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Aug 06, 2013
PROPER STAFFING SHOULD BE: F-6, Eng. 1, Eng.2, Eng. 3, Eng. 4, Trk.
Aug 01, 2013
PROPER STAFFING SHOULD BE: F-6, Eng. 1, Eng.2, Eng. 3, Eng. 4, Trk. 6, M-3, and M-5 17 Fire Fighters PROPER STAFFING SHOULD BE: F-6, Eng. 1, Eng.2, Eng. 3, Eng. 4, Trk. 6, M-3, and M-5 17 Fire Fighters July 31, 2013 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng. 3 and 4 out of service. One Overtime. July 31, 2013 Day Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 12 Fire Fighters Eng. 3 and 4 out of service. July 30, 2013 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng. 3 and 4 out of service. One Overtime.
Jun 30, 2013
June 30, 2013 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng. 3 and 4 out of service. One Overtime. June 30, 2013 Day Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 13 Fire Fighters Eng. 3 and 4 out of service June 29, 2013 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng. 3 and 4 out of service.
Jun 01, 2013
May 31, 2013 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng. 3 and 4 out of service. One Overtime May 31, 2013 Day Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 14 Fire Fighters Eng.  4 out of service. May 30, 2013 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng. 3 and 4 out of service.
Apr 30, 2013
PROPER STAFFING SHOULD BE: F-6, Eng. 1, Eng.2, Eng. 3, Eng. 4, Trk.
Apr 04, 2013
PROPER STAFFING SHOULD BE: F-6, Eng. 1, Eng.2, Eng. 3, Eng. 4, Trk.
Mar 01, 2013
PROPER STAFFING SHOULD BE: F-6, Eng. 1, Eng.2, Eng. 3, Eng. 4, Trk. 6, M-3, and M-5 17 Fire Fighters Feb. 28, 2013 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Feb. 28, 2013 Day Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 12 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Feb.
Jan 30, 2013
PROPER STAFFING SHOULD BE:  F-6, Eng. 1, Eng.2, Eng. 3, Eng. 4, Trk. 6, M-3, and M-5  17 Fire Fighters Jan. 31, 2013 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 12 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Jan. 31, 2013 Day Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Two Overtimes. Jan.
Jan 01, 2013

Dec. 31, 2012 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Two Overtimes.

Dec. 31, 2012 Day Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Two Overtimes.

Dec. 30, 2012 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Three Overtimes.

Dec. 30, 2012 Day Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Two Overtimes.

Dec. 29, 2012 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Three Overtimes.

Dec. 29, 2012 Day Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Three Overtimes.

Dec. 28, 2012 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Two Overtimes.

Dec. 28, 2012 Day Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Three Overtimes. **

Dec. 27, 2012 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Three Overtimes.

Dec. 27, 2012 Day Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. **

Dec. 26, 2012 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Four Overtimes.

Dec. 26, 2012 Day Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. **

Dec. 25, 2012 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Four Overtimes.

Dec. 25, 2012 Day Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Three Overtimes.

Dec.24, 2012 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Three Overtimes.

Dec. 24, 2012 Day Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Three Overtimes.

Dec. 23, 2012 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Three Overtimes.

Dec. 23, 2012 Day Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Two Overtimes.

Dec.22, 2012 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Two Overtimes.

Dec. 22, 2012 Day Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Three Overtimes.

Dec.21, 2012 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Three Overtimes.

Dec. 21, 2012 Day Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Two Overtimes.**

Dec.20, 2012 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Two Overtimes.

Dec. 20, 2012 Day Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. One Overtime.

Dec.19, 2012 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Two Overtimes.

Dec. 19, 2012 Day Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service.

Dec.18, 2012 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Two Overtimes and 1 - 4hr O.T.

Dec. 18, 2012 Day Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Three overtimes.

Dec.17, 2012 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. One overtime.

Dec. 17, 2012 Day Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Three overtimes.

Dec.16, 2012 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service.

Dec. 16, 2012 Day Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Two overtimes.

Dec. 15, 2012 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Two overtimes.

Dec. 15, 2012 Day Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Three overtimes.

Dec. 14, 2012 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Two overtimes.

Dec. 14, 2012 Day Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Three overtimes.

Dec. 13, 2012 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Two overtimes.

Dec. 13, 2012 Day Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Two overtimes.**

Dec. 12, 2012 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Two overtimes and one 4-hour OT.

Dec. 12, 2012 Day Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. One 4 - hour OT **

Dec. 11, 2012 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Two overtimes.

Dec. 11, 2012 Day Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. One overtime.

Dec. 10, 2012 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service.Two overtimes.

Dec. 10, 2012 Day Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service.

