Agenda Item # 6
Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

February 13, 2018

Agenda Report # 76


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Georgia Association of EMS and Georgia Trauma Commission Grant

INITIATED BY: Columbus Fire and EMS Department


Recommendation: Approval is requested to apply for and accept, if awarded, a grant of $10,743.82, or as otherwise awarded, from Georgia Association of EMS and Georgia Trauma Commission, with no local match required, and amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount of the award.

Background: Funds have been allocated to the Georgia Association of EMS from the Georgia Trauma Commission for the purchase of trauma equipment. In 2007, the Georgia Legislature through Senate Bill 60 established the Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission. In 2012, the Georgia Legislature through SB 489 amended SB 60 and thus O.G.C.G 31 -11- 100 to require annual reporting of Commission's activities to both House and Senate Committees on Health and Human Services. Trauma continues to be the leading cause of death between the ages of 1-44. Overall injury is the 4th leading cause of death in the Unites States, but life-years lost are greater from injury than from 3 other leading causes of death combined, which are heart disease, cancer, and stroke. The grant funds will be used to purchase equipment that will be used to better equip Columbus Fire and EMS in the treatment of trauma patients.

Analysis: The Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services will purchase equipment with funds being reimbursed by the state

Financial Considerations: The grant is for equipment that will enhance the treatment of the trauma patient amounting to $10,743.82, with no matching funds required.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: Grant funds will be utilized to purchase equipment that would otherwise adversely affect the department’s medical supply budget.

Legal Considerations: The Columbus Consolidated Government is eligible to receive these funds.

Recommendation/Action: Approval is requested to apply for and accept a grant of $10,743.82 from the Georgia Association of EMS and Georgia Trauma Commission and amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount of the award.


A RESOLUTION
NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO APPLY FOR AND ACCEPT, IF AWARDED, A GRANT OF $10,743.82, OR AS OTHERWISE AWARDED, FROM THE GEORGIA TRAUMA CARE NETWORK COMMISSION, WITH NO LOCAL MATCH REQUIREMENT, AND TO AMEND THE MULTI-GOVERNMENTAL FUND BY THE AMOUNT AWARDED. FUNDS WILL BE UTILIZED FOR THE PURCHASE OF TRAUMA EQUIPMENT TO AID THE CITIZENS OF COLUMBUS AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES.

WHEREAS, trauma is the leading cause of death between the ages of 1 – 44. Overall, injury is the 4th leading cause of death in the United States, but life years lost are greater from injury than from three other causes of death: heart disease, cancer and stroke; and,

WHEREAS, the Columbus Fire and Emergency Medical Services has been approved by the Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission to receive $10,743.82 of grant monies; and,

WHEREAS, the purchase of trauma equipment will enhance the delivery of trauma services by Columbus Fire and Emergency Medical Services; and,

WHEREAS, the funds have been allocated through the 2018 Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission Grant; and,

WHEREAS, the equipment will be utilized to respond to trauma emergencies to Columbus and the surrounding counties; and,

WHEREAS, this grant proposal requires purchase of equipment with state reimbursement of funds with no matching funds required.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA HEREBY RESOLVES:

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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia held the _____ day of February, 2018 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of _______ members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting ___________.
Councilor Baker voting ___________.
Councilor Barnes voting ___________.
Councilor Davis voting ___________.
Councilor Henderson voting ___________.
Councilor Garrett voting ___________.
Councilor Huff voting ___________.
Councilor Pugh voting ___________.
Councilor Thomas voting ___________.
Councilor Woodson voting ___________.



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Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor