District Goals Resolution

District Goals Resolution

RESOLUTION 2013-02

April 9th 2013

A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS FOR CHELAN COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT #5 ADOPTING EMERGENCY RESPONSE PERFORMANCE GOAL FOR SERVICE

WHEREAS, Chelan County Fire District #5 was organized and established by a vote of the electorate in the year 1949 and therefore the Board of Fire Commissioners intended to “establish” the District’s fire department, or declare it as being heretofore “established”; and

WHEREAS, the current Board of Fire Commissioners of Chelan County Fire District #5 has determined that it is of vital importance for the community to execute a thorough evaluation and planning exercise to prepare the Fire District for the future and its demands and challenges; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Fire Commissioners, as a segment of this strategic planning process has appointed a Community Task Force to assist them in determining critical recommendations and response performance measures; and

WHEREAS, the purpose and intent of this resolution is to establish emergency response time performance goals/objectives; and

WHEREAS, the emergency response time performance goals/objectives are measured by the successful reduction of response times, and the District’s progress towards achieving the objectives 80% of the time; and

WHEREAS, the purpose and intent of this resolution is to provide policies and standards so as to comply with the intent of the new legislation;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Chelan County Fire District #5 (Manson Fire Department) was officially formed in 1949 and the Board of Fire Commissioners officially declared the Fire Protection District to be established.

Section 2. The current emergency services provided by the Fire District, in accordance with the mission and statutes that govern fire protection districts and fire departments, are as follows:

  1. Fire Suppression
  2. Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Basic Life Support (BLS)
  3. Hazardous materials “Operations” level response
  4. Technical Rescue/Special Awareness response
  5. Fire Prevention/Public Education
  6. Participation in Local Emergency Management

Section 3. The organizational structure of Chelan County Fire District #5 is best understood by reference to the organizational chart for the Fire District, which is hereby officially adopted by the Board of Commissioners, and incorporated herein by reference. However, the organization is generally described as managed overall by the elected policy-making and governing body, the Board of Fire Commissioners, whose policies are implemented on a day-to-day basis by the appointed Fire Chief. The Board and the Chief are aided in accomplishing the mission of the District by an appointed District Secretary, whose primary duties are administrative, including maintaining Board meeting minutes and records. Various fire service officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), volunteer firefighters, and other CCFD#5 members complete the District’s work force and accomplish the delivery of vital services to the public.

The organizational chart, or chain-of-command, looks like this:

Section 4. On the effective date of this Resolution, Chelan County Fire District #5 employs the equivalent of 1.5 full time employees (FTEs) and enjoys the benefit of thirty-one (31) volunteers. Any changes or projected changes in these numbers will be addressed in each annual report. These employees and volunteers together are responsible for the functions described in Section 2 above, and delivery of services.

Section 5. Chelan County Fire District #5 hereby establishes the following service delivery and response performance objectives – on an 80th percentile –, including specific response time goals, as applicable:

CCFD#5 TURN-OUT TIME: Priority Incidents

Response Performance GoalCommand UnitVolunteer Unit
2 minutes8 minutes

CCFD#5 RESPONSE TIME: ALL Priority Incidents

Response Performance GoalCommand UnitVolunteer Unit
12 minutes12 minutes

CCFD#5 RESPONSE TIME: Effective Response Force

Response Performance GoalCommand UnitVolunteer Unit
20 minutes20 minutes

CCFD#5 RESPONSE TIME: Technical Response Teams

Response Performance GoalCommand UnitVolunteer Unit
1 hour1 hour

Section 6. The foregoing response performance objectives will be measured by the successful reduction of response times, and the District’s progress towards achieving the objectives 80% of the time. Annually, commencing in 2014, the Fire District shall evaluate its levels of service, deployment, and the achievement of each response time objective throughout the District.

The annual report shall define any geographic areas and circumstances in which the objectives are not being met. The annual report shall explain the predictable consequences of any deficiencies and address the steps that are necessary to achieve the objectives.

Section 7. All terms used herein, such as “turnout time,” “response time,” “advanced life support (ALS),” and “fire suppression” shall be defined as defined in the state statute.