Staff recommends acceptance of the Florida Department of Health grant to purchase and install mobile computer terminals in fire apparatus.
The Fire Department currently does not have the electronic hardware and software needed to transmit or receive electronic information between the computer aided dispatch (CAD) system and responding fire apparatus. Without connectivity between the CAD and responding units, important information, such as geographical positioning satellite (GPS) coordinates and unit status, cannot be effectively communicated. Mobile computer terminals (MCT) are needed in fire department apparatus to improve communication between CAD and the mobile units. The Lake-Sumter EMS Communications Center recently purchased a new map-based CAD system capable of transmitting and receiving GPS data. This grant funding will allow the Fire Department to take full advantage of this system’s new technologies, and will provide for elimination of existing communication problems and make available the advanced tools necessary to enhance response performance and reporting accuracy.
1. Accept the Florida Department of Health grant; or
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
The grant is a 75% and 25% matching grant. The total project cost is $81,000. The Florida Department Health will provide $60,750 and the City of Leesburg is responsible for $20,250. There will also be annual maintenance costs of approximately $3,600. Funds have been provided for this in the draft FY2008 budget.
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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 75%-25% MATCHING GRANT FROM FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO PURCHASE AND INSTALL MOBILE COMPUTER TERMINALS IN FIRE APPARATUS, THE TOTAL PROJECT NOT TO EXCEED $81,000,; 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 Florida Department of Health whose address is 402 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A00, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1701 for EMS matching grant M7032 to purchase and install mobile computer terminals in fire apparatus.
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 __11th___ day of __June____ 2007.