AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

Meeting Date:           December 22, 2008

 

From:                          Dennis M. Sargent, Fire Chief

 

Subject:                      Resolution authorizing and accepting a Workforce Central Florida grant for firefighter training

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends accepting a grant from Workforce Central Florida, not to exceed $10,260, to provide half of the cost of training for firefighters.

 

Analysis:

Firefighters trained to work in Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) at the Leesburg International Airport must participate in an annual practical training that is certified by FAA to retain their certification as ARFF firefighters. All firefighters must have minimum number annual hours of practical training at a qualified training facility such as the Bragg Public Safety Complex at LCTI to maintain the fire department’s Insurance Services Office (ISO) fire protection rating. The Technical Rescue Team (TRT) responds to emergency events that are outside the norm of day to day emergency operations, aftermath of tornadoes, hurricanes, building collapse, etc. The TRT must have a minimum of six trained personnel to be able to deploy to these extraordinary emergencies. Funds from the grant will be used to help pay for each of these training requirements.

 

Options:

1.  Accept the Workforce Central Florida grant

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate

 

Fiscal Impact

Half of the cost for the training will be paid from the Fire Department budget; the other half will be paid by the grant.

 

Submission Date and Time:    12/19/2008 3:52 PM____

 

Department: __Fire____

Prepared by:  J.Frazier                     

Attachments:         Yes_X_   No ______

Advertised:   ____Not Required __X_                      

Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes___  No ____

                                                

_________________________________           

Revised 6/10/04

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________

 

Finance  Dept. ___________JB_____                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. ______EFS__________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________

 

Account No. 001-2220-522- 54-50

 

Project No. WG0004

 

WF No. ______________________

 

Budget  ____$40,470____________

 

Available ___$36,425____________


 

RESOLUTION NO._______________

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO APPLY FOR AND ACCEPT A WORKFORCE CENTRAL FLORIDA GRANT NOT TO EXCEED $10,250 TO ASSIST 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 1097 Sand Pond Road, Suite 1009 Lake Mary, FL  32746, 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 _22nd_ day of _December_ 2008.

 

 

 

                                                                            __________________________

                                                                             Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

__________________________

City Clerk