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File #: 15-188    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Resolutions Status: Passed
File created: 2/27/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/24/2015 Final action: 3/24/2015
Title: AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE CITY OF PHOENIX TO PARTICIPATE IN A REGIONAL ASSISTANCE TO FIREFIGHTERS GRANT Staff Contact: Mark Burdick, Fire Chief
Attachments: 1. Resolution 4931, 2. MOU ISOS
AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE CITY OF PHOENIX TO PARTICIPATE IN A REGIONAL ASSISTANCE TO FIREFIGHTERS GRANT
Staff Contact: Mark Burdick, Fire Chief
Purpose and Recommended Action
Recommendation
This is a request for City Council to waive reading beyond the title and adopt a resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the City of Phoenix to participate in a regional Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) for training purposes.
 
Background
 
The City of Phoenix Fire Department has applied for a regional grant through the FEMA AFG Program, in the amount of $585,537, to provide eighty hours of Incident Safety Officer System (ISOS) training to 50 personnel. If awarded this grant, the City of Phoenix will provide this training to the agencies of Buckeye, Glendale, Scottsdale and Tempe. As a pre-award condition of this grant, FEMA requires that each participating agency provide an MOU acknowledging their participation in this grant.
 
Phoenix will solely fund the fifteen percent local match requirement and the cost of $95 per regional attendee.  Glendale will make appropriate scheduling arrangements to allow eligible fire department personnel to attend.
 
Community Benefit/Public Involvement
 
This grant will provide 80 hours of additional safety officer training to eligible members of the fire department. The training focuses on fire ground tactics, strategies and safety which can help prevent firefighter and civilian injuries and/or deaths on the fire ground.