Dec. 9, 2012 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. One overtime.

Dec. 9, 2012 Day Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service.

Dec. 8, 2012 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. One overtime.

Dec. 8, 2012 Day Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service.

Dec. 7, 2012 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Two overtimes.

Dec. 7, 2012 Day Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service.

Dec. 6, 2012 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. Two overtimes.

Dec. 6, 2012 Day Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 12 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service.

Dec. 5, 2012 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire FightersEng.3 and 4 out of service. One overtime.

Dec. 5, 2012 Day Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service.

Dec. 4, 2012 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service.

Dec. 4, 2012 Day Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service.

Dec. 3, 2012 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service.

Dec. 3, 2012 Day Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service.**

Dec. 2, 2012 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service.

Dec. 2, 2012 Day Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service.

Dec. 1, 2012 Night Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. one overtime.

Dec. 1, 2012 Day Shift: F-6, Eng 1, Eng 2, T-6, M3&5 Only 11 Fire Fighters Eng.3 and 4 out of service. one overtime.


Jan 01, 2013

NFPA 1710 says that 16 Fire Fighters need to be on the scene within 8 minutes.

When W-B FD only has 11 on duty that requirement cannot be met.

Jan. 2003 - 17 Fire Fighters on duty at a minimum

Spring 2003 - reduced to 16.

Summer 2004 - reduced to 14.

Spring of 2010 - reduced again to only 12.

Fall of 2012 - reduced again to only 11.

If the Department was not reduced starting in 2003, it could staff four (4) Engine Companies.  Due to the start of personnel reductions only three Engine Companies could be staffed.  Engine 4 was taken out of service.

To maintain Three Engine Companies the minimum number has to be 14 Fire Fighters on duty.

In the summer of 2004, only three Engine Companies were maintained.

In the summer of 2010 the third Engine Company (Engine 3) began to be "browned out" when the minimum staffing was reduced to 12 Fire Fighters on duty.  A fourth Fire Fighter was added to Engine 2 at the Hollenback Station to increase manpower on the fire scene until the other Companies arrived.

In the Fall of 2012 this fourth Fire Fighter was eliminated when the staffing level was again dropped to 11.

With the five "voluntary retirements" and eleven Fire Fighters laid off the four groups of Fire Fighters only had 12-13 Fire Fighters assigned to them. This made staffing three Engine Companies impossible.  Engine 3 brown outs became permanent.

 

 


Jan 01, 2013

According to the City of Wilkes-Barre's Study on Fire Protection there should be:

Four Engine Companies with three Fire Fighters, One Ladder Company with two Fire Fighters, the Assistant Chief, and two Fire Fighter/EMT driving the Ambulances on duty 24/7. 17 total.

NFPA 1710 states there should be a minimum of 16 Fire Fighters on scene within 8 minutes of the start of the fire for safe and efficient fire operations.

Working with these numbers the City should have:

Fire Headquarters: 20-22 East Ross Street Center City

F-6 - Assistant Chief,

Engine 1 - Captain and two Fire Fighters

Truck 6 - two Fire Fighters

Hollenback Station : North Washington Street Parsons

Engine 2 - Captain and two Fire Fighters

Medic 5 - Fire Fighter/ EMT and Civilian Paramedic

South Station : High Street South W-B

Engine 3 - Captain and two Fire Fighters

Medic 3 - Fire Fighter/EMT and Civilian Paramedic

East Station : E. Northampton Street Heights

Engine 4 - Captain and two Fire Fighters

Total: Assistant Chief, Four Engine Companies, Ladder Company, two Medic Units (A.L.S.); 17 Fire Fighters

In aprox. 2003, the Fire Department employed eighty-eight (88) Fire Fighters and maintained 17 Fire Fighters per shift. As of December 1, 2012 there are only fifty-three (53) Fire Fighters due to retirements and eleven (11) forced lay offs.

 The lay offs and "voluntary retirements" caused each group to lose four (4) Fire Fighters. Still there will be a need to call out overtime to maintain eleven per shift because of the lay offs. Completely ignoring their own study and NFPA 1710 these are the unsafe staffing levels. Note: East Station/ Engine 4 closed and out of service when the staffing was reduced to 14. Engine 3 is put OOS when the group has less than 14. Seeing that the Groups only have 12 or 13 it cannot be maintained even if there is not a single Fire Fighter off on vacation, sick, bereavement, injury, etc..

PROPER STAFFING SHOULD BE:

F-6,

Engine 1,

Engine 2,

Engine 3,

Engine 4,

Truck 6,

Medic 3, and Medic 5

17 Fire Fighters




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