and report to our fire stations on a regular basis. commissioners, allow me to introduce to you lieut. gareth miller and his k-9 partner, [inaudible]. firefighter ed martinez, k-9 fritz. firefighter eli thomas, k-9 beta. i have my search partner. k-9, angus, who you about before. i want to take this opportunity to thank the chief. chief hayes-white, chief gonzales, chief williams and she francisco for your tireless support of the developers of the program and your continued support today. i also want to take this opportunity to it knowledge the commitment and effort of these three gentlemen and their dogs. they have taken on this commitment with dedication, hard work, and passion. all three of our newest k-9 search teams were paired with search dogs back in october 2015 the computer large
5:23 am
amount of training specific to urban search and rescue and disaster response and also dog handling. completing the process and becoming a fema k-9 search specials, which is the highest level of certification in this discipline. all three k-9 search teams were fema certified in april 2016 by completing the rigorous evaluation and they continue to train weekly commuting high level of readiness. these firefighters in the k-9 partners not only become great ambassadors [inaudible] by participating in community events such as fleet week ending 150th anniversary but also become valuable operational resource not only large-scale incidents like we saw in the earthquake and 89 but also to local incident such
5:24 am
as complete or partial building collapses or auto rollovers were victims ejected, the search canines will not only help locate the trapped are missing survivors, but they will also help rescuers were victims are not. this will help us to focus our efforts appropriately. therefore search canines are also known as california task force three as chief francisco mentioned it located in california task force please located in menlo park is one of the 20 fema past forces that make up the national response system for disasters. whenever they deployed, they deploy with four of these fema certified search teams. so they put great value in this resource. it takes those teams 40-72 hours to reach us to assist us. having this valuable resource here at home will help to about trapped victims of better chance of survival after earthquake or incident. closing my thank you for knowledge in our efforts today. certainly i cannot
5:25 am
discern the today's beginning of the canine gradual further the pride, help our handlers for the hard work and accomplishment. thank you very much. >> i like to take a quick moment to thank capt. peter gross for the work he's done to get the program off and running to get the program where we are and i can't thank you enough for what he's done and the members themselves for the commitment been shown to this program. at this time like to ask chief to come down to present the badges to the handlers. >> on behalf of all the
5:26 am
numbers about san francisco hardbound we are happy to give you badges to your canines indefinitely in appreciation for your efforts above going above and beyond providing additional service. so special night for you. i know number of you have your family zero, to so welcome to your families and also for your support. i know the canines are living at home with all of you. so, thank you. the first badge will go to capt. gross and angus. [applause] >> the second handler is firefighter eli thomas k9, leader. [applause]
5:27 am
>> next is lieut. gareth miller and k-9, vida. [applause] >> last have firefighter ed
5:28 am
bikinis and k-9, fritz. [applause] >>[applause] >> if you have any questions will be happy to answer them at this time. >> thank you very much, chief. do we have any public comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. commissions, commissioner hardeman
5:29 am
>> thank you vista president. well it's great to see this time around. four years ago this commission was presented this idea and we were just really encouraged and excited now to see this succeed and hopefully something we never have to use but when you need it gets there. so i just a couple of questions about how you the dog stay with you 24 hours a day? to the rotate if you're off or do you keep them at your house? >> so commissioner, to address your question, the dogs are part of our families. they join us to our assignment so whether we are going to regular
5:30 am
assignment or detailed assignment, we get sent to our regular station the dog accompanies us at all times with these dogs might develop the really tight bond with her handler they probably join them too much of their activities throughout the day but they do return home with us at the end of the day whether it's from duty where they live with us as part of our family >> do they get ever get an opportunity to play with each other? >> these dogs are all pretty serious. i know: the might of a little side relationship going on. i'm not sure but they're all pretty serious and competitive because these dogs are carefully selected to do this kind of work and usually makes them they were really strong focus and >> thank you very much. thank you to all the >> commissioner nakajo >> thank you and much. thank you so much for this opportunity to witness this badge pinning. i want to thank
5:31 am
all the family members because certainly, in terms of the training but also the love and support it's got to be part of the family and it's pretty evident in terms of [inaudible] as well. i know san franciscans and particularly myself and many of us are dog lovers but to be able to see a dog that can potentially rescue lives is a great feeling. so thank you so much for all your work and we are looking forward to a long relationship. >> thank you mr. vp commissioner covington >> thank you very much mr. pres. thank you very much, first of all, to francisco for serving in the capacity of being the head of the k-9 units. i have had the pleasure of being with capt. gross in the south bay and watching the canines go through their paces and was very very impressed. it's been about two years now i guess since i was down there and as many of my if any of my fellow commissioners have not had an opportunity to the canines in action with her handlers, i really do want you to do so. it's a very rewarding
