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<br />REPORT TO: Community and Infrastructure Services Committee <br />DATE OF MEETING: March 6, 2017 <br />SUBMITTED BY: Jon Rehill, Fire Chief, 519-741-2200 extension 5500 <br />PREPARED BY: Jon Rehill, Fire Chief, 519-741-2200 extension 5500 <br />Kathleen Woodcock, Manager, Service Improvement & <br />Coordination, CSD 519-741-2200 extension 7597 <br />WARD(S) INVOLVED: All <br />DATE OF REPORT: February 16, 2017 <br />REPORT NO.: CSD-17-017 <br />SUBJECT:Kitchener Fire Department Master Plan, 2017-2022 <br />___________________________________________________________________ <br />RECOMMENDATION: That the Kitchener Fire Department Master Plan (KFDMP) <br />attached as Appendix A to CSD-17-017 be approved as the guiding document for <br />the Kitchener Fire Department; and that staff be directed to refer implementation <br />of the strategic and operational actions to the departmental business planning <br />process as applicable. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />Fire Master Plans are common in most fire departments across North America. The <br />Office of the Fire Marshal – Emergency Management (OFMEM) recommends the use of <br />a fire master plan as part of their Public Fire Safety Guidelines for Municipalities. The <br />OFMEM also has a suggested framework for the development of a fire master plan. <br />Engaging in the development of a fire master plan allows for a thorough review of <br />critical areas within the fire department and identifies opportunities to maintain or <br />improve the level of effectiveness and efficiencies. The focus of the master plan is to <br />balance the needs and expectations of the community with legislated requirements for <br />compliance all within the department’s current resources. <br />The master plan for the fire department provides: <br /> a comprehensive evaluation of the department’s current service delivery <br /> assessment of current services in relation to legislated standards and industry <br />best practices <br /> alignment with the City of Kitchener People Plan, Employee Culture Survey and <br />Fire Technology Strategy <br />*** This information is available in accessible formats upon request. *** <br />Please call 519-741-2345 or TTY 1-866-969-9994 for assistance. <br />6 - 1 <br /> <br />