SAFER Meeting Minutes
February 19, 2016
SAFER Board Attendees: President Fortman, Past President’s Duran and Dolan, Seely, Quinn, , Alvarado
Long Beach Fire Department
0930 Meeting called to order – President Fortman Introduced B/C Paul Alvarado who welcomed SAFER and opened the meeting, led the flag salute and moment of silence to remember our fallen brothers and sisters in the fire, police and military. Thanks to LBFD for use of the facility and hospitality.
SAFER email : SAFER.Members@gmail.com, twitter, facebook etc.
Program: Annual Apparatus / Equipment Testing
LBFD Engineers Meiers and Shrout
B/C Alvarado introduced the presenters and gave a brief history of the agencies equipment testing program. The department developed a program to standardize all testing across the department, in nine days. Testing covers hose, ladders (including replacement of required labels), calibration of foam-pro systems, radios (reprogram TMAC), pumps, gauges, nozzles etc., all testing meets NFPA Standards. SCBA’s and all spare air bottles (using an outside contractor) to check for hydrostatic test dates. All outdated bottles are routinely “drilled” to remove them from any possibility of re-use. Anti-corrosion (Zinc Anodes) grates are changed and pumps / tanks are drained and flushed. Nozzles are checked and lubricated per manufacturers specifications. 32 Pumpers in LBFD fleet, 7 Truck Co’s.
*PowerPoint Presentation, Check Sheets and Test parameters available from presenters upon request.
SAFER is collecting annual dues to replenish our funds to support the Safety Mission. Go to SAFER.org online to sign up and pay dues. (Venders $100/Year)
Next Month: 18th of March North Las Vega : Cosmo Hotel Fire will be the presentation.
March 8th, 2016 at LBFD HQ – “Body Armor Prersentation”, Check website special presentation.
VP Wiese via text message: NFPA Rep: (Sick today), 1977 new 2016 is out with new requirements. SCAM is evolving.
Jim Dolan LAFD Retired – Thanks to all attending.
Keith Gurrola - Santa Paula Fire – Santa Paula looking for proposals to provide fire protection services, possibly Ventura County.
Tony Duran; Past President, Interim Treasure- Has moved all accounts and mailing info.
Louie Garcia - Western States fire equipment – Related several products Western States is representing.
Michael Weisenberg– Ventura County - Camarillo Station – May 2oth SAFER – Full day symposium on UAV’s.
Robert Szczepanek- Ventura County; American LaFrance went out of business, will be going to Rosenbouer as their agency apparatus supplier.
Scott Quinn Capt II – LAFD : Drill tower class graduating, will have more classes starting. Asking to maintain a dialogue with CalOSHA on Heat Illness Prevention program. Has an accident investigation going after a fall from a training prop during construction.
Al Brewer LACoFD - Doing recruitment, 56 guys / class to fill some vacancies. Switching to new structure glove -“Dragon-Fire gloves”. AB 2146 advisory committee is looking to bring Cal law into NFPA 1851 Standard – Wearing SCBA during overhaul is one major issue.
Frank Orem - Qual-te l- introduced drone expert / business partner. Explained possible uses of this technology for fire / rescue scenarios.
Terry Parisher CEO – Straight up Imaging - UAV’s- Explained the utility of his UAV product that will benefit the fire service and others. Various capabilities were given, IR, Chemical sensors, long hover time (20 Minutes+), extensive and other optimized technology. Working with FAA to develop working policy for the use of UAV’s.
Eric Maglio – Straight up Imaging Chief Engineer, builds products to meet user needs.
Rajiv Khatri – Straight Up Imaging Chief Architect: builds products to meet user needs.
Bren Cohee - Christion Bros Mechanical - Diesel Exhaust system builder from San Diego County region. First SAFER meeting.
Jim Evans – Solutions Safety: AB 2146 is proposed law being written for California that will mandate SCBA’s, PPE standards that meet NFPA 1851. State must make the implementation of the law coincide with funding (not a un-funded mandate). Cleaning and inspection will likely be the first to be implemented as it has low or no costs.
Eric Jasoer – BestWay Laundry – Related they provide sales and service of commercial laundry equipment used in maintenance of firefighting ensembles.
Steve Cooley – Cobra Litters: Discussed the innovative new litter form Cobra Litters that has unique rolling characteristics for use over rough surfaces. Steve related the quality of the device and iuts construction.
Mark Sheldon – Oceanside FD Retired – Days-Off Products: Introduced his product representation: TIC’s, Tools etc..
Rick Griggs – CalFire Riverside: Related his agencies involvement in providing Fire / Life Safety during the president’s visit and the Asian Pacific Summit. Protests, protective service issues. Mass Causality Mode, Response to Public Unrest Mode were among the unusual response strategies were employed.
Lazaro Martinez – AllStar Fire Equipment: Distributor of Lion PPE , Repairs fire hose for LBFD.
Bill Ward – Liqui-Pod: Has a prop that allows real flow water for training and pump testing. Is intended to reduce water waste and still provide realistic fireground operational training / pump testing. Various uses were related including “Drafting” pump operations. Live demonstrations were available in the parking lot utilizing LBFD apparatus.
Tyson Raner – Construction Innovations / FireWatch Digital Communications: Product is utilized to reduce overhaul injuries / toxic exposures to suppression crews by using fire detection at scene to do the “fire watching”. System “reports” to agency alarm center should a re-kindle be detected.