5:32 am
to see them be, four-legged professionals. they are as acting capt. gross said, they're pretty serious about their work. and very eager to do their jobs. so thank you all . thank you to firefighter thomas and lieut. miller and firefighter martinez. this is a wonderful program and i know it has been through the efforts of capt. gross, that we have got to this point. so he has been very steadfast and communicating with the chief of
5:33 am
the department as well the commission regarding his vision for the k-9 division. so thank you all so very much. >> thank you commissioner covington. thank you, capt. very good program. you guys are all terrific and what you are doing is saving lives and it's important program. so thank you for all you do. i know you go above and beyond your daily jobs just to take care of these dogs to make sure that they can perform. when they need to get so thank you for the extra hours in the extra effort and the extra love that you put into this program. because i know that's what it takes to make it-it's a good program that it is. so thank you all, each of you for doing that. and for continuing to build the k-9 program-k-9 rescue program. thank you chief francisco for bringing them to tonight and having us giving us the opportunity to thank them personally for what they do. it's a lot of extra hours and extra cost that you aren't families are bearing to do this so thank you on behalf of the
5:34 am
city and behalf of this commission. >> thank you phrenology not, thank you, chief. >> chief francisco final words? >> yes if you want to see training or demonstration or come out and watch old search a rubble pile, they take care of a football size field in a matter of minutes you anytime you want to see that were happy to arrange it. >> thank you so much. mdm. sec., next item >> item six chief of department's report report from chief of department joanne dwight on current issues activities and events within the apartment since the fire commission meeting of march 8, 2017 including budget academy, special benz communications and outreach to other government agencies and the public. report from administration, deputy chief ramona williams on administrative divisions facility status finance report services homeland security and training within the department.
5:35 am
>> good evening president cleaveland. i want to get right into my report since our last meeting march 8, regarding budget as i reported in the past two cycles, we are on track for revenue and expenditures this fiscal year. we will enter into further discussion with the mayor's budget office could i've yet to get involved since we submitted our budget on february 21, but her deputy director mark corso is in regular contact with the mayor's budget office. i did want to remind you that we will be presenting an overview of our department budget to budget and finance committee on april 27 at 1 pm. the chairman of the budget committee this year is supervisor melia cohen and she has been projected after the mayors commit the balanced-budget on june 1, presentations by our department
5:36 am
the week of june 19. your presentation on june 18 as well as a follow-up presentation on june 22 both at 10 am before budget and finance committee. regarding academies, when on 21st academy chief williams would probably go into further detail but during our 17th week. my understanding is all kept local and state tests have been passed and so we will be graduating 49 members from that academy. on april 14 10 am bearden high school. we are in the process of selections for the 122nd academy scheduled to begin on april 24. be comprised of 54 members, 42 off the list and 12 coming from station 49. eight of those well-being peaks three level to paramedics and her being each three level i
5:37 am
and the and emt singles final selections are being made. at this, we have 35 conditional offers, meeting people that have been selected and pending final passage through the medical component will be in those seats and i've another 14 alternate officers out of which seven will be selected to join the group of 35 for a total of 42. we did conduct some interviews last week at the director of human resources and i,. we anticipate more meet and greet interviews in the june timeframe for placement in the september class and we will also be because this is a question, the list-the referral we are working off of is from january,, so before we make final selections for september we will probably refreshing given you this a new referral to capture those that may take the test after january, before june. moving right into
5:38 am
activities, since march 8, on march 9, i did announce one on march 8 the unfortunate and untimely passing of our active-duty member firefighter joe walt [inaudible] who passed away on march 8. his celebration of life and variables on march 9 and i would like to knowledge deputy chief williams assistant deputy chief francisco and rpi oh jonathan baxter further assistance and putting together relatively quickly we had about 24 hours notice, the proper and fitting tribute to firefighter-as well as her deputy chief tony rivera and his crew from the yearbook for the apparatus we needed there and so forth. there was a service here in the city and a final resting in livermore. so in order to pull this off in a fitting tribute to firefighter
5:39 am
-who dedicated 12 years with the san francisco fire department we hired him in 2005- we also had phenomenal assistance from the san francisco police department with sister with a motorcade, motorcycle escort, california highway patrol, alameda county fire department truck livermore pleasanton fire department and livermore police department to effect a safe secure passage from the city the couple of our rigs through and to livermore. i did one make you aware of that and have the opportunity again to thank mayor lee who visited just a month before he passed away. he was traveling in vietnam but nevertheless extended his condolences and was appreciative of the opportunity to have met him. on march 10, there's a newly formed under the deputy director chief of staff, david, kate howard, she is working closely in the mayor's office and she's putting together working group of which i'm a part of.
