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ANNUAL REPORT. 2011. Fire Chief Chris Harvey. Our Mission. To deliver the highest level of emergency services using the latest technology, training and education to protect our constituents, their property and the environment. Fire Prevention Bureau.

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ANNUAL

REPORT

2011

Fire Chief

Chris Harvey


Our Mission

To deliver the highest level of emergency services

using the latest technology, training and education to protect

our constituents, their property and the environment.


Fire Prevention Bureau

  • Serves on Planning Advisory Committee (Strategic Plan)

  • Serves on Greenville Hospital System’s Safe Kids Coalition

  • Serves as Executive Secretary for the SC Fire Marshal’s Association

  • Both Fire Marshal & Deputy Fire Marshal serve on Spartanburg Co. Fire Investigation Team

  • Updates computer aided dispatch system (CAD) for fire dispatch

  • Grant Management (Strategic Plan)

  • Manages Incident Reporting Software

Special Projects

Fire Prevention bureau spent 351 man-hours on special projects. Some examples are: Assist police department in special investigations, Assist code enforcement officer in rental property, grants, etc.

Fire & Life Safety

Conducted 61 Fire & Life SafetyPresentations which reached4,941 people


Fire Marshal Stats

Inspections

  • Violations have decreased 72% in last 4 yrs

  • 311 Fire Prevention Training Hours

  • 23 Fires Investigated, Cooking was the leading cause for 2011 followed by Arson.

  • Conducted 57 Building Plan Reviews

  • Issued 85 Certificates of Occupancy

Fire Permits


Fire Education & Child Passenger Safety

Conducted 61 Fire & Life SafetyPresentations which reached4,941 people

  • Conducted 423 inspections on car seats

  • Found 99% of seats had something wrong with the installation

  • Program not only reaches citizens but residents all over upstate

  • Gives our personnel a chance to talk about fire safety


Regency Apartments

Structure Fire

  • Fire caused by lightning strike

  • Facility has sprinkler system




2011 NFPA REPORT

False Alarm Breakdown

Breakdown of Intentional Fires





Property Loss

Value Loss


Report Card Stats

2009 2010 2011

GEOGRAPHY

Size of Jurisdiction (sq. miles) In City 21.9 21.91 21.95

Greenville County Fire District 1.07 1.06 1.06

Spartanburg County Fire District 1.71 1.71 1.71

Total Coverage Area 24.67 24.68 24.72

Road Miles Covered 180 180 180

DEMOGRAPHICS

Population 24,019 24,216 25,515

Dwelling Units Protected 10,443 10,529 11,127

Businesses Protected 1370 1388 1399

Persons Per Square Mile 973.22 981.20 1032.2

COVERAGE

Fire Stations 3 3 3

Avg. Sq. Miles Covered By Each Station 8.22 8.23 8.24

Avg. Road Miles Covered By Each Station 60 60 60

Career Firefighters 34 34 34

Volunteer Firefighters 15 15 15

Career Firefighters per Sq. Mile 1.37 1.37 1.37

Volunteer Firefighters per Sq. Mile 0.61 0.61 0.61


Report Card Stats

2009 2010 2011

FINANCEAnnual Budget $2,651,135 $2,591,330 $2,381,981

Cost Per Capita $110.38 $107.89 $93.36

Cost Per Day $7,263.38 $7,099.53 $6,525.98

Cost Per Hour $302.64 $295.81 $271.92


Report Card Stats

2009 2010 2011

DEMAND

Total Calls For Service 2487 2577 3340

# Calls Per 1000 Population 103.54 106.41 130.9

# Calls Per Square Miles 101 105 135

Station With Most Calls St 1 St 1 St 1

Station With Least Calls St 4 St 4 St 4

(Alarms Per Station)

Station 1 2067 2024 2575

Station 2 400 515 726

Station 4 20 38 39

% EMS Related 67.63% 73.51% 75.35%

Station With HighestEMS Demand St 1 St 1 St 1


Report Card Stats

Performance (in minutes)

Average Response Time 4.31 4.87 4.48

Response Times Per Station

Station 1 (Headquarters) 4.23 4.21 4.21

Station 2 (Hood Road) 5.09 5.35 5.34

Station 4 (Brockman-McClimon Rd.) 5.41 6.36 6.05

Time Of Day W/Greatest Call Volume 21:21 23:45 15:00

Station W/ Highest AmountConcurrent Calls St 1 St 1 St 1

Station W/ Lowest AmountConcurrent Calls St 4 St 4 St 4

2009 2010 2011


Training Department

Paul Brown has assumed the role of training officerPushing For Higher Level Of Training For Officers

Working on upcoming joint training projects with the PD

Basic In-service Training Moving to Greer PD Training Room

For 2011, personnel completedthe follow training hours:Paid Firefighters – 3130 hoursVolunteer Firefighter – 1032 hours

Captain Paul Brown


Courses & Classes

Personnel attended the following classes: Advanced Auto Extrication, Aerial Operations, Emergency Medical Technician, Fire Instructor, Fire Marshal, Fire Officer and National Fire Service Staff & Command Class

Captain Brown & Captain James attended Staff & Command Course taken in Maryland

MSDS Training at City Hall

Citywide Fire Extinguisher Training


Joint Training

Joint Training held in the old K-mart building with area departments Pelham-Batesville, Taylors, Lake Cunningham, Tyger River, and Duncan


Grants

Grants Applied For

  • Safer Personnel Grant

  • Assistance To Firefighters Grant For Equipment

    Grants Awarded

  • Spartanburg County Fire AdvisoryGrant to upgrade Radios $49,000

Received funding from Greenville County to purchase a Roll-N-Rack

In 2001 the federal government started the assistance to firefighters grant. The City of Greer Fire Department received its first award in 2003. Since 2003, the City of Greer Fire Department has received a total of five grant awards totaling over $428,000.00!


Explorer Post 103

  • Coordinators are Engineer Richie Bradshaw and volunteer firefighter Don Blanchard

  • Currently have 12 Explorers on our Roster

  • Explorers regularly ride the truck and attend training

  • Compete in annual Winterfest Competition


Physical Fitness

  • Circuit Training

  • Spin Class

  • Cardio


Recognitions, Accomplishments & Promotions

  • Lt. Barry Davis – Elected 2nd Vice President of SC Fire Marshals Association

  • Cardiac Arrest Save by Josh Holzheimer, Casey Paris, Christie Hunnicutt

  • Vernon Jameson promoted to Senior Engineer

  • Jody Norris promoted to Lieutenant

  • Paul Brown promoted to Captain

  • SOG Updates for policies on Ride Along, Digital Imaging, Unscheduled Medications, SCBA, RIT, Rules and Regulations, and Life Safety Rope Harness & Hardware


Community Involvement

Assisted With Big Thursday Auction Benefit Greer Community Ministries

The Fire Station is a favorite destination for Birthday Parties and the kids really enjoy coming here

Captain Campbell attended Camp Can Do


Community Involvement

Captain Duncan and the Green Shift cooked a spaghetti supper for MDA Camp

Several firefighters participated in the Annual Fight For Air Climb


Community Involvement

$500 Raised for breast cancer awareness from T-Shirts sold

Lieutenant Barry Davis sang in the First Responders Symphony for the Holidays


An Old Engine

Comes Home

1941 Chevy Southern

Truck will be restored and used in parades and community events



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