Frenchtown Rural Fire District


Chief’s Report to the Board
October 8, 2019
Period of Report: 9/5/19 – 10/2/19


OPERATIONS:
Total Calls: 58
• Medical Calls: 32
• Fire Calls/Alarms: 12 (8 Wildland/Illegal)
• Motor Vehicle Accidents: 7
• Service/Other Calls: 7

TRAINING:
• Fire/Recruit Academy (Ongoing) – On schedule, will continue to run into
December. Mondays, Wednesday, Sundays (also all Saturdays during October)
• Volunteer Meeting (9/5) – Newly established monthly meeting between Volunteer
Coordinator (FF/AEMT Schnee) and volunteers to re-engage volunteer corps
• Wildland Training (9/10) – Structure Triage
• Special Response Team (9/11) – Joint incident training/exercise with Missoula
County’s SRT
• EMS Training (9/17) – Skills Stations
• Driver Training (9/24) – Confidence/Competency Course and road time
• Resident Meeting (10/1) – Monthly meeting between Resident Coordinator and
Residents
• Upcoming:
o Volunteer Meeting (10/6)
o EMS Training (10/15) – Trauma Scenarios
o Driver Training (10/29)
o Fire/Rescue Training (11/5)

ADMINISTRATIVE:
• Radio Repeater/Phillips 66 Grant Project – In final stages of this project that will
increase radio coverage throughout district. Original repeater site has been
moved, second repeater site established. Testing in progress.
• Board Vacancy – County Commissioners are interviewing at least one person;
possibility of vacancy being filled at this Regular Board Meeting
• Permanent Vacancies – Application period has been open, with applications due
on Friday, October 18, 2019
• Temporary Employees – Two temps have been hired; more discussions
scheduled for this meeting
• Master Plan – Final drafts being completed. Consultant scheduled to be onsite
week of 10/14 to close out Master Plan and kick-off Strategic Plan

• Resident Coordinator – With departure of FF/AEMT Loterbauer, FF/Paramedic
Bartel has been moved into Resident Coordinator position.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH / PREVENTION / EDUCATION:
• Missoula County Flu Clinic (9/25) – Hosted the roaming flu clinic as in years past
• WiRē Center Meeting (9/5) – Met with personnel from this non-profit, geared
towards helping agencies bridge the gap between homeowners/HOA’s and
wildfire prevention programs
• Alberton Homecoming Parade (9/13)
• Safe Kids Fair (9/22)
• Upcoming:
o MCFPA Puppet Show (10/8)
o Walk to School (Frenchtown) (10/11)


APPARATUS:
• Currently Out of Service (No change from last month)– 1486 (881; waiting on
pump rebuild); 4085 (821; 1982 unserviceable); 5247 (841; 1983 unserviceable);
7976 (816; fuel system); 8811 (846; engine shot); 9162 (840; leaf springs).
CHIEF SCHEDULE – UPCOMING:
• Nothing significant to report

 

 

 

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