City of Cumberland FIRE DEPARTMENT Established 1906 Mission Statement The mission of the Cumberland Fire Department is to continue to strive to provide the best possible fire protection and emergency medical services for the citizens of Cumberland. Our members are a group of highly skilled, trained, and experienced professionals who are dedicated to protect life, property, and the environment from fire and related disasters and provide the highest quality of emergency medical services to its citizens. To Best Achieve Our Mission The Cumberland Fire Department Is Committed To: Provide highly efficient and exceptional emergency response for fire, rescue, and medical calls. Provide public education and awareness and actively participate in the community to provide for the safety and well being of the people who live and work in Cumberland. Provide the members of the Cumberland Fire Department with the highest quality of training and education. Provide an extensive network of support services which includes fire prevention, fire investigation, code enforcement, plan reviews, and fire and rescue apparatus and station maintenance. Provide a safe and healthy environment to benefit the mental and physical well being of the members of the Cumberland Fire Department. The Cumberland Fire Department Takes Great Pride in Both Its Rich History and Its Progressive Future While Constantly Striving to Increase the Efficiency and Quality of Service to the Citizens of Cumberland TABLE OF ORGANIZATION = 57 employees Fire Department with Reduction in Force through Attrition = 58 Employees City Administrator Fire Chief Fire Marshal/Training Officer Administrative Officer Senior Captain Deputy Chief Ch. Deputy Chief / Senior Captain Junior Captain Junior Captain Junior Captain Lieutenants (2) Lieutenants (2) Lieutenants (2) Equipment Operators (4) Equipment Operators (4) Equipment Operators (4) Firefighters (10) Firefighters (10) Firefighters (10) CITY OF CUMBERLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT ROSTER Fire Chief Donald J. Dunn Fire Marshal/Training Officer Shannon Adams Fire Administrative Officer Julie A. Davis “A” CREW “B” CREW “C” CREW Captain Vernon L. Growden Deputy Chief Robert S. Long Chief Deputy Chief John T. Cline Captain Daron J. Winters Captain Samuel I. Wilson Captain William R. Davis Captain Christopher A. Ratliff Lieutenant Richard E. Keller Lieutenant Jeffrey M. Grogg Lieutenant Timothy D. Malone Lieutenant/EMT-P Michael W. Kerns Lieutenant Stephen L. Grogg Lieutenant Barry D. Winters Equipment Operator Charles A. Koelker Lieutenant/EMT-P Vincent R. Pyle Equipment Operator Richard G. Twigg Equipment Operator Merel M. Chaney Equipment Operator John S. Blankenship Equipment Operator Randall W. Whittington Equipment Operator Glenn R. Chaney Equipment Operator Keith L. Funkhouser Equipment Operator Timmy D. Pritts Equipment Operator/P Terry G. Puffinburger Equipment Operator Gregory A. Sites Equipment Operator/P Kenneth D. McKenzie Equipment Operator Gerald I. Myers Equipment Operator Jeffery L. Wagoner Equipment Operator Woodrow Nightingale Equipment Operator Cecil E. Kenner Equipment Operator/P Jeffrey G. DeHaven Equipment Operator/P Brent A. Croston Firefighter/EMT-B Kelly W. Frye Firefighter/EMT-P Bryan C. Ward Firefighter/EMT-B Allan H. Ward Firefighter/EMT-B Steven G. Hout Firefighter/EMT-B Jesse L. Opel Firefighter/EMT-B Scott W. Carlson Firefighter/EMT-P Scott E. Flaskamp Firefighter/EMT-P Dennis L. Steiding Firefighter/EMT-B Geena S. Kile Firefighter/EMT-B John R. Monahan Firefighter/EMT-I Cody M. Pearce Firefighter/EMT-P Douglas R. Beitzel Firefighter/EMT-B Phillip D. Rumer Firefighter/EMT-B Garrett T. Parsons Firefighter/EMT-B Margaret E. McDonald Firefighter/EMT-P Steven R. Adams Firefighter/EMT-B Eric M. Mowbray Firefighter/EMT-P Michael R. Salvadge Firefighter/EMT-B Keith E. Hose Firefighter/EMT-B Jon R. Miller Firefighter/EMT-B Christopher E. Biser Firefighter/EMT-P Michael C. Williams Firefighter/EMT-B Joseph R. Braithwaite Firefighter/EMT-P Lucas D. Braithwaite Fire Department Manning = 13 Members on Duty COMMAND UNIT = 1 FIREFIGHTER ENGINE/RESCUE #1 = 3 FIREFIGHTERS ENGINE #2 = 3 FIREFIGHTERS 3rd MEDIC UNIT = 2 FIREFIGHTERS from ENGINE #2 MEDIC UNIT = 2 FIREFIGHTERS TRUCK #1 = 4 FIREFIGHTERS 2nd MEDIC UNIT = 2 FIREFIGHTERS from Truck #1 Fire Department Reduced Minimum Manning = 12 Members on Duty when necessary due to fiscal constraints COMMAND UNIT = 1 FIREFIGHTER ENGINE/RESCUE #1 = 3 FIREFIGHTERS ENGINE/RESCUE #2 = 3 FIREFIGHTERS 2nd MEDIC UNIT = 2 FIREFIGHTERS (from ENGINE #2) MEDIC UNIT = 2 FIREFIGHTERS TRUCK #1 = 3 FIREFIGHTERS 3rd MEDIC UNIT = 2 FIREFIGHTERS (from TRUCK #1 and ENGINE #1) Fire Department Manning = 15 Members on Duty (Due to SAFER-funded Firefighters) COMMAND UNIT = 1 FIREFIGHTER ENGINE/RESCUE #1 = 3 FIREFIGHTER ENGINE/RESCUE #2 = 3 FIREFIGHTERS 3rd MEDIC UNIT = 2 FIREFIGHTERS (from ENGINE #2) FIRST MEDIC UNIT = 2 FIREFIGHTERS SECOND MEDIC UNIT = 2 SAFER FIREFIGHTERS TRUCK #1 = 4 FIREFIGHTERS 4th MEDIC UNIT = 2 FIREFIGHTERS (from TRUCK #1 and ENGINE #1) Training Levels as of April, 2011 Fire Trainining Levels Training Levels: EMT-Basic EMT-Intermediate EMT-Paramedic FO III, 8 41 Firefighter I 2 Firefighter II 55 Fire Officer I 16 Fire Officer II 23 Fire Officer III 8 FF I, 2 EMTParamedic, 15 FO II, 23 1 15 Emergency Medical Training Levels FF II, 55 EMTIntermediate, 1 EMT-Basic EMT-Intermediate EMT-Basic, 41 EMT-Paramedic FO I, 16 In addition to the current training levels, several firefighters serve on special operations/rescue teams. They include swift water rescue, helicopter emergency aerial tactical team, and structural collapse rescue team. CITY OF CUMBERLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT SPECIAL OPERATIONS TEAMS HEAT TEAM WATER RESCUE TEAM Coordinator William Davis Coordinator Daron Winters Coordinator Samuel Wilson William Davis Samuel Wilson Samuel Wilson Christopher Ratliff Christopher Ratliff Christopher Ratliff Shannon Adams Shannon Adams Shannon Adams Michael Kerns Jeffrey Grogg Vincent Pyle Vincent Pyle Vincent Pyle Steven Hout Jeffrey Grogg Michael Kerns Allan Ward Allan Ward Jeffery Wagoner Barry Winters Kelly Frye Timmy Pritts Cecil Kenner Randall Whittington Steven Hout Dennis Steiding Douglas Beitzel Jeffery Wagoner Geena Kile Steven Adams Steven Hout Steven Hout John Monahan Jon Miller Michael Salvadge Michael Salvadge Phillip Rumer Merel Chaney Cody Pearce John Blankenship Kelly Frye Jeffrey DeHaven Steven Adams John Monahan Jon Miller Keith Hose Eric Mowbray COLLAPSE TEAM Vernon Growden HIRT TEAM Coordinator Vernon Growden Annual Statistics Calendar Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 FIRE INCIDENTS 1,188 1,266 1,200 1,136 1,304 1,254 AMBULANCE INCIDENTS 4,305 4,319 4,515 4,694 4,665 4,577 TOTAL 5,493 5,585 5,715 5,830 5,969 5,831 INCIDENTS Ambulance Incidents – In/Out of City Ambulance Calls by Calendar Year In City Out of City TOTAL 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 3,649 3,641 3,793 4,154 4,096 4,271 656 678 722 540 569 306 4,305 4,319 4,515 4,694 4,665 4,577 FY2011 Fire Department Revenue Allegany County Appropriations: $189,688.00 SB508 Funds: $ 31,789.74 Allegany County Gaming Distribution: $ 3,065.37 Ambulance Transport Fees Paid: $691,584.45 (All fees paid in FY2011 for EMS transports in current and previous years thru March, 2011.) Medical Claim-Aid is the billing agent for the City of Cumberland Ambulance Paramedic Intercept Fees: $ 27,663.77 (All paramedic intercept fees paid in FY2011 for paramedic intercepts in current and previous years thru February, 2011.) Ambulance Billing Fiscal Year Comparisons (as of April 21, 2011) FISCAL YEAR Number of Transports Amount Billed Mandatory Write-Offs Total Write-Offs Net Billable Amount Collected Collection Rate 2007 3013 $1,047.765.51 $146,940.48 $316,318.86 $ 900,825.03 $731,136.07 81.16% 2008 3254 $1,157,445.30 $135,344.75 $335,071.38 $1,022,100.55 $821,607.33 80.38% 2009 3258 $1,193,817.49 $118,763.74 $291,251.20 $1,075,053.75 $901,630.29 83.87% 2010 3245 $1,207,969.96 $147,255.92 $307,838.21 $1,060,714.04 $894,209.25 84.30% 2011 2452 $ 933,222.94 $109,315.48 $175,062.79 $ 823,907.46 $603,759.43 73.28% Collection % Formula = Amount Collected ÷ Net Billable Note: Mandatory Write-Offs = Insurance Write-Offs Other