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By-law No. 2015-044 THE CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF BAYHAM BY-LAW NUMBER 2015-044 OF THE CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF BAYHAM BEING A BY-LAW TO ESTABLISH AND REGULATE A FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR THE MUNICIPALITY OF BAYHAM WHEREAS the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c.4, as amended, permits Council to enact a by-law to establish and regulate a Fire Department; AND WHEREAS the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended, provides that a municipality has the capacity, rights, powers and privileges of a natural person for the purpose of exercising its authority under the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended; AND WHEREAS the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended, provides that Sections 8 and 11 shall be interpreted broadly so as to confer broad authority on municipalities to (a) enable municipalities to govern their affairs as they consider appropriate and (b) enhance their ability to respond to municipal issues; AND WHEREAS the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c.4, as amended, requires every municipality to establish a program in the municipality which must include public education with respect to fire safety and certain components of fire prevention and to provide such other Fire Protection Services as it determines may be necessary in accordance with its needs and circumstances; AND WHEREAS the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c.4, as amended, requires a municipality that establishes a Fire Department to appoint a Fire Chief; NOW THEREFORE THE COUNCIL OF THE CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF BAYHAM HEREBY ENACTS A BY-LAW AS FOLLOWS: SHORT TITLE This by-law may be cited as the "Bayham Fire & Emergency Services By-law". Section 1-Definitions For the purpose of this By-law: 1.1 "Apparatus" shall mean any vehicle, tool, object or thing used by the Fire Department to assist with accessing, controlling or making safe incidents; 1.2 "Approved" shall mean approved by Council; 1.3 "Chief Administrative Officer" shall mean the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the Corporation the Municipality of Bayham; 1.4 "Collective Agreement" shall mean the contractual agreement in place governing the employment conditions between those members designated as included in the bargaining unit and the Municipality; 1.5 "Council" shall mean the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Bayham; 1.6 "Deputy Fire Chief' shall mean the Deputy Fire Chief of the Municipality of Bayham Fire Department, as may be appointed by Council; 1.7 "Fire Chief' shall mean the Fire Chief of the Municipality of Bayham Fire Department or his designate, as appointed by Council; 1.8 "Fire Department" shall mean the Municipality of Bayham Fire Department; 1.9 "Fire Protection Services" shall include, but not be limited to fire suppression, fire prevention, fire safety education, communications, training of persons involved in the provision of fire protection services, rescue and emergency services, and the delivery of those services; 1.10 "Highway" shall mean a highway within the meaning of the Municipal Act, 2001 S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended and Highway Traffic Act R.S.O. 1990, CHAPTER H.8, as amended. 1 11 "Head of Council" shall be the person elected by general vote, in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, or shall be appointed by the members of council; 1.12 "Incident" shall mean any event that requires the attendance of the Fire Department that: a) is immediately threatening to life, health, property or environment; b) has already caused loss of life, health detriments, property damage or environmental damage; or c) has a high probability of escalating to cause immediate danger to life, health, property or environment. 1 13 "Member" shall mean any person employed in, or appointed to the Fire Department and assigned to undertake fire protection services and shall include officers, probationary firefighters and administrative persons; 1.14 "Motor vehicle" shall mean an automobile, a motorcycle, a motor-assisted bicycle unless otherwise indicated in this Act, and any other vehicle propelled or driven otherwise than by muscular power, but does not include a street car or other motor vehicle running only upon rails, a power-assisted bicycle, a motorized snow vehicle, a traction engine, a farm tractor, a self-propelled implement of husbandry or a road-building machine; 1.15 "Municipal Law Enforcement Officer" shall mean a Municipal Law Enforcement Officer appointed to enforce the by-laws of the Corporation of the Municipality of Bayham; 1.16 "Officer" shall include the Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, Fire Prevention Officer and all Captains and Acting Captains; 1.17 "Owner" shall mean any person or persons identified by the most current Municipal Assessment Roll as being the owner of the property or the owner of a piece of property; 1.18 "Part-Time Firefighter" shall mean a Member who provides fire protection services either voluntarily or for a nominal consideration, honorarium, training or activity allowance; 1.19 "Person" shall include an individual, a sole proprietorship, a partnership, an unincorporated association, a trust, a body corporate or a natural person; 1.20 "Police Officer" shall mean a Police Constable of the Ontario Provincial Police or the Royal Canadian Mounted Police; 1.21 "Property" shall mean a parcel of land which is shown as a lot or block on a registered plan of subdivision or described in a transfer/deed of land of legal effect registered in the Land Registry Office and includes any part of a building, structure, mobile building or mobile structure on the Property or any item owned by a person. Property shall mean personal and real property. Section 2-Establishment 2.1 A Fire Department for the Municipality, to be known as the Municipality of Bayham Fire Department, is hereby established and the head of the Department shall be known as the Fire Chief and shall provide the fire protection services as outlined in Appendix 'A' attached hereto. Section 3-Composition 3.1 The Municipality of Bayham Fire Department shall consist of the Fire Chief, and may consist of Deputy Fire Chief, Officers, and such other number of Members as may be deemed necessary by Council to provide fire protection services, as per the organizational chart attached hereto as Appendix 'B'. Section 4-Employment 4.1 The Fire Chief may hire any qualified person as a Member of the Fire Department, subject to the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c.4, as amended, and the hiring policies and procedures of the Municipality. 