07, December 2017
Fire Chiefs Meeting 7-13-17
Attendees: Chris Shubert, Jed Colovich, Kevin Bowman, Randy Willden, Justin Huffman, Dan Walton, Rob Critchlow, Jason Remick, Patrick Carnahan, David Kallman, Ronald D’Andrea, Steven Griffith, Regina Nelson, Bucky Whitehouse, Beckie Boekweg
1.Order and Roll
a. Justin Huffman called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM
2. Approval of minutes from November
a. Randy Willden made a motion to approve minutes from Nov. Seconded by Rob Critchlow. All in favor.
3. UFRA-Kevin Bowman
a. Certification Update went out to all email.
b. Winter Fire School-still a few classes that are open. 45 more days to register
i. There is a man at UVU who offers help with retirement planning.
c. Regional School April 27-28 2018
i. Extrication, Forcible Entry, CTC will be the 3 classes offered
1. They just did a pilot class down in southern Utah. It went pretty well. Some things were very new to people. Making corrections now so it will be better for winter fire school. Tooele regional will have the pilot class for CTC in April. CTC will have a career side and a volunteer side.
2. Kevin needs a POC for the regional fire school. The Tooele Army Depot will be the location for the school. Host will have to provide cars for extrication. He will need a classroom inside.
4. Old Business
a. Travis Daniels will email out a list for the Fire 1 Class for people who can teach.
i. Randy Willden ordered books for the Fire 1 Class.
5. New Business
a. Justin and Randy thought they could get something together for the CA wildfire needs.
b. Bucky Whitehouse would like to develop task books for possible deployment for EMAC. We can go over all the forms at the February meeting and walk thru the application process.
i. Dan added that it takes a bit of coordination but he is sure we can put together a strike team in Tooele.
1. With wildland, they create a manifest. When the call comes in they can refer to the list to see who can go.
ii. There is enough interest in the County to put together mission ready packets. We can get task books and get people working on them.
1. If there were someone other than Dan qualified as an engine boss they could just roll out on their own. One way to get to engine boss level stay within the northern Utah area.
iii. Bucky gave some information on the current team going to CA.
iv. A google drive folder will be created for all documents.
i. 2018 EMS/Fire call signs
1. Some stations didn’t have
an assigned call number. In 2015 it was decided to create a new call sign for the county. Dispatch decided to align everything with your station call number.
2. Regina handed out all the new call numbers. It is proposed to accept these changes beginning January 2018.
a. Randy Willden has some concerns about his CAD. No historical data will be removed.
3. The recommendation coming from dispatch is go back to old call signs.
a. If we cant resolve this by Jan we may need to move this change until July.
b. The motion is to stay 2-digit apparatus and 3 digit personnel.
4. This matter will be tabled until the next meeting.
6. National Wildland Resource Request
a. Treasurer, 2nd Vice Pres, 1st Vice Pres, Pres positions are open.
b. Bucky opened nominations for the 2018 Fire Chiefs Association
i. Rob nominated Rick Harrison for pres. No second.
ii. Justin nominated Rob Critchlow for pres. Seconded by Randy.
iii. Randy nominated Rick Harrison for 1st vice pres. Justin seconded.
iv. Chief Kallman nominated Dan Walton for 2nd vice pres. Seconded by Randy.
v. Randy nominated Kevin Russell for treasurer. Seconded by Ronald D’Andrea.
vi. Randy made motion that they are accepted by acclimation. Seconded by Steve Griffith. All in favor.
8. Christmas Party
a. Will be held Jan 11th at the EOC at 7:00. Significant others welcome. Will be catered by Jims family restaurant-Spiros Makris. The budget will be $10 per person.
a. Bucky Whitehouse
i. Evaluation for hazmat/ response money for unincorporated areas is done. The budget will be the same as last year. This matter will be discussed in 2018 to see if it should be re-evaluated.
ii. EMS Council is picking up steam. They are creating a charter. Bucky is asking for participation in the EMS Council especially if you are running EMS at any level. The position is a 2-year commitment to represent your agency on the EMS council. We need a rep for the southern fire/ first response and one for the north. Justin will talk to Thatcher and see if he will represent the south area. Randy will represent the north.
iii. Bucky went to a UCA meeting in St George for the radio conversion. There is state money appropriated to change the radio. The meeting talked about how they will change the towers and the infrastructure. There will be no assistance to change out your radios. You will incur those costs on your own. Phase 2 will eliminate all old radios. Start budgeting now for the changeover. There will be a flash to the older radios that will cost with the unknown if they will last very long. Tooele County will probably be early on in the conversion system.
iv. Governor recently signed the proclamation to bring First Net to Utah. It is a dedicated public safety set of frequencies prioritized for first responders. It is thru AT&T. They would like to come out and do a presentation for First Net. We will plan for the meeting to take place in Feb.
v. Please work on your Homeland Security submissions for 2016.
