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Fire Chief
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2002 was another busy year for the
Peoria Fire Department. Our City
continued to experience rapid growth
in both land area and population, and
the department adapted to meet the
ever-increasing needs of our growing
community. During the past year we
broke ground on a new Public Safety
Administration Building, started the
design/build process for two new
fire stations, equipped all of our apparatus with thermal
imaging cameras, and completed a twenty-year
Fire Department Master Plan.
It is to the credit of such a fine group of individuals that
we are able to effectively meet all of the increasing
awards
PRESENTED IN 2002:
demands for service. The members of this department J O H N VA L E N T I N E AWA R D
Battalion Chief Rick Picard
have dedicated their lives to serving their community and
do so with strength, honor, and compassion. It is these CIVILIAN EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
tenets that have become the cornerstones for which we Executive Assistant Beverly Blackwell
provide our services, including fire prevention, public C O M PA N Y O F F I C E R O F T H E Y E A R
education, fire suppression, emergency medical services, Captain Gary Bernard
and technical rescue. I thank the members of this
FIREFIGHTER/ENGINEER
department for their unparalleled service. OF THE YEAR
Engineer Roy Noriega
I would also like to thank our City Management, City C O M PA N Y O F T H E Y E A R
Council, and our Citizens. Without their continued support Engine 191 - A shift
we would not be able to carry out our mission.
2 0 0 2 E M S P R OV I D E R
OF THE YEAR
Thank you for your interest in the Peoria Fire Department. Firefighter/Paramedic Ross Kafer
We trust this Annual Report will provide an informative
C H I E F ’ S AWA R D S
summary of our accomplishments in 2002. F o r S E RV I C E E X C E L L E N C E
Captains Gary Bernard and Bruce Jenkins
Firefighters Kevin Moore and Rich Rooney
Cecil Lamphier, Sr. Mechanic
Robert McKibben
Peoria Fire Chief
Deputy Chief Scott Ferguson and
Executive Assistant Beverly Blackwell
F o r O U T S TA N D I N G
AC H I E V E M E N T
Firefighter Mandy Arnspiger
F o r E D U C AT I O N A L
AC C O M P L I S H M E N T
A S S O C I AT E S D E G R E E
Firefighter Bill VanGotum
B AC H E L O R S D E G R E E
Captain Dave Haverly
Engineer Phil Rogel
MASTERS DEGREE
Deputy Chief Larry Rooney
Captain Gary Bernard
Captain Stacy Irvine
Captain Mike Munoz
2002 services
The following describes the breadth of programs and
services provided by each of the four divisions of the
Peoria Fire Department:
The Fire Administration Division
provides leadership, long-range planning, budget
development, financial management, personnel, payroll and
contract administration, interdepartmental coordination,
grants and project management, and general customer
service, in order to ensure the efficient daily operations of
the Fire Department. City of Peoria Fire Stations
The Fire Community Services Division provides inspection services, plan review,
issuance of permits, fire code enforcement, fire cause investigations, internal safety investigations,
citizen safety awareness programs, public fire education, public information services, and fire
department community relations events.
The Fire Support Services Division is responsible for computer aided
dispatch coordination and database maintenance, capital construction, facility and
equipment maintenance and repair, including fleet, EMS administration including
supply acquisition, training and certification, ambulance transportation coordination,
delivering continuing education in fire suppression and rescue, and supervisory and
managerial development, and personnel training.
The Fire Operations Division provides fire protection,
emergency medical services. The Operations Division currently
staffs five pumper trucks with paramedic capabilities and one
ladder truck with fire support and technical rescue capabilities
(i.e. swift water, trench, confined space and high angle rescue).
operations equipment & facilities
statistics Total Calls – 10,268
Fire Calls – 992
Stations – 5 Full-time
1 Part-time
city information EMS Calls – 8364 1 Fire Administration Building
Land Area – 175 square miles Service and Other Calls – 912 1 Fire Community Services Building
Population – 121,000 Average Response Time – 4:19 5 Fire Engines (front-line)
Firefighters per 1000 Population – .8 (enroute to onscene) 2 Fire Engines (reserve)
Sworn Personnel – 100 Total Fire Loss – $1,236,125 1 Ladder Truck
Civilian Personnel – 12 Total Fire Loss Per Capita – $10.21 1 Ladder Reserve Truck
1 Ladder Tender
budget fire prevention 1 Technical Rescue Support Truck
2002-2003 Operating – $10 million Occupancies Inspected – 1,200 2 Brush Trucks
2002-2003 Capital – $5.3 million Permits Issued – 106 1 Fire Boat
Fire Investigations – 51 1 Battalion Command Vehicle
Number of Community Events – 458
Number of elementary school children
attending safety presentations – 21,651
One Citizen’s Fire Academy and
One Youth Fire Academy held
2002 highlights
III Commenced design/build III Completed 20-Year Fire
processes for District Fire Station Department Master Plan to
191 and Neighborhood Fire help manage the growth and
Station 192. These projects are changes our department will
both relocations and expansions be experiencing and to allocate
of existing fire stations. resources effectively into
the future.
III Hired an additional
III Broke ground on new
Fire Inspector.
Public Safety Administration
Building (PSAB) which we will III Fully outfitted our two
share with the Peoria Police reserve fire engines with tools
Department. This move will and equipment to reduce the
allow all of the administrative out-of-service time taken to
functions of the Fire Department transfer equipment from one
III Took delivery of new ladder to be centralized at one location. rig to the other.
truck (L193).
III Took delivery of new
fire engine (E192).
III Equipped all pieces of
apparatus with thermal imaging
cameras (12) allowing firefighters
to see through smoke and detect
hidden fire or trapped people. III Participated in combating III Expanded fire and EMS
III Equipped each firefighter the Rodeo-Chedeski Fire with service to Lake Pleasant to
with his/her own portable radio the contribution of personnel include 7-day/week, 10 hour
to enhance on-scene communi- and equipment. per day coverage. Two Captains
cations and personal safety. and two Engineers are assigned
III Hired a fire apparatus
to Lake Pleasant on a full-time
III Purchased twelve new mechanic and initiated an
basis. These firefighters received
Lifepak 12 heart monitors for the in-house Fire Department vehicle
specialized training in water
latest technology in the diagnosis maintenance program, which
rescue in preparation for this
and treatment of cardiac patients. has thus far resulted in a
assignment.
reduction in apparatus
downtime from 16% to 3.5%, III Entered into a contract to
several percentage points below implement Telestaff Staffing
the valley average. Solutions software to assist in
the management of staffing for
III Upgraded EMS and
5 fire stations, 24 hours/7 days
Training Captain positions to
and 1 part-time station. The
Battalion Chief positions.
software will automatically plan
III Hired new Deputy for staffing as well as contact
Chief of Operations. employees via telephone for
scheduling when replacements
are needed and is expected to
be implemented in 2003.
mission
We are committed to protecting and
caring for our neighbors, our guests,
and each other while maintaining the
community’s trust and respect through
superior life safety services.


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