4.2 A Person appointed as a Member of the Fire Department shall be on probation for a period of twelve (12) months, during which period he shall take such training and examinations as may be deemed necessary by the Fire Chief. 4.3 A Member on probation that fails such examinations, or is found to be unsatisfactory during the probationary period, as outlined in Section 4.2 of this by-law, may be discharged from the Fire Department by the CAO without cause upon recommendation by the Fire Chief, subject to terms of any applicable collective agreements. 4.4 Subject to the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c.4, as amended, the remuneration and other terms and conditions of employment or appointment of the Members that comprise the Fire Department shall be determined by Council in accordance with policies and programs established or approved by Council, including applicable collective agreements. 4.5 The Fire Chief may, in writing, reprimand, suspend or recommend termination, subject to terms of any applicable collective agreement, of any Member to the CAO for an infraction of any provisions of this By-law, policies, general orders and Fire Department rules that, in the opinion of the Fire Chief, would be detrimental to the discipline or the efficiency of the Fire Department. 4.6 The procedures for termination of employment prescribed in the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c.4, as amended, shall apply to all Members of the Fire Department, subject to terms of any applicable collective agreements. 4.7 A Member shall not be terminated without an opportunity for a review of termination, subject to terms of any applicable collective agreements, if they make a written request for such a review within seven (7) days after receiving notification of the proposed dismissal. A person appointed by the CAO who is not a Member of the Fire Department shall conduct the review within ten (10) days of the submission of written request. 4.8 If a medical practitioner licensed in the Province of Ontario finds a Member is physically unfit to perform assigned duties (Presumptuous Legislation) and such condition is attributed to, and a result of employment in the Fire Department, and such claim is approved by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, then the provisions of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997. S.O. 1997, C. 16. Schedule A, as amended, shall apply as well as any supplementary benefits that may be provided by the Municipality of Bayham that are approved by Council. 4.9 A Member shall maintain a minimum of 70% attendance to required training and 50% attendance to incidents subject to individual requests for variance due to personal circumstances. Failure to maintain the aforementioned attendance rates over a rolling six (6) month average shall result in termination. 4.10 A Member that fails to report for any emergency calls or training for a period of three (3) consecutive months is deemed to be terminated. 4.11 Members shall conduct themselves in accordance with rules and regulations of the Fire Department, established pursuant to Schedule 'C' attached hereto, and shall give their whole and undivided attention, while on duty, to the efficient operation of the Fire Department and shall diligently and faithfully perform the duties assigned to them to the best of their ability. 4.12 Working conditions, remuneration and other terms of conditions of employment or appointment of the Officers and Members shall be determined by the Council as outlined in Schedule 'D' 4.13 Members of the fire department will be supplied with green lights for use in responding to emergencies as defined by the Ontario Highway Traffic Act. These lights will remain the property of the Municipality of Bayham and will be returned by the member up on termination or retirement. The program will supply new members with one light and will replace any one existing unit only upon failure. 4.14 The Municipality of Bayham recommends that all members obtain their HEP shots and maintain the appropriate level of protection during their tenure as firefighters. Upon submission of a receipt for required shots, the Municipality will reimburse a member for any out of pocket expenses required to meet the recommendation. Section 5-Delegation of Authority 5.1 Unless otherwise indicated, the execution of duties, responsibilities and authority of this By-law is assigned by Council to the Fire Chief who may delegate the performance of any and all of his functions under this By-law from time to time as occasion requires. 5.2 The Deputy Fire Chief shall be the second ranking officer of the Fire Department and shall be subject to and shall obey all orders of the Fire Chief and shall perform such duties as are assigned to him by the Fire Chief and shall automatically be delegated authority to act on behalf of the Fire Chief in case of injury, absence, vacancy or inability to act in the office of the Fire Chief. 5.3 Where the Fire Chief designates a Member to act in the place of an Officer in the Fire Department, such Member, when acting, has all the powers and shall perform all duties of the Officer replaced. 5.4 The Members and administrative support staff of the Fire Department while on duty shall be under the direction and control of the Fire Chief or the next ranking Officer present in any place. Section 6-Core Services 6.1 The core services of the Fire Department shall be those contained in Schedule "A", attached hereto and forming part of this By-law. 6.2 Nothing in this By-law shall restrict the Fire Department to provide only core services or limit the provision of Fire Protection Services. Section 7-Fire Department Divisions 7.1 The Fire Department shall be organized into Divisions such as Administration, Emergency Operations, Support Services, Communications, Training, Fire Prevention and Public Education. 7.2 Each Division of the Fire Department is the responsibility of the Fire Chief and is under the direction of the Fire Chief or a Member designated by the Fire Chief. Designated Members shall report to the Fire Chief about Divisions and activities under their supervision and shall carry out all orders of the Fire Chief. 7.3 The Fire Chief may assign or re-assign such Members to a Division to assist him in the administration and operation of that Division. 