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CDF Update. Ruben Grijalva, Chief Director / State Fire Marshal October 18, 2006. CDF Update. 1st 100 Days – Department Issues / Goals Immediate needs Mid-Range needs Long term needs. CDF Update. Visited 18 of 21 CDF Units Statewide One on one with Unit Chiefs

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cdf update

CDF Update

Ruben Grijalva, Chief

Director / State Fire Marshal

October 18, 2006

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CDF Update
  • 1st 100 Days – Department Issues / Goals
    • Immediate needs
    • Mid-Range needs
    • Long term needs
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CDF Update
  • Visited 18 of 21 CDF Units Statewide
    • One on one with Unit Chiefs
    • Groups of Supervisors and Managers
    • Statewide Firefighters Union and some Chapters
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CDF Update
  • Visited Various Stakeholders
    • Regional Council of Rural Counties
    • CA League of Cities
    • California Forestry Association
    • Sierra Club
    • County and Area Fire Chiefs Associations
    • State Legislators
    • Federal Partners
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CDF Update
  • Goal
    • Identify key issues facing CDF
    • Develop a plan to address those issues
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CDF Update
  • What I found:
    • Unfunded liabilities
    • Labor issues
    • Budget deficits
    • Aging infrastructure
    • Aging equipment
    • Morale impacted by compaction / inversion issues
    • Identity issues
    • Mission unclear
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CDF Update
  • What I also found:
    • Hardworking, dedicated employees
    • Strength in Partnerships with local government
    • A Governor supportive of solving these issues
    • A management team ready to lead, if given the chance
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CDF Update
  • Base Budget Deficit – $20 to $39 million
    • Caused by year after year of absorbing higher workers compensation, unemployment, and other unfunded liabilities
    • Implemented cost control measures
    • No reductions for safety, legal mandates, maintenance of equipment for fire season, etc.
    • CDF negotiated base budget increases for the current FY and future FY’s with the Department of Finance
    • Distributed $10 million end of year funds for critical items
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CDF Update
  • Labor Agreement – 2 year rollover
    • Governor and Legislature approved a 2 year roll over of current CDF Firefighters contract with some significant changes
    • Constant pay year-round for employees
    • 72 hour work schedule for Firefighter 1’s and BC’s
    • Firefighter 1’s to get same pay for 72 from 96 hr schedule
    • BC’s to 72 hr schedule to serve as basis for inversion solution
    • Approximately 300 new firefighters
    • Number of new BC’s to be determined
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CDF Update
  • Engine Replacement - $10 Million Supplemental
    • Governor provided supplemental funding
    • 42 new engines per year
    • 24 ECT’s per year
    • 15 new engines for OES
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CDF Update
  • Succession Planning
    • $5 million new funding per year
    • To address increased need for training and academy needs
    • To over staff key positions during transition
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CDF Update
  • Infrastructure Increases
    • CDF given authority to build FS and other key facilities, rather than DGS
    • Added positions to Tech Services to oversee increased construction projects
    • Build approx. 5 additional FS per year over existing rate of replacement
    • 20 years to catch up
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CDF Update
  • Completing Helicopter Replacement Study
    • After 3 years of engine replacement
    • Shift $10 million toward helicopters
    • Federal Excess Program
    • State of the art, all-risk mission
    • BCP to Legislature and Governor
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CDF Update
  • Inversion Issue
    • Governor approved CDF, DPA, Finance plan
    • Asst. Chiefs to see approx. 12% PERSable increase
    • Recruitment & Retention Bonus 22K (non-PERSable) for 3 years
    • Unit Chiefs 5% more than AC’s
    • 3% @ 50
    • CEA’s to be addressed by increased cap
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CDF Update
  • Fire Season – High acreage, low loss
    • Executive Order
    • DC10
    • USFS partnership
    • OES, Local Government partnership
    • Successful Campaigns
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CDF Update
  • Changing Faces – Reorganization
  • Two Regions
  • Integration of State Fire Marshal Office
  • New Appoinments
    • Chief Deputy
    • Asst. State Fire Marshal
    • Deputy Director of Fire Protection Programs
    • 2 Asst. Region Chiefs
    • 11 of 21 Unit Chiefs
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CDF Update
  • Two-year work plans
  • Schedule A / Amador changes
    • Tulare
    • Riverside County
    • San Diego
    • Placer
    • E. Contra Costa
    • Half Moon Bay
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CDF Update
  • Contract Counties
    • Continued good relationships
    • Look for new opportunities
    • Additional contract counties?
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CDF Update
  • Branding Issues
    • Mission of CDF has evolved
    • Year round, Full service, All-risk
    • Floods, Landslides, Fires, EMS, Hazmat, SFM, Resource Mgmt., OES Mission tasking, etc.
    • Disaster Response
    • Partners with Local, State, and Federal Government
    • International Responses (Baja, Mexico)
    • 7 Points of Light
    • Russ Bogh – “Cal Fire”
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CDF Update
  • Continuous Communications
    • Up / Down
    • Chiefs Weekly Memo
    • Communiqué
    • SFM Newsletter – “Chief 2 Chief”
    • SFT Newsletter
    • Others