A Resolution of the Homer City Council Recognizing and Thanking the Alaska State Fire Chiefs Association for Submitting the Statewide Grant to Upgrade Firefighting Equipment for the Homer Volunteer Fire Department. City Manager/Fire Chief.
CITY OF HOMER
A RESOLUTION OF THE HOMER CITY COUNCIL RECOGNIZING AND THANKING THE ALASKA STATE FIRE CHIEFS ASSOCIATION FOR SUBMITTING THE STATEWIDE GRANT TO UPGRADE FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT FOR THE HOMER VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT.
WHEREAS, The Alaska State Fire Chiefs Association (AFCA) submitted a state-wide grant to upgrade the self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) for fire departments, helping to ensure that firefighters stay safe with up-to-date equipment; and
WHEREAS, The AFCA drafted and promoted the statewide grant to the Alaska State Legislature and lobbied heavily for its inclusion in the state budget and subsequent approval; and
WHEREAS, The AFCA coordinated the project oversight, including securing the lowest possible costs for the upgrade components from potential vendors; and
WHEREAS, The AFCA worked closely with each fire department to ensure that the conversion of the SCBA’s could be completed by trained technicians and that the service complied with all applicable procedures and regulations; and
WHEREAS, The AFCA was successful in obtaining the grant to upgrade self-contained breathing apparatuses for fire departments, including the Homer Volunteer Fire Department; and
WHEREAS, The City of Homer budgeted $93,000 for FY 13 to complete this required upgrade; this amount was not expended due to the grant secured by the AFCA.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Homer City Council hereby recognizes and thanks the Alaska State Fire Chiefs Association for submitting the statewide grant to upgrade firefighting equipment for the Homer Volunteer Fire Department.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Homer City Council recognizes and thanks the AFCA for promoting this grant to the Alaska State Legislature and coordinating the project oversight to ensure the conversion of the SCBA’s be completed by trained technicians.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Homer City Council this 23rd day of September, 2013.
CITY OF HOMER
MARY E. WYTHE, MAYOR
MELISSA JACOBSEN, CMC
DEPUTY CITY CLERK
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