7.4 The Fire Chief, with prior approval of the CAO, may establish, re-organize and/or eliminate Divisions as may be required to ensure the proper administration and efficient operation of the Fire Department and the effective management of Fire Protection Services for the Municipality. Section 8-Authority of the Fire Chief 8.1 The Fire Chief shall have all powers, rights, and duties assigned to a Fire Chief under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c.4, as amended, including, without limitation, the authority to enforce compliance with Ontario Regulation 213/07-the Fire Code. 8.2 The Fire Chief shall be ultimately responsible to Council, through the CAO, for proper administration and operation of the Fire Department including the delivery of Fire Protection Services. 8.3 The Fire Chief shall be a fully contributing member of the Municipality's Senior Management Team reporting to the CAO and shall perform the duties of an Emergency Control Group member, including being Community Emergency Management Coordinator (CEMC) as required. 8.4 The Fire Chief shall be authorized to make such general orders, policies, procedures, rules and regulations for the proper administration and efficient operation of the Fire Department and the effective management of Fire Protection Services for the Municipality and without restricting the generality of the foregoing; a) For the care and protection of all property belonging to the Fire Department; b) For arranging for the provision and allotment of strategic staffing and proper facilities, apparatus, equipment, materials, services and supplies for the Fire Department; c) For arranging and implementation of automatic aid, mutual aid and other negotiated fire protection and emergency service agreements within the Municipality's borders and/or within the municipal borders of adjoining municipalities, subject to approval by Council; d) For determining and establishing the qualifications and criteria for employment or appointment and the duties of all Members and administrative support staff of the Fire Department; e) For the conduct and the discipline, subject to terms of any applicable collective agreements, of Members and administrative support staff of the Fire Department; f) For reporting to the appropriate crown attorney or other prosecutor or law enforcement officer the facts upon the evidence in any case in which there is reason to believe that a incident has been the result of criminal intent or negligence or in which there is reason to believe an offence has been committed under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c.4, as amended; g) For keeping an accurate record, in an accessible form for reference, of all incidents responded to by the Fire Department and reporting of same to the Office of the Fire Marshal of Ontario; h) For keeping such other records as may be required by the Municipality and the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c.4, as amended; i) For preparing and presenting the annual estimates of the Fire Department to Council and for exercising control over the budget approved by Council for the Fire Department. 8.5 The Fire Chief shall periodically review all policies, orders, rules, operating procedures and guidelines of the Fire Department and may establish an advisory committee of such Members of the Fire Department as the Fire Chief may determine from time to time to assist in these duties. 8.6 The Fire Chief may liaise with the Office of the Fire Marshal of Ontario and any other office or organization (local, regional, provincial or federal) as required by Council or as considered necessary or advisable by the Fire Chief for the proper administration and efficient operation of the Fire Department and the effective management of Fire Protection Services for the Municipality. Section 9-Authority of the Fire Chief—At Incidents 9.1 The Fire Chief shall take all proper measures for the prevention, control and extinguishment of fires and the protection of life and property at all incidents and shall exercise all powers mandated by the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c.4, as amended, and the Fire Chief shall: a) have command at incidents over all Members of the Fire Department and all other persons who may be present and may direct the extinguishment of the fire or other incident and the protection of life and property; b) suppress any fire or other hazardous condition by extinguishing it or by other reasonable action and, for this purpose, may enter private property, if necessary, to do so; c) investigate or cause to be investigated incidents and report to the Office of the Fire Marshal of Ontario as required by the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c.4, as amended; d) be empowered to authorize pulling down or demolishing any building or structure to prevent the spread of fire; e) take all necessary actions which may include boarding up or barricading of buildings or property to guard against fire or other damage, risk or accident, when unable to contact the property owner; f) request other appropriate persons or agencies present at an incident to assist in extinguishing fires, pulling down or demolishing buildings or structures to prevent the spread of fire, initiate crowd and traffic control or suppression of fires or other hazardous conditions in other reasonable ways. Section 10-Conduct at Incidents 10.1 The Fire Chief and all other Members of the Fire Department shall protect and guard all property entrusted to their care and the Fire Chief and all Members, insofar as lies in their power, shall take proper measures to protect all Members of the Fire Department from accident, injury or death as a result of duty. 10.2 During an incident and for the time after it has been extinguished and/or attended to by the Fire Department, and the time required to remove the apparatus and equipment of the Fire Department and render the location and vicinity safe from incident, no person shall park, stop or stand a motor vehicle on any highway within two-hundred (200) metres of: a) the scene of an incident or apparent incident; or b) a vehicle involved in an incident. 10.3 Subsection 10.2 of this By-law shall not apply to a person who is at the scene of an incident at the request or direction of a Police Officer, a Member of the Fire Department, a Municipal Law Enforcement Officer or a person involved in the incident. 