UFBA Conference Queenstown 2009 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Title: UFBA Conference Queenstown 2009


1
UFBA ConferenceQueenstown 2009
  • Paul McGill Director, Operations and Training
  • Russell Wood Director, Strategic Projects

2
Contents
  • Fleet
  • Operations
  • Property
  • Training
  • Icepak recommendations
  • Fire Safety Demonstration

3
Fleet
  • Fleet Procurement and Allocation Process
    published July 2008
  • Fire Safety Demonstration

4
Fleet Costs
  • At todays prices the average annual cost for
    replacement vehicles to maintain age profile is
    16.2 m
  • Also other specialist appliances, vans, utes,
    cars
  • Procurement contracts and schedules now in place
    to compensate for limited investment in former
    years
  • Fire Safety Demonstration

5
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6
Fleet Production Schedules (2006-12)
7
Type 5
  • 3 new Mercedes/Bronto 32m aerials now in
    commission in Chch, Wgtn and Auckland
  • Another ordered for Wgtn, due Oct 2009
  • Planning to rechassis spare Type 5 Bronto in Chch
  • Fire Safety Demonstration

8
Type 4
  • All 16 in commission
  • Two spares ordered
  • Fire Safety Demonstration

9
Type 3
10
Type 3
  • Fire Safety Demonstration

21 Scania cab chassis purchased in NZ
11
Type 2
12
Type 2
39 x Type 2 Iveco cab-chassis purchased and in NZ
13
Type 1
  • Fire Safety Demonstration

14
Type 1
  • Fire Safety Demonstration

35 x Type 1 Iveco cab-chassis purchased and in NZ
15
Type 12009/10
  • Fire Safety Demonstration

16
Light Response Vehicle (LRV)
  • Fire Safety Demonstration

17
Hazmat Command Vehicle
  • Built by Custom Motor Bodies in Auckland
  • Satellite communication system to be fitted
  • All 17 DAF cab chassis purchased and in NZ

18
Hazmat Command Vehicle
  • Fire Safety Demonstration

19
Hazmat Command Vehicle
  • Fire Safety Demonstration

20
Tankers
  • Two prototypes to be built for piloting
  • 8,000 litres 4 x 2 chassis
  • 12-14,000 litres 6 x 4 chassis
  • Currently auditing tankers to meet todays safety
    standards
  • 10 NZFS owned tankers audited and remedied
  • 25 brigade owned tankers audited will commence
    improvements soon
  • 100 other tankers driven by NZFS personnel to be
    audited
  • Fire Safety Demonstration

21
Appliance disposals
49 disposals between July 07 Feb 09
  • Fire Safety Demonstration
  • Older models retiring. Numbers remaining
  • 4 Bedford's
  • 7 Commers
  • 12 Dodges

22
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24
Operations - developments
  • Multi-gas Detectors
  • Distribution
  • 53 detectors in service
  • Currently distributing 197 new detectors (APC
    Impact Pro)
  • Carried on all Pump/Rescue Tenders, Hazmat
    Command vehicles and some pumps
  • Charging units for the detectors being installed
    on appliances

25
Operations - developments
  • Multi-gas Detectors
  • Testing and servicing
  • Enforcer test kits (78) supplied to
  • Each career station with detectors
  • VSOs who will test detectors on volunteer
    stations
  • Detectors tested monthly
  • Full service and calibration 6-monthly

26
Operations - developments
  • Multi-gas Detectors
  • Training and use
  • Multi-gas Detectors Policy describes when to
    use and what to do.
  • Training course for all users
  • Technical manual and quick reference guide
    provided

27
Operations - developments
  • Decontamination Corridors
  • Purchased 17 from ACD Shelter Techneik in the
    Netherlands
  • Arrive mid-2009
  • Carried on hazmat command vehicles
  • Inflatable structure
  • Low- flow, warm-water decontamination, with soap
    and other additives

28
Operations - developments
  • Hazmat Technical Manual
  • Draft manual out for consultation
  • Published approx June 2009

29
Operations - developments
  • 300 bar BA cylinders
  • 20 compressors and test panels upgraded by June
    2009, so all sites can charge 300 bar cylinders

30
Operations - developments
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Oxygen therapy kits being supplied to all pumping
    appliances
  • 356 more kits purchased
  • Supplied with an integrated first aid/oxygen
    therapy pack
  • Two oxygen cylinders per kit. National contract
    with BOC Gases Ltd for cylinder refilling
  • 2 hour training course adjunct to first aid
    course
  • Rollout from July October 2009.