5:40 am
regarding it's called the street working. basically, it's regarding a number of situations and complaints coming in from 311. some 911. just about street behavior, safe streets and so forth. there was a kickoff meeting. she has several departments participating the director public health, the police chief, myself, director of public works and the new homelessness department director, jeff kosinski. to talk about goals, further collaboration, and achieving those goals and just that would be the kickoff meeting in then, also i attended a meeting-another follow-up meeting because the priority for mayor just on the 20th with the same parties to talk about the steps in which we can work closely together to address some of the street issues that
5:41 am
the city is experiencing. on march 11, many of us never to knowledge president reagan and commissioner covington, attended and participated in the st. patrick's day parade, which was a good celebration here in our city. on the 13th of the month, deputy chief williams and i attended the united fire service women's annual membership meeting. it was about a three-hour breakfast meeting. well attended and a lot of topics were discussed. so that was headed there some changes in their leadership. that was announced and there will be plans-there are plans underway to acknowledge and celebrate 2017 as the 30th anniversary of women coming into san francisco fire department. on 16 march, i did afterward i visited station
5:42 am
1900 the members are still grieving over the loss of their colleagues firefighter-they spent some time with them. just checking in and seeing how they were doing. on the 17th of participated in a [inaudible] a lafayette elementary. on the 20th, the deputies and i participate on monthly labor-management meeting. local 798 headquarters. was a productive meeting. later, that afternoon, with chief scott, our new police chief, we assisted with the delivery of meals on wheels event or delivery to one of their clients on pine street, which is a program that does so much good for a lot of different people. it's the second year i participated last year i
5:43 am
participated with chief suhr. as i said and i went to another street working group meeting and then i just want to let you know, upcoming, tomorrow chief tony rivera and i will be participating in the fire boat -i'll be on the panel will be in the audience. listening and contributing. the design criteria panel. in which there are proposals that will be submitted for our review for the new design for station 35 which pier 22.5 that's an all-day review of looking at designs, functionality, and what we feel would work best if i am one of five panelists on that panel. so more to follow on that design and the criteria. then, i know our favorite i believe chief-from the airport has invited all of you on the 29th to the grand opening of san francisco fire department international airport station three. which will be celebrated at 10 am on the 29th. that concludes my report.
