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File #: 110959    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/4/2011 In control: FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action: 11/30/2011
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution implementing a footnote to the 2012 Budget relating to a study of increasing the efficiency of fire suppression systems and transportation in the Fire Department.
Sponsors: ALD. WITKOWSKI
Indexes: BUDGET, FIRE DEPARTMENT, REPORTS AND STUDIES
Attachments: 1. Hearing Notice List
Number
110959
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference
Sponsor
ALD. WITKOWSKI
Title
Substitute resolution implementing a footnote to the 2012 Budget relating to a study of increasing the efficiency of fire suppression systems and transportation in the Fire Department.
Analysis
This resolution directs the Fire Department and City Comptroller to conduct a study of ways of increasing the efficiency of fire suppression systems and transportation in the Fire Department. The Fire Department and City Comptroller will submit a report of their findings to the Common Council by March 1, 1012.
Body
Whereas, The Fire Department purchases major firefighting apparatus using vehicle specifications conforming to the standards of the National Fire Protection Association; and

Whereas, The Fire Department maintains a front line fleet of 36 fire engines, 15 ladder trucks and 12 ambulances, and a reserve fleet of 13 engines, 7 trucks and 6 ambulances; and

Whereas, Ultra high-pressure firefighting systems have been used by other fire departments as an alternative to engine and ladder trucks when fighting all fires other than internal structure fires; and

Whereas, Departments using ultra high-pressure firefighting systems mount the systems on pick-up trucks or sport utility vehicles, resulting in reduced capital and fuel expenses; and

Whereas, The vehicles used for ultra high-pressure firefighting systems can also be fitted with medical supplies to allow for deployment to EMT calls; and

Whereas, Structure fires represent approximately 1% of the nearly 67,000 calls for service received annually by the Fire Department; and

Whereas, The Fire Department may be able to increase the efficiency of fire suppression systems, EMT response and transportation by using ultra high-pressure firefighting systems; and

Whereas, The 2012 Budget includes a footnote directing the Fire Department and City Comptroller to conduct a study relating to increasing the efficiency of fire suppression syste...

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