31
Operations - developments
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Packs

32
Operations - developments
  • Rescue Stretchers
  • To be carried on all pump/rescue tenders
  • Around 230 in service currently
  • 97 more purchased for the pump/rescue tenders
    currently without them
  • Ferno Model 71 basket stretcher
  • Arriving April/May 2009

33
Operations - developments
  • Rapid Extrication
  • Rapid extrication technique developed in Norway
  • Successful pilot conducted in the Wairarapa over
    the past year
  • Pilot now being extended to Wellington and Hawkes
    Bay
  • Preparing for potential national rollout

34
Operations - developments
  • Rope Rescue
  • New rope rescue policy and procedure introduced
    in Feb 09
  • Equipment specified for each level
  • Budget planning for providing equipment and
    training

35
Chemical Splash Suits
  • Disposable suit
  • Head to finger tip and toe protection
  • Similar design to current PVC Suit
  • 3300 suits on order
  • 4 suits on each Pump PRT
  • 12 on each Hazmat/Command
  • Rolled out May October 2009
  • Training National Train the Trainer and
    Regional delivery

36
Gas Suits
  • Project initiated in 2008
  • Currently 120 Gas Suits in service
  • On Hazmats, B.A. Tenders, some PRTs
  • Disposable, Fully Encapsulating Suit
  • Request for Tender issued February
  • Evaluation in April
  • Suits will be replaced as required

37
Long Sleeve Dark Blue Shirts
  • Working Rig, not Undress
  • Provides warmth in cool weather and UV protection
    in hot
  • Not a protective garment and must not be worn as
    such
  • Alternative option as required
  • Available since December 2008

38
Lightweight Helmet
  • Four standard colours
  • Use
  • Extrication rescue
  • Splash Gas suits
  • Storm weather incidents
  • Executive Officers
  • Fire Safety Officers Engineers
  • Fire Police Ops/Support
  • NHQ Region staff
  • Aerial operations

39
Ops Support/Fire Police Uniform
  • Retains water resistance high visibility
  • Improved breathability
  • Improved flexibility
  • Improved heat resistance
  • Lighter weight
  • Lightweight fixed liner
  • Polar fleece removable liner

40
BA Procurement Project
  • 1400 Sabre scheduled for replacement within 3
    years
  • 2000 Drager within 5-7 years
  • Review of technology enhancement options
    completed
  • Options could include
  • ergonomic improvements
  • technology enhancements
  • integrated communications
  • basic wearer telemetry

41
Command and Control Tools
  • Command Control
  • Technical Manual
  • Officer Field Guide
  • Electronic Incident Action Plan
  • software

42
AFAC Fire Knowledge Web http//knowledgeweb.afa
c.com.au
  • Three Levels of Entry
  • Public site
  • Registered AFAC agency member
  • Member of an AFAC interagency group

43
Property
  • Strengthening fire stations for earthquakes
  •  
  • The Building Act 2004 requires each Territorial
    Authority to develop an earthquake prone building
    policy
  • Earthquake prone buildings are those with 33 or
    less of the strength required of a new building
  • Engineers have conducted
  • desktop surveys of all NZFS buildings
  • physical surveys of all those potentially
    earthquake prone

44
Property
  • Strengthening fire stations for earthquakes
  •  
  • Two consultants (Opus and Silvester Clarke)
    underway with managing the earthquake
    strengthening programme. This will include
    general station upgrades in most cases
  • Budget estimated at over 30m. This excludes
    budget for those stations already programmed for
    replacement or upgrade
  •  Work to be completed over 3-4 years.

