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File #: 18-6198   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: City Council B Session
On agenda: 12/12/2018
Posting Language: Briefing on the San Antonio Fire Department's revised 2018-2023 Strategic Plan, as well as the 2017 Community Risk Assessment and Standards of Cover Document. [Erik Walsh, Deputy City Manager; Charles Hood, Fire Chief]
Attachments: 1. Community Risk Assessment and Standards of Cover (large file), 2. 2018 - 2023 SAFD Strategic Plan




The San Antonio Fire Department will be presenting the revised 2018-2023 Strategic Plan for the Fire Department, as well as, the 2017 Community Risk Assessment and Standards of Cover Document.


The San Antonio Fire Department (SAFD) has begun the process to achieve organizational accreditation through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. In this process, the department is required to compile several documents that require submission to and/or approval from the authority having jurisdiction, which in this case would be the City Council.


The SAFD has been working through the accreditation process since December of 2015. The goals of the accreditation process are to increase organizational involvement, continuous improvement, conduct a realistic self assessment, and gather data to guide decision making. Completion of the accreditation process will be another tool that Council can use to assure the citizens that the Fire Department is providing the level of service expected. After several years of compiling information, organizing processes, and analyzing data, the Department is ready to present information on the Department's performance and strategic planning to the City Council.

The Department's strategic plan was compiled from information gathered through both internal and external stakeholder meetings and has been assessed and approved by the Department's Senior Staff. The plan focuses on goals and objectives derived from these stake holder meetings and will be used by the Department for the next 5 years (2018-2023).

The Community Risk Assessment and Standards of Cover Document looks at the risks faced by the City of San Antonio and how the Fire Department protects the City against those risks. The City has been broken down into smaller "planning zones" and data to include, but not limited to, resp...

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