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  1. Stamford Fire Protection ResolutionTask ForceJune 2010

  2. Goals • Create a system that provides maximum fire protection to all Stamford residents • Extend consistent, standard-based fire service City-wide • Unify the Volunteer Fire Departments as one organization with consistent standards, policies and procedures • Minimize cost to tax payers • Varied individual interests replaced by one common interest

  3. The Resolution: Create a single, unified volunteer fire force… The Stamford Volunteer Fire Department

  4. The Approach • Merge resources from Belltown, TOR, Long Ridge and Springdale Fire Depts. Into the Stamford Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) • Organize the City’s volunteer fire services under a single line of command • Capitalizeon combined facilities, resources, paid and volunteer personnel • Redefine Fire Protection Coverage Area formerly covered by Belltown, TOR, Long Ridge & Springdale Depts. • Create Stamford Fire Taxing District (SFTD) and a service contract between it and the SVFD.

  5. Stamford Fire Taxing District Management Structure • President • Vice President • Clerk • Treasurer • Five Directors

  6. The Benefits: A Safer City • Establishes clear command structure and lines of authority • Assures optimum fire protection service to all residents • Consistent Training and Standards • Consistent operations • More efficient structure and operations • Purchasing, Recruiting, Training, Management, Delivery of Service • Promotes fiscal control • Self-sustaining operations and capital resources for volunteers • Critical mass contributes to overall efficiencies

  7. Fire Chief Old VolunteerStructure Asst. Chief, Oprtns. Deputy Chief, Training Deputy Chief Group 1 Deputy Chief Group 2 Deputy Chief Group 3 Deputy Chief Group 4 Captain (2) Captain (7) Captain (7) Captain (6) Captain (7) Lieutenant (6) Lieutenant (6) Lieutenant (7) Lieutenant (6) Firefighter (48) Firefighter (48) Firefighter (47) Firefighter (48) Board of Dir Board of Dir Board of Dir Chief Chief Chief Board of Dir Asst. Chief Asst. Chief Asst. Chief Chief Board of Dir Marshall Marshall Marshall Asst. Chief Chief Glenbrook Marshall TOR Asst. Chief Springdale Glenbrook Turn of River Belltown Marshall Long Ridge

  8. New VolunteerStructure Stamford Volunteer Fire Department Board of Directors Dir. Pub Safety BOR Member BOF Member Vol. Fire Chief Asst. Chief, Belltown Asst. Chief, Long Ridge Asst. Chief, Springdale Asst. Chief, TOR Paid & Vol Firefighters Paid & Vol Firefighters Paid & Vol Firefighters Paid & Vol Firefighters

  9. New Stamford Fire & RescueStructure Fire Chief Asst. Chief, Admin Asst. Chief, Oprtns. Admin. Asst. Data Info Systems Chief Fire Marshall Captain Comm. Spvsr. Mechanical Supervisor Deputy Chief, Training Deputy Chief Group 1 Deputy Chief Group 2 Deputy Chief Group 3 Deputy Chief Group 4 Asst. Marshall Mechanical Supervisor Lieutenant (4) Captain (2) Captain (7) Captain (7) Captain (6) Captain (7) Master Mechanic Deputy Fire Marshall Lieutenant (6) Lieutenant (6) Lieutenant (7) Lieutenant (6) Exec. Sectry. Firefighter (48) Firefighter (48) Firefighter (47) Firefighter (48)

  10. Action Items Board of Representatives • Re-draw/Redefine Stamford Fire Districts by using current Long Ridge District as corporate structure • Create Fire Taxing District

  11. Action Items Long Ridge Fire Department • File name change w/Secretary of State • File trade name certificates w/City & Town Clerk (for Long Ridge Fire Dept.) • Revise By-laws to include current directors from TOR, Springdale and Belltown Fire houses • Enter agreement w/Stamford Fire Taxing Dist. to provide fire services • Hire paid personnel (Volunteer Fire Department is encourage to reach out to Stamford Fire Rescue for staffing needs). • Recruit additional volunteers

  12. Action Items Glenbrook Volunteer Fire Department • Operations continue under current agreements

  13. Action Items TOR, Springdale and Bellown Fire Houses • Attend to corp. affairs to conform with new consolidated volunteer fire company

  14. Benefits of New Structure Clearer lines of authority More effective use of fire fighting resources More efficient use of budget resources Safer city

  15. Stamford Fire Protection ResolutionTask ForceJune, 2010