5:44 am
>> thank you, chief. any public comment? on this item? commissioner covington >> thank you for your report, chief. i just want to know about the budget has the budget committee met recently? >> the budget committee has not met since we submitted our budget on february 21. i believe in anticipation of the meeting on april 27 there will be director course so will reach out to the budget committee and possibly convened a group. certainly, we will bring back-were having ongoing discussions but there's nothing at this point that's been decided so we're kind of in a week and see pattern but we are definitely intending to convene certainly prior to the mayors budget meeting on june 1 possibly before presentation on 27 april
5:45 am
>> well, budget committee will be prioritizing particular budget items to share with the commission? >> so if you recall, we did submit our budget can we were asked for 3% reduction, which he responded to that we are open to further discussion. we were asked to reduce-took some issue without giving our increase call volume and so forth. in terms of additional items, we did not submit additional items, if i'm following your question >> i see. will you be submitting additional items equipped >> to to be determined i think at this point we have to fight for remaining status quo because again the ass and still is the asked that we look gatekeeper for reductions. so we have a prioritized list, which should be reviewed again by the budget committee i agree with you. i think at this point
5:46 am
our priority right now is to hold firm on where we are at. >> all right. definitely, we need to hold firm and i know that my fellow commissioners feel the same. in my conversations with the mayor, i have pointed out that from my perspective, i think we need to keep the academies going because we have so many people were going to be retiring very soon and i don't want to see any kind of falloff from us having really robust classes in the academy. that's a good segue into complimenting everyone on us having 49 graduates. that is excellent. we need every last person zone looking forward to that graduation. it's just wonderful that we have our audience-our
5:47 am
audiences and making up one longing to be in our department and see that some members of our community are having their dreams fulfilled by being selected by the chief of the department to enter the academy then to go through the graduation, it just a wonderful thing. >> commissioner covington, thank you. we are in complete agreement with your comments about maintaining the hiring plan adobe fought collectively sought to get. likewise, with our fleet replacement claim. we know all the efforts that we collectively put forward on that so those are definitely two initiatives or line items that we really don't want to compromise on given the number of retirements and given the fact that prolonged period of time we did not have adequate funding for our equipment and are free. >> yes thank you. so the fire
5:48 am
boat ais going to be looking at design and functionality and i'm pretty sure aesthetics as well but will you be coming back to the commission sharing portions of those discussions with us? >> yes. >> okay. i look forward to that. thank you again for your report. >> thank you commissioner covington good commissioner hardeman >> i will be brief mr. pres. thank you for your report, chief. i probably should ask you this over the phone but i just came to me-approximate, how far down the list did you get recently the old tables-i think you got to 850 last time. i don't know i'm just curious >> sure. the list is constantly being refreshed as a
5:49 am
people coming off of it and getting onto it. between 3504 three 4000 people on any given time >> so 30 504,000 eligible to be selected if it passed all the criteria? >> correct. if they get for wrinkle 12, which i don't know i can agree with that score equates to, and on the eligible list. since we've use the ntn national testing network, process i have gone down to a score of 840 or level viii and typically commencing the highest score is level iii. so retired from the range between level iii and level viii. >> i knew how couple that's [inaudible] >> correct. i believe in you served in the us military is better points associated with that and that's incorporated into the score >> peabody >> they have their score and then the department of human resources there is that chance points given so in cases
5:50 am
they're always going to be there rank is going to be improved by the fact they serve their country and we have over the last several years hired a very high percentage of military veterans. >> very good.. thank you >> thank you commissioner hardeman. chief, thank you for your report one quick question. the working group with kate howard that you are typing that you met with on the 11th, that is different from the ems response working group. is that correct? >> it is >> two separate working groups? >> yes. at some more of the private providers department of emergency management and then there's stakeholders like local 798. this is more about an increase and concerns, complaints, if you will made regarding street behavior,
5:51 am
people feeling that not feeling safer trying to get point a-to point b streets being blocked and so forth. the tense situation on the same caymans, that sort of thing. >> what about the traffic and just generally the traffic congestion? >> week i will start bowing. i'm happy to start that one. i know we have several takers on that. the working group on that although we work closely with the mta and there are a number of projects that we-andrew good partnership, have agreed to a compromise on and there are some for the sake of access and her ability to get somewhere in a relatively short period of time. we stress our concern on some of those in the initiative. >> thank you. commissioner covington your final question? >> no. i'm sorry [inaudible] >> okay. all right, thank you. call the next item. sec.'s
5:52 am
>> administrative report. >> yes. >> good evening president covington - excuse me - president cleaveland. fellow commissioners, chief, ramona williams deputy chief of administration this is my administrative report for the month of march which covers activities from february 23 -march 22, 2017. i will begin with the assignment office. the assignment office is in the process of implementing the results of the vacancy bid the airport staff. they continue to work with division of training on scheduling probationary members for their six-month and one-year assignment changes as
5:53 am
well as prepare for the upcoming 121st academy recruit graduation of their assignments. under homeland security, during this reporting period, chief francisco as always has continued to attend various meetings and training exercises . he recently attended a tabletop exercise at the giants ballpark. he's made a presentation with dem and dx training annie's also produced the event action plan for the st. patrick's day parade. he has also currently working-meeting with vendors regarding updating the fdo see, and he had coordinated the k-9 demonstration for the civil grand jury that are training facility on treasure island. he continues to update the command staff on all real or potential terrorist activities and as always, always like to remind the public to stay ever vigilant and if you see something, to say something.
