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IRVING FIRE DEPARTMENT

ANNUAL REPORT


SPOTLIGHT

ON

IRVING

Lifestyle Upscale housing options Low cost of living Low property tax rate Three symphonies and award-winning theater productions Sports and recreation State-of-the-art medical centers

Amenities Four 18-hole championship golf courses Three private country clubs Polo club Home to Four-Star, Five-Diamond Four Seasons Resort & Club Smithsonian affiliated Arts Center

International Access Home to DFW International Airport Commuter rail between Dallas and Fort Worth, with stops in Irving Light rail from Dallas to Las Colinas (2012) and to DFW Airport (2014)

Quick Facts1 Population Daytime Population City Size Dwelling Units Medan Home Value Median Age Bachelor’s Degree or Higher

216,290 361,582 67.9 sq. miles 91,129 $117,190 30.9 31.1%

Race and Ethnicity2 White, Non-Hispanic (NH) Black or African-American , NH Asian, NH Other, NH Hispanic, Any Race

30.8% 11.8% 13.9% 2.3% 41.1%

Expected Growth—20153 Total Population Total Dwelling Units Total Multifamily Units

240,743 102,791 62,263

1.2007-2009 American Community Survey (ACS) and 2010 Census plus City of Irving estimates. 2.2010 Census. 3.City of Irving estimates.


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CO N T E N TS

Mission, Vision and Values .............................................................................................. 2 Organizational Chart/Staffing Levels ................................................................................ 3 Department Budget ........................................................................................................ 4 Operations Division ........................................................................................................ 5 Emergency Services/Suppression ........................................................................... 6 Fire Prevention ....................................................................................................... 7 Safety & Career Development Division ............................................................................ 8 Training ................................................................................................................... 9 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) ...................................................................... 10 Special Operation Teams....................................................................................... 11 Logistics Division ............................................................................................................ 12 Accomplishments .......................................................................................................... 13 Community Partnerships ............................................................................................... 14 Community Outreach .................................................................................................... 15 Forward to 2012 ............................................................................................................ 16 Stations Map ................................................................................................................. 17 Frequently Called Numbers ........................................................................................... 18


MISSION,

VISION AND VALUES

The City of Irving Fire Department provides Fire, EMS, Rescue and Hazardous Material protection on a 24hour per day basis to the citizens of Irving.

OUR MISSION Our mission is to minimize the dangers to life and property for our citizens, in the most efficient way, through fire prevention efforts, safety education, investigations, fire control operations, and continuous training in the fields of emergency medical service, hazardous materials and rescue.

OUR VISION We envision a city where citizens can live comfortably knowing their lives and property are protected by a department staffed with proficient, caring, dedicated, people and where all citizens are educated about fire prevention and other public safety concerns.

WE VALUE POSITIVE ATTITUDES – We value a positive attitude toward the City and this department. PROFESSIONALISM – We value pride in our department, pride in the quality of work. Our conduct, both on and off duty, is a reflection of our professional commitment. SERVICE ORIENTATION – We value a commitment to service. We recognize a service responsibility to other City departments and to every element of our business and neighborhood community. Our performance must ultimately be judged by the satisfaction of those we serve. TEAMWORK – We value teamwork. No one is as effective alone as they are with the cooperative help of others. We encourage all shifts and divisions to work together as equal partners. INNOVATION – We value and encourage the challenge of new ideas and technology. Therefore, we encourage resourceful selfmotivation. PERFORMANCE – We are committed to personal and professional development. We encourage training, education, and skill development on an on-going basis. We are committed to safety and to policies that encourage the mental and physical health of our most valuable asset, our people.

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EQUAL OPPPORTUNITY – The Irving Fire Department is an equal opportunity employer and strongly supports and promotes equal opportunity for every individual.


