Staff recommends acceptance of a Workforce Central Florida grant not to exceed $5,575 to provide half the cost of training for firefighters.
There is an on-going need for firefighters to maintain proficiency in technical skills required for safe fire-rescue operations. This grant will pay for 50% of the training costs for firefighters who attend training in Tactics & Strategy I & II, Building Construction for the Fire Service, Fire Service Hydraulics, Paramedic 2, Rope Rescue Operations, Managing Mid-rise Apartment Fires, and Hazardous Materials Technician.
Workforce Central Florida recently changed their agreement period from a 1-year period to a 6-month period, necessitating this additional application. This Workforce Central Florida grant is a continuation of training that was previously approved by City Commission (Resolution 7922) in June of 2007 for Paramedic 1 and special operations training. An additional application will soon be filed to take advantage of grant funding for the next six months.
1. Accept the Workforce Central Florida grant
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
Funding for this training was approved in the Fire Department budget and this grant gives the City the opportunity to recoup fifty percent of training costs (not to exceed $5,575).
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A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA ACCEPTING A WORKFORCE CENTRAL FLORIDA GRANT FOR FIREFIGHTER TRAINING AND RATIFYING THE SIGNATURE OF DIVISION CHIEF JAMES FRAZIER; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:
THAT the City Commission hereby ratifies the signature of Division Chief James Frazier on the 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.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, at a regular meeting held the _25th____ day of _February______ 2008.