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an opportunity for stakeholders and community partners to participate in the <br />development of the plan <br />REPORT: <br />Throughout 2016 a project team comprised of staff from the fire department, other city <br />departments and members of the community participated in numerous project <br />committee meetings to develop a new Fire Master Plan. Members of the project team <br />and other personnel from the fire department participated in a workshop on September <br />8, 2016, facilitated by retired Fire Chiefs Jim Hancock and Terry Allen. The purpose of <br />the workshop was to explore the challenges facing the department and identify <br />opportunities for efficiencies as the master plan was developed. <br />Using the OFMEM’s framework for fire master plans, the project team completed <br />additional research and data collection/analysis to help develop the Kitchener Fire <br />Department Master Plan (KFDMP) (Appendix A) including: <br /> response data and analysis report <br /> community input and engagement (Engage Kitchener survey) <br /> financial review (operating and capital) considering opportunities for cost <br />recovery and revenue generation <br /> review of community emergency management initiatives <br /> analysis of opportunities and gaps with existing communications and technology <br />requirements <br />The response study completed as a part of the master plan (Appendix B) included a <br />review of call data 2011 – 2015, apparatus/station update, future planned city <br />development, project city growth and inventories of property stock, high-rise stock and <br />vulnerable occupancy sites. This information was used to create a community risk <br />profile that included analysis of eight key risk factors: property stock, building height and <br />area, building age and construction, building exposure, demographic profile, <br />geography/topography/road network, past fire loss statistics and fuel load profile. <br />In developing the KFDMP various risk factors were considered. Specifically, the <br />following municipal growth risk factors influenced the development of the plan: <br /> increase in the number of residential buildings <br /> increase in the number of commercial, industrial and institutional buildings <br /> increased traffic volumes <br /> increase in population density <br />Within the fire service at a provincial and local level, there are operational related <br />factors which are also significantly important to address over the period of this fire <br />master plan. They include: <br /> OFMEM transition from the Ontario Fire Service standards to the National Fire <br />Protection Association (NFPA) standards <br />6 - 2 <br /> <br />