STA F F I N G Chief of Fire Assistant Chief of Fire Fire Marshal Battalion Chief Assistant Fire Marshal Captain Lieutenant Fire Prevention Specialist Driver Firefighter Civilian Total

1 3 1 8 1 38 29 9 102 117 9 318

*No changes to personnel for FY10-11

I F D O RG A N I ZAT I O N A L C H A RT

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F I R E D E PA RT M E N T B U D G E T Administration

$1,564,146

Prevention

$1,446,247

Communications

$1,815,149

Operations

$22,567,391

EMS

$6,374,059

Total

$33,766,992

Five Year Budget Summary

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Fiscal Year

Fire Budget

2006-07

$29,145,096

2007-08

$30,819,902

2008-09

$32,650,684

2009-10

$35,508,221

2010-11

$33,766,992

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OPERATIONS DIVISION Lead by A ssista nt Ch ief Ru sty W ilson

A team of firefighters was dispatched to help with the wildfires in Central Texas in September 2011.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Emergency Services/Suppression

Communications

Fire Prevention

Public Information Officer (PIO)

11 Fire Stations

11 Pumper Engines  4 Aerial Ladder Trucks Fire equipment responds with a minimum of 3 Firefighters Fire/rescue operations maintain a minimum daily staffing of 66

*No Engine/Trucks purchased in FY10-11

Communications The Irving Fire Department has a state of the art fire alarm office. Irving has been a part of 911 since the early 1980's. A computer aided dispatch system was installed in 1994 to aid in the timely response to emergency situations. Fire Communications for the Irving Fire Department is done by one Captain, four Lieutenants, eight Fire Equipment Operators, and four Firefighters. Efficiently processed 21,106 emergency medical and Fire/Rescue calls. The average time required to process a call from the time it was received until a response is dispatched was less than 34 secs. 5


The Irving Fire Department responds to fire emergencies within the city limits. Mutual aid agreements with other Dallas County fire departments allows Irving to assist other cities when large or multiple emergencies exceed their capacity. These agreements also provide for assistance to the Irving Fire Department, when needed. 270 uniformed personnel are assigned to the Emergency Services/Suppression Division and operate on a 24 hours on-duty, 48 hours off-duty shift.

EMERGENCY SERVICES/SUPPRESSION TYPES OF CALLS RESPONDED TO MONTH Oct-10 Nov-10 Dec-10 Jan-11 Feb-11 Mar-11 Apr-11 May-11 Jun-11 Jul-11 Aug-11 Sep-11 TOTALS

STRUCTURE FIRES VEHICLE FIRES MISC CALLS 18 24 427 21 15 404 25 9 428 34 14 466 18 14 881 16 15 398 19 17 477 28 17 508 18 16 437 25 13 427 28 20 448 23 25 447 273 199 5,748

TOTAL 469 440 462 514 913 429 513 553 471 465 496 495 6,220

ESTIMATED RESIDENTIAL DOLLAR LOSS Private Dwellings

$2,301,516

Apartments

$587,274

All Other Dwellings

$251,000

ESTIMATED NON-RESIDENTIAL DOLLAR LOSS Public Assemblies

$26,000

Hotels/Motels

$4,300

Schools and Colleges

$11,075

Health Care Facility

$25

Stores and Offices

$27,400

Industry, Utility, etc.

$7,210

Other Structures

$2,203,300

ESTIMATED NON-STRUCTURE DOLLAR LOSS Outside of Structures

$117,866

All Other $244,033 (brush, grass, rubbish, vehicles, etc.)

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Responsible for Fire and Life Safety Code enforcement, Fire Prevention, Education and Investigation of fires. Comprised of 14 State of Texas Certified Inspectors/ Investigators including the Fire Marshal, Assistant Fire Marshal and 3 Fire Prevention Lieutenants. The Fire Prevention division reviewed 1,410 building plans and completed 11,728 fire inspections to assure compliance with life and fire safety requirements.

FIRE PREVENTION Provided 244 Fire Safety Classes to 9,792 children and adults to help prevent fires in homes and places of work. Classes offered include, but are not limited to, fire extinguisher training, fire warden training, burn prevention for seniors, fire safety education for children and many more.

Fire Prevention Activity Plans Reviewed

1,410

Permits Issued

45

Investigations Conducted

98

Hazards Found

6,777

Hazards Corrected

6,261

Material Safety Data Sheets Reviewed

499

*Note: Total Inspections include all re-inspections

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SAFETY & CAREER DEVELOPMENT Lead by Assistant Chief Victor Conley

Duties & Responsibilities:

Nov. 2010—Two New Ambulances purchased and placed in Service at Fire Stations 10 and 11

Training and Recruitment

Health/Wellness/Safety

Emergency Medical Services

Special Operation Teams

Citizens’ Fire Academy

Administrative Services: This is the support division of the Fire Department. This division contains the Fire Chief and his executive staff as well Budgeting, Payroll and Clerical. This Division provides leadership, planning, direction, guidance and support for the rest of the Department.

Citizens Fire Academy Residents get an opportunity to learn more about their Irving Fire Department by participating in the Citizens Fire Academy which is offered twice a year. We have had 19 classes graduated with over 200 participants to date. After completion of this program, citizens can sign up to become Alumni members and help the department by volunteering at events and helping at fire scenes. Every year over 1,200 hours are volunteered by our Alumni. 8


The Fire Training Academy is located at 2603 Esters Road. The staff at this facility coordinates continuing education as well as new product and refresher training for the Irving Fire Department. They also maintain staterequired training records. The Training Academy for the Irving Fire Department has one Captain and two Lieutenants assigned to it.

TRAINING The Irving Fire Department exceeded all training requirements mandated by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection, Department of Transportation, Texas Department of Health and Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education. During the 2010-2011 training year, the Fire Department Training Division conducted and/or coordinated the following training: 

Leadership Development Seminar

Electric / Hybrid Vehicle Awareness and Extrication

Emergency Communications – Back Up Public Safety Answering Point (BUPSAP)

Daily Safety Meetings

Travelers Gift Initiative

Defensive Driving

National Incident Management System (NIMS)

Post Incident Analysis (PIA’s) of Major Incidents

Annual SCBA (Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus)

Live Fire at DFW Airport – Spring and Fall 2011 Sessions

Irving University Required Classes

Probationary Firefighters In-Service

I-Win Fitness Testing

Hazardous Materials (Haz Mat), Technical Rescue Team (TRT), & Swift Water Rescue Team (SRT) Certifications/Re-certifications

Super Bowl 45 Readiness including High Rise Pre -Fire Planning

Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) Driver Operator Skills

Calling the May Day – IAFF Fire Fighters Fire Ground Survival Awareness Course

Fire Officer I, II, III & IV

Fire Instructor I, II & III

Boat 8 – Water Based Firefighting Operations

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The Irving Fire Department staffs eight Mobile Intensive Care Units, MICU, with a minimum of two paramedics. The MICU staff provides treatment and/or transport for medical emergencies to hospitals in Irving and adjoining cities. All 11 fire engines in the city are paramedic fire engines, meaning they are staffed with a minimum of one paramedic. Paramedic fire engines are supplied with all the tools necessary to provide initial emergency care to accident victims. The Irving Fire Department has 185 Paramedics and 65 EMT rated personnel.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

Percent of patients that received cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by emergency personnel and pulse obtained prior to or at hospital EMS Training  Total Advanced Continuing Education hours provided for

Paramedics  Total Basic Continuing Education hours provided for EMTs  Capnography Education  12-lead and 15-lead ECG Education  CPR Refresher Certification  ACLS Refresher Certification  Pediatric Trauma, Assessment and Principles of Child

Safety  Recognition and Prevention of bedbugs in the Fire

Department

 Annual BioTel Certification  Medically Fragile and Technology-Dependent Children  Burn Trauma and Treatment  H1N1 and Infectious Diseases  Childbirth and Obstetrical Emergencies  LIFEPak 15 Training  CPAP Training  Nasal Medication Administration (MAD)  ESO Update  Education/Training for 4 new Medications: Versed,

SoluMedrol, Fentanyl, and Zofran

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Hazardous Materials Response (HART) The department has a Hazardous Materials Unit, assigned to Station 8, to respond in the event of a chemical spill or release. Our hazardous materials team consists of two in-service fire companies with two specialty support vehicles. Private contractors are used for the cleanup at the property owner's expense.

SPECIAL OPERATION TEAMS 184 Special Operation Responses Technical Rescue Team (TRT) Irving's firefighters have been trained in various types of technical rescues, such as high angle rescue, trench rescue, heavy machinery rescue and vehicle extrication. This service provides rescue to victims trapped in hard to reach areas such as the bottom of holes, on building ledges, train trestles or window washer platforms. The Technical Rescue Team is assigned to Station 6 which has a Heavy Rescue vehicle for technical rescue responses.