10.4 No person shall drive any vehicle over a fire hose except on the specific order from a member of the Fire Department. Section 11-Refusal to Leave 11.1 No person present at an incident shall refuse to leave the immediate vicinity of two-hundred (200) metres of the incident when required to do so by a Member of the Fire Department or a Police Officer. Section 12-Emergency Responses outside the Limits of the Municipality 12.1 The Fire Department shall not respond to a call with respect to an incident outside the limits of the Municipality except with respect to an incident; a) that in the opinion of the Fire Chief threatens property in the Municipality or property situated outside the Municipality that is owned or occupied by the Municipality; b) in a municipality with which an agreement has been entered into to provide fire protection services, c) on property with respect to which an agreement has been entered into with any person to provide Fire Protection Services; d) at the discretion of the Fire Chief to a municipality authorized to participate in a Mutual Aid plan established by a fire coordinator appointed by the Ontario Fire Marshal, emergency fire service plan and program or any other organized plan or program on a reciprocal basis; e) on those highways that are under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Transportation or other agency within the Municipality; f) on property beyond the Municipal boundary where the Fire Chief or his designate determines that immediate action is necessary to preserve and protect life and/or property and the correct department is notified to respond and/or assumes command or establishes alternative measures acceptable to the Fire Chief or designate; g) due to a request for special assistance as required through a declaration of a provincial or federal emergency and such request has been approved by the Fire Chief, the CAO and the Head of Council. Section 13-Property 13.1 No person shall use or remove any apparatus, equipment or other property of the Fire Department for any personal or private use without the express written permission of the Fire Chief. 13.2 No person shall willfully damage or render ineffective or inoperative any apparatus, equipment or other property belonging to or used by the Fire Department. Section 14- Fire Alarm 14.1 No person shall prevent, obstruct, or interfere in any manner whatsoever with the communication of a fire alarm to a Member of the Fire Department or with a Member of the Fire Department responding to a fire alarm that has been activated. Section 15-Interference 15.1 No person shall impede, obstruct or interfere with or hinder a Member of the Fire Department in the performance of his duties. Section 16-Recovery of Costs-Additional Expenses 16.1 The Fire Chief may require occupants, owners or persons within or outside the municipality to pay costs or fees for incident response or other administrative services provided to them. Invoicing for response services or recovery of fees shall be conducted in accordance with the Municipal Rates and Fees By-law as amended from time to time. 16.2 If as a result of a Fire Department response to an incident, the Fire Chief determines that it is necessary to incur additional expenses, retain a private contractor, rent special equipment not normally carried on a fire apparatus or use more materials than are carried on a fire apparatus in order to suppress or extinguish a fire, preserve property, prevent a fire from spreading, control and eliminate an incident, or prevent damage to equipment owned by or contracted to the Municipality, assist in or otherwise conduct incident investigation or determination or otherwise carry out the duties and functions of the Fire Department and/or to generally make "safe" an incident or property, the owner of the property requiring or causing the need for the additional service or expense shall be charged the full costs to provide the additional service including all applicable taxes. Section 17-Notice 17.1 Notice given to the Fire Chief pursuant to Section 4.7 of this by-law shall be sent to: Fire Chief Municipality of Bayham 9344 Plank Road Straffordville, ON NOJ 1Y0 17.2 Any notice or request made by the Fire Chief, pursuant to this By-law, shall be given and is effective: (a) on the date on which a copy is hand delivered to the person to whom it is addressed; (b) on the fifth (5°') day after a copy is sent by registered mail to the person's last known address. 17.3 Every person served with a notice under this by-law shall comply with such notice within the time provided by such notice. Section 18-Enforcement 18.1 A Member of the Fire Department, a Municipal Law Enforcement Officer appointed by Municipality of Bayham By-law, a Police Officer, person authorized by Council or an assigned individual with the responsibility for enforcing and administering this By-law shall be responsible for the enforcement of this By-law. Section 19-Infraction and Penalties 19.1 Any person who violates any provisions of this By-law is, upon conviction, guilty of an offence and shall be liable to a fine, subject to the provisions of the Provincial Offences Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.33, as amended. 19.2 The conviction of a person for the contravention of any provision of this by- law shall not operate as a bar to the prosecution against the same person for any subsequent contravention of this by-law. 19.3 If this by-law is contravened and a conviction entered into, the court in which the conviction has been entered and any court of competent jurisdiction thereafter may make an order prohibiting the continuation or repetition of the offence by the person convicted. Section 20-Administration 20.1 Unless otherwise indicated, the administration of this By-law is assigned to the Fire Chief who may delegate the performance of his functions under this By-law from time to time as occasion requires. 20.2 In this By-law, unless the contrary intention is indicated, words used in the singular shall include the plural and words used in the male gender shall include the female gender or vice versa, where applicable. 20.3 If there is a conflict between a provision in this By-law and a provision of any other Municipal By-law, the provision that establishes the highest standard to protect the health, safety and welfare of the general public shall apply. 20.4 Appendix 'A' attached hereto shall form part of this by-1 aw. 20.5 If a court of competent jurisdiction should declare any section or part of a section of this By-law to be invalid, such section or part of a section shall not be construed as having persuaded or influenced Council to pass the remainder of this By-law and it is hereby declared that the remainder of this By-law shall be valid and shall remain in force. 