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6-27-19 PSC agenda packet Council Public Safety Committee 2nd Floor Conference Room City Hall June 27, 2019 3:00 p.m. Members: Staff: Others: Councilmember D. Gutierrez (chair) City Manager Cliff Moore Councilmember Cousens Councilmember White (alternate) Chief Matthew Murray Fire Chief Aaron Markham City Prosecutor Cynthia Martinez Public Safety Communications Manager Brad Coughenour Public Works Director Scott Schafer Agenda 1) Approval of May 23, 2019 minutes 2) Department Reports a) Fire Department i) Fire monthly report – Markham b) Police Department i) District Officer report – Murray c) Legal Department i) Barking dog ordinance - Schaap d) Public Works e) Codes f) Yakima County Emergency Management 3) New Business 4) Other Business a) Public Safety discussions with Yakima School District – Gutierrez i) Safe Routes to Schools ii) Gang prevention iii) Youth Development 5) Information items 6) Recap of future agenda items 7) Review items for committee reports to council 8) Audience Participation 9) Adjournment Administration Fire Suppression Fire Investigation Fire Training Fire Prevention Public Education 401 North Front Street, Yakima, WA 98901 (509) 575-6060 Fax (509) 576-6356 www.yakimafire.com “The Yakima Fire Department is dedicated to providing quality public safety services to our community.” MEMORANDUM To: Yakima City Council Thru: Public Safety Committee From: Aaron Markham, Fire Chief Re: Fire Department Update Date: June 18, 2019 The following report serves to list the activities and accomplishments of the City of Yakima Fire Department for the month of May. Incidents:  Attached are the incident reports for the months of May 2018 and May 2019. Fire Inspections:  Annual Fire Inspections- 243  Compliance Re-Inspection- 197  Fire Inspection Reports- 23  Event Fire Inspections- 9  Total number of inspections- 472 Follow-up to fire inspection report data:  We will do our best to obtain, and provide, relative data that we may have in our reporting system. We have incidents where fire systems were activated, which prevented a more catastrophic fire, but we do not have data on fires that did not occur. Ambulance Services:  We would like to request to have a study session with council regarding ambulance services. Yakima County EMS Agency has developed a presentation that outlines the continuing issues with the current ambulance delivery system and the solution on how to solve the issues. The EMS Agency along with the Fire Chief have made Administration Fire Suppression Fire Investigation Fire Training Fire Prevention Public Education 401 North Front Street, Yakima, WA 98901 (509) 575-6060 Fax (509) 576-6356 www.yakimafire.com “The Yakima Fire Department is dedicated to providing quality public safety services to our community.” the presentation to the elected officials and senior staff of other municipalities/fire districts (e.g.: Union Gap, Selah, Yakima County Fire District # 4 (East Valley) and Yakima County Fire District # 12 (West Valley)) and they would like to present it to The City of Yakima. Yakima, WA This report was generated on 6/20/2019 1:21:46 PM Yakima City Fire Department Breakdown by Major Incident Types for Date Range MAJOR INCIDENT TYPE # INCIDENTS % of TOTAL Fires 51 6.34% Rescue & Emergency Medical Service 516 64.18% Hazardous Condition (No Fire)12 1.49% Service Call 88 10.95% Good Intent Call 91 11.32% False Alarm & False Call 43 5.35% Severe Weather & Natural Disaster 1 0.12% Special Incident Type 2 0.25% TOTAL 804 100.00% Zone(s): All Zones | Start Date: 05/01/2018 | End Date: 05/31/2018 Doc Id: 553 emergencyreporting.com Only REVIEWED incidents included. Summary results for a major incident type are not displayed if the count is zero. Page # 1 of 3 Detailed Breakdown by Incident Type INCIDENT TYPE # INCIDENTS % of TOTAL 100 - Fire, other 2 0.25% 111 - Building fire 11 1.37% 113 - Cooking fire, confined to container 9 1.12% 118 - Trash or rubbish fire, contained 5 0.62% 121 - Fire in mobile home used as fixed residence 1 0.12% 131 - Passenger vehicle fire 6 0.75% 140 - Natural vegetation fire, other 6 0.75% 141 - Forest, woods or wildland fire 1 0.12% 142 - Brush or brush-and-grass mixture fire 4 0.50% 143 - Grass fire 4 0.50% 150 - Outside rubbish fire, other 1 0.12% 151 - Outside rubbish, trash or waste fire 1 0.12% 300 - Rescue, EMS incident, other 13 1.62% 311 - Medical assist, assist EMS crew 66 8.21% 320 - Emergency medical service, other 27 3.36% 321 - EMS call, excluding vehicle accident with injury 342 42.54% 322 - Motor vehicle accident with injuries 26 3.23% 323 - Motor vehicle/pedestrian accident (MV Ped)4 0.50% 324 - Motor vehicle accident with no injuries.34 4.23% 331 - Lock-in (if lock out , use 511 )1 0.12% 350 - Extrication, rescue, other 1 0.12% 363 - Swift water rescue 2 0.25% 400 - Hazardous condition, other 2 0.25% 410 - Combustible/flammable gas/liquid condition, other 1 0.12% 411 - Gasoline or other flammable liquid spill 