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VFD FIRE CALL INCIDENT REPORTS………..FOR THE ROYAL COAST CONDOMINIUM…

Dear Readers…in the first week of June this writer made a public records request for all calls to 2000 S. Ocean Blvd. in LBTS  from May 1st to the present (when the reports were available)….due to the myriad of calls being received from that location….which coincidentally happens to be the Mayor’s condominium, and has been the subject of articles and public comments in recent months…Below are the calls (CAD/VFD Narratives)… full text available from VFD….

WHO’S WHO…

DP12 -DEP. CHIEF MCINTEE or McGirr/C12 or CP12- CHIEF PERKINS…./M12-& M212 AMR/E12-E212 Engine Firetrucks/ SQ12- Squirt truck/ STA12- Fire station

Included within the incident reports are personnel and apparatus responding…the CAD Narrative (dispatch)…and the VFD Narrative…

1.) Incident Report #2009-1400457…May 2, 2009…

Alarm time 01:15:14

Incident Type 745- Alarm system sounded, no fire- unintentional

M12/DP 12 McGirr /C12/Sq12  3FF/ E12 3FF/E212 2FF/STA12  3FF

CAD incident # FLS090502000457

CAD Narrative:”BUS. XXX-XXX-XXXX GENERAL COMMERCIAL FIRE ACTIVATION….UNK IF SMOKE OANS MACH ON 2ND CB ATTC12 ADV 18 STORY HIGH RISE NO SMOKE FLAMES ON ANY SIDES….WILL ADV ALARM ACTIVATION ON 14TH FLOOR/SENDING CREW UP 14TH FLOOR IS CLEAR FLAMES….NOIORIGINAL LOCATION; ROYAL COAST CONDO …UPDATE Prior to 5  ANS MACH ON 1ST CB ATT”

VFD Narrative -585 Chavez, Daniel FF…May 6, 2009

“At o115 hours on Saturday May 2,2009 we were dispatched to an alarm system sounding. Seven units were assigned to this incident. fourteen personnel responded. We arrived on scene at 0119 hours and cleared at 0147 hours. The incident occurred at 2000 S OCEAN Blvd. in District 12B. The local station is 12. The general description of this property is multifamily dwelling. The primary task (s) performed at the scene by responding personnel was investigative. No mutual/automatic aid was given or received. Upon arrival SQ12 found alarm panel showing alarm on the 14th floor. SQ12 search floors 10,11,12,14 and found no smoke no flames. Alarm panel was reseted.”

2) Incident Report #2009-1400465….May 2,2009

Alarm Time 23:34:40

Incident Type 118- Trash or rubbish fire, contained

E12 no FF/C12 /DP12 McGirrr/SQ12 3FF/STA12 9FF.

CAD Incident # FLS09052000465

CAD Narrative: “COMP ADV BONFIRE ON BEACH….1004 SMOKE/FLAMES IFO SEA WATCH RETAURANTING BIGGER C12 AD 16 STORY N/S WILL CHECK BEACH DP12 ADV FIRE OUT….COMP UNABLE TO ADV HOW CLOSE FIRE WAS TO RESTAURANT….COMP ADV 6X PEOPLE HAVE FOIRE BURNING AT THE BEACH SOUTH OF SEAWATCH RESTAURANT …COMP ADV ABOUT 50FT FROM RSTURANT…COMPL ADV THE FIRE IS GE”

VFD Narrative:…585- Chavez, Daniel FF….May 11,2009…” Five units were assigned to this incident. Fourteen personnel responded.”….. “upon arrival SQ12 Did not find any active flames bonfire has already extinguished, BSO police on site with underage teenage drinkers.”

3) Incident Report  #2009-1400473….May 4,2009

Alarm time 13:40:14.

