A Resolution of the City Council of Homer, Alaska, Approving a Borough Area Wide Mutual Aid Agreement for Fire and Emergency Medical Services and Authorizing the City’s Participation in That Agreement. City Manager/Fire Chief.
CITY OF HOMER
City Manager/Fire Chief
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, APPROVING A BOROUGH AREA WIDE MUTUAL AID AGREEMENT FOR FIRE AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY’S PARTICIPATION IN THAT AGREEMENT.
WHEREAS, The Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management and the Kenai Fire Chief’s Association has agreed upon an area wide mutual aid agreement which establishes policies and procedures for the provision of mutual aid resources among departments within the Borough; and
WHEREAS, The new area wide agreement will allow the City of Homer to both provide and receive mutual aid from any department within the Borough that has signed the agreement; not just the departments immediately adjacent to Homer, such as the Kachemak Emergency Service Area and the Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Service Area, who already have mutual aid agreements with the City; and
WHEREAS, This agreement enhances public safety within the greater Homer area, it does not place binding financial obligations on the City, and the Fire Chief recommends approval.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Homer City Council hereby approves the new Borough Area Wide Mutual Aid Agreement, a copy of which is attached and incorporated herein, and authorizes the City’s participation in that agreement.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Homer City Council this 28th day of November, 2011.
CITY OF HOMER
MARY E. WYTHE, MAYOR PRO TEMPORE
JO JOHNSON, CMC, CITY CLERK
Fiscal Note: Difficult to project. City mutual aid responses would be carried out generally within the parameters of the existing approved budget. Additional appropriations would be requested in the event of a City response to major emergencies in other areas of the Borough that could significantly exceed the budget.