5:54 am
under isp, during this reporting period, the bureau has continued to conduct background testing of candidates for the upcoming academies each-two and h-three academy. there were 34 members randomly selected during this reporting period and all results were negative. on a final note, i'd like to knowledge the hard work and dedication of acting capt. sheila hunter, who for personal reasons as requested to return to the field. she worked very hard and diligently with investigative services bureau conducting investigations and assisting with the background investigations and testing. she is being replaced by capt. michael smith, who is currently receiving his training and will assume the role beginning next week. under the physician's office, they are also very busy administrative preemployment examinations for upcoming
5:55 am
cadets for recruits for the academy. privation her he and promotional physical for department members in addition the mud they conduct work-related and returned to duty injuries examinations and administer immunizations for members. during this reporting period, 32 work-related injuries were reported down from 41 the last reporting period. under support services, a total of 146 requests were made for service during this-and process during this reporting period. construction of pump station one located fire headquarters is nearing completion.. there some final work being done on the second floor as we make room for additional staffing. support services chief leave iraq is continuing to work with mta on street designs to ensure that
5:56 am
this notice disruption to fire department operations and the ability to respond to emergencies. right now, they been focusing on how our response will alter with speed homes on the speed bumps and speed tables which are just recently learned the difference and how the bike lanes will impact apparatus positioning including muni wireless and how that may alter our operations and ability to ladder various buildings in the district. regarding station five, the construction contract was awarded to alter construction. they are scheduled to start mid-april with a completion date tentatively set for the summer of 2018. station 16 work is currently in progress. unfortunately, there are approximate two months behind. however, the contractors have begun working on saturdays with no additional costs that will
5:57 am
be incurred by us. they are currently under pining the neighboring homes to reinforce their foundation before they start the heavy foundation work, and their confidence that the project will be completed by january of 2018. all easter projects continue to move forward and on track and under doe, fleet, the personnel has performed 21 emergency field repairs to san francisco fire department apparatus, including ambulance, during this past 30 days, they resulted in minimal disruption to the department readiness, keeping vehicles in service without the need for a changeover. so that has been an asset. eight engines are in production with a delivery date of for this august, and for more there after, probably 4-6 months thereafter. boe has received for ambulance in
5:58 am
january and there in the process of ordering for more new ambulances. post under 18 is now in the field and operational and another [inaudible] currently being outfitted. the final location is to be determined. the aerial ladder truck specifications are complete and the final draft is almost complete and will go out to bid shortly. doe is streamlining the process repairing [inaudible] with the help of puc in central shop for more efficiency and quicker turnaround times. and they are in the final phase of installing cordless extrication tools to all our all our aerial ladder trucks and they should all be outfitted by the end of this month. lastly, under division of training, during this reporting period, chief danaj attended a symposium in
5:59 am
san diego last month and they were able to receive training on the latest props as well as meet with target solutions that to update our system we have currently have in place. they also as was mentioned in the previous report participated in assisted with the planning on high raise drill last month. they continue to conduct live fire training for our members. forcible entry training, and as always, planning of upcoming drills for the remainder of the year. under ems, along with our ongoing paramedic and emt certifications we are currently conducting cpr training for our members and a resumes practice your module in the city proper good last reporting period the members of the airport division were receiving that training. during this reporting period,