Incident Type 745- Alarm system sounded, no fire- unintentional

E12  no FF/M12/ SQ12 4 FF/ M212/ C12/ STA 12 6FF/

CAD Incident # FLS090504000473

Incident Type Description: FIRE ALARM

CAD Narrative”BUSN ROYAL COAST CONDO….XXX-XXX-XXXX….GENERALC12 ADV INSPECTOR OS ALM TESTING  UPDATE …UPDATE Prior to 5LL W/HEATHER– ADV FIRE MARSHALL ON SITE TESTING ADV 16 STORY BLDG NO SMOKE NO FLAMES SHOWING”

VFD Narrative-585  Chavez, Daniel FF…May 8,2009

” At 1340 hours in Monday May 4,2009 we were dispatched to an alarm system sounding. Six units were assigned to this incident. Eleven personnel responded. We arrived on scene at 1344 hours and cleared at 1345 hours. The incident at 2000 S OCEAN Blvd. L-B-T-S in District 12B. The local station is 12. The general description of this property is multifamily dwelling. The primary task(s) performed at the scene by responding personnel was investigation. No mutual/automatic aid was given or received.”

4) Incident Report # 2009-1400506….. May 11,2009

Alarm time 14:58:05.

Incident Type 745- Alarm system sounded, no fire- unintentional

STA12 9FF/C12/ DP12/ E12 5FF

CAD Incident # FLS090511000506

CAD Narrative”BUSN XXX-XXX-XXXX …GENERAL…NOI Subject: REC’D ADDTL CALL VIA ALM CO ADV FALSE ALM1500-DP12 ADV THEY DO NOT TAKE 1066’S VIA LL THEY WILL STILL SEND AN ENGINE CO …. UPDATE PRI Unt to13/13 …Dispo to BOriginal Location: ROYAL COAST CONDOLOC INFO REVIEWED: ASET OFF BY CONSTRUCTION ON THE 14TH FLOOR…. NO ASSISTANCE NEEDED”

VFD  Narrative-585 Chavez, Daniel FF May 15, 2009

“At 1458 hours on Monday May 11, 2009 we were dispatched to an alarm system sounding. Four units were assigned to this incident. Sixteen personnel responded. We arrived on scene at 1501 hours and cleared at 1504. The incident occurred at 2000 S OCEAN Blvd., L-B-T-S in District 12B. The local station is 12. The general description of this property is multifamily dwelling. The primary task(s) performed at the scene by responding personnel was investigation. No mutual/automatic aid was given or received. Upon arrival E212 investigated alarm and found no smoke  or  flames found. E212 found that the alarm was set off by dust set off by sanding work. “.

5) Incident Report # 2009-1400541

Alarm time…08:32:20

Incident Type 745- Alarm system sounded-no fire-unintentional

E12 4 FF/M12/ SQ12 3 FF/DP12/ C12/ STA 12 2 FF

CAD  Incident ..#FLS090521000541

Incident Type description: FIRE ALARM

CAD Narrative”BUS…XXX-XXX-XXXX/GENERAL FIRE ALM PER OPER/TODD…”THEY” ADVISED THAT IS IS COMING FROM THE 11TH FLOOR….POSS A SMOK DETECTOR…POSS FALSE ALARM…BUT HE IS NOT CANCELLING …PER DP12 C12 IC DP12 GOING INSIDE Original Location: ROYAL COAST CONDO …UPDATE PriUnt to 13/13/B2PER DP12 15 ST N/S ALRM SOUNDING DP12 ADV 11 FL EAST”

VFD Narrative-  585 Chavez, Daniel FF…May 27,2009

” At 0832 hours on Thursday May 21,2009 we were dispatched to an alarm sounding. Six units were assigned to this incident. Eleven personnel responded. We arrived on scene at 0835 hours and cleared at 0854 hours. The incident occurred at 2000 S OCEAN L-B-T-S in District 12B. Local station is 12. The general description of this property is multifamily dwelling. The primary task(s) performed at the scene by responding personnel was investigation. No mutual /automatic aid was given or received. Upon arrival E12 and SQ12 crews search the structure to find no smoke or flames. Alarm system is reset.”

