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May 11, 2006

May 11, 2006

No. 06-15


Thursday – May 11, 2006 – 6:00 p.m.
698 Second Street, Room 102


Item No.
1.      ROLL CALL

         President           Paul A. Conroy
         Vice President   Stephen A. Nakajo
         Commissioner   Clem Clarke
         Commissioner   George Lau
         Commissioner   Victor Makras

         Chief of Department      Joanne Hayes-White


Members of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes on any matter within the Commission’s jurisdiction. Speakers shall address their remarks to the Commission as a whole and not to individual Commissioners or Department personnel. Commissioners are not to enter into debate or discussion with a speaker. The lack of a response by the Commissioners or Department personnel does not necessarily constitute agreement with or support of statements made during public comment.

3.      APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES   [Action]

Regular Meeting of April 27, 2006.

Action to be taken:  Approval of the minutes

         (April 21 through May 3, 2006)



1.      From Yefim Stone, C&N Engineers, inquiring if the San Francisco Fire Code is posted on the San Francisco web site and, if so, how to access it. Copy: Commissioners and Fire Marshal.


2.      From Richard Brandi, wondering how many of the recommendations from the 1989 earthquake have been implemented, and asking specifically how many were implemented regarding the water supply. Copy: Commissioners, Chief of Department and Deputy Chief, Administration.

3.      From Greg Simpson, praising the NERT program and encouraging the Commission to support it since disaster could strike the Bay Area at any moment and the valuable NERT training helps people prepare for and react to pending disasters.

4.      From Steven Zeluck, surprised to see as he was walking his dog by a fire station a firefighter skinning an animal behind the station. He does not believe that practicing taxidermy at a fire station is part of a firefighter’s job description. Copy: Commissioners, Chief of Department and Deputy Chief, Operations.



Formal Complaint
Submitting formal complaint against Firefighter Albert Tenbruggencate, dated May 2, 2006, for violation of the Rules and Regulations as follows:

            Section 3912 – Intoxicants & Drugs
            Substance Abuse Policy – Illegal Drugs

5.      CHIEF OF DEPARTMENT’S REPORT   [Discussion]


Report from Chief of Department Joanne Hayes-White on current issues, activities and events, including discussion of the current budget and FY 2006-07 budget, updates on Divisions within the Department, including Administration, Operations, and EMS Reconfiguration.


Richard E. Kochevar, Deputy Chief, Operations, reporting on overall operations during the period April 13 through May 10, 2006, and a report from the Emergency Medical Services Division regarding EMS Division activities.


a.      Physician’s Report
Submitting biweekly report of Fire Department Physician concerning disability injuries, April 8 through April 21, 2006.

b.      Appointments
Reporting the following PROVISIONAL appointments effective MARCH 25, 2006:

         H20 Lieutenant





John M. Barcojo

David Rege, retired


John J. Barden

Charles Elzey, retired


Chris B. Callen

William Demattei, retired


Michael B. Charlton

Austin Dito, retired


John A. Diluzio

Joseph Douglass, retired


Felix T. Duag

Edward Perricone, retired


Michael T. Duncan

Melvin Canevaro, retired


Christine E. Emmons

Raymond Dito, retired


John J. Ferrando

James Griffin, retired


Clydelho L. Frommoethelydo

Thomas Kurpinsky, retired


Karen J. Heald

Matthew Plescia, retired


Randall C. Hiro

Eugene Ahern, retired


Alphonso Howard

Richard Jonasson, retired


Victor G. Hurtado

Robert Ness, retired


Shelia V. Hunter

David Dryden, retired


Jerry E. Keohane

Daniel Curran, retired


Rohan Knight

William Clark, retired


Thomas Kohmann

Larry Henry, retired


Kerby Lau

James Hentz, retired


Kenneth Lombardi

Richard Lauer, retired


Roberto J. Lucha

Richard Robinson, retired


Fred R. Meyer

Kevin Walsh, retired


Joseph E. Morrison

Timothy Callen, retired


Michael D. Patt

John Beckerley, retired


Eli F. Payton

John Bonnici, retired


Bruce E. Platt

Albert Gughemetti, retired


Cristeo A. Reyes

Gary Montague, retired


David C. Ritter

Robert Kim, retired


Patrick N. Sabia

John O’Leary, retired


Robert J. Turnquist

Walter Bertollo, retired


Paul T. Urquiaga

John Sanchez, retired


Mike J. Wong

Alexander King, retired


Christopher Zaczek

Robert Anderson, Jr., retired


Lawrence Zammarchi

Richard Ames, retired


Reporting the following PROBATIONARY appointment effective APRIL 24, 2006:

          7388 Utility Plumber

            Devlin D. Joe (vice: Jason Ochlan, separated)

c.       Retirements
Communications received from Retirement Board indicating the following members have retired:





Retirement Date


Chin, Paul H.

H51 Asst. Deputy Chief II


Apr. 22, 2006


Ryan, Michael J.

H40 Battalion Chief


Apr. 20, 2006


Murphy, Michael E.

H30 Captain


Apr. 21, 2006


Zouzounis, Dennis J.

H30 Captain


Apr. 01, 2006


Jenner, Daren W.

H3   Firefighter/Paramedic

Ind. Dis.

Sep. 04, 2005


Voboril, Joel E.

H2   Firefighter

Ind. Dis.

Mar. 31, 2005


(Retirement Certificates will be presented at Fire Commission Meeting of June 22, 2006)


d.      Resignation
Reporting resignation of H3 Firefighter/Paramedic John Graf, effective April 30, 2006. (Approximate length of service – six years.)

Reporting resignation of H2 Firefighter Sonny T. Lee, effective April 24, 2006. (Approximate length of service – 15 years.)

e.      Leaves
Reporting leave of absence with pay for Assistant Deputy Chief Thomas Siragusa, Acting Battalion Chief David Franklin, and Lieutenant Ronny Tsujimoto, for three days, May 17 through May 19, 2006, in order to attend a CBRNE Enhanced Fire Operations functional exercise planning for the National Scenarios at the National Emergency Response & Rescue Training Center, College Station, University of Texas A&M, Texas. The Office of Homeland Security will pay for transportation, lodging, car rental and all related expenses. Members will not be replaced.




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