January 16, 2019 at 11:16 am #1740
BAKERSFIELD FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS ● 2101 H STREET ● BAKERSFIELD, CA. 93301 ● 661-326-3911
■OPERATIONAL BULLETIN ■
TO: Bakersfield Fire Department Members
FROM: Matthew Perry, Accountability/Rapid Intervention Task Force Facilitator
SUBJECT: Accountability/Rapid Intervention Task Force Meeting
BFD Team, the Accountability/Rapid Intervention Task Force recently met and immediately went to work on developing a specific identity for the group, including a purpose, values, goals, objectives, and roles and responsibilities. Please read the information below that covers a recap for the meeting.
At the beginning of the accountability/rapid intervention meeting, members reviewed the identity of the Bakersfield Fire Department. This included reading the vision statement, mission statement, core values, and task force group playbook guidelines. Next, members deliberated purposefully and intentionally to develop and adopt the following information:
Purpose: To change our attitude, mindset, and culture toward firefighter emergencies.
Our purpose was built upon a unanimous decision regarding the relaxed attitude, mindset, and culture specifically toward firefighter emergencies.
Values: Authenticity, Adaptability, Clarity, Commitment
Authenticity – true, honest, legitimate, and fact-based
Adaptability – versatility, flexibility, and dynamic
Clarity – transparency, certainty, and directness
Commitment – responsibility, dedicated, and unwavering
Goals: 1. Open the lines of communication and establish dialogue. 2. Continue education, be proactive, and enhance proficiency. 3. Develop cultural change.
The accountability/rapid intervention task force goals are very broad based with specific objectives outlining how the goals will be accomplished with specific time frames.
Objectives: 1. 30-45 days: open the lines of communication and establish dialogue. This will be accomplished through agendas sent out prior to meetings; minutes sent out within 48 hours of the meeting; operational bulletins notifying department members of both; and researching the possibility of a “thread” on the bakersfieldfirefighters.com website to further increase transparency and communication.
2. 90-120 days: Continue education, be proactive, and enhance proficiency. This will be accomplished by in-service training at stations; review, update, and implement changes to operational procedures; provide facts and educational training regarding firefighter emergencies; and coordinate training opportunities with Kern County Fire Department to increase familiarization with their RIC packs.
3. 1 year: Develop cultural change. This will be accomplished through simulated firefighter emergencies; critique of incident operations and efficiency of assigned rapid intervention crews; and metrics.
Metrics: The accountability/rapid intervention task force will be measuring our quality of plan and performance through the number of station training days; number of crews contacted and trained; operational procedure and communication discussions with members; and rapid intervention assignments on working incidents.
Roles & Responsibilities: Each member has accepted the role and responsibility of adhering to the adopted purpose, values, goals, and objectives. Furthermore, each team member will be available for all questions, comments, feedback, ideas, issues, and training pertaining to accountability and rapid intervention from BFD teammates.
Accountability/Rapid Intervention Team Roster:
Codi Adams: 714-357-7113
Scott Barry: 661-428-1236
Brian Bowman: 661-303-6541
Austin Brown: 661-448-6457
Kyle Coles: 661-201-5325
Mark Davis: 805-338-9252
Tom Jacobsen: 714-466-0151
Jason Kingsley: 805-432-3029
Jordan Meyer: 559-213-3654
Brett Perry: 949-309-6506
Matt Perry: 661-246-9695
Kris Reynolds: 661-213-7794
Your Accountability/Rapid Intervention Team
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