6) Incident Report # 2009-1400599…June 10, 2009

Alarm time 16:44:10

Incident Type 745- Alarm system sounded, no fire-unintentional

E12 3 FF/ SQ12 4 FF/ DP12/ C12/ E212 3 FF

CAD Incident #FLS090610000599

Incident Type Description: FIRE ALARM

CAD Narrative”BUSN ROYAL COAST CONDO….XXX-XXX-XXXX…GENERAL…NO RESET…NOI….UPDATE Prior to 51647 DP12 ADVD 15/S CONDO…N/S…DISPATCH ALL ENGINE CO’S…1ST ENG C3…ALL OTHERS C1…CX ENG ON MED CALL 1654 DP12 ADVD CP12 WILL BE IN COMMAND …CP 12 NOT IN THE SYSTEM…DP12 WATT LL TO 1020 VOICEMAIL ON C/B..BUSN CLOSED AFTER HOURS SECURITY 1088….SEC XXX-XXX-XXXX ALARM SOUNDING…UNK WHAT SET OFF ALARM …NO VISUAL OF SMOKE OR FLAMES”

VFD Narrative -585 Chavez, Daniel FF June 18,2009

” At 1644 hours on Wednesday June 10,2009 we were dispatched to an alarm system sounding. Six units were assigned to this incident. Twelve personnel responded.

We arrived on scene at 1646 hours and cleared at 1718 hours. The incident occurred at 2000 S. OCEAN Blvd. L-V-T-S in District 12 B. The local station is 12. The general description of this property is multifamily dwelling. The primary task(s) performed at the scene by responding personnel was investigation. No mutual/automatic aid was given or received.Upon arrival E212 crew connected to standpipe and started to look for the cause of alarm. E212 crew searched floors 2-9 and found no fire no flames. Sq.12 crew searched floors 10-16 and found no smoke no flames. ”

7) Incident Report # 2009-1400614….June 15, 2009

Alarm time…06:11:47

Incident Type 745- Alarm system sounded, no fire-unintentional

DP12/C12/ E212 6 FF/ E12 4 FF/ SQ12 3 FF

CAD Incident # FLS090615000614

CAD Narrative”BUS 88 XXX-XXX-XXXX/GENEAL /LLBUS # ANSWERING MACHINE REF TO SECURITY # XXXX XXXX BUS# REF TO SECURITY # XXXXXX DP12 ADV 15 STRY CBD…NOTH SCHWNG ON W/N/S SIDE….CHECKING W/SEC DP12 REQ TACOriginal Location: ROYAL COAST CONDO …. UPDATE Prior to 5LL BUS # ANSWERING MACHINE”

VFD Narrative-  585- Chavez, Daniel FF….June 18,2009

” At 0611 hours on Monday June 15,2009 we were dispatched to an alarm system sounding. Five units were assigned to this incident. Thirteen personnel responded. We arrived on scene at 0615 hours and cleared at 0647 hours. The incident occurred at 2000 S OCEAN Blvd. L-B-T-S in District 12B. The local station is 12. The general description of this property is multifamily dwelling. The primary task(s) performed at the scene by responding personnel was investigation. No mutual/automatic aid was given or received. Upon arrival E12 and E212 responded to a fire alarm at the above mentioned location and the fire alarm was sounding no visible smoke or flames. E12 and E212 crews search all floors to find no smoke or flames. alarm reset. false alarm.”

8) Incident Report #2009-14000615

Alarm time 09:51:34

Initial Type 745- Alarm system sounded, no fire-unintentional

DP12/C12/E212 5 FF/ E12 5 FF

Cad Incident # FLS090615000615

CAD Narrative…”GENERAL FIRE ALARM”.

VFD  Narrative 585- Chavez, Daniel FF …June 17,2009….” Four units were assigned to this incident. Twelve personnel responded.”…” Upon arrival E212 connected to standpipe and conducted a search of 1-6 floors to find no flames. False alarm.”