45
Property
  • Strengthening fire stations for earthquakes
  • 31 buildings need strengthening
  • Probable replacement
  • Carterton
  • Transalpine Region HQ
  • Culverden
  • Oxford
  • Rununga
  • Southbridge
  • Wakefield

46
Property
Strengthening fire stations for earthquakes
  • Require upgrading
  • Ashurst
  • Blenheim
  • Dunedin City
  • Eastbourne
  • Harwarden
  • Greytown
  • Haumoana
  • Katikati
  • Kawerau
  • Martinborough
  • Masterton
  • New Brighton
  • Pahiatua
  • Putaruru
  • Rangiora

47
Property Projects
48
Property Projects
49
Property Projects
50
Silverdale
51
Silverdale
52
Takapuna
53
Te Atatu
54
Mt Roskill
55
St Heliers (existing)
56
St Heliers (new)
57
Tuakau (refurbished)
58
Tuakau (refurbished)
59
Port Waikato
60
Whitianga
61
Whitianga
62
Okato (old)
63
Okato (new)
64
Ratana (old)
65
Ratana (new)
66
Paraparaumu (new)
67
Hororata
68
Woolston Training Centre


69
Woolston Training Centre


70
Training
TAPS
  • TAPS for Operational Support/Fire Police
  • Pilot qualifying course held in Auckland on 21/22
    February
  • 12 pre-course modules 2-day practical course
  • Considering further development courses
  • Volunteer TAPS Review
  • Commenced review, starting with recruit programme
  • Will reduce quantity of written material and make
    as readable as possible

71
Training
  • Training Management System (TMS)
  • SumTotal TMS now implemented in all Regions and
    National Training
  • Used for all TAPs programmes and other new
    learning

72
Training
  • Operational Skills Maintenance (OSM)
  • Stage One now implemented in all Regions
  • OSM policy published
  • OSM designed to manage maintenance training - not
    new skills training
  • sets minimum acceptable standards for training
    content frequency
  • national system for all paid and volunteer
    operational personnel
  • will help to ensure the NZFS is operationally
    ready
  • combination of individual, crew and
    scenario-based training
  •  

73
Training
  • Operational Skills Maintenance (OSM)
  •  Traffic light notification system
  • Red   Skill expired
  • Orange   Skill current, but needs to be renewed
    soon
  • Green   Skill current
  • Grey   New skill added to system
  • If red light status on a core competency - may
    not respond to callout 

73
74
Training
  • Operational Skills Maintenance (OSM)
  •  Traffic light notification system
  • Red   Skill expired
  • Orange   Skill current, but needs to be renewed
    soon
  • Green   Skill current
  • Grey   New skill added to system
  • If red light status on a core competency - may
    not respond to callout 

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Training
  • OSM Stage Two
  • Being developed. Due mid/late 2009
  • Will manage specialised skills
  • Can tailor skills for individual fire stations
  • Red light status means the specialised skill must
    not be performed
  • Will have links to reference material

83
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84
Icepak corrective action plan
  • NZFS meeting regularly with ERMA, Ministry for
    the Environment, Dept of Building and Housing,
    State Services Commission and Dept of Internal
    Affairs. Strong commitment to improving hazardous
    substance regulatory regime and information
    sharing
  • The clause in the "Compressed Gases Mixtures
    Group Standards", which excluded substances in a
    refrigeration system has been removed
  • Stenching agents for large-scale gas
    installations being investigated as part of the
    review of the controls and conditions of the LPG
    approval
  • ERMA will provide NZFS with information on places
    with location test certificates (which replaced
    dangerous goods licences)

85
Icepak corrective action plan
  • Rural Fire Authorities establishing registers of
    high-risk buildings in rural areas
  • Project underway to improve NZFS risk planning
    processes
  • Review completed of NZFS arrangements for staff
    support and welfare during and following major
    incidents
  • Training information developed for refrigerants.
    This material will be included in TAPS training
    programmes
  • NZFS policy introduced for gas detectors
  • Fitting satellite communication system on the new
    hazmat-command vehicles

86
The Sharp End
  • Lessons from the Incident Ground
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Title: UFBA Conference Queenstown 2009