Write-Offs = Deceased/No Assets, Insurance Rejected, Bad Address, Time-Out, etc. Grant Awards in FY2011 2010 FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant $156,111.00 for four (4) Life-Pak 15 monitor/defibrillators, (4) field service upgrades for Life-Paks, (4) ambulance power costs, (1) rugged stair chair Grant: 90% Federal Share and 10% City Share Total Project: $173,456.00 ($156,111.00 Federal / $17,345.00 City) FY2011 MIEMSS Matching Grant for purchase of one (1) Life-Pak 15 $ 15,032.00 Grant: 50% State Share and 50% City Share Total Project: $30,064.00 ($15,032.00 State/$15,032.00 City) 2010 MIEMSS Radio Grant Program $ for purchase of four (4) mobile radio units for 4 ambulances @ $1,120.00 each 4,480.00 Grant: 100% State Share 2010 FEMA Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant for hiring of eight (8) new firefighters $806,316.00 Grant Awards in FY2011 (continued) 2010 FEMA Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant for hiring of eight (8) new firefighters $806,316.00 Period of Performance: May 12, 2011 to May 11, 2013 Personnel: Fringe Benefits: $537,544.00 $268,772.00 First Year: Second Year: Third Year: $397,200 (salary and benefits) 100% Federal Share $409,116 (salary and benefits) 100% Federal Share Committed to retain SAFER-funded firefighters for one year. The eight (8) SAFER-funded Firefighters will increase Fire Dept. personnel to 66 employees (65 firefighters and 1 administrative officer), enable the City to man a dedicated second-line ambulance, and back-fill crew assignments when regular firefighters take unscheduled leave, drastically reducing overtime costs. FY2011 Budget Overview Capital Line Item: New Ambulance Purchased: $215,000.00 Replace Fire Dept. Command Unit, 2000 Dodge Durango, involved in motor vehicle accident including emergency equipment: (pending) $ 31,000.00 FY2012 Budget Request Overview Overtime: Vehicle Repairs: Uniforms and Accessories: Equip 8 SAFER-funded Firefighters Drastically reduced Overtime Costs due to hiring SAFER-funded Firefighters Reduced nearly 10%; however, repairs will probably increase due to age of apparatus Unable to purchase budgeted uniforms, accessories due to FY10 and FY11 Budget Restraints Firefighting Supplies: Gasoline and Diesel: Building Maintenance: Replace roof and interior paint at East Side Fire Station #3 Six (6) 60-minute carbon fiber cylinders Porta-Count Tester Rescue Cutter Thermal Imaging Camera = $5,760.00 = $8,300.00 = $4,592.00 = $4,800.00 Increase due to expected rising costs Note: Applied for CDBG funding to renovate South End Fire Station #2 Headquarters Station #1 (Built 1976) Headquarters, located in the Public Safety building at the corner of Bedford and N. Mechanic Streets. Houses three engines, one ladder truck, one rescue truck, and three ambulances. Station 2 (Built 1926) Station 2, located in South Cumberland at Third and Race Sts. Houses one engine and one ambulance. Station 3 (Built 1926) Station 3, located in the East Side on Frederick Street. Can only house one engine. Fire Department Future Needs: New Fire Station in the Willowbrook Road Area to replace obsolete Fire Station #3 that was built in 1926. New Fire Station to replace obsolete Fire Station #2 that was built in 1926. New Ambulance due to age and high mileage. Current Ambulance Fleet includes: Medic 1 - #370 2000 Freightliner Ambulance 112,640 miles Medic 2 - #343 2007 International Ambulance 114,078 miles Medic 3 - #344 2002 Freightliner Ambulance 118,528 miles Medic 4 - #342 1996 Ford Ambulance 51,495 miles Replace Fire Apparatus Truck #1 that is nearing its life expectancy. The Fire Dept. will apply for a new aerial tower when the 2011 AFG Grant Application Period opens under the Firefighting Vehicle Acquisition Program. An aerial tower costs nearly $1,000,000.00. If awarded, the City share is 10% of the total project cost, or $100,000.00. During a discussion at a recent “Grants Meeting”, the City may be able to add additional $150,000 since it appears the threshold for an award is $750,000.00. CFD Truck #1, 1992 Sutphen 90-foot Aerial Tower 1750 GPM Pumper - 19 years old Thank you for your consideration.