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File #: 21-0585    Version: 2
Type: Consent - Appropriations Status: Passed
File created: 10/19/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/9/2021 Final action: 11/9/2021
Title: Appropriation of $61,574.49 in State of California Office of Emergency Services funding received.
Attachments: 1. Staff Report

TO:                                          Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

 

THRU:                     Thomas R. Hatch, Interim City Manager                                          

                                                                                                          

FROM:                     Sean deMetropolis, Fire Chief

                                          

                     

1.                     Subject

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Appropriation of $61,574.49 in State of California Office of Emergency Services funding received.

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2.                     Summary

Costs for strike team and individual overhead deployments represent non-budgeted expenditures for the Fire Department. These costs are reimbursed by the State of California Office of Emergency Services at a later date. Staff is requesting that funds be appropriated into the appropriate expenditure accounts for Fiscal Year 2021-2022.

3.                     Recommended Action

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1.                     Accept into the City’s revenue budget $61,574.49 in strike team reimbursement funds from the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal-OES), into the revenue account numbers for Cal-OES reimbursements as specified in Section 6 of the staff report.

2.                     Authorize the appropriation of $61,195.61 into the expenditure account numbers for Overtime-Safety as specified in Section 6 of the staff report.

3.                     Authorize the appropriation of $378.88 into the expenditure account numbers for Strike Team Expenditures as specified in Section 6 of the staff report.

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4.                     Fiscal Impact

The total appropriations for this reimbursement are funded by the additional revenue received from the State of California Office of Emergency Services.

5.                     Strategic Plan Goals

Goal 1: Provide for a safe community

                     a. Provide staffing and resources to deliver services that ensure public safety.

6.                     Discussion and Background

The Orange City Fire Department is a party to a state-level agreement with the State of California Office of Emergency Services (Cal-OES) to provide fire and emergency assistance to state and federal fire agencies. This agreement is managed by Cal-OES and referred to as the California Fire Assistance Agreement (CFAA). Under this agreement, the Orange City Fire Department generally provides resources two different ways: Strike Teams and Individual Overhead.

Strike team deployments involve an Engine Company, or a Battalion Chief, or a Deputy Chief responding to an incident with their vehicle, as part of a multi-agency team. Individual Overhead resources respond to fill a specific role for an incident, such as Safety Officer or Line Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).

Upon return from an incident, reimbursement paperwork and invoices are submitted to Cal-OES. The Fire Department recently received reimbursement payments for the Tick Fire for $14,336.87, the Getty Fire for $6,227.39, the Willow Fire for $27,550.62, and the Tennant Fire for $13,459.61. Staff is requesting that funds be appropriated into the appropriate expenditure accounts for Fiscal Year 2021-2022. The additional funds will reimburse Fire Department overtime and travel expenditures incurred during these incidents.

Staff recommends acceptance of revenue and appropriation of expenditures as follows:

Cal-OES reimbursements (revenue):

                     $   14,336.87                                          100.3024.48212.40224 - Tick Fire

                            6,227.39                                          100.3024.48212.40226 - Getty Fire

                          27,550.62                                          100.3024.48212.40269 - Willow Fire

                          13,459.61                                          100.3024.48212.40270 - Tennant Fire

                     $   61,574.49

 

Overtime-Safety (expenditures):

                     $   14,336.87                                          100.3024.50221.40224 - Tick Fire

                            6,227.39                                          100.3024.50221.40226 - Getty Fire

                          27,550.62                                          100.3024.50221.40269 - Willow Fire

                          13,080.73                                          100.3024.50221.40270 - Tennant Fire

                     $   61,195.61

 

Strike Team (expenditures):

                     $        378.88                                          100.3024.53860.40270 - Tennant Fire

7.                     ATTACHMENTS

                     None.