Fire Commission - August 24, 2016 - Agenda

Meeting Date: 
August 24, 2016 - 5:00pm
Location: 
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Room 400
San Francisco, CA 94102

 

 

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO   FIRE COMMISSION
 
Fire Commission Regular Meeting 
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 5:00 p.m.
 
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400  San Francisco  California  94102
 
AGENDA
Item No.
1. ROLL CALL
 
President Francee Covington
Vice President Ken Cleaveland
Commissioner Stephen A. Nakajo 
Commissioner Michael Hardeman
 
Chief of Department Joanne Hayes-White
 
2. PUBLIC COMMENT
 
Members of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes on any matter within the Commission’s jurisdiction and does not appear on the agenda. 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 [Discussion and possible action]
Discussion and possible action to approve meeting minutes.
 
• Minutes from Regular Meeting on July 27, 2016
 
4. DISCUSSION ON CIVIL GRAND JURY REPORT [Discussion]
Discussion pertaining to the Civil Grand Jury Report “Fire Safety Inspections in San Francisco: A Tale of Two Departments: Department of Building Inspection & San Francisco Fire Department.
 
5. MUTUAL AID/STRIKE TEAM OVERVIEW [Discussion]
Update on the Department’s current obligations and policies for providing and receiving mutual aid and overview of recent strike team deployments.
 
6. CHIEF OF DEPARTMENT’S REPORT [Discussion]
REPORT FROM CHIEF OF DEPARTMENT
Report on current issues, activities and events within the Department since the Fire Commission meeting of August 10, 2016, including Fiscal Year 2016-2017 budget, academies, 150th Anniversary update, special events, communications and outreach to other government agencies and the public.
 
REPORT FROM ADMINISTRATION
Report on the Administrative Divisions, Fleet and Facility status, Finance, Support Services, Homeland Security and Training within the Department.
 
7. END OF THE YEAR CALENDAR [Discussion and possible action]
Discussion by Commission Members to make changes to the current meeting calendar.
 
 
8. RESOLUTION 2016-06 [Discussion and possible action]
Discussion and possible action regarding proposed Resolution 2016-06, recommending that the Board of Supervisors authorize the San Francisco Fire Department to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $134,858 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to purchase fire investigation equipment.
 
9. RESOLUTION 2016-07 [Discussion and possible action]
Discussion and possible action regarding proposed Resolution 2016-07, recommending that Board of Supervisors authorize the San Francisco Fire Department to donate a retired pick-up truck to San Francisco Firefighters Local 798 to be used for their toy program.
 
10. CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESSED TO COMMISSION FROM AUGUST 10 THROUGH AUGUST 19, 2016
 
• Letter from Leif Johan Veimoen
 
11. AGENDA FOR NEXT FIRE COMMISSION MEETING [Discussion]
Discussion regarding agenda for the September 14, 2016 regular meeting.
 
12. ADJOURNMENT
 
SAN FRANCISCO FIRE COMMISSION
 
NOTICE OF COMMISSION PROCEDURES
 
Commission Meeting Schedule and Location
 
The Fire Commission will meet regularly on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102. The second Wednesday in Room 416 at 9:00 a.m. and the fourth Wednesday in Room 400 at 5:00 p.m.
 
Commission Office
 
The Fire Commission Office is located at 698 Second Street, Room 220, San Francisco, CA 94107. The Fire Commission telephone number is (415) 558-3451; the fax number is (415) 558-3413. The web address is www.sfgov.org/fire_comm/.  Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
 
Language Access
 
Per the Language Access Ordinance (Chapter 91 of the San Francisco Administrative Code), Chinese, Spanish and or Filipino (Tagalog) interpreters will be available upon requests. Meeting Minutes may be translated, if requested, after they have been adopted by the Commission.  Assistance in additional languages may be honored whenever possible. To request assistance with these services please contact the Commission Secretary at (415) 558-3451, or fire.commission@sfgov.org at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing.  Late requests will be honored if possible. 
 
Information on Disability Access
 
The hearing rooms in City Hall are wheelchair accessible.  The closest accessible BART station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location are: #42 Downtown Loop, and #71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line to Market and Van Ness and the Metro Stations at Van Ness and Market and at Civic Center. For information about MUNI accessible services call (415) 923-6142. There is accessible curbside parking adjacent to City Hall on Grove Street and Van Ness Avenue and in the vicinity of the Veterans Building at 401 Van Ness Avenue adjacent to Davies Hall and the War Memorial Complex.  For more information about MUNI accessible services, call (415) 701-4485.
 
To obtain a disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to participate in the meeting, please contact the Commission Secretary at least two business days before the meeting at (415) 558-3451 to make arrangements.  Late requests will be honored, if possible.
 
To assist the City’s efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.
 
Policy on use of Cell Phones, Pagers and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices at and During Public Meetings
 
The ringing and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at Fire Commission meetings. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic device.
 
Documents for Public Inspection
 
Documents referred to in this agenda, if not otherwise exempt from disclosure, are available for public inspection and copying at the Fire Commission Office.  If any materials related to an item on this agenda are distributed to the Fire Commission after distribution of the agenda packet, those materials, if not otherwise exempt from disclosure, are also available for public inspection at the Fire Commission Office, 698 Second Street, room 220, San Francisco, during normal office hours.
 
Know Your Rights Under The Sunshine Ordinance
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code)
 
Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people’s business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people’s review.  For more information on your rights under the sunshine ordinance or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact the sunshine ordinance task force. You may contact the current Sunshine Ordinance Task Force Administrator, Frank Darby, Jr., as follows: Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, City Hall, Room 244, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689, Phone: (415) 554-7724, Fax: (415) 554-5784, E-mail: sotf@sfgov.org. Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San Francisco Public Library and on the City’s Web site at http://www.sfgov.org.
 
San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance
 
Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local policy or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 – 2.160) to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317 and Web site: http://www.sfgov.org/ethics/.