1 0.12% 440 - Electrical wiring/equipment problem, other 4 0.50% 441 - Heat from short circuit (wiring), defective/worn 1 0.12% 442 - Overheated motor 2 0.25% 444 - Power line down 1 0.12% 500 - Service Call, other 19 2.36% 510 - Person in distress, other 5 0.62% 511 - Lock-out 6 0.75% 520 - Water problem, other 5 0.62% 522 - Water or steam leak 2 0.25% 531 - Smoke or odor removal 2 0.25% 550 - Public service assistance, other 2 0.25% 551 - Assist police or other governmental agency 2 0.25% 552 - Police matter 4 0.50% 554 - Assist invalid 38 4.73% 561 - Unauthorized burning 3 0.37% 600 - Good intent call, other 6 0.75% 611 - Dispatched & cancelled en route 68 8.46% 621 - Wrong location 1 0.12% 622 - No incident found on arrival at dispatch address 15 1.87% 653 - Smoke from barbecue, tar kettle 1 0.12% 700 - False alarm or false call, other 16 1.99% 710 - Malicious, mischievous false call, other 1 0.12% 711 - Municipal alarm system, malicious false alarm 1 0.12% 714 - Central station, malicious false alarm 2 0.25% 715 - Local alarm system, malicious false alarm 1 0.12% 730 - System malfunction, other 3 0.37% 733 - Smoke detector activation due to malfunction 2 0.25% 735 - Alarm system sounded due to malfunction 4 0.50% 740 - Unintentional transmission of alarm, other 2 0.25% 741 - Sprinkler activation, no fire - unintentional 2 0.25% Doc Id: 553 emergencyreporting.com Only REVIEWED incidents included. Summary results for a major incident type are not displayed if the count is zero. Page # 2 of 3 Detailed Breakdown by Incident Type INCIDENT TYPE # INCIDENTS % of TOTAL 743 - Smoke detector activation, no fire - unintentional 6 0.75% 744 - Detector activation, no fire - unintentional 2 0.25% 745 - Alarm system activation, no fire - unintentional 1 0.12% 800 - Severe weather or natural disaster, other 1 0.12% 900 - Special type of incident, other 2 0.25% TOTAL INCIDENTS:804 100.00% Doc Id: 553 emergencyreporting.com Only REVIEWED incidents included. Summary results for a major incident type are not displayed if the count is zero. Page # 3 of 3 Yakima, WA This report was generated on 6/20/2019 1:21:18 PM Yakima City Fire Department Breakdown by Major Incident Types for Date Range MAJOR INCIDENT TYPE # INCIDENTS % of TOTAL Fires 41 5.08% Overpressure rupture, explosion, overheat - no fire 2 0.25% Rescue & Emergency Medical Service 511 63.32% Hazardous Condition (No Fire)18 2.23% Service Call 81 10.04% Good Intent Call 95 11.77% False Alarm & False Call 59 7.31% TOTAL 807 100.00% Zone(s): All Zones | Start Date: 05/01/2019 | End Date: 05/31/2019 Doc Id: 553 emergencyreporting.com Only REVIEWED incidents included. Summary results for a major incident type are not displayed if the count is zero. Page # 1 of 3 Detailed Breakdown by Incident Type INCIDENT TYPE # INCIDENTS % of TOTAL 100 - Fire, other 4 0.50% 111 - Building fire 8 0.99% 113 - Cooking fire, confined to container 6 0.74% 118 - Trash or rubbish fire, contained 3 0.37% 131 - Passenger vehicle fire 2 0.25% 140 - Natural vegetation fire, other 2 0.25% 142 - Brush or brush-and-grass mixture fire 5 0.62% 143 - Grass fire 3 0.37% 150 - Outside rubbish fire, other 4 0.50% 162 - Outside equipment fire 4 0.50% 200 - Overpressure rupture, explosion, overheat other 1 0.12% 251 - Excessive heat, scorch burns with no ignition 1 0.12% 300 - Rescue, EMS incident, other 13 1.61% 311 - Medical assist, assist EMS crew 95 11.77% 320 - Emergency medical service, other 6 0.74% 321 - EMS call, excluding vehicle accident with injury 346 42.87% 322 - Motor vehicle accident with injuries 21 2.60% 323 - Motor vehicle/pedestrian accident (MV Ped)5 0.62% 324 - Motor vehicle accident with no injuries.25 3.10% 412 - Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)5 0.62% 440 - Electrical wiring/equipment problem, other 3 0.37% 441 - Heat from short circuit (wiring), defective/worn 1 0.12% 442 - Overheated motor 1 0.12% 444 - Power line down 3 0.37% 445 - Arcing, shorted electrical equipment 4 0.50% 480 - Attempted burning, illegal action, other 1 0.12% 500 - Service Call, other 9 1.12% 510 - Person in distress, other 8 0.99% 511 - Lock-out 3 0.37% 520 - Water problem, other 2 0.25% 522 - Water or steam leak 3 0.37% 531 - Smoke or odor removal 3 0.37% 550 - Public service assistance, other 4 0.50% 551 - Assist police or other governmental agency 3 0.37% 553 - Public service 6 0.74% 554 - Assist invalid 36 4.46% 561 - Unauthorized burning 4 0.50% 600 - Good intent call, other 5 0.62% 611 - Dispatched & cancelled en route 76 9.42% 622 - No incident found on arrival at dispatch address 11 1.36% 651 - Smoke scare, odor of smoke 2 0.25% 653 - Smoke from barbecue, tar kettle 1 0.12% 700 - False alarm or false call, other 17 2.11% 710 - Malicious, mischievous false call, other 2 0.25% 711 - Municipal alarm system, malicious false alarm 1 0.12% 712 - Direct tie to FD, malicious false alarm 1 0.12% 714 - Central station, malicious false alarm 2 0.25% 715 - Local alarm system, malicious false alarm 2 0.25% 730 - System malfunction, other 2 0.25% 732 - Extinguishing system activation due to malfunction 2 0.25% 733 - Smoke detector activation due to malfunction 5 0.62% 735 - Alarm system sounded due to malfunction 4 0.50% 740 - Unintentional transmission of alarm, other 1 0.12% 743 - Smoke detector activation, no fire - unintentional 11 1.36% 744 - Detector activation, no fire - unintentional 1 0.12% Doc Id: 553 emergencyreporting.com Only REVIEWED incidents included. Summary results for a major incident type are not displayed if the count is zero. Page # 2 of 3 Detailed Breakdown by Incident Type INCIDENT TYPE # INCIDENTS % of TOTAL 745 - Alarm system activation, no fire - unintentional 6 0.74% 746 - Carbon monoxide detector activation, no CO 2 0.25% TOTAL INCIDENTS:807 100.00% Doc Id: 553 emergencyreporting.com Only REVIEWED incidents included. Summary results for a major incident type are not displayed if the count is zero. Page # 3 of 3 CITY OF YAKIMA LEGAL DEPARTMENT 200 South Third Street, Yakima, WA 98901 (509) 575-6030 Fax: (509) 575-6160 MEMORANDUM DATE: June 18, 2019 TO: Public Safety Committee FROM: Jeffrey Allen Schaap, Assistant City Attorney SUBJECT: Barking dog ordinance The City of Yakima has regulated “barking dogs” in an effort to maintain and further the peace, quiet, and repose of our community for the general benefit of the public. The ordinance reads in full: (1) It is unlawful for any person in control of premises to keep, harbor or maintain thereon any dog or dogs which individually or together habitually bark, growl, yelp, howl or whine so loudly and for such a duration of time as to unreasonably disturb the peace, quiet, comfort and repose of others within the city of Yakima. Any such dog or dogs shall be declared a nuisance and may be seized and impounded if such disturbance reoccurs after the person in control of the premises has received two prior warnings within a period of six months from any law enforcement or animal control officer of the city. (2) It shall be an affirmative defense to subsection (1) of this section that the howling, yelping, barking or other noise complained of was by a guard dog or watch dog which was responding to intruders, trespassers or other persons entering onto or near the premises of the dog owner. Recently, this issue was addressed before this committee. There was a discussion as to whether any changes to the ordinance might be appropriate. This memo outlines two options as a starting point in this discussion. OPTION #1: This option removes the “unreasonably” standard and replaces it with time period standard. The benefit to this approach is that it creates a bright line rule for what is a violation of the barking dog statute. (1) It is unlawful for any person in control of premises to keep, harbor or maintain thereon any dog or dogs which individually or together frequently, repeatedly or continuously bark, growl, yelp, howl or whine for periods in excess of ten minutes between the hours of ten p.m. and seven Memorandum June 18,2019 Page 2 a.m., or for periods in excess of twenty minutes between the hours of seven a.m. and ten p.m. (2) It shall be an affirmative defense to subsection (1) of this section that the howling, yelping, barking or other noise complained of was by a guard dog or watch dog which was responding to intruders, trespassers or other persons entering onto or near the premises of the dog owner. OPTION #2: This option as in option 1 includes a time period standard. However, it adds a requirement that 2 complaints be made within 60 days of one another by separate complainants. The one potential issue with this option is that there could potentially be dogs located at a property that excessively bark and can only be heard by one other nearby property and no others because of distance or remoteness. This requirement would leave such property owners without any redress. (1) It is unlawful for any person in control of premises to keep, harbor or maintain thereon any dog or dogs which individually or together frequently, repeatedly or continuously bark, growl, yelp, howl or whine for periods in excess of ten minutes between the hours of ten p.m. and seven a.m., or for periods in excess of twenty minutes between the hours of seven a.m. and ten p.m. A citation for a violation of this section shall be issued only upon the receipt of two identifiable complaints made within 60 days of one another. The first complaint shall constitute a written warning, upon receipt of a second complaint from a person whom resides, owns, or is employed at a different address than the first complaint a citation may be issued. (2) It shall be an affirmative defense to subsection (1) of this section that the howling, yelping, barking or other noise complained of was by a guard dog or watch dog which was responding to intruders, trespassers or other persons entering onto or near the premises of the dog owner. OPTION #3 No change to our current ordinance or some other combination of changes.