Swift Water Rescue Team (SWRT) Texas weather often causes high water conditions. The three lakes that are located in the city, the creeks, canals and the Trinity River provide our firefighters with an opportunity to practice water rescue. The Swift Water Rescue Team is assigned to Station 1 which has a zodiac boat and trailer for swift water responses as well as Boat 8 on Lake Carolyn. 11


LOGISTICS DIVISION Lead by Assistant Chief Ricky Boyd

Duties and Responsibilities:    

In order to respond with a sense of urgency and to better serve the community, the fire department must keep facilities, apparatus and equipment maintained, inspected, safe and ready to respond. We accomplish this through several department-wide initiatives:

 Apparatus inspection program  Replaced vehicle extrication tools on aerial

trucks  Placed rescue tools on all paramedic

pumpers  Replaced rescue air bags on aerial trucks

Apparatus and Ambulance Replacement Plan: 

100% Replacement of ambulances

60% Replacement of paramedic pumpers

75% Replacement of aerial trucks

 Purchased pneumatic struts for aerial

trucks  Developed a replacement plan for all

equipment  New daily uniforms 12

Apparatus Management Equipment Management Facilities Management Grant Management Property Room Services: Responsible for supplying the department with all the necessary items to operate on a daily basis including EMS supplies and medications, fire station supplies, tools, uniforms, protective clothing and equipment for 318 personnel and eleven fire stations.


Fill-the-Boot for MDA May 2011—During the annual Fill the Boot campaign, more than $104,000 was collected to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association thanks to the generosity of the Irving community.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS Sep. 2011—Memorial Wall in honor of Irving Fallen Firefighters placed at Irving Veterans Memorial Park

Jun. 2011—Shorelines Installed to help save fuel and decrease emissions of Fire Apparatus while members train at the Training Academy

May 2011—For the fourth consecutive year, the Irving Fire Department won overall and placed first for the Men’s Division at the Fifth Annual DFW Dragon Boat Races

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COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS The Irving Fire Department strives to build strong relationships with the community we serve. Every year we participate in several community events and programs including but not limited to city-wide celebrations, block parties, Career Fairs, Leadership Irving and Future Leaders of Irving.

Supplies for Success The Irving Fire Department partners up with the Irving Mayor and Irving ISD every year to collect and deliver supplies to children who otherwise would not be able to afford school supplies for the beginning of the school year.

Blue Christmas For over 30 years, the Irving Fire Department in partnership with the Police Department and the residents of Irving, have collected and delivered toys and food to underprivileged families in the City of Irving.

Irving Fire Cares Enough to Wear Pink Irving firefighters, in conjunction with firefighters throughout the nation, have designed their own pink fire department t-shirt that they wear on three chosen days in the month of October to help raise awareness and funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Firefighter Cancer Support Network.

Board of Health Through an alignment with the City of Irving Board of Health, the Irving Fire Department has been able to build partnerships with several organizations in the community. 14


COMMUNITY OUTREACH Free Smoke Alarm Program The Irving Fire Department provides and installs smoke alarms free of charge for residents who own their home and cannot afford to purchase a smoke alarm.

Vial of L.I.F.E. The Vial of L.I.F.E.-Lifesaving Information For Emergencies-is a program created for Irving residents age 60 or older as a public service from the Irving Fire Department to store important medical information that emergency medical personnel need during a time of crisis.

Don’t Forget the Baby During the summer months, when the Texas temperature increases and gets in the 100s, the Irving Fire Department offers free window static clings and rearview mirror hangers to help residents remember not to leave a child or pet unattended in a vehicle. 15


LO O K I N G

FORWARD TO 2012  Increase our community

outreach and build stronger partnerships  Keep emergency response time

under standards  Continue to have double the

national average in Cardiac Survival Rate  Continue to sustain a decrease in

property loss caused by fires  Focus on prevention initiatives  Enhance community health by

developing effective partnerships and implementing health initiatives through the Board of Health  Continue to excel in maintaining

the required training for all personnel

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FIRE

STATION

LOCATIONS

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F R EQ U E N T LY C A L L E D N U M B E RS EMERGENCY .....................................................................................................911 Non-Emergency Assistance ................................................................... (972) 721-2651 Chief’s Office ......................................................................................... (972) 721-2514 Office of Operations Assistant Chief ...................................................... (972) 721-2653 Office of Safety & Career Development Assistant Chief ........................ (972) 721-4857 Office of Logistics Assistant Chief .......................................................... (972) 721-2755 Office of the Fire Marshal...................................................................... (972) 721-2474 Emergency Medical Services ................................................................. (972) 721-4653 Fire Community Outreach ..................................................................... (972) 721-3644

Irving Fire Department Fire Administration 845 W. Irving Blvd. Irving, TX 75060 www.cityofirving.org/fire 18


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