20.6 That By-law 2012-031, as amended, be repealed in its entirety. 20.7 This By-law shall come into full force and effect on the date of its passing by Council. READ a FIRST, SECOND and THIRD TIME and finally passed this 7th, day of May, 2015. /etti frk MAYOR CERK By-law No. 2015-044 SCHEDULE 'A' APPROVED DELIVERY OF CORE SERVICES Service approved by Council - Presently trained, equipped, and V173 providing service NO (Service not approved by Council LLS Limited Level of Service approved by Council Purpose: To provide a summary of the core services that The Bayham Fire Department provides. Emergency Response: 1 Basic Firefighting - no expected rescue component 2 Structural Firefighting– Including Rescue E ] 3 Vehicle Firefighting 4 Wildland Firefighting 'FrEt7 5 Marine Firefighting–Shore Based IES 6 Automatic/Mutual Aid–Per Council Approval Tiered Medical Response – Per Agreement between Thames 8 EMS, London CACC and Bayham Council "' 9 Hazardous Materials Response–Awareness Level FYUM 10 Hazardous Materials Response–Operations Level [LLS_] 11 Hazardous Materials Response -Technician Level C-] 12 Vehicle Accidents including Extrication PI'rC 14 Transportation Incidents including Aircraft, Trains and Watercraft 70--%;,,.7 15 Water and Ice Rescue–Awareness Level F— L] 16 Water and Ice Rescue–Operations Level (Shore Base) /E7 17 Water and Ice Rescue–Technician Level (Water Entry) I l'ES I L 18 Other Public Assistance 1-71'ES7 19 Ambulance Assistance C=TS 20 Police Assistance 21 Public Utilities Assistance [ T1 23 Urban Search and Rescue C 24 Rope Rescue–Awareness Level Y . 25 Rope Rescue–Operations Level Dres- 26 Rope Rescue–Technician Level F. ,:t 27 Confined Space Rescue 1 Farm and Silo Rescue LLS '=E..."_ Fire Prevention and Education: | 1 Complete Inspection on Complaint or Request 2 Complete Routine Inspections 3 Issue/ Revoke Burn Permits 4 Prepare Reports and Written Responses to Inspections rim7 5 Oevm|mp, Deliver and Maintain a Smoke Alarm Program 6 Provide Public Education Programs 7 Provide Media Releases and Media Access 8 Liaise with Municipal Departments to Ensure Code Compliance Develop, Deliver and Maintain �duuadiona| Programs Unique to the g EIJI Needs of the Municipality of Bayham 10 Develop and Maintain a Residential Home Inspection Program | ��M� | / '��~= | '-- —' -- Fire Investigation: 1 Determine Fire Cause and Origin for all Fires | 2 Determine Fire Code Compliance | 3 Determine Fire Suppression Effectiveness 4 Liaison with Ontario Fire Marshal Investigators | ' 5 Liaison with Law Enforcement and Other Agencies 6 Support Criminal Prosecutions 7 Prepare for and Testify in Legal Proceedings . . rBayham Mayor and L Council ,,, I [ CAO ) 1 •• •.,_ , --r-- (-Deputy Fire Chief 1I n, , , , ,..,.. . _ ._ _ T7 ,, _ ., 1 • . ---- , ,-. •.. 1 I - -- a Captain j t Captain L Captain Captain Captain Captain Captain Captain i Auxiliary 1 FF's .____ ., ,.. N.-. .., `... -• \ 1--1 1 I I I 14 1,..fite-D 14;'.tr‘c urs 14 Firef i.',1:.-15) 4 F.:,fil:iters1 4 FirLft',I.!',:r5 i 14 'Irs:igtiters) 14 A: !. ..;.!er-)I 1;F ,:k..i rs i I 1 i I i 1 i ,I I I i ,. . SCHEDULE 18' to By-Law 2015-044 SCHEDULE "C" TO BY-LAW#2015-044 JOB DESCRIPTIONS AND MISSION STATEMENT C-1 District Chief C-2 Captain C-3 Chief Prevention Officer C-4 Chief Training Officer C-5 Fire Fighter C-6 Auxiliary Fire Fighter C-7 Mission Statement SCHEDULE "C-1" MUNICIPALITY OF BAYHAM Job description DISTRICT CHIEF GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The District Chief reports directly to the Fire Chief and is in charge of firefighting and station administration in a supervisory role under the overall direction of the Fire Chief. DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE RANK: This is supervisory work involving responsibility for performing and directing work at the strategic or tactical level at an emergency scene or around the fire station. The work is done in accordance with established policies and requires the exercise of good judgment in emergency situations. This person is also responsible to oversee station operations and is to maintain discipline within the fire station ranks. The above work is performed under the direction of the Fire Chief and all policy matters are referred to the Fire Chief. The District Chief has a high degree of responsibility for the protection of lives and property and is responsible to ensure all work is carried out in a safe manner EXAMPLES OF WORK: • Responds to all alarms of emergency and may assume command of the scene. • Supervises the fire ground to ensure that the officers and fire fighters operate in a safe manner consistent with established procedures and accepted firefighting methods • Determines causes of fires in conjunction with other officers and ensures that the necessary forms are completed • Advises the Fire Chief of any changes in procedures or methods necessary to maintain or increase the firefighting efficiency • Advises the Fire Chief of any repairs necessary to maintain the vehicles, equipment and stations • Maintains discipline and morale of the volunteers in the firefighting ranks • Maintains a performance appraisal system, conducts regular reviews of all staff and recommends personnel for promotion SCHEDULE "C-1" cont'd • Ensures that the station and equipment is maintained and kept in good repair REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES: • The District Chief shall ensure that all records for firefighters, equipment and incidents are maintained and updated in FirePro. • Ensure all policies and procedures, including Standard Operating Guidelines are adhered to by all members of the station. • In order to be considered for promotion to District Chief a candidate must have attained the certification of NFPA Fire Officer Level II. This policy only comes into effect May 31, 2012 and is not retroactive. • Any other duties as assigned by the Fire Chief ATTENDANCE: The District Chief must meet the Fire Department minimum attendance requirements. EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Recommend at least five (5) years satisfactory experience as an officer and have received additional training at the Ontario Fire College, regional fire schools or educational seminars. WORKING CONDITIONS: The District Chief will be expected to respond and work in all types of weather and less than ideal conditions. He/she could have to enter hazardous atmospheres and areas and will be expected to work in a safe manner. The District