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MCER NO. 25-08:  PROPOSED DEPARTMENT OF FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE REGULATION

                            Apparatus Staffing Policy

 

SUMMARY:  This regulation is being amended to increase the number of personnel who staff MCFRS apparatus by adding qualified personnel to the minimum staffing levels on primary units, as determined by the Fire Chief.  This staffing level is the minimum level, as recommended in fire and rescue industry standards, including National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1500, Standard on Occupational Safety and Health Program, and NFPA Standard 1710, Standard for the Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations, Emergency Medical Operations, and Special Operations to the Public by Career Fire Departments.  The Fire Chief has implemented a new initiative to staff all primary units with four-person staffing, and has issued Fire Chief's General Orders designating certain apparatus to comply with this staffing plan.  Implementing this requirement is also consistent with provisions in the Integrated Emergency Command Structure, Executive Regulation 16-05AM, and the Certification Standards for Training, Experience, and Credentialing Requirements Executive Regulation #21-06AM.   This initiative will continue until all primary units have completed the four-person staffing requirement.

 

COMMENTS:  Written comments must be submitted by December 31, 2008, to Beth Feldman, Department of Fire and Rescue Service, 101 Monroe Street, 12th Floor, Rockville, Maryland 20850, (240)777-2423, beth.feldman@montgomerycountymd.gov

 

AUTHORIZATION AND PROCEDURAL METHOD:  Montgomery County Code, 2004, Section 21-2(d)(4).  Method 2.

 

COPIES OF THE PROPOSED REGULATION:  A copy of the proposed regulation may be obtained from Beth Feldman, Department of Fire and Rescue Service, 101 Monroe Street, 12th Floor, Rockville, Maryland 20850, (240)777-2423, beth.feldman@montgomerycountymd.gov

 

 

 

MCER NO. 32-08:  PROPOSED DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION REGULATION

                            Speed  Humps

 

SUMMARY:  The proposed regulation implements the provisions of County Code Section 49-30 (b), "Traffic Calming"; clarifying, updating and formalizing the policies and procedures utilized by the Department of Transportation to administer the Speed Hump program.

 

COMMENTS:  Written comments must be submitted by December 31, 2008, to Fred Lees, Department of Transportation, Traffic Engineering and Operations, 101 Orchard Ridge Drive 2nd Floor, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878, (240)777-2196, TTY Number (240)777-6013, fred.lees@montgomerycountymd.gov

 

AUTHORIZATION AND PROCEDURAL METHOD:  Montgomery County Code, 2004, Section 49.  Method 2.

 

COPIES OF THE PROPOSED REGULATION:  A copy of the proposed regulation may be obtained from Fred Lees, Department of Transportation, Traffic Engineering and Operations, 101 Orchard Ridge Drive 2nd Floor, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878, (240)777-2196, TTY Number (240)777-6013, fred.lees@montgomerycountymd.gov

 

 

 

MCER NO. 36-08:  PROPOSED DEPARTMENT OF FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE REGULATION

                            Certification Standards for Training, Experience, and Credentialing Requirements

 

SUMMARY:  This regulation is being amended to require all MCFRS personnel who are listed on the Integrated Emergency Command Structure (IECS) to complete training in the standardized National Incident Management System-Incident Command System (NIMS-ICS), in compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) #5, dated 2/23/03, and Sec. 21-8A of the Montgomery County Code.   MCFRS' adoption of HSPD#5 makes NIMS-ICS compliance a requirement, to enable MCFRS to continue to receive federal preparedness assistance through grants, contracts, and other activities.  All current IECS-certified MCFRS personnel, as appropriate for their rank and their designation as EMS Provider or Firefighter/Rescuer, must complete the applicable NIMS-ICS training.   These requirements are provided in Fire Chief's General Order #07-16 (revised) dated 10/10/07, and on the attached Appendix A-1 for Firefighter/Rescuers, and Appendix A-2 for Emergency Medical Providers.   In addition to the requirements described for current MCFRS personnel, all new, entry level MCFRS personnel must complete IS-700 and IS-100 NIMS-ICS training within one year of their certification at the rank of Firefighter/Rescuer I/EMS Provider I.

 

COMMENTS:  Written comments must be submitted by December 31, 2008, to Beth Feldman, Department of Fire and Rescue Service, 101 Monroe Street, 12th Floor, Rockville, Maryland 20850, (240)777-2423, beth.feldman@montgomerycountymd.gov

 

AUTHORIZATION AND PROCEDURAL METHOD:  Montgomery County Code, 2004, Section 21-18, 21-8A.  Method 2.


COPIES OF THE PROPOSED REGULATION:  A copy of the proposed regulation may be obtained from Beth Feldman, Department of Fire and Rescue, 101 Monroe Street, 12th Floor, Rockville, Maryland 20850, (240)777-2423, beth.feldman@montgomerycountymd.gov

 

 

 

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