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.
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.
1. Accept the Workforce Central Florida grant.
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
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.
Prepared by: ___J.Frazier________
Attachments: Yes_X_ No ______
Advertised: ____Not Required _X__
Attorney Review : Yes___ No _X_
Reviewed by: Dept. Head __Yes__
Finance Dept. ___JB_____________
Deputy C.M. ___________________
City Manager ___________________
Account No. 001-2220-522-5450__
Project No. ___________________
WF 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.