Chief shall work scheduled administrative hours as approved by the Fire Chief to ensure all paperwork and documentation in FirePro is completed and accurate. SCHEDULE "C-2" MUNICIPALITY OF BAYHAM Job Description CAPTAIN GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Captain reports to the District Chief and has responsible charge of firefighters in his/ her company. DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE RANK: This is supervisory work involving responsibility for performing and directing work at the task level at an emergency scene or around the fire station. The work is done in accordance with established policies and requires the exercise of good judgment in emergency situations. The Captain responds to emergency calls assigned to his/her company, will act as a sector officer and may assume command until relieved by a senior officer. Captains are required to coach firefighters in their companies to ensure appropriate attendance levels at training and emergency calls. EXAMPLES OF WORK: • Responds to alarms assigned to his/her station • Operates as a sector officer at the task level in the IMS system • Assigns personnel to lay out and connect hose lines and nozzles, turn water on and off, direct hose streams, raise ladders, ventilate buildings, perform salvage, perform rescue operations, stabilize hazardous materials scenes and any other life and property saving functions which the station may be involved in, within one's own capabilities • Supervises the cleaning, checking and replacement of tools and equipment after an emergency • Supervises the work of the fire fighters to ensure that it is done safely and in accordance with established procedures • Inspects equipment, grounds and station to insure proper order and conditions • Reports deficiencies to the District Chief • Maintains discipline • Trains and drills fire fighters • Provides a record of training activities to the Chief Training Officer SCHEDULE "C-2" cont'd • Meets on a regular basis with the Fire Chief, Deputy Chief and District Chief to discuss the overall operation of the station • Any other duties as assigned by District Chief REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES: • Good knowledge of modern firefighting and fire prevention methods • Good knowledge of the municipality and surrounding areas protected by agreement • Good knowledge of the type of buildings in his/her assigned area • Good knowledge of rescue and first aid procedures ▪ Good knowledge of safety procedures, rules and equipment • Must have the ability to supervise fire fighters, maintain discipline, have sound judgment, be resourceful and in good physical condition • In order to be considered for promotion to Captain a candidate must have attained the certification of NFPA Fire Officer Level I and be willing to become certified to Fire Officer Level II within three years of being promoted. NFPA Fire Service Instructor Level I is desired. ACCEPTABLE TRAINING: The Captain must meet the Fire Department minimum attendance requirements. EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Recommend five (5) years satisfactory experience as a fire fighter and have received additional training at regional fire schools or educational seminars. WORKING CONDITIONS: The Captain will be expected to respond and work in all types of weather and less than ideal conditions. He/she could have to enter hazardous atmospheres and areas and will be expected to work in a safe manner. SCHEDULE "C-3" MUNICIPALITY OF BAYHAM Job Description CHIEF FIRE PREVENTION OFFICER GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Chief Fire Prevention Officer is in charge of the fire prevention division under the direction of the Fire Chief and reports to the Fire Chief monthly. DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE RANK: The rank holds the responsibility for coordinating and directing the activities of the fire prevention and education division of the department. This person is also responsible for providing fire prevention training to other members of the station. The above work is performed under the direction of the Fire Chief and all policy matters are referred to the Fire Chief. This position has a high degree of responsibility for the prevention of loss of lives and property in the municipality. EXAMPLES OF WORK: Assists the Fire Chief to: • Conduct fire prevention inspections of premises • Enforce fire prevention by-laws in consultation with the Fire Chief • Examine building plans • Make presentations to the public on fire prevention and education • Develop and implement an in-service fire prevention inspection program • Receive, process and follow up reports of fire prevention inspections conducted by firefighting companies Also to perform the following: • Comment on site plans, re-zonings, subdivision agreements and new buildings as requested • Determine causes of fires in conjunction with other officers and ensures that the necessary forms are completed • Advise the Deputy Fire Chief of any changes in procedures or methods necessary to maintain or improve the fire prevention programs of the department • Meet regularly with the officers and Fire Chief to assist in developing and maintaining a progressive and efficient training program • Any other duties as assigned by the Fire Chief SCHEDULE "C-3" cont'd REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES: • Good knowledge of modern firefighting and fire prevention methods • Good knowledge of the municipality and surrounding areas protected by agreement • Good knowledge of the type of buildings in the municipality • Will maintain all inspection and education records in FirePro • Will enforce the Ontario Fire Code when required • In order to be considered for promotion to Chief Fire Prevention Officer a candidate must have attained the certification of Ontario Fire College Company Officer Level I and be willing to become an Ontario Fire College Certified Fire Prevention Officer within five years of being promoted. This policy only comes into effect May 31, 2012 and is not retroactive. ACCEPTABLE TRAINING: The Fire Prevention Officer must meet the Fire Department minimum attendance requirements.. EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Recommend having at least five (5) years satisfactory experience as a fire fighter and have received additional Fire Prevention Officer training at the Ontario Fire College, regional fire schools or educational seminars. NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector is desired. The Chief Fire Prevention Officer shall work scheduled administrative hours as approved by the Fire Chief to ensure all paperwork and documentation in FirePro is completed and accurate. SCHEDULE "C-4" MUNICIPALITY OF BAYHAM Job Description CHIEF TRAINING OFFICER GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Chief Training Officer is in charge of the fire training division under the direction of the Fire Chief and will report to the Fire Chief on training activities monthly to ensure quality training is being performed. DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE RANK: This rank holds the responsibility for coordinating and directing the activities of the fire training division and all trainer facilitators in the department. The above work is performed under the direction of the Fire Chief and all policy matters are referred to the Fire Chief. This position has a high degree of responsibility for the training of fire department members. EXAMPLES OF WORK: • Meets regularly with the officers and District Chief to assist in developing and maintaining a progressive and efficient training program • Develops and implements an in-service fire training program • Receives, processes and follows up reports of fire training activities conducted by firefighting stations • Advises the Fire Chief of any changes in procedures or methods necessary to maintain or improve the fire training programs of the station • Attends all major emergencies • Attends all post-emergency evaluations • Involved in all major pre-emergency planning • Maintains all training and related personnel records in FirePro • Any other duties as assigned by Fire Chief SCHEDULE "C-4" cont'd REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES: • Must have a sound basis in the principles of training and education • Good knowledge of modern firefighting and fire prevention methods • Good knowledge of the municipality and surrounding areas protected by agreement • Good knowledge of the type of buildings in the municipality • Good knowledge of rescue and first aid procedures • Good knowledge of safety procedures, rules and equipment • Must have the ability to supervise fire fighters, maintain discipline, have sound judgment, be resourceful and in good physical condition • In order to be considered for promotion to Chief Training Officer a candidate must have attained the certification of NFPA Fire Officer Level I and be willing to become an NFPA Fire Service Instructor Level II within five years of being promoted. This policy only comes into effect May 31, 2012 and is not retroactive. ACCEPTABLE TRAINING: The Chief Training Officer must meet the Fire Department minimum attendance requirements. EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Recommended at least five (5) years satisfactory experience as an officer and have received additional training at the Ontario Fire College, regional fire schools or educational seminars. NFPA Fire Service Instructor Level II is desirable. WORKING CONDITIONS: The training officer will be expected to respond and work in all types of weather and less than ideal conditions. He/she could have to enter hazardous atmospheres and areas and will be expected to work in a safe manner. The Chief Training Officer shall work scheduled administrative hours as approved by the Fire Chief to ensure all paperwork and documentation in FirePro is completed and accurate. SCHEDULE "C-5" MUNICIPALITY OF BAYHAM Job Description FIRE FIGHTER GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Performs firefighting duties and other related work as required. Fire Fighters are to report to their assigned Captain. DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE RANK: This is manual work of a hazardous nature involving the fighting of fires, salvage, rescue work and some first aid generally under the direct supervision of superior officers. Regular training and some maintenance work on the fire station and vehicles are required. Fire fighters may be required to make decisions and work without supervision until an officer arrives at the scene. EXAMPLES OF WORK: • Responds to fire, rescue, hazardous materials emergencies and other emergencies assigned to his/her station • Lays and connects hose lines, nozzles and other related appliances, turns water on and off • Holds fire hose and directs fire streams • Operates a pressure pump as assigned • Operates elevating devices as assigned • Drives fire apparatus as assigned • Carries, puts up and climbs ladders • Operates rescue equipment • Performs salvage work at fire and emergency scenes using salvage covers, vacuums, mops, squeegees, etc. • Performs ventilation by making openings in buildings, using exhaust fans or fog streams • Enters burning or contaminated buildings, structures and other areas to fight fires and/or perform rescues while wearing required clothing and safety equipment • Assists in giving first aid to the injured • Assists in cleaning firefighting equipment upon return to the station after an emergency call or a practice SCHEDULE "C-5" cont'd • Attends regular training sessions to practice existing procedures and to learn and practice new firefighting and rescue methods • Cleans and maintains areas of the fire station used by the members as scheduled • Assists with the fire prevention program • Other duties as assigned by an Officer REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: • Mental alertness, mechanical aptitude, ability to get along well with others, willingness to perform and task assigned, conscientious and dependable, good physical conditions, holder of a valid Class "D" license complete with "Z" endorsement or able to obtain such license when training is provided. • In order to be considered for promotion to Firefighter an Auxiliary Firefighter must have completed the JTAG Recruit Training Program or equivalent (NFPA 1001) ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND PHYSICAL CONDITION: All Firefighters must meet the Fire Department minimum attendance requirements. WORKING CONDITIONS: The fire fighter will be expected to respond and work in all types of weather and less than ideal conditions. He/she could have to enter hazardous atmospheres and areas and will be expected to work in a safe manner SCHEDULE "C-6" MUNICIPALITY OF BAYHAM Job Description AUXILIARY FIRE FIGHTER GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Auxiliary Fire Fighters report directly to the Chief Training Officer. They shall participate in regular training sessions and perform non-life threatening duties at emergencies under the direction of a Sector