1
UFBA ConferenceQueenstown 2009
  • Paul McGill Director, Operations and Training
  • Russell Wood Director, Strategic Projects

2
Contents
  • Fleet
  • Operations
  • Property
  • Training
  • Icepak recommendations
  • Fire Safety Demonstration

3
Fleet
  • Fleet Procurement and Allocation Process
    published July 2008
  • Fire Safety Demonstration

4
Fleet Costs
  • At todays prices the average annual cost for
    replacement vehicles to maintain age profile is
    16.2 m
  • Also other specialist appliances, vans, utes,
    cars
  • Procurement contracts and schedules now in place
    to compensate for limited investment in former
    years
  • Fire Safety Demonstration

5
(No Transcript)
6
Fleet Production Schedules (2006-12)
7
Type 5
  • 3 new Mercedes/Bronto 32m aerials now in
    commission in Chch, Wgtn and Auckland
  • Another ordered for Wgtn, due Oct 2009
  • Planning to rechassis spare Type 5 Bronto in Chch
  • Fire Safety Demonstration

8
Type 4
  • All 16 in commission
  • Two spares ordered
  • Fire Safety Demonstration

9
Type 3
10
Type 3
  • Fire Safety Demonstration

21 Scania cab chassis purchased in NZ
11
Type 2
12
Type 2
39 x Type 2 Iveco cab-chassis purchased and in NZ
13
Type 1
  • Fire Safety Demonstration

14
Type 1
  • Fire Safety Demonstration

35 x Type 1 Iveco cab-chassis purchased and in NZ
15
Type 12009/10
  • Fire Safety Demonstration

16
Light Response Vehicle (LRV)
  • Fire Safety Demonstration

17
Hazmat Command Vehicle
  • Built by Custom Motor Bodies in Auckland
  • Satellite communication system to be fitted
  • All 17 DAF cab chassis purchased and in NZ

18
Hazmat Command Vehicle
  • Fire Safety Demonstration

19
Hazmat Command Vehicle
  • Fire Safety Demonstration

20
Tankers
  • Two prototypes to be built for piloting
  • 8,000 litres 4 x 2 chassis
  • 12-14,000 litres 6 x 4 chassis
  • Currently auditing tankers to meet todays safety
    standards
  • 10 NZFS owned tankers audited and remedied
  • 25 brigade owned tankers audited will commence
    improvements soon
  • 100 other tankers driven by NZFS personnel to be
    audited
  • Fire Safety Demonstration

21
Appliance disposals
49 disposals between July 07 Feb 09
  • Fire Safety Demonstration
  • Older models retiring. Numbers remaining
  • 4 Bedford's
  • 7 Commers
  • 12 Dodges

22
(No Transcript)
23
(No Transcript)
24
Operations - developments
  • Multi-gas Detectors
  • Distribution
  • 53 detectors in service
  • Currently distributing 197 new detectors (APC
    Impact Pro)
  • Carried on all Pump/Rescue Tenders, Hazmat
    Command vehicles and some pumps
  • Charging units for the detectors being installed
    on appliances

25
Operations - developments
  • Multi-gas Detectors
  • Testing and servicing
  • Enforcer test kits (78) supplied to
  • Each career station with detectors
  • VSOs who will test detectors on volunteer
    stations
  • Detectors tested monthly
  • Full service and calibration 6-monthly

26
Operations - developments
  • Multi-gas Detectors
  • Training and use
  • Multi-gas Detectors Policy describes when to
    use and what to do.
  • Training course for all users
  • Technical manual and quick reference guide
    provided

27
Operations - developments
  • Decontamination Corridors
  • Purchased 17 from ACD Shelter Techneik in the
    Netherlands
  • Arrive mid-2009
  • Carried on hazmat command vehicles
  • Inflatable structure
  • Low- flow, warm-water decontamination, with soap
    and other additives

28
Operations - developments
  • Hazmat Technical Manual
  • Draft manual out for consultation
  • Published approx June 2009

29
Operations - developments
  • 300 bar BA cylinders
  • 20 compressors and test panels upgraded by June
    2009, so all sites can charge 300 bar cylinders

30
Operations - developments
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Oxygen therapy kits being supplied to all pumping
    appliances
  • 356 more kits purchased
  • Supplied with an integrated first aid/oxygen
    therapy pack
  • Two oxygen cylinders per kit. National contract
    with BOC Gases Ltd for cylinder refilling
  • 2 hour training course adjunct to first aid
    course
  • Rollout from July October 2009.