vi. The EOC is using Alertsense as our mass notification system. We would encourage you all to use Alertsense to notify your personnel with any type of messaging. We can do the training for your agency administrator for the program.
vii. Jed Colovich is the new 2nd assistant for Tooele City Fire, Chris Shubert is 1st assistant and Rick Harrison Tooele City Fire Chief.
b. Randy Willden-NTFD
i. Tue Dec 12th is NTFD is the agency Christmas Party. Please cover for them so the crew can be out of service for the night. Randy will notify dispatch.
ii. Pump testing is done for most. We should probably do a joint pump testing effort to save on travel for the tester.
iii. If you are doing fire fighter awareness class you need to submit for testing by jan 6th
c. Justin Huffman-Stockton Fire
i. Justin will remain the Fire Chief and Thatcher the 1st assistant.
ii. NTFD gave them a suburban
d. Dan Walton-Fire Warden
i. Deadline for the in-kind match for wildland participation commitment is July 1st.
ii. S215 Training went really well. Recommended for State Law. He’d be happy to do it again. Let Dan know if you need assistance paying for students.
iii. Lone Peak Conservation Center in Draper have line gear they are getting rid of. Let Dan know if you want any.
iv. Wasatch front area got a new manager.
e. Rob Critchlow-Grantsville
i. Rob is the new fire chief, Travis Daniels is 1st assistant, Jason Smith is 2nd assistant and Jason Remick is the Secretary.
f. Patrick Carnahan-Dugway
i. They have been tracking fuel moistures. They are not recovering. When thinking about wildland keep in mind the year of 94-96. Be prepared. The season could start earlier and last longer. They will pass on any information regarding the wildland situation.
g. David Kallman-UTTR
i. They have some OPS coming up.
h. Steve Griffith-TEAD
i. They will be hosting a Fire Inspector 2 course Feb 19-23. Alabama fire college are the instructors. $600 per person. First come first serve. 12 openings. Bradley Tippetts will be POC. His email is Bradley.email@example.com 435-830-8279
ii. They are doing live fire range, shoulder mounted rocket, grenade. They have also been tracking fuel moistures. Its not good this time of year.
i. Approved for 911 to text. They will be getting some phone upgrades.
ii. Personnel changes will need to be done before call sign changes. Email all personnel changes to Regina.
iii. Quickest route has been approved.
09, November 2017
Fire Chiefs Meeting Minutes 11-09-17
Attendees: Bucky Whitehouse, Rick Harrison, Ted Black, Kurt Nielsen, Cassandra Ray, Randy Willden,Justin Huffman, Gerry Neil, Regina Nelson, Travis Daniels, Rob Critchlow, Kevin Bowman, Brad Phillips,David Peterson, Doug Webb, Todd Turner, Dan Walton, Beckie Boekweg
1. Order and Roll Call
a. Justin Huffman called the meeting to order at 7:02
2. Approval of Minutes
a. Randy Willden made a motion to approve Oct meeting minutes. Seconded by Gerry Neil. All in favor.
3. UFRA-Kevin Bowman
a. Reminder for Winter Fire School. There are still some vacancies.
b. Regional Fire School needs to figured out. What do you want for the school. If you want any props we need to get them booked. Forcible entry and driving simulator are two props that we will have. Kevin will send Beckie an email with possible props for the school.
4. Fill the Boot (Doug-Simply Bliss BBQ and Dickies BBQ)
a. They would like to give back to first responders. They would like to propose a charity event-Fill your belly, fill the boot. All first responders and their families will eat for free. There will be social media advertising to promote event. 100% of the proceeds will go to your charity of choice. Location, date and details haven’t been decided yet. No expense to the fire depts.
a. Randy Willden made a motion to discuss it further and get all the details worked out. Would like to see it done before Christmas. Seconded by Gerry Neil. All in favor.
5. Dispatch Mapping
a. Todd Turner presented the Dispatch Mapping for jurisdictional boundaries for Fire.
i. All mapping changes need to go to each town council meeting. It also needs to go to COG in Feb. Regina will work with Todd to send out the proposed changes to all city Mayors and Fire Chiefs. NTFD response area needs to be re-instated to its original area until changes can be presented to their board.
ii. Quickest route is just waiting for Spillman to contact Regina and tell her when they’re ready to begin.
6. Old Business
a. Randy Willden asked about Fire 1 class-
i. Fire 1 class-Travis just got the information. He is putting together a calendar. Hazmat awareness will be Jan 2 and 4th. Jan 9 and 11th will be the start of the class. Travis will email out the schedule. He hopes to test May 5th. It will be Tue and Thurs.each week and every other Sat.
7. New Business
a. Ted Black-There will be a fire caucus luncheon. It is very impactful for firefighters to sit down and discuss issues. Please use the CTC Man Training center prop that was purchased.
b. Kevin-the CTC Man Training Center prop is 10 years old. They are going to provide training specific to your depts.for the CTC Man training center prop. There is a pilot class in Bryce Canyon this month. After that it will be at winter fire school. Then it can go out to every dept. in the state. It will be a lot more user friendly. It will be in a 4hr. block. If this association would like this prop for Regional Fire School Kevin can see if it is available.
c. Regina Call Signs
i. Kevin Russell emailed Regina saying there was some confusion to the call signs and they needed to make some changes. Regina did some research and found some depts. are using incorrect call signs. For the most part, each agency is doing a good job staying with the correct call signs. Dugway needs to go back to Station 12 and use 12 as the beginning of the call sign as soon as they come off the base. UTTR also needs some clarification.
1. Regina will send out the proposed changes to t
he call signs in Jan for approval.
ii. P25 Symposium in St George Nov 29 & 30th. UCA invite. Beckie will send out an invite to all fire chiefs.
8. Dan Walton-Fire Warden
a. Chipper days in NTFD was a great success. Greater than expected participation. If you would like to do it let Dan know and he can set it up. They hauled out at least 6 tons of material.
b. Dan met with Stockton Town Council. They discussed the purchase of new radios. Andy
c. S215 Urban Interface class Nov 17-18. He may have 5 openings left.
a. There was a deposit to the fire chief’s association in the amount of $3000. The new balance is $4575.00. The county needs to be invoiced for the $3000.
b. Randy Willden-The bounce house is being stored at the Erda Fire Station, it is on a trailer.
c. Sat is the Veterans breakfast at the Tooele Armory.
05, October 2017
Fire Chiefs Meeting 10-05-17
Attendees: Shar Manzione, Rodney Manzione, Brad Tippets, Travis Daniels, Dan Walton, Gerry Neil, Justin Huffman, Beckie Boekweg, Bucky Whitehouse
1. Response Area Mapping and Aide Modification
a. Todd Turner facilitated a discussion about jurisdictional boundaries.
2. Call to order
a. Justin Huffman called the meeting to order at 6:00.
a. Kevin Bowman (excused)
i. Winter Fire School
1. Registration open Nov 1 stat 8:00 AM. Keep checking for updates for class developments. Sign up early.
ii. Inspector Class
1. It seemed to go well. Thanks for input from students.
iii. TEAD has a CTC trailer from UFRA they have vacancies available for this weekend and next weekend. Friday 6-10 Saturday 8-4.
4. Open Business
a. If anyone is interested they can add a GPS Puck to your vehicle that will allow units to show up on the CAD screen. One challenge is you must initialize Spillman before you go rolling so they can see you. They are about $100. Talk to Regina if interested.
b. There are different phone apps that can be used for tracking purposes. Grantsville uses I Am Responding. Tooele City Fire is using Active 911.
5. New Business
a. 2017 Homeland Security Funds are available as of Sept 1st. Oct 19 that 11:00 AM there will be a meeting to discuss SHSP awards.
i. You will need to consult the AEL for all further purchases to make sure it is an approved purchase.
b. Motorola has requested to come to the next chiefs meeting to demo some radios.
c. Dan Walton is offering county assistance to purchase the new radios.
d. Vernon is having a HAZMAT refresher on Oct 16th 6-10PM & 21st 8-5PM
e. Dugway is having A-EMT refresher Oct 17 & 19th from 8-5
f. Dec 5th will be an advanced EMT class thru First Degree Medical at the EOC.
a. Justin Huffman-Stockton Fire-
i. Elections are next month for Fire Chiefs Association.
ii. Justin would like to have a group picture of the association in dress shirts at the next meeting.
b. Travis Daniels-Grantsville Fire- They are considering hosting a Fire 1/ Fire 2 certification class. They would need support with instructors.
c. Dan Walton-Fire Warden-
i. He has ordered a bounce house to share with all agencies. NTFD will use it next week. If anyone wants to put their logo on it send Dan your image. Blows up to 21×30 feet and 12 feet tall. Will use a local vendor to print logos.
ii. PMS 310-1 available on the NWCG website.
iii. Wildland Engine Academy will be this Nov. Will focus on Wildland Urban Interface. Please register early.
iv. Stockon, Rush Valley and Dan met about dry fire hydrants. They got some funding put together.The other interest in this is irrigation systems. They talked about trying to find grant money to install big water tanks, 100,000-gallon minimum. Rural Water Seminar-2 days. Dan will try to fund it if you are interested. Gotbigwater.com
07, September 2017
Fire Chiefs Meeting 9-07-17
Attendees: Chris Schubert, Bucky Whitehouse, Beckie Boekweg, Kevin Bowman, Kevin Russell, Randy Willden, Justin Huffman, Gerry Neil, Scott Pehrson, Dan Walton, Rob Critchlow, Heather Prescott, Regina Nelson, Bradley Tippetts, Andy Tanner, JD Cahoon
1. Call to Order
a. Justin Huffman called the meeting to order at 7:00.
2. Roll Call/ Approval of Minutes
a. Randy Willden made motion to approve minutes. Seconded by BuckyWhitehouse. All in favor.
a. Kevin Bowman
i. Vernon done with fire 1 & 2 ready for test
ii. Grantsville Inspector 1 class going well. Class participation is great.
iii. Regional Fire School all set for next year.
2. Forcible Entry
iv. ICS 300 & 400 class being held in Draper. You can still sign up by emailing Dennis Goudy 801 652 3852 or Kaitlyn Petersen 801 863-7743
4. Open Business
a. Fee Schedule for Events
i. No discussion needed on fee schedule
b. Dispatch policies (Regina)
i. Status Check policy accepted
ii. Jurisdictional boundaries policy
1. Everyone participates in mutual aid
2. South end of county has automatic aid
a. Dugway must be requested to come off base.
b. If TEAD doesn’t automatically go then ask for mutual aid.
3. Regina needs input on boundaries and how each agency would like to see them.
iii. Dispatch now has new maps with many layers.
1. Dispatch is now tracking the ambulances. Thru a GPS Puck they would have the capability to track the fire trucks. Thru Spillman Mobile you can see the locations of trucks also. The puck is $80 to purchase with no service fee. This may allow an opportunity to send a closer unit to calls saving response time. It will plot you to your call.
2. The GPS and AVL policies will be tabled until the next meeting.
5. New Business
a. Bucky Whitehouse
i. Firsttwo.com website. Will provide information about property owners and property information. It requires a log in and password. Some Homeland Security Funding will be used to purchase access. 10 Log Ins will be purchased, one for each agency. Annual Fee
1. Spillman can also hold flag information. Contact Regina if you have any info to add.
b. After Action Report on Fassio Egg Fire
i. Grantsville-Felt there was a lot of fighting over water. Thanks to Dispatch. It was a chaotic situation. Thanks to Dan for getting water out of the tanks.There was no way to connect to the tank, there was no fitting to it. Thanks to Emergency Management. Would like to see more training after the tabletop. Man power went ok.
ii. North Tooele-Will be holding their own AAR on fire next Tue. Everyone is welcome to attend. Stansbury Park Station at 7 PM. Ryan Willden is the designated PIO for event. Andy has some drone footage, Randy has pics. He would like to see a table top. Randy ordered an adapter from 5 in to 6 in for valve. Stout from Tooele was the only one who had been on the property. Everyone needs to go back and make sure you’re back flushing your pump. All tenders sit for months and get rusty and go into the pump.Thank you everyone.
iii. Bucky-2 media sources have contacted him about water issues in the County. There are no hydrants in that area. The county is proposing to put water in the area. He would like to see hydrants put in the area. Everyone that went did an admiral job. We need to train layers down further into our hierarchy. Tooele City had first experience with drafting off their ladder truck.
vi. Bradley Tippetts-wondered how accountability went. May need some more training on that. We need to make plans for how things operate.
v. EOC-could have started sharing the load with dispatch. EOC will go on and report that they are active so dispatch can push responsibilities to them
vi. Kevin Bowman-Rod Hammer has the best presentation on water supply. It would be worth looking at. He is the chief at Cache County Fire
vii. Fassio Fire After Action meeting Thur Sept 14 that 7:00 PM at the EOC.
c. Bucky-Hazmat Refresher Course will be put together.
d. Bucky-an arrest was made on an arsonist in the Tooele City area. If you have anything suspicious, please report.
e. Randy-They have a scanner chaser showing up at scenes and exerting himself into some scenes.
a. Kevin Russell-treasurer-nothing to report.
b. Randy Willden-NTFD-have a film going on Ellerbeck Road. They have permit. NTFD will have a standby crew.Dispatch should be notified.
c. Justin Huffman-Stockton-dept. facebook ad for new fireman. They had 4 applicants.
d. Dan Walton-Fire Warden-Thanks to Terra, they have responded to lots of fire calls. Fire Restrictions stop Sept 15th. Open burn season schedule, still under fire restrictions. You can bring extra firefighters at $25 per person for reimbursement. Wildland Fire Academy, need dates. Looking to do an Urban Interface training first. It will be 2 days-Friday/ Saturday. He will invite other counties. Fire Depts that provide mutual aid come see Dan, he has some money to help with equipment.
e. Rob Critchlow-Grantsville-Lantern Fest at Sea Base this Sat. Inspector Class going good. Another Lantern Fest on Sept 23rd at UMC.
f. Regina-Dispatch-They are always in need of training. They need fire hours.
7. Kenwood Radios
a. Radio Presentation
i. Andy Tanner-UCA made notification that they are planning to go to phase 1 in 2018-2019. The radios we have will no longer work. JD Cahoon is the radio rep in the SLC area. Hewill provide information on the new Kenwood.
7. Meeting Adjourned
03, August 2017
Fire Chiefs Association Meeting Minutes 8-3-17
Attendees: Kevin Bowman, Bradley Tippets, Travis Daniels, Dan Walton, Justin Huffman, Shannon Gowans, Bucky Whitehouse, Randy Willden, Beckie Boekweg
Excused: Gerry Neil
1. Roll Call
a. Justin Huffman called the meeting to order at 19:03.
2. Approval of Minutes from July
a. Randy Willden made a motion to approve July meeting minutes. Travis Daniels Seconded. All in favor.
3. Open Business
a. Fee Schedule for Stand By for events.
i. Randy sent Bucky his fee schedule.
ii. Trying to all be on the same page with the fee schedule.
iii. Travis Daniels will bring Grantsvilles fee schedule.
iv. Item will be discussed next month.
a. Kevin Bowman
i. Brad Wardle is new director of UFRA. Dave Owens will be assistant director.
ii. Vernon has live fire testing on Aug 19th @ 8:00 AM. There are 7 people in the class. Please encourage your people to be there.
iii. Inspector 1 class started last Saturday.
iv. ICS 300 & 400- 9 different deliveries will be done on that. Dennis Goudy is main lead on this. It will start mid to late Sept. May possibly be held in Draper. Kevin will let Dennis know that the Tooele EOC is available for use. If you are interested please email Dennis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
v. Ryan Peterson sent out an email on Hazmat Tech. They will do a Hazmat Tech class for 2 weeks in the middle of Sept. Names need to be submitted before Aug 22. Email names to email@example.com. It will be held at UFRA. Kevin will check to see if there is a stipend for students to stay at UFRA for the 2 weeks.
vi. Bucky asked a question about Individuals that retire from the URS system and are required to resign from the dept. for a period of time- what will happen to their training records? Kevin will check on that. He also stated that as long as a chief validates their training records that they are current and up to date they will be accepted when they return.
5. Dispatch- There are 3 items that need to be reviewed and returned to dispatch.
a. Sgt.Shannon Gowans
i. Status Checks (10-36) for Fire Depts. Dispatch would like to know if status checks need to be offered on all calls or just high priority. Chiefs decided those checks should only be done on high priority or when requested.
i. Reviewing policies-
1. They now have layers in their new map. Please review your jurisdictions layer and provide notes to be returned to Regina.
c. Automatic Aide
i. Reviewing policies- Please review and return all notes to Regina.
a. Bucky Whitehouse- Tooele County Emergency Management
i. MWMC have donated two trailers back to the County. Would anyone be interested in a logistics supply trailer with mass casualty component? All depts. felt that was a good idea. The EOC will maintain as much of it as we can. Most all agencies call UFA or Salt Lake for hazmat response.
ii. Next chiefs meeting Kenwood would like to do a demonstration on their radio. They are about $600-$700 cheaper than Motorola. They will be placed on the end of the agenda so those who want to listen can stay. They will have a 20-min time limit. All radios must be changed over by the end of 2019.
iii. We are moving our pager channel bank from Blackcrook to Cedar in Oct.
b. Bradley Tippets- TEAD
i. 75th anniversary of the Tooele Army Depot. There will be an Open House. Aug 10th is main event.
c. Dan Walton- Fire Warden
i. Wild Fire Severity State of Emergency Declared by Governor. With the state of emergency, it makes it easier to get Blackhawks.
ii. Trent Bristol has accepted a new job.
iii. Dan would like to do an engine academy, 2-day event. The state has funding for it they just need a place to host it. TEAD could host.
d. Justin Huffman- Stockton Fire
i. Stockton Days on Aug 12th- they will be doing a burrito breakfast as 8:00 AM at ballpark. If you’d like to bring a truck to the parade that would be great. Justin will send out an email reminder a couple days before.
ii. Would like to get everyone together at one of the meetings for a group picture. A date will be set at the next meeting in Oct.
iii. Justin’s term is coming up at the end of the year so start thinking about who will replace him.
e. Bucky Whitehouse- Tooele City Fire
i. Day of Gratitude breakfast Aug 26th at Tooele City Park.
ii. EMT class is being held at the EOC Aug 1st thru Oct 14th. They will follow this one up with an advanced class in Oct.
iii. Tooele City has received notice of a possible lawsuit regarding the fire in Tooele City in 2016.
iv. Bucky will provide a copy of the weed abatement law for Tooele City.
v. Sept 11th the EOC will be holding an Open House. If you’d like to participate with a booth, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
f. Randy Willden- NTFD
i. Wanted to tell Dispatch that they really appreciate all the help provided. They were right on top of it.
ii. Chili Cook Off is coming up. Would like to see a county wide team. NTFD will take the lead on it. Please consider participating as a Tooele team.
g. Travis Daniels- Grantsville Fire
i. Country Fan Fest went well.
ii. They have a demolition derby this weekend.
13, July 2017
Fire Chiefs Meeting 7-13-17
Attendees: Justin Huffman, Kevin Russell, Kevin Bowman, Neil Dymock, Bucky Whitehouse, Randy Willden, Jason Smith, Rob Critchlow, Travis Daniels, Casey Phillips, Beckie Boekweg
1. Bucky Whitehouse
a. Tooele City has had discussion about “stand by”. The consensus will be to draft a policy that if there is a special event for profit, they will be seeking an hourly rate for reimbursement. They will support non profit events as a volunteer.
i. Lantern Lights, Demolition Derby etc will be billed for reimbursement.
ii. Law Enforcement, Ambulance all get paid for stand by.
iii. Movie groups come into town and want fire trucks on stand by. They assume they don’t have to pay for stand by.
iv. Tooele City Fire is seeking consistency across the board for reimbursement.
v. Grantsville City Council sets their policy. They will share it with Tooele City Fire.
vi. Grantsville City doesn’t charge for fire inspections or repeat inspections for violations.
vii. North Tooele has permit fees in place.
viii. UID has a lot of unknowns for hazmat response. Tooele City is working on putting things in place to improve their situation, through a hazmat permit.
ix. Tooele City will share their policy for stand by once they get them in place.
b. Pagers are on sale right now if anyone needs to purchase them.
c. Radios- There will be a conversion to apex radios by 2019.
i. UCA radio fees are over. You may re allocate those funds to start converting radios.
ii. 2017 SHSP funds will be ready to be spent around Sept. Could be used to buy radios and Andy could facilitate a bulk purchase to reduce costs.
d. MWMC is interested in doing a fire based training at the hospital and would like to invite all departments to attend. Bucky will schedule a date and send it out. Chiefs can send out the invite.
e. Skull Valley reservation is without their main water well.
f. Country Fan Fest is coming up July 27-30. They will do some fire works.
2. Kevin Bowman-
a. Vernon Flashover class was a great success. Vernon live fire class coming up. Joe has done a good job with it.
b. Inspector 1 class roster is in place. Class will be July 29th. Kevin will provide a media kit. All participants have been notified.
c. Regional schools suffer for lack of attendance. They feel the problem is a lack of communication from the chiefs to the training officers to the guys. We need to work on communication. Tooele has had a successful regional school. Just double check with participants to make sure they are ready to attend.
d. Regional School is set for April 27-28 2018. Tooele Regional school will be set for the last week of April every year. Combination of hands on class and development work well for regional school. Kevin will make whatever the Fire Chiefs want work for the school.
a. Rob Critchlow
i. Country Fan Fest coming up. Lantern Fest has been moved back. Preparing for traffic. Lantern Fest has a traffic plan approved by DOT.
b. Randy Willden
i. He has LN Curtis coming out. They will be doing their SCBA bottles. If anyone has any hydros that need to be done let him know and they can come there.
ii. They have been getting calls baiting North Tooele about sprinkler ordinances. John Stout has received daily calls.
iii. NTFD met with engineers about Golden Gardens today. They will be getting water eventually.
iv. They are building a new brush truck. Randy ordered all the parts. They are going to build a 4-door cab.
v. NTFD will visit with Dan and the Sheriff to discuss fireworks ban enforcement before the 24th.
vi. Call volume for the department is up.
c. Bucky Whitehouse
i. Seeing an increase in inquiries about food trucks.
d. Kevin Russell
i. Treasurer has nothing to report.
ii. Dugway Training Tower is available for use.
iii. Don’t forget about Dugway. Request them if needed. They have a new commander.
e. Travis Daniels
i. The Grantsville Mayor signed off on their truck last week. They will start construction on that soon.
f. Justin Huffman
i. Stockton Days is Aug 12th. All departments are invited to the parade in the morning. Justin will send out an email. They will serve breakfast burritos.
ii. Last week Dan and Justin went out to South Rim and discussed fire protection with a board and the future of South Rim. They were given some options. No decisions have been made.
4. Meeting Minutes from June Fire Chiefs Meeting approved.
5. Meeting Adjourned
01, June 2017
Tooele County Fire Chiefs Assoc. Meeting 6-1-17
Attendees: Bucky Whitehouse, Rick Harrison, Kevin Bowman, Justin Huffman, Gerry Neil, Scott Pehrson, Neal Dymock, Brad Tippetts, Travis Daniels, Rob Critchlow, Casey Phillips, Shawn Milne, Dan Walton, Randy Willden, Sgt. Yale, Beckie Boekweg
1. Call to Order
a. Justin called the meeting to order at 7:02
2. Minute approval for May Meeting
a. Randy Willden made motion to approve May meeting minutes. Seconded by Gerry Neil. All in favor.
4. UFRA-Kevin Bowman
Inspector 1 class is still going ahead. Rosters are due to Beckie by June 15
th. If not enough participants class may be opened to the Wasatch Front. This class is very
intensive and people need to be there.
5. Identisys Presentation
a. Duane Crabtree gave presentation on Identisys asset management tracking software.
i. Individual depts. could buy cloud based versions to use in their dept. for event management and personnel and asset tracking. The system is modular and you can buy it by the piece. The pricing sheet will be sent out.
6. Open Business
7. New Business
8. Kevin Russell-Dugway
a. Ribbon Cutting Monday June 5th 9 AM. You need to get your names to him so he can arrange for you to get on base.
a. Bucky Whitehouse-
i. There are rules coming out related to inspecting food trucks. State Fire Marshal’s Office will send guidance out about a unified approach to make sure those vehicles get inspected.
ii. Bickford would like to invite the fire chief’s association for a site tour July 13 at 6 PM onsite. Regular fire chiefs meeting will be held following the tour.
iii. Bucky will send out a group email requesting feedback on the Identisys system to determine if we will use it county wide. He will include more information.
b. Rick Harrison-
i. Camp Wapiti had their clean up on May 20th. There were close to 200 people that day. It was a very good project.
c. Dan Walton-
i. Carrington Island needs to have signs posted informing people that they are aware.
ii. BLM updates-Aircraft will be staffed at airport June 11th
iii. Fuel Moistures-1-3% on fine grasses and 6-10% on other grasses. Currently watching the potential for fires.
vi. New state fire policy-delegation of authority-the form will be included in the attachments. A private fire in your jurisdiction will not necessarily be handed over. Resources will still dispatch as planned. Dan will send out the pdf map and instruction on how to use the app for landownership maps.
d. Randy Willden-NTFD
i. PPE from NTFD can be shared and disbursed. They will be receiving new PPE.
e. Justin Huffman-Stockton Fire Dept
f. Gerry Neil-Terra Fire
g. Scott Pehrson-Vernon Fire
h. Neal Dymock-Rush Valley Fire
i. Bradley Tippets-TEAD Fire
i. Thank you to Dan for his help with the wildfire refresher.
ii. Joe Carnell is working with TEAD to define rehab for the responders. Looking for criteria for the IC to make decisions for rehab.
j. Travis Daniels-Grantsville Fire
k. Casey Phillips-Grantsville Fire
i. They finally have their new fire truck approved.
l. Rob Critchlow-Grantsville Fire
i. Thank you to everyone who helped with lantern fest.
ii. Demolition Derby on June 24th. Requesting 1 truck from Tooele City Fire and NTFD. They will have 1 ticket for each spouse. Travis is the point of contact for that.
m. Shawn Milne-Commissioner
i. Thank you on behalf of the commissio
n office for your sacrifice and response. Thank you for the help with lantern fest. Your feedback on this event would be very helpful so the next event can go more smoothly.
a. Next meeting will be July 13 that the Bickford explosives plant at 6 PM for a site tour.
04, May 2017
Fire Chiefs Association Meeting Minutes 5-4-17
Attendees: James Tarpley, Travis Daniels, Jed Morris, Kevin Russell, Neil Dymock, GerryNeil, Dan Walton, Kevin Bowman, Bucky Whitehouse, Beckie Boekweg
Excused: Justin Huffman, Randy Willde
1. Welcome/ Introductions
a. Kevin Russell is conducting meeting for Justin Huffman
2. Roll Call
3. Approval of minutes from last meeting
a. Gerry Neil made motion to approve April meeting minutes. Seconded by Travis Daniels. All in favor.
4. Open Business
a. Bickford Explosives Plant-
i. Located off SR73. There will be 4 bunkers. They will create emulsion. They will be placarded. Until you combine all the product together it isn’t as big of a threat. The company is very credible; they would like to provide training. They would like fire chiefs to come and do a walk thru possibly in June. They will be blasting, 50 lbs at a time. They only plan to staff 10-15 people total. There will be a large firebreak around facility. They have a permit out of the fire marshal’s office. It will have an outer perimeter fence. They don’t want response for a
1. Would like to see a phone text for chiefs notifying about blasting. Hiplink will work.
5. New Business
6. Kevin Bowman UFRA
a. There are a couple classes being offered. Handouts were provided and will be attached to minutes.
b. Company Officer Inspector Class went well.
c. Regional Fire School went well. Thanks to all who hosted and participated.
i. Red Cross provided lunch on Sat.
ii. Reviews came back very positive.
iii. We will plan to have the class again next year.
1. The sooner the better to pick the date for next year. It would be good to keep it around the same time next year.
vi. Mobile Command is stopped right now. If you want it for your city that can still be done. The curriculum is being re written currently. Not sure if they will keep phase 1 & 2. Not sure the timeline on it right now.
v. Instructor 1 is a big deal in other regions. It’s a 2-day class. It’s a live class. It could be hosted at the Depot again.
vi. They are looking for information on Solar Panels to come back and do classes. They are hoping to get the class to winter fire school.
vii. Tooele County Regional Fire School for 2018 will be April 27-28. They will plan to do 3 prop classes.
1. We need the chiefs to promote it in their departments.
2. We can do extrication. We will need 4-5 cars for 20 people.
3. Hazmat refresher would be good.
4. We could use training on the explosives plant.
5. A fire 1 skills class could be done. 4 hour blocks. He will cater each block to what you want.
6. Fast Prop could also be done.
d. Grantsville Inspector 1 class is still going.
e. Inspector 1 class will be started in Aug. Beckie will be POC for roster. This is a college level class. June 29t the roster is due. Travis is POC for location and certification request for test. All classroom work. Attendance is mandatory.
i. Dates are: July 29th, and Aug 10, 12, 24, 26, and Sept 7, 9. Sept 23rd is certification test.
ii. 6-10 PM Sat classes are 8-5 PM
f. Flashover in Vernon is June 10th. Must have roster by May 10th. Kevin will send out a sheet that chiefs need to sign off on for participants.
7. Jed Morris-Chief Training Officer for Dugway.
a. Gave presentation on Dugways new Training Tower. Anyone can come out and do training free of charge, you just need to bring your own materials, PPE and SCBA’s. There is a liability consent for each person. A handout will be attached to minutes. You can email Jed to set up a training date after June 1st.
8. Dan Walton-Fire Warden
a. Policy for wildland reimbursement was brought up last meeting. It will be the new policy.
b. NTFD May 11 6:30 there will be a refresher.
c. Dan will get with TEAD for their refreshers.
d. Chainsaw class May 15-16, free. All day for classroom portion. 0700-1600 at lone peak. Let Dan know if you want to be on the roster. He will do their field certification.
e. He received a call from Pine Canyon fire station for a barn that could be burned by a dept. Dan will tell Randy.
a. SHSP 2015 is closing. Thanks to all who got their paperwork in.
b. SHSP 2016 has new requirements for documentation. All re allocations of money will be stricter. They will be analyzed monthly and run through the State.
c. Fit Test Machine? Would that be something this group would be interested in if there is money left over from Region 2?
d. Emergency Management will be improving our resource and asset tracking system. The company name is Identysis. It will be an inventory system as well as an accountability system. Your depts. can contribute around $500 per year to utilize the tracking system.
The recording keeping component needs to be improved and this system will provide the ability to run analytics, track personnel, keep inventory etc. It has an app to use on your phone. We will have the company come and demo it next month (June).
06, April 2017
Fire Chiefs Association Meeting Minutes 4-6-17
Attendees: Bucky Whitehouse, Kevin Bowman, Dan Walton, Gerry Neil, Justin Huffman, Casey Phillips, Travis Daniels, Randy Willden, Rick Harrison, Bradley Tippets
1. Call to Order
a. Justin Huffman called the meeting to order
2. Roll Call
3. Approval of minutes from last meeting
a. Gerry Neil approved meeting minutes. Seconded by Randy Willden. All in favor.
4. Open Business
a. No open business
5. New Business
6. Apparatus Equipment (Will)
a. Will and Scott gave presentation on new products they have.
i. PPE-new boots
iii. Bad Axe
vi. Hazmat Tool
v. Set of Battery Powered Tools
7. Kevin Bowman UFRA
a. Company Officer Inspector Class
i. Went very well. Class was full. Inspection set for the 15
ii. Company Officer in Grantsville had 11 people registered and only 4 came. It is difficult to get all people together for the class. Rosters are a must have. Class is supposed to be canceled if rosters are incomplete.
1. A class will be scheduled in South Jordan. Could possibly have students who missed out here come to that class.
2. Bucky will talk to Scott about the south Jordan class.
3. Registration is thru canvas a platform used by UVU.
4. EOC facility was great for classroom.
iii. Vernon is doing a fire 1 & 2. They were able to get the books.
1. Flash over prop is set up.
vi. Inspector 1 class is an 8 hr day on Fridays. 5 or 6 Fridays. We can set it up any way you need it. Friday and Saturday is the best for the instructors.
1. Would like to hold the class Labor Day time frame.
August 18 th-19th, 25th & 26th and Sept 8-9th and 15th & 16th.
2. Work on Rosters now and get info to Kevin. Max 20 people.Min 8-12 people.
3. 45 hr class plus additional 5 hrs
4. Challenge for the class is the books. If we can lock in the date Kevin will get the books secured.
v. If you want classes scheduled, you have 60 days before the
date of the class to work out the details with Kevin. After that everything needs to be in place.
8. Regional Fire School
a. Everything is set for Regional Fire School. All classes are full.
b. Red cross will be providing the canteen. TEAD will provide coffee and snack.
c. Have PIO write an article for local newspaper.
d. Everything will be provided. Classroom is set up.
e. If anyone needs to be on the late list Randy will accept that.
9. Shelter Drill April 7th
a. Red Cross and Tooele County Health Dept and Emergency Management
are putting on a shelter drill at Stansbury Hi