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File #: 16-636    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Staff Report Status: Consent Calendar
File created: 9/9/2016 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/21/2016 Final action:
Title: FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY GRANT - ASSISTANCE TO FIREFIGHTERS 2015
Attachments: 1. Resolution, 2. 060 FEMA Grant Assistance to Firefighters 2016

CITY COUNCIL STAFF REPORT                       

MEETING DATE: September 21, 2016

 

PREPARED BY:                     Pete Gallegos, Battalion Chief                                           

APPROVED BY:                     City Manager                                          

 

Title

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY GRANT - ASSISTANCE TO FIREFIGHTERS 2015

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RECOMMENDATION(S)

RECOMMENDATION

Adopt resolution:

1.                     Accepting the Assistance to Firefighters Grant award in the amount of $75,712; and

2.                     Appropriating $83,283 for associated grant expenditures and activities.

 

BODY

COUNCIL PRIORITIES, GOALS & STRATEGIES: 

 

Ongoing Priorities

Enhancing public safety

Maintaining fiscal responsibility

 

2016 Focus Areas

Enhancing Our Services

REPORT NARRATIVE:

In December 2015, Fire Department staff applied for grant funding under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The goal of the AFG is to provide essential equipment for firefighting operations. The primary purpose of application was to improve the delivery of emergency medical services through the acquisition of automatic chest compression devices suitable for advanced life support field application.

 

In May 2016, Fire Department staff was notified of a grant award under this program. Under this grant, the Fire Department will purchase five automatic chest compression devices suitable for advanced life support field application.  The grant award requires a 10% match which will be borne by the City.

 

Upon formal acceptance of the grant, Fire Department staff will initiate the solicitation of bids for equipment. Once received, the devices will be placed in service on emergency response apparatus.

 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT:                     Inform

Since this grant provides funds to purchase equipment to improve the delivery of emergency medical services delivered by firefighters, no community engagement has been conducted. This staff report will serve as the instrument to inform the community of the grant award to the Morgan Hill Fire Department and the corresponding equipment purchase.

 

ALTERNATIVE ACTIONS:

Council may elect to reject the grant award.

 

PRIOR CITY COUNCIL AND COMMISSION ACTIONS:

The City Council accepted a 2014 AFG grant award on November 4, 2015.

 

FISCAL AND RESOURCE IMPACT:

Recognize $75,712 in revenue towards Fund 790 Equipment Replacement Fund.  Appropriate $83,283 to Fund 790 Equipment Replacement Fund for the purchase of the equipment. A Budget Scorecard for this grant is included as an attachment.

 

CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act): 

Not a Project

 

The acceptance of grant funds and corresponding budget actions do not constitute a project, as defined in Section 15378 of the State CEQA Guidelines.

 

LINKS/ATTACHMENTS:

1.                     Resolution

2.                     Budget Scorecard