2012 Annual Report

GREAT FALLS FIRE RESCUE

ANNUAL REPORT
2012

BUDGET INFORMATION

DIVISION TOTAL BUDGET
FY 12/13
TOTAL BUDGET
FY 11/12
Fire Operations

Personnel Costs

$6,544,445

5,509,098

$6,275,213

5,293,815

Fire Prevention

Personnel Costs

$250,969

199,673

$239,311

190,760

Hydrants

Personnel Costs

$132,576

61,735

$111,120

$59,577

Disaster & Emergency Services

Personnel Costs

$121,673

105,403

$115,087

100,868

Total All Divisions

Personnel Costs

$7,049,663

5,875,909

$6,740,731

5,645,020

 

RESPONSE STATISTICS

TOTAL RESPONSES IN 2012 = 6,285

 
  2012 TOTALS 2011 TOTALS
FIRE CALLS 637 601
     

Dispatched as Structure Call

503 468
     
Structure Fires 55 49
Vehicles Fires 15 34
Outdoor Vegetation 46 26
Outdoor Rubbish 25 38
Misc Outdoor 9 6
Overpressure, Rupture 2 3
Natural Gas Leak 37 28
Electrical/Arcing Wiring/Equipment 31 23
Overheated Motor 7 15
Light Ballast 3 3
Structure Weakened/Collapse 9 13
Attempt/Threat to Burn 51 33
Authorized Control Burn 0 3
Vapor Mistaken for Smoke 6 2
Smoke Scare 56 66
False Alarm 285 259
     
EMS/RESCUE CALLS 4,297 4,401
     
Medical 3,770 3,867
Ambulance Assist 264 241
Vehicle Accident 231 238
Vehicle vs Pedestrian 17 21
Elevator Rescue 3 6
Extrication 1 4
High/Low Angle Rescue 0 0
Ice Rescue 1 0
Water Rescue 2 2
Lock In 2 6
No Patient Contact 6 16
     
HAZMAT CALLS 85 87
     
Fuel/Oil Spill 13 25
Chemical Spill 3 3
CO Leak 9 5
Vehicle Accident Cleanup 16 24
Misc Hazardous Condition 28 30
     
PUBLIC SERVICE CALLS 841 738
     
Lift Assist 504 444
Aircraft Standby 1 0
Animal Rescue 2 0
Lock Out 9 9
Misc Service 111 102
Police Assist 62 64
Power Line Down 128 81
Severe Weather 2 4
Smoke Removal 6 9
Water Leak/Issue 16 25
     
GOOD INTENT CALLS 425 506
     
Cancelled en route 294 310
No Hazard Found 131 124
     
Fire Districts / Out of City 141 105

 

 

RESPONSES BY STATION

 
TYPE OF CALL STATION #1 STATION #2 STATION #3 STATION #4
Fire 260 114 165 98
Ems/Rescue 2,199 683 1,092 323
Hazmat 46 16 15 8
Public Service 426 155 208 52
Good Intent 250 42 103 30
TOTALS 3,181 1,010 1,583 511
Fire Districts / Out of City  11 29 10 91

 

 

FIRE DISTRICT / OUT OF CITY

 
TYPE CALL 2012 2011
Fire 27 18
EMS/Rescue 82 71
Hazmat 3 2
Public Service 19 4
Good Intent 10 10

 

 

RESCUES / SAVES

 
TYPE 2012 2011
Medical Rescues na 86
Fire Rescues na 5
     
Medical Saves na na

 

 

INJURIES

 
AT FIRES 2012 2011
Civilian Fire Injuries 0 2
Firefighter Injuries 11 9
Civilian Fire Deaths 0 0
Firefighter Deaths 0 0

 

HOURLY SUMMARY

 

ACTIVITY 2012 2011
     
Apparatus Maintenance 5,773 5,936
Equipment Maintenance 4,645 4,659
Station Maintenance 6,334 6,602
     
Physical Conditioning 8,423 8,726
Training 10,582 12,940
Self Improvement 42,247 42,424
     
Customer Contact 522 547
Public Education 455 343
     
Company Inspections 4,015 3,515
Re-Inspections 779 804
Preplan Review 211 325
Project Tasks 1,654 1,640
     
Incidents 12,909 12,591
Reports 2,541 2,786
Planning 781 915

 

 

FIRE PREVENTION

 

MAJOR CAUSES OF STRUCTURE FIRES

  • 10 Fires were the result of Food Unattended on Stove.
  • 8 Fires were the result of Appliances.
  • 6 Fires were the result of Careless Smoking.

 

PROPERTY VALUE & LOSS

The estimated value of the structures (55) involved in fires in 2012 was $31,221,603.
The total estimated property damage was $2,620,694.

This equates to a loss of 8.39%.

Of the 55 structure fires, 36 fires were confined to the room or area of origin and 14 were confined to the structure itself. There were 2 structure fires that extended beyond the structure of origin.

 

SAFETY INSPECTIONS

 

INSPECTIONS CONDUCTED* REINSPECTIONS CONDUCTED
3,000 500

*Of the 3,000 inspections conducted during the year, 628 occupancies had a total of 1,035 fire code violations.