9) Incident Report # 2009-1400616..June 15,2009

Alarm time…14:40:00….

Incident Type 522-Water or steam leak

DP12/ E212 6 FF/ E12 6 FF

CAD Incident # FLS09061500016

CAD Narrative:” 2ND HAND 10-43..COMP ADV OF LARGE WATER MAIN BREAK ON E/S NEAR SIDEWALKPOSSIBLE ON PRIVATE PROPERTY…NOTIFY PB WATER REF A FEEDER TO A CONDO HAS BEEN HIT BY A DIGGERLL AND HANDDLEADVISED THEY TURNED WATER OFF WATER Original Location: BETWEEN 200-2100″

VFD Narrative-054 Hopping, Judson FF..June 18,2009… ” three units were assigned to this incident. Thirteen personnel responded”….””upon arrival E12 and E212 found a water leak on the North Side of the Building. Water was turned off. After all tasks were done done all units returned to station.”

10) Incident Report # 2009-1400621…June 17,2009

Alarm time….16:54:59

Incident Type 745- Alarm system sounded, no fire-unintentional

C12/ E212 3 FF/ E12 5 FF/ DP12/ SQ12 4 FF

CAD Incident # FLS 090617000621

CAD Narrative…”NO SMOKE OR FLAMES SEEN…9THFLOOR TRASH ROOM HEAT SENSORD DP12 DELAYED AT BRIDGEQW ON “A” 1658 DP12 ADVD WILL HAVE DELAYED RESP…COMING FR MAINTEAM1/CMD WE ARE ON  9TH FLR TRASH RM NO SMK NO FLAMES WILL SEARCH REST….ROYAL COAST CONDOD…C12 ADVD NO SMOKE NO FLAMES WILL ADV…UPDATE…AT WATER SUPPLY”

VFD Narrative-o78 Louvaris, John…June 18,2009…” Five units were assigned to this incident. Fourteen personnel responded. We arrived on scene at 1700 hours and cleared at 1719 hours.”…” Upon arrival E12 searched floors 9-12 to find no smoke no flames. E212 searched floors 6-9 to find no flames or fire. False alarm.”

BC- The questions being asked …Is proper procedure being followed…How many trucks do you send to a call coming from a known false alarm location?…If a call is cancelled…do you disregard…cancel….or send only one truck?….Who is in charge?…..Is the VFD looking at the alarm panel before proceeding to top floors?…Who decides which call requires hooking up to the standpipe?… In the VFD reports alarm panel/standpipe hookup are not written up in all reports…therefore it is not done as a standard practice or not being written up which would be necessary in an investigation or suit….Also when a  VFD report shows responding personnel a further check needs to be made of how many are under “Apparatus – STA12…for personnel responding to fire station but not going on scene…..

Also…According to the incident reports under each apparatus/position of personnel they state the following… “Amount 1: $0.oo/ Amount 2 $0.00″…according to their 3 month income and expense report (posted soon)…from Jan 1, 2009 -March 31,2009,  the Fire Call Incentive for personnel was $34,860.00…HMMM…

Incident #10…( June 17,2009) …DP12 (MCINTEE) “delayed ” at the bridge…in the CAD report…brings to mind another incident that the Dep. Chief/VM himself recently conveyed on the dais at a commission meeting…(prev. post )…He was responding to questions on his using the command vehicle out of town… He replied that the day being questioned he was not only going to a meeting…picking up foam to replace the supply of foam used for the “bee call”…but he said he was directing a beach patrol call from his vehicle while traveling off the island…YIKES!…

And finally, how will Royal Coast Condominium be charged for these calls…especially the ones that were a fire testing ( May4,2009)/ and cancelled ( May 11,2009)?…Perhaps all recipients of false alarm call bills need to request VFD incident reports to verify they really owe the fine?…

more to come….

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