John Cardenas – LAFD – Is new Safety Officer.
Kelly Whitt – WorkRite Uniforms: Now stocking the new technical pant that meets single layer standards for station and wildland. Has several colors available.
Russ Snyder – OCFA – Completing current academy, mostly from other agencies. New class is at week 4.
LN Curtis Fire Equipment: Related May 4th-5thwill be the Fire Wardens Retreat.
Tom Langer – New “Crew Boss” single layer pant, new wildland boot.
Tracy Rabe - Line Gear Fire & Rescue Equipment : Provides a full line of PPE products.
Jim Clearly – Plymovent: Has over 1000 stations using their system. No Las Vegas meeting is same date as March Madness weekend so make your reservations early.
1130 Moved to outside prop to observe the pump test prop.
1200 Meeting Adjourned
Next Month North Las Vegas FD. Program: “The Cosmopolitan Hotel Fire”.
Vender’s, Manufacture’s and Consultants represented at this meeting:
Michael Schlags – Cobra Rescue Litters
P.O. Box 1981
Buelton[CS1] , CA 93427-1981
Kelly Whitt – Regional Account Executive – Workrite Uniforms
(909) 289-5775 Cell
(562) 252-0155 Fax
1701 N. Lombard Street, Suite 200
Oxnard, CA 93030
Walt Dorn – Liqui-Pod
(562) 244-2205 cell
(844)766-5763 ext 104
Bill Ward – Luqui-Pod
TJ Jasper - Bestway Laundry Solutions – UniMac Sales and Service
1035 E. Third Street
Phone (800) 542-6166 ext204
Tyson Raner – Systems Consultant – Construction Innovations – Fire Watch Digital Communications
5716 Folsom Blvd Suite 155
Self-Contained , Portable Fire Alarm System
Ford Davies – B&D Safety Systems Inc. (Business Development)
(916) 765-8648 Cell/text
(800) 983-3518 Central Station
Associates with: SecureWatch and FireWatch electronic monitoring units
Frank Uram- President- Quala-Tel Communications
Tel (858) 577-2900
Fax (858) 693-4109
Toll Free (800) 442-1504
Cell (858) 945-1659
9925 Business Park Avenue- Suite A
San Diego, CA92131-1171
Louie Garcia – Western States Fire Equipment
13800 Valley Blvd.
Jay Terry Terry’s Canvas
2925 Palomino Court
Ontario, CA 91761
Phone (909) 947-7998
Jim Evans – Solutions Safety
Lazaro Martinez – AllStar Fire Equipment
(626) 255-0433 Cell
Tracy Rabe – LineGear Fire & Rescue Equipment
23121 Antonio Parkway #125
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Tom Ramstead – LineGear Fire & Rescue Equipment
23121 Antonio Parkway #125
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Meeting Attendees (Sign-ins)
Agency / Co NAME PHONE # EMAIL (s)
Downey Fire (Retired) Chuck Seely (562) 824-3225 email@example.com
LACFD (retired) MES John Price 562-212-6803 firstname.lastname@example.org
Straight Up Imaging Terry Parisher (912) 667-8990 email@example.com
Qual-Tel Frank Uram 800-442-1504 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cobra Litters Steve Cooley 805-377-5348 email@example.com
Bestwqy Laundry Solutions Eric Jasoer (800)562-6166 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cobra Litters Michael Schlags 808-896-7993 email@example.com
Cobra Litters Breanna Bartolucci 805-245-1535 firstname.lastname@example.org
Oceanside FD(retired)/Days Off Consultants Mark Sheldone 760-505-3473 email@example.com
Western States Fire Equipment Louie Garcia 213-272-5680 firstname.lastname@example.org
Chistian Brothers Mechanical ServicesGavin Fenske714-515-0083 email@example.com
LineGear Fire & Rescue Equipment Tom Ramstead 949-709-8808 firstname.lastname@example.org
LineGear Fire & Rescue Equipment Tracy Rabe email@example.com
LN Curtis and Sons Ed Shabro 76-250-1180 firstname.lastname@example.org
LACoFD Tony Duran 626-590-2991 Firetiger2013-SAFER@yahoo.com
LAFD Ells Fortman 661-645-1810 email@example.com
LAFDRetired Jim Dolan 562-400-1298 firstname.lastname@example.org
SC Products Jim Evans 770-634-0848 email@example.com
OCFA Russ Snider 714-308-4338 firstname.lastname@example.org
FireWatch Ford Davies 916-765-8648 email@example.com
Christian Brothers Mechanical Bren Cohee 951-703-8985 firstname.lastname@example.org
Liqui-Pod Bill Ward 949-246-6999 email@example.com
Ventura County Fire Dept Michael Weisenberg 805-990-4326
Los Angeles Fire Dept Scott Quinn 213-434-1380 firstname.lastname@example.org
Allstar Fire Equipment Inc. Lazaro Martinez 626-255-0433 email@example.com
LACoFD Alvin Brewer 213-700-4184 firstname.lastname@example.org
LAFD John Cardenas 661-917-7019 email@example.com
VCFD Robert Szczepanek 805-914-4021 Robert.Szczepanek@ventura.org
Santa Paula Fire Keith Gurrola 805-377-1491 firstname.lastname@example.org