6:00 am
the 12th emc academy graduated 25 emts could we had a one-week h-three level to paramedic academy held for each-eight members for members and seven numbers completed that academy. are paramedic members stationed 49, have also received alternative destinations [inaudible] i training and they have also received preceptor training which will allow them to oversee and evaluate our emt and paramedic members during their ride a longs as a phase of the academy training. under bart lieut.-overseas emergency preparedness for the community and this is along with the k-9 program a vital asset and resource to be realized in the event of a major disaster in the city. in addition to the monthly training sheet continues to make presentation throughout the city at various
6:01 am
community events. our fire reserves also continue to be ongoing training weekly at the vision of training facilities, both fulsome on treasure island. lastly, at the chief mentioned, the 121st recruited academies currently their 17th week with 49 recruits. i am happy to say they have completed all the testing as the chief mentioned and is currently receiving specialized training such as wildland, hazmat, firefighter survival training to name a few. that's at the time this concludes my report on happy to answer the questions. >> thank you chief williams. any public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. commissioners? commissioner hardeman >> briefly again which is unusual. were moving along too good. last meeting was three hours. this is pretty quick. i was going to make a comment
6:02 am
about chief columbini of those went to san diego. i sent a couple people a photo from my old flip phone so it's not very good but the flip phone about the san diego fire exam which used to be a station. i don't know of any you got to see-have been [inaudible] i was there for meeting and next morning. for walk smoking a cigar and i go by this and i see this my wife was with me so i can smoke -anyway i go by the museum and the doors are open. it's beautiful. with a duo's private events there. it's a museum but fascinating. i should've wrote this down, but i didn't. at that station, the standard
6:03 am
thread was invented. that's standardized for all fire department in the united states. effective hose-i don't know what it was but i do know i read that and i thought was pretty interesting. that was her claim to fame. it's a great museum. old apparatuses and all kinds of things hanging all over the walls. very nice. i talked to couple firefighters working with san francisco's public safety attempt to get the museum [inaudible] and they were very encouraged. they like what they saw. so see what happens. it would be nice to get a nice present for san francisco especially after seeing that one for san diego. thanks for the report, chief williams. >> thank you commissioner >> thank you commissioner hardeman. vp nakajo >> thank you very much president cleaveland. thank you for a much chief williams for your conference of report. also thank you very much chief
6:04 am
hayes-white on your report chief williams. the semantics it's [inaudible] because of some lunch area of responsibility that you have within your office. again, your responsibility again for me, when you give your reports it just adds education and affirms my understanding of our department administrative infrastructure. so when you talk about the airport chief cost a lot of we are what we are really looking forward to that opening on march 29 which is next wednesday which is a major accomplishment for us and the airport,, city and county. when we talk about the graduation coming up on april 14, chief columbini with
6:05 am
commissioner covington and the rest of the commissioners, we are so grateful for the professional training of your training officers. again, the numbers, 49. that's an amazing number. this is a just a recent kind of accomplishment. i think we been on a three-for your home so to speak. so it's really quite significant. point of information. i did notice chief, that you're wearing of gold today. but i will be at our ride along this coming friday and thank you very much for indicating to me that you will be present with me on various formats of that i can see the experience chief liam scum of writing and immigrants in being [inaudible] but i'm really interested in the actually of observing when the supply is replenished through the vehicles and the system that occurs with that as well.
6:06 am
i have not heard of for a wild chief williams, anything about training facilities. i guess, at some point maybe that something you might give us a briefing on because as we go through all these classes, i still concern myself with our facilities and what we are going to do with that because we are always proactive within that projection. so, at some point, in your next report maybe could talk a livid about that. i agree and confer with commissioners that the budget and the classes are so important chief hayes-white. i know that they will be reported to the budget committee. my question isn't using frame rate where i can even ask it, but dir. corso, not that the president has committed his budget overall, i know that [inaudible] is no more anticipation some real numbers and how that affects san francisco's budget in our areas
6:07 am
and i will be curious as to what that atmosphere looks like realistically for ourselves and i know they were holding the line but i would be interested on the other ramifications that budget cut were adjustments because were all going to be in the same city for this year for sure. i failed to mention the last commission meeting, i wanted to give recognition to our president, president cleaveland, because when we went to visit the mayor on our large long list of discussion, the president was so good to talk about our intake fleet that sitting out there. i think it station on in the parking lot with a storm and with the tarps and so basically again the initiative of understanding that [inaudible] to the mayor to have some kind of sheltering with that and at this point, there aren't representatives
6:08 am
and at some point mr. pres., i think you want to maybe regroup with the organizations in terms of again we have a lot of interaction with [inaudible]. i just want to again come in chief and the department to understand, your presence here is always looking out for us in terms of that. other than that, at this particular point looking at my notes,i have nothing us. thank you. >> thank you mr. vp i will pay you later. [laughing] chief, williams for your report i have a quick question. you have any idea you can give us on h-23 program? maybe chief gonzales can step in and give the commission a quick update on the status? >> good evening president cleaveland commissioners, chief hayes-white. debbie is also operations that i can quickly president cleaveland, we met today with dhr pres. o'connor
6:09 am
myself. his representatives and we are going to meet one more time. with the chief, the director of human resources, myself. the reason rest of dhr. you're going to talk about steps going forward. as i stated at the last minute classification is official which is great. i think that's a huge hurdle that need to be accomplished. the next, schmidt will be putting those two in good pres. o'connor's convinced i was part of a bundle of other conditions so we will work it out and as i said last meeting as well i'll reiterate in good faith we will continue to negotiate when i want to get it done as soon as possible >> the timeline, about when you might be able to
6:10 am
[cross-talking / off mic] it just kind of up in the air? >> i would like to have it done by april. those two positions. i think the concern from the union and from the members we have the concern the workload during the day that is being addressed. we do have as you know the 212 hour shifts to cover a.m. and p.m. but we also [inaudible] to help with the day work load. >> thank you, chief. appreciate. thank you chief williams for your report. mdm. sec. next item please >> item number seven communications received from last meeting of march 8, 2017 e-mail from mr. corgan dated march 7, 2017. >> any public, and on these medications? seeing none, public comment is closed. commissioners? okay. and the secretary species next item >> item eight agenda for next commission meeting discussion regarding agenda for the april 12 2017 regular meeting. >> any public comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed...
6:11 am
commissioners? vp nakajo >> thank you very much president trying to mdm. sec. do we have something scheduled on the next commission meeting of april? >> yes we do we have the fire reserves presentation. >> thank you very much. >> that has been confirmed width at some point as a discretion at the president and chief, if there might be some kind of presentation update or education in terms the water rescue component of our department. commissioners, we know about the units but again our knowledge base gets so enhanced with various numbers come they give based on your discretion chief, the president, i would not means mine seen something that gives us information about what goes on with that. so those two items but i don't have a date for the water rescue. it's at your discretion. [inaudible]
6:12 am
thank you very much >> commissioner covington speed thank you mr. president. i would like an update on where we are with station 49. in terms of the planning? also, if there's been any movement on the location to replace the treasure island facility? thank you. >> thank you commissioner covington good term commissioner hardeman any items? >> [inaudible] >> i would just like to add one mdm. sec., and that's perhaps the program on the san francisco fire museum status update kind of an overview of exactly what the museum has as part of of its collection. what
6:13 am
the status is in terms of how well there be a maintained or not be maintained, and just what possibly we need to do in order to create a really first class-which we deserve,-first-class san francisco fire department museum. so i like to add that to the list of upcoming-not necessarily next meeting but whenever the guardians of the city and others that are actually protecting our museum artifacts at this time can put together a program. i think would be very educational and useful for all us not only in the commission but in the audience and at home to understand the need of our department to have a first-class museum. any further items, commissioners? thank you very much. adam secretary, call next item >> item nine adjournment >> >> so moved. >> is there a second? >> >> second. >> all those in favor say, aye. [chorus of ayes.] opposed, say nay. this meeting is
6:14 am
adjourned. >>[gavel] >>[adjournment] >> >> >>
6:15 am
>>[gavel] >> good afternoon everyone. this meeting will come to order. welcome to the march 22 2000 something regular meeting of the rules committee. my name is super supervisor safai chairman of the committee did to my right is vice chairman sandy fewer and to my left is supervisor norman chinese. our clerk is derek evans also like to thank phil jackson and jesse larson at sfgov tv for stepping this meeting. mr. clerk any announcements?

32 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on