 

PUBLIC FIRE EDUCATION

91 Public Fire Education classes were presented during 2012 to a total audience of 7,615.

 

 

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

 


CUSTOMER SURVEY RESULTS

Postage paid survey cards are mailed randomly to persons that were involved in our responses in order to evaluate our level of service provided. Customers are sent questions that relate to the type of service provided and are asked to rank the answers on a scale of 1 to 8 with 1 being poor and 8 being excellent. This survey is anonymous and generates about a 45% return.

In 2012, GFFR had an overall rating of 7.59

The questions and our average response for are as follows:

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE SURVEY Average Response
How was the overall service provided to you? 7.46
Was the crew professional in appearance? 7.69
Were you treated courteously? 7.42
Were the treatments explained clearly? 7.46
Was the crew responsive to your needs? 7.46
How well did we take care of you? 7.65
FIRE SUPPRESSION SURVEY  
Did the Fire Dept. Respond in a timely manner? 7.79
Was the fire extinguished quickly? 7.62
Was the extent of damage explained to you? 7.58
Were you treated in a courteous manner? 7.71
Was your property treated with respect? 7.57
Was cause and origin explained to you? 6.96
Were your basic needs addressed?
(food, clothing, shelter)
7.71
FIRE/SAFETY INSPECTION  
How was the overall service provided to you? 7.74
Was the crew professional in appearance? 7.87
Were you treated courteously? 7.83
Was the inspection process explained to you? 7.65
Were the code requirements clearly explained? 7.39

 

 

APPARATUS/VEHICLE INVENTORY

 

Designation Year Make/Style
Engine 1 2004 Pierce, 1250 gal (red)
Engine 2 2004 Pierce, 1250 gal (red)
Engine 3 2004 Pierce, 1250 gal (red)
Engine 4 1991 Freightliner, 1250 gal (lime yellow)
Engine 5 1991 Freightliner, 1250 gal (lime yellow)
Engine 6 1989 Ford, 1250 gal (lime yellow)
Tower 10 2010 Pierce Arrow XT, 100' Platform (red)
Truck 2 1996 Smeal Quint (red)
Chief 1 2001 Chevrolet Suburban (white)
Rescue 1 1994 Freightliner FL60 (red)
Utility 1 1996 Dodge Ram Truck (red)
Unit 1 1992 Chevrolet S10 Blazer (blue)
Unit 3 2000 Chevrolet Impala 4dr (white)
Unit 75 1993 Chevrolet S10 Pickup w/topper (blue)
Haz-Mat Van 1982 Chevrolet 1/2 Ton Van (white)
Rescue 116 2011 FL-80, Freightliner Business Class M2
Trailer 1993 Hawkeye - tires 32 psi
Trailer 1984 Breathing Apparatus (white)
Spec Ops Van 1991 Chevrolet 1 ton hi-cube van
Parade Unit 1924 Stutz Fire Truck (red)
Water Tender 2000 Freightliner, 2200 gal (red)
Trailer   City Hazmat Trailer
Trailer   State Hazmat Trailer
Boat 1 1993 Spectrum 16'

 

 

PERSONNEL ROSTER

 

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF:

Randy McCamley, Fire Chief
Steve Hester, Asst Chief
Doug Bennyhoff, Fire Marshal
Dirk Johnson, Deputy Asst Chief
Kyle Prosperie, Admin Asst. Sr.
Kathy Vincent, Admin Secretary
Kristal Kuhn, Emergency Mgmt Planner

BUREAU:

Fire Inspector:

Capt Joe Russell

 

Chaplain:  

JT Coughlin

"A" PLATOON: "B" PLATOON:
Charles Rovreit, Battalion Chief Dwane Sutphin, Battalion Chief
Ron Scott, Captain George Cook Jr, Captain
Robert Shupe, Captain Terry Bailey, Captain
David Vogt, Captain Jeremy Jones, Captain
BJ Perry, Captain Ron Martin, Captain
Shaun Opp, Engineer Bobbie Wiench, Engineer
Tim Harris, Engineer Jerry Geist, Engineer
Michael Loy, Engineer Shane Klippenes, Engineer
Jason Baker, Engineer Justin Lee, Engineer
Jay Swisher, Engineer Spencer Swingley, FF1C
Michael Kuntz, Engineer Jason Furr, FF1C
Nick Damyanovich, FF1C Troy Weir, FF1C
Colton Walter, FF1C Chris Newman, FF1C
Ty Loney, FF1C Nathan Schmidt, Firefighter
Mike Pancich, Firefighter Maren Olsen, Firefighter
"C" PLATOON: "D" PLATOON:
Jamie Jackson, Battalion Chief Battalion Chief
Jeff Jackson, Captain Doug Neil, Captain
David Van Son, Captain Talbert Bryan, Captain
Andrew Bailey, Captain Dan Cherry, Captain
Tom Zaremski, Captain Darin Hirose, Captain
Jerry Lyons, Engineer Vaughn Thurston, Engineer
Chass Perkins, Engineer Eric Fowell, Engineer
Jerry Pospisil, Engineer Jay Jarrett, Engineer
Kris Whitaker, Engineer Brandon Jaraczeski, Engineer
Nolan Eggen, FF1C David Bleskin, Engineer
Mike McIntosh, FF1C Jay Kromarek, Engineer
Ben Zietzke, FF1C Bryan Painter, FF1C
Trevor Johnson, FF1C Ryan Downard, FF1C
Adam Marsh, FF1C Jeremy Virts, FF1C
Joshua Kulbeck, FF1C Devon Hagen, FF1C

2012 Service Retirement:

Battalion Chief Steve Gonser