AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

Meeting Date:           May 24, 2010

 

From:                          Kevin Bowman, Fire Chief

 

Subject:                      Resolution authorizing application for an Assistance to Firefighter Grant for exhaust systems and washer extractors

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends authorization of the application and acceptance, if awarded, for the Assistance to Firefighter Grant to Federal Emergency Management Administration of $88,862.00.

 

Analysis:

Currently, three of the four fire stations have no exhaust filtration system. Vehicle exhaust fumes expose the Fire Department and visitors to toxic diesel fumes.  This grant will allow us to purchase exhaust filtration systems which will eliminate exposure to the toxic fumes.   Furthermore by purchasing the washer extractors, firefighter’s protective gear will be inspected and cleaned specific to national standards which will prolong the lifespan of the gear and enhance the safety of our firefighters.

 

Options:

1.  Approve the application and acceptance, if awarded, for the Assistance to Firefighter Grant; or

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate

 

Fiscal Impact

The cost of the exhaust filtration systems is $69,392.  The cost of the washers/extractors is $29,343.  Total cost of this project is $98,735.  The federal share is $88,862 and City match is $9,873.

 

Submission Date and Time:    5/21/2010 6:00 PM____

 

Department: ______________________

Prepared by:  ______________________                     

Attachments:         Yes____   No ______

Advertised:   ____Not Required ______                     

Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes___  No ____

                                                 

_________________________________           

Revised 6/10/04

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________

 

Finance  Dept. __________________                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________

 

Account No. _001-2220-522-64-10_

 

Project No. ___________________

 

WF No. ______________________

 

Budget  ______________________

 

Available _____________________


 

RESOLUTION NO._______________

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE FIRE CHIEF  TO APPLY FOR, AND ACCEPT IF AWARDED, AN ASSISTANCE TO FIREFIGHTER GRANT WITH THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ADMINISTRATION TO PURCHASE EXHAUST FILTRATION SYSTEMS FOR THREE FIRE STATIONS AND PURCHASE THREE WASHER/EXTRACTORS FOR THE CLEANING OF FIRE PROTECTIVE GEAR; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:

 

            THAT the Fire Chief is hereby authorized to apply for  and accept, if awarded, an Assistance to Firefighter Grant to purchase exhaust filtration systems and three washer/extractors for three fire stations.

 

            THAT the Fire Department wishes to install the exhaust filtration systems to prevent further exposure of toxic diesel fumes within the three Fire Stations; the washer extractors will be installed to bring the Fire Department in compliance with national standards for the cleaning and inspection of the protective gear.

 

             THAT this resolution shall become effective immediately.

 

PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, at a regular meeting held the _24th____ day of __May_____ 2010.

 

 

 

                                                                            __________________________

                                                                             Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

__________________________

City Clerk