City of Fayetteville
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File #: 22-2814    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/16/2022 In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 8/8/2022 Final action:
Title: Adoption of Special Revenue Fund Project Ordinance 2023-5 to Appropriate a $60,000 Federal Homeland Security Grant for Search and Rescue Training
Attachments: 1. SRO 2023-5 USAR Training, 2. FY2021 Homeland Security Grant EMW-2021-SS-0039
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TO: Mayor and Members of City Council

THRU: Douglas J. Hewett, ICMA-CM, City Manager

FROM: Michael Hill, Fire Chief
Kelly Olivera, Budget and Evaluation Director

DATE: August 8, 2022

RE:
Title
Adoption of Special Revenue Fund Project Ordinance 2023-5 to Appropriate a $60,000 Federal Homeland Security Grant for Search and Rescue Training
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COUNCIL DISTRICT(S):
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Relationship To Strategic Plan:
Goal 1: Safe and Secure Community


Executive Summary:
Council is asked to adopt Special Revenue Fund Project Ordinance (SRO) 2023-5 to appropriate a $60,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, passed through the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management, for search and rescue training for the Fayetteville Fire Department.


Background:
North Carolina's Urban Search and Rescue Regional Response system provides a quick disaster response for locating and rescuing victims. North Carolina maintains seven regional Urban Search and Rescue Taskforces in the state, of which City of Fayetteville personnel staff Task Force 9. The teams maintain set skills, training, equipment, and capable personnel to respond to a wide array of disasters. Based on the location and type of incident, the State Emergency Operations Center identifies the nearest and most appropriate resource to deploy.

The City has been awarded $60,000 of federal grant funds as a sub-grantee of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management for water rescue and urban search and rescue training. This additional training will increase Task Force 9's effectiveness as a type II USAR team within North Carolina.


Issues/Analysis:
None


Budget Impact:
There is no local match required for this grant.


Options:
1) Adopt Special Revenue Fund Project Ordinance 2023-5 to appropriate the grant funding.
2) Do not adopt Special Revenue Fund Project Ordinance 2023-5 and provide furthe...

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