Officer or the Incident Commander. No activity shall be performed that the auxiliary firefighter has not received training on. EXAMPLES OF WORK: • Responds to fire, rescue, hazardous materials emergencies and other emergencies assigned to his/her station when required, but does not work in any hazardous situations • Lays and connects hose lines, nozzles and other related appliances, turns water on and off • Holds fire hose and directs fire streams • Operates a pressure pump as assigned • Carries, puts up and climbs ladders • Operates rescue equipment • Performs salvage work at fire and emergency scenes using salvage covers, vacuums, mops, squeegees, etc. when required • Assists in cleaning firefighting equipment upon return to the station after an emergency call or a practice • Attends regular training sessions to practice existing procedures and to learn and practice new firefighting and rescue methods • Cleans and maintains areas of the fire station used by the members as scheduled • Assists with the fire prevention program • Other duties as assigned by the Chief Training Officer REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Mental alertness, mechanical aptitude, ability to get along well with others, willingness to perform tasks assigned, conscientious and dependable, good physical condition and successfully passed the Bayham Fire Department's pre- employment job related performance test. SCHEDULE "C-6" cont'd ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND PHYSICAL CONDITION Auxiliary firefighters must meet the Fire Department minimum attendance requirements. As part of the application process, a note from a physician as to medical suitability must be produced. WORKING CONDITIONS: The fire fighter will be expected to respond and work in all types of weather and less than ideal conditions. He/she could have to enter hazardous atmospheres and areas and will be expected to work in a safe manner during training sessions. SCHEDULE "C-7" BAYHAM FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES MISSION STATEMENT The Bayham Fire and Emergency Service's mission is to provide a range of progressive programs and compassionate, prompt services designed to protect the lives and property of all who live, work, and visit our community from the adverse effects of fires and other emergencies, manmade or natural. Through training, effective emergency response, education and prevention we will strive to be a progressive emergency service reviewing and keeping current with industry recognized best practices. We will accomplish this mission by maintaining a well-equipped, highly trained, and motivated force of volunteer fire fighters and rescue personnel. Not only will we respond to the emergency needs of the community, we will promote safety through fire prevention and other public safety education programs. SCHEDULE "D" TO BY-LAW#2015-044 Fire Chief: The Fire Chief shall receive an annual salary and benefit package as set out in the Municipal Personnel Policy. Deputy Fire Chief: The Fire Chief shall receive an annual salary and benefit package as set out in the Municipal Personnel Policy. District Chief: District Chiefs shall be paid for emergency calls as outlined in the Bayham Fire and Emergency Services point system.They shall also be paid $25.00 per hour for scheduled work in addition to emergency responses approved by the Fire Chief. Chief Training Officer: The Chief Training Officer shall be paid for emergency calls as outlined in the Bayham Fire and Emergency Services point system. They shall also be paid $25.00 per hour for scheduled work in addition to emergency responses approved by the Fire Chief. Chief Fire Prevention Officer: The Chief Fire Prevention Officer shall be paid for emergency calls as outlined in the Bayham Fire and Emergency Services point system. They shall also be paid $25.00 per hour for scheduled work in addition to emergency responses approved by the Fire Chief. Captain: Captains shall be paid for emergency calls as outlined in the Bayham Fire and Emergency Services point system. Firefighter: Firefighters shall be paid for emergency calls as outlined in the Bayham Fire and Emergency Services point system. Auxiliary Firefighter: Auxiliary Firefighters do not receive any remuneration with the exception of a $500.00 honorarium if they successfully complete the JTAG Recruit Training Program while an Auxiliary Firefighter for the Bayham Fire and Emergency Services. BAYHAM FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES POINT SYSTEM 1. Times for the calls as it relates to additional points shall be the official times as recorded in FirePro. The start time will be the dispatch time and the end time will be when all apparatus are back in service. Additional points are awarded in their entirety at the start of each hour. 2. The value for a point will be$11.00 3. Captains will receive points at the rate of 110% of the basic point value. 4. The District Chief s, Chief Training Officer and Chief Fire Prevention Officer will receive points at the rate of 115% of the basic point value. TRAINING 1 SEMINAR PAY 1. Members of the Bayham Fire and Emergency Services, excluding the Fire Chief and Deputy Fire Chief shall receive remuneration for attending training and seminars as approved by the Fire Chief This does not include regular scheduled bi-monthly departmental training or make up training sessions for scheduled bi- monthly training. 2. The remuneration outlined below includes all meal allowances. CATEGORY REMUNERATION Courses/ Seminars 4 hours or less/day $50.00 plus mileage @ municipal rates Courses/ Seminars 4 hours or more/day $100.00 plus mileage @ municipal rates Elgin County Mutual Aid/Chiefs $25.00 per meeting plus mileage @ Meetings municipal rates POINT VALUE ALLOTMENT: CATEGORY INITIAL POINTS / ADDITIONAL POINTS/ DURATION DURATION Emergency Response—All 4 points/first 2 hours 2 points/each additional Response Types hour Meetings &Other Duties 2 points total Nil Approved By Fire Chief Scheduled Bi-Monthly 3 points total Nil Training Scheduled Monthly 3 points total Nil Specialty Team Training Refilling Air Cylinders 2 points/ first hour plus 2 points/each additional mileage @ $0.45 /km hour Fire Cause and 2 points/first hour 2 points/each additional Determination/OFMEM hour Investigations Apparatus Checks/ Station 2 points total Nil Duties NOTE: ONLY THE MEMBERS WHO RESPOND TO A MUTUAL AID CALL ARE ELIGIBLE FOR ADDITIONAL POINTS FOR THE DURATION OF THE CALL. IF MEMBERS ATTEND THE STATION AND ARE NOT REQUIRED AT THE CALL, THEY WILL BE AWARED 4 POINTS.