31
Operations - developments
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Packs

32
Operations - developments
  • Rescue Stretchers
  • To be carried on all pump/rescue tenders
  • Around 230 in service currently
  • 97 more purchased for the pump/rescue tenders
    currently without them
  • Ferno Model 71 basket stretcher
  • Arriving April/May 2009

33
Operations - developments
  • Rapid Extrication
  • Rapid extrication technique developed in Norway
  • Successful pilot conducted in the Wairarapa over
    the past year
  • Pilot now being extended to Wellington and Hawkes
    Bay
  • Preparing for potential national rollout

34
Operations - developments
  • Rope Rescue
  • New rope rescue policy and procedure introduced
    in Feb 09
  • Equipment specified for each level
  • Budget planning for providing equipment and
    training

35
Chemical Splash Suits
  • Disposable suit
  • Head to finger tip and toe protection
  • Similar design to current PVC Suit
  • 3300 suits on order
  • 4 suits on each Pump PRT
  • 12 on each Hazmat/Command
  • Rolled out May October 2009
  • Training National Train the Trainer and
    Regional delivery

36
Gas Suits
  • Project initiated in 2008
  • Currently 120 Gas Suits in service
  • On Hazmats, B.A. Tenders, some PRTs
  • Disposable, Fully Encapsulating Suit
  • Request for Tender issued February
  • Evaluation in April
  • Suits will be replaced as required

37
Long Sleeve Dark Blue Shirts
  • Working Rig, not Undress
  • Provides warmth in cool weather and UV protection
    in hot
  • Not a protective garment and must not be worn as
    such
  • Alternative option as required
  • Available since December 2008

38
Lightweight Helmet
  • Four standard colours
  • Use
  • Extrication rescue
  • Splash Gas suits
  • Storm weather incidents
  • Executive Officers
  • Fire Safety Officers Engineers
  • Fire Police Ops/Support
  • NHQ Region staff
  • Aerial operations

39
Ops Support/Fire Police Uniform
  • Retains water resistance high visibility
  • Improved breathability
  • Improved flexibility
  • Improved heat resistance
  • Lighter weight
  • Lightweight fixed liner
  • Polar fleece removable liner

40
BA Procurement Project
  • 1400 Sabre scheduled for replacement within 3
    years
  • 2000 Drager within 5-7 years
  • Review of technology enhancement options
    completed
  • Options could include
  • ergonomic improvements
  • technology enhancements
  • integrated communications
  • basic wearer telemetry

41
Command and Control Tools
  • Command Control
  • Technical Manual
  • Officer Field Guide
  • Electronic Incident Action Plan
  • software

42
AFAC Fire Knowledge Web http//knowledgeweb.afa
c.com.au
  • Three Levels of Entry
  • Public site
  • Registered AFAC agency member
  • Member of an AFAC interagency group

43
Property
  • Strengthening fire stations for earthquakes
  •  
  • The Building Act 2004 requires each Territorial
    Authority to develop an earthquake prone building
    policy
  • Earthquake prone buildings are those with 33 or
    less of the strength required of a new building
  • Engineers have conducted
  • desktop surveys of all NZFS buildings
  • physical surveys of all those potentially
    earthquake prone

44
Property
  • Strengthening fire stations for earthquakes
  •  
  • Two consultants (Opus and Silvester Clarke)
    underway with managing the earthquake
    strengthening programme. This will include
    general station upgrades in most cases
  • Budget estimated at over 30m. This excludes
    budget for those stations already programmed for
    replacement or upgrade
  •  Work to be completed over 3-4 years.

