Staff recommends approval of the Fire Dispatch Agreement with Lake Emergency Medical Services, Inc.
Effective October 1, 2011, Lake Sumter Emergency Medical Services will cease to exist. Sumter County will no longer participate with that agency. Therefore, a new corporation – Lake Emergency Medical Services, Inc. will provide fire dispatch services for Leesburg and all other fire departments in Lake County. This Resolution solidifies our agreement with the new organization – Lake Emergency Medical Services, Inc.
1. Approval of this Resolution, or
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
Because this is current practice, there is no fiscal impact to the City of Leesburg, Florida. Lake Emergency Medical Services, Inc. will provide fire dispatch services to the City of Leesburg Fire Department in exchange for allowing two of its ambulances to cohabitate in two of the Leesburg Fire Stations (Station 63 at the airport and Station 64 in Okahumpka).
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RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND THE CITY CLERK TO APPROVE A DISPATCH AGREEMENT WITH LAKE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, INC., FORMERLY KNOWN AS LAKE SUMTER EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, FOR FIRE DISPATCH SERVICES; AND, ALLOWING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:
THAT the Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized to execute an agreement with Lake Emergency Medical Services, Inc. whose address is 2761 West Old Highway 441 Mount Dora, Florida 32757 for the provision of fire dispatch services.
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 _26th____ day of _September____ 2011.