Staff recommends accepting the grant from Workforce Central Florida and approving 50% matching funds.
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.
1. Accept the Workforce Central Florida grant; or
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
The grant will save the City of Leesburg $3,400 for the first semester of paramedic training for four firefighters.
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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