45
Property
  • Strengthening fire stations for earthquakes
  • 31 buildings need strengthening
  • Probable replacement
  • Carterton
  • Transalpine Region HQ
  • Culverden
  • Oxford
  • Rununga
  • Southbridge
  • Wakefield

46
Property
Strengthening fire stations for earthquakes
  • Require upgrading
  • Ashurst
  • Blenheim
  • Dunedin City
  • Eastbourne
  • Harwarden
  • Greytown
  • Haumoana
  • Katikati
  • Kawerau
  • Martinborough
  • Masterton
  • New Brighton
  • Pahiatua
  • Putaruru
  • Rangiora

47
Property Projects
48
Property Projects
49
Property Projects
50
Silverdale
51
Silverdale
52
Takapuna
53
Te Atatu
54
Mt Roskill
55
St Heliers (existing)
56
St Heliers (new)
57
Tuakau (refurbished)
58
Tuakau (refurbished)
59
Port Waikato
60
Whitianga
61
Whitianga
62
Okato (old)
63
Okato (new)
64
Ratana (old)
65
Ratana (new)
66
Paraparaumu (new)
67
Hororata
68
Woolston Training Centre


69
Woolston Training Centre


70
Training
TAPS
  • TAPS for Operational Support/Fire Police
  • Pilot qualifying course held in Auckland on 21/22
    February
  • 12 pre-course modules 2-day practical course
  • Considering further development courses
  • Volunteer TAPS Review
  • Commenced review, starting with recruit programme
  • Will reduce quantity of written material and make
    as readable as possible

71
Training
  • Training Management System (TMS)
  • SumTotal TMS now implemented in all Regions and
    National Training
  • Used for all TAPs programmes and other new
    learning

72
Training
  • Operational Skills Maintenance (OSM)
  • Stage One now implemented in all Regions
  • OSM policy published
  • OSM designed to manage maintenance training - not
    new skills training
  • sets minimum acceptable standards for training
    content frequency
  • national system for all paid and volunteer
    operational personnel
  • will help to ensure the NZFS is operationally
    ready
  • combination of individual, crew and
    scenario-based training
  •  

73
Training
  • Operational Skills Maintenance (OSM)
  •  Traffic light notification system
  • Red   Skill expired
  • Orange   Skill current, but needs to be renewed
    soon
  • Green   Skill current
  • Grey   New skill added to system
  • If red light status on a core competency - may
    not respond to callout 

73
74
Training
  • Operational Skills Maintenance (OSM)
  •  Traffic light notification system
  • Red   Skill expired
  • Orange   Skill current, but needs to be renewed
    soon
  • Green   Skill current
  • Grey   New skill added to system
  • If red light status on a core competency - may
    not respond to callout 

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82
Training
  • OSM Stage Two
  • Being developed. Due mid/late 2009
  • Will manage specialised skills
  • Can tailor skills for individual fire stations
  • Red light status means the specialised skill must
    not be performed
  • Will have links to reference material

83
(No Transcript)
84
Icepak corrective action plan
  • NZFS meeting regularly with ERMA, Ministry for
    the Environment, Dept of Building and Housing,
    State Services Commission and Dept of Internal
    Affairs. Strong commitment to improving hazardous
    substance regulatory regime and information
    sharing
  • The clause in the "Compressed Gases Mixtures
    Group Standards", which excluded substances in a
    refrigeration system has been removed
  • Stenching agents for large-scale gas
    installations being investigated as part of the
    review of the controls and conditions of the LPG
    approval
  • ERMA will provide NZFS with information on places
    with location test certificates (which replaced
    dangerous goods licences)

85
Icepak corrective action plan
  • Rural Fire Authorities establishing registers of
    high-risk buildings in rural areas
  • Project underway to improve NZFS risk planning
    processes
  • Review completed of NZFS arrangements for staff
    support and welfare during and following major
    incidents
  • Training information developed for refrigerants.
    This material will be included in TAPS training
    programmes
  • NZFS policy introduced for gas detectors
  • Fitting satellite communication system on the new
    hazmat-command vehicles

86
The Sharp End
  • Lessons from the Incident Ground
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