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 $4,925.26, 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: Authorize the City Manager to apply for and accept a grant of $4,925.26 from the Georgia Association of EMS and Georgia Trauma Commission and amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount of the award.
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.
WHEREAS, the Columbus Fire and Emergency Medical Services has been approved by the Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission to receive $4,925.26 of grant monies,
WHEREAS, the purchase of trauma equipment will enhance the delivery of trauma services by Columbus Fire and Emergency Medical Services,
WHEREAS, the funds have been allocated through the 2018 Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission Grant,
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: