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WELCOME A USTIN F IRE D EPARTMENT Our Mission Goes Beyond Our Name Candidate Q&A Session 7/1/2013Austin Fire Department.

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1 WELCOME A USTIN F IRE D EPARTMENT Our Mission Goes Beyond Our Name Candidate Q&A Session 7/1/2013Austin Fire Department

2 AFD Mission The Austin Fire Department is committed to creating safer communities through: Prevention, Preparedness and Effective Emergency Response 7/1/2013Austin Fire Department

3 COA Service Area 308 square miles in City of Austin service area 812,854 Residents +160K Single family homes +10K Apartments/condos +12K Offices & commercial properties Airport / ABIA 1,121 Sworn positions 70 Civilian positions 44 Fire stations 1 Airport fire station 42 Fire engines 13 Fire aerials 3 Fire rescue units 12 Brush trucks 4 Boats 7/1/2013Austin Fire Department AFD Resources

4 FY 14 D EPARTMENT G OALS Prevent fire deaths and property loss Reduce fire deaths to zero Confine 80% of structure fires to room of origin Arrest at least 33% of arson cases Increase number of non-technical inspections performed by 5% Install 1,095 smoke alarms annually Prepare for emergencies Staff more than 95% of sworn positions Conduct post-incident reviews for at least 90% of multiple alarm or serious injury incidents Develop and implement Phase I of the Community Wildfire Protection Plan by September 14 Increase community effectiveness during emergencies Respond efficiently and effectively to emergencies Guarantee response time from receipt of call to arrival to 8 minutes or less Increase percentage of cardiac arrest cases arriving at the hospital with a pulse Reach at least 90% customer satisfaction rate 7/1/2013Austin Fire Department

5 Operations Prevention Investigations Community Outreach Wildfire Mitigation Public Information Wellness Safety Training Human Resources Administration Business Technology Financial Services Planning & Research PUBLIC SERVICES DEPARTMENT SERVICES D EPARTMENT O VERVIEW Public Services: Services provided directly to the public Department Services: Administrative and supportive services 7/1/2013Austin Fire Department

6 O PERATIONS Primary provider of fire protection for Austin citizens Largest Division of the Fire Department Operations firefighters are on duty at fire stations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year Firefighters work at the fire stations 24 hours on & 48 hours off S ERVICES PROVIDED BY O PERATIONS Fire Response: Structure, high-rise, wildfire, vehicle, and aircraft First Responders: Medical Rescues: Vehicle, water, confined space, technical, building collapse, and wilderness Hazardous Materials: Transportation, industrial, environmental, and terrorism 7/1/2013Austin Fire Department

7 E MERGENCY U NITS ENGINE aka Pumper AERIAL aka Ladder RESCUE aka Special Operations BATTALION CHIEF aka Incident Commander 7/1/2013Austin Fire Department

8 E MERGENCY R ESPONSE Structure Fire: A fire involving the structural components of various residential buildings ranging from single-family detached homes and townhouses to apartments, or various commercial buildings ranging from offices to shopping malls. 7/1/2013Austin Fire Department

9 O PERATIONS – FACTS Responds to more than 84,000 incidents per year. Of those, 70% are medical first response Keeps fire to the room of origin 86% of the time! Station 1, located downtown, is the busiest station with over 7,800 runs per year Engine 18, located at Berkman Drive & US 290 East, is the busiest unit with over 4,800 runs per year 100% of Operations firefighters are wild land certified to the basic national standard level. 7/1/2013Austin Fire Department

10 P REVENTION City-wide review of: Building Plans Alarm Systems Fire Sprinklers Fire Protection Systems Land Use Fire/Building Code Development Technical Support for AFD ENGINEERING Inspections of: New Construction Hospitals Nursing Homes Day Cares Commercial Facilities State Licensed Occupancies Multi-family Housing Coordination of Hydrant Maintenance INSPECTIONS SPECIAL EVENTS Inspections of: Tents & Temporary Structures Temporary Use Permits Fireworks & Pyrotechnics Public Assemblies Fraternity/Sorority Events Public Assembly Code Enforcement (PACE) Mobile Vending 7/1/2013Austin Fire Department

11 C OMMUNITY O UTREACH D IVISION Public EducationCommunity Relations Recruitment 7/1/2013Austin Fire Department Mission: To engage our community in the pursuit of safety and fire prevention. What we do: Smoke Alarm Program Fire & Evacuation Drills Fire Safety House Fire Truck Appearances Safety Presentations School Safety Presentations CPR AnyWhere Program Mission: To deliver innovative outreach efforts driven by evolving community needs. What we do: Operation Blue Santa Build a Backpack Campaign Conley-Guerrero Senior Holiday Luncheon Chuys Children Giving Parade Austin Trail of Lights CERT Partnerships MDA National Night Out Mission: To identify and mentor the most competitive and qualified diverse candidates for employment. What we do: Community Recruiting School Career Day Program Austin Fire Explorer Post 370 Pass the Torch Academy Station Ride-out Program

12 For more information visit: 7/1/2013Austin Fire Department

13 Additional Information 7/1/2013Austin Fire Department

14 7/1/2013Austin Fire Department Shift Calendar

15 7/1/2013Austin Fire Department Organization Chart

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