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2013 - Study Recommendations
2013 Fire - Rescue Department Operational / Efficiency Study Recommendations
   
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  • Complete
Abolish the rank of Lieutenant as it currently exists
  • Complete
Re-title rank of Sergeant to Lieutenant to clearly identify first line supervisors
  • Complete
Reduce company officers to 12 (1 per station per shift)
  • Complete
Re-title Shift Commander to Battalion Chief and staff officers to Captain
  • Complete
Reclassify Assistant Fire Marshal to rank of Captain
  • Being Researched
Abolish the rank structure for volunteer personnel
  • Pending
Conduct strategic planning process with exterior stakeholders
  • On-Going
Ensure department's Mission / Vision / and Values are consistently communicated
  • On-Going
Appoint internal Policy Review Committee to review and recommend policy/procedure changes 
  • Complete
City should conduct a formal salary survey of comparable communities to ensure salaries remain competitive
  • Being Researched
Conduct a full risk assessment of the community
  • Being Researched
Work with dispatch center to ensure times are accurately recorded and reported
  • Complete
Formally adopt performance level objectives for call handling / turn out and travel times
  • On-Going
Continually monitor and report ability to achieve adopted performance objectives
  • On-Going
Continue to monitor population growth and density to match resources with demand for service
  • On-Going
Continue to use part-time personnel as a cost effective way to ensure minimum staffing is maintained
  • Complete
Consider adopting NFPA recommended inspection frequency standard
  • On-Going
Continue to use shift personnel to conduct annual inspections of low risk occupancies and pre-fire planning
  • Complete
Adopt the 2012 National Fire and Life Safety Codes (following Ga adoption)
  • On-Going
Continue to monitor training hours for all personnel to ensure minimum training hour requirements are met
  • Being Researched
Assign single IT professional from PTC IT Department to meet needs of Fire and Police Departments
  • Complete
Use shift personnel to handle quartermaster duties
  • Being Researched
Continue with self-assessment process and seek department accreditation through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International