AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

Meeting Date:           June 11, 2007

 

From:                          Dennis M. Sargent, Fire Chief

 

Subject:                      Resolution authorizing  acceptance of a grant from Workforce Central Florida to assist with training firefighters.

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends accepting the grant from Workforce Central Florida and approving 50% matching funds.

 

Analysis:

The Fire Department provides Advanced Life Support (ALS) emergency medical services to the citizens and visitors of Leesburg. Florida Administrative Code 64E-2 requires a minimum of 1 paramedic on every ALS vehicle. The Fire Department needs to send 4 additional personnel for paramedic training to maintain sufficient staffing and reduce overtime. This Workforce Central Florida grant will provide funds for 50% of the cost for tuition and books.

 

Options:

1.  Accept the Workforce Central Florida grant; or

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate

 

 

Fiscal Impact::

 The grant will save the City of Leesburg $3,400 for the first semester of paramedic training for four firefighters.

 

 

Submission Date and Time:    6/8/2007 10:30 AM____

 

Department: _____Fire__________

Prepared by:  Jim Frazier________                      

Attachments:         Yes_X   No ______

Advertised:   ____Not Required __X_                     

Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes___  No _X_

                                                

_________________________________           

Revised 6/10/04

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________

 

Finance  Dept. __________________                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________

 

Account No.  001-2220-522-5450__

 

Project No. ___________________

 

WF No. ______________________

 

Budget  _____$41,500____________

 

Available ____$23,796____________


 

RESOLUTION NO._______________

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO ACCEPT A WORKFORCE CENTRAL FLORIDA GRANT NOT TO EXCEED $3,400 TO ASSIST IN TRAINING FIREFIGHTERS; AND PROVIDING 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 Workforce Central Florida, whose address is 1411 South 14th Street, Leesburg, Florida, 34748  accepting a grant to provide funds for training and providing 50% matching funds.

 

             THAT this resolution shall become effective immediately upon passage.

 

PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, at a regular meeting held the 11th day of June 2007

 

 

 

                                                                            __________________________

                                                                             Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

__________________________

City Clerk