AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

Meeting Date:           March 10, 2008

 

From:                          Dennis M. Sargent, Fire Chief

 

Subject:                      Resolution Authorizing Application for and Acceptance of a Workforce Central Florida Grant for firefighter training

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends application for and acceptance (if awarded) of a Workforce Central Florida grant not to exceed $7,500 to provide half the cost of training for firefighters.

 

Analysis:

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 will attend training in Paramedic 3, Tactical Medic, ISO required live-burn, and Structural Collapse Operations.

 

Options:

1.  Accept the Workforce Central Florida grant.

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate

 

 

Fiscal Impact

The maximum cost of the training is $15,000, which is currently provided for in the Fire Department Budget.  If awarded, Workforce Central Florida would pay $7,500 and the City would pay $7,500, effectively saving the City $7,500.

 

Submission Date and Time:    3/6/2008 11:53 AM____

 

Department: ___Fire__________

Prepared by:  ___J.Frazier________                     

Attachments:         Yes_X_   No ______

Advertised:   ____Not Required _X__                     

Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes___  No _X_

                                                 

_________________________________           

Revised 6/10/04

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head __Yes__

 

Finance  Dept. ___JB_____________                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________

 

Account No. 001-2220-522-5450__

 

Project No. ___________________

 

WF No. ______________________

 

Budget  _____$41,500.00_________

 

Available ____$16,719.00_________


 

RESOLUTION NO._______________

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO APPLY FOR AND ACCEPT A WORKFORCE CENTRAL FLORIDA GRANT NOT TO EXCEED $7,500 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 apply for and execute an agreement  with Workforce Central Florida whose address is 1411 South 14th Street, Leesburg, Florida 34748 for the acceptance of a grant to provide funding for firefighter training.

 

             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 __10th___ day of _March________ 2008.

 

 

 

                                                                            __________________________

                                                                             Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

__________________________

City Clerk