Agenda Item # 2


Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

April 08, 2014

Agenda Report # 106



TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Columbus Fire and EMS Strategic Plan/Standard of Cover Update

INITIATED BY: Columbus Fire and EMS Department


Recommendation: Approval is requested for approval of the Columbus Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services Strategic Plan/Standard of Cover that is updated annually. The updated Strategic Plan will be forwarded to the Mayor, City Council and City Manager’s Office.

Background: Columbus Fire and EMS initially published its first strategic plan in 2002 and standard of cover in 2012. The Strategic plan was presented to City Council and adopted March 12, 2002 by Resolution 114-02. The Standard of Cover was adopted by Council December 4, 2012 by Resolution 350-12

Analysis: The strategic plan is used to direct the department for future needs and considerations. The strategic plan is also a required document for our International Accreditation. The standard of cover document is provided to serve as Columbus Fire and EMS Standard of Response Coverage Plan. This document is used to define level of service based on a comprehensive study of the department’s historical performance, community risk factors and expectations, and existing and proposed deployment strategies.

Financial Considerations: There are no financial obligations.

Legal Considerations: The City Attorney has reviewed this request and approved as to form.

Recommendation/Action: Authorization is requested for the adoption of the Columbus Fire and Emergency Management Service annually revised Strategic Plan and Standard of Cover.


A RESOLUTION

NO. _____

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ADOPTION OF THE COLUMBUS DEPARTMENT OF FIRE AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES STRATEGIC PLAN AND STANDARD OF COVER.

WHEREAS, Columbus Fire and Emergency Medical Services requests council approval of update to the departments strategic plan and standard of cover; and,

WHEREAS, Columbus Fire and Emergency Medical Services strategic plan is the document used to communicate with the organization the organizations goals, the actions needed to achieve those goals and all of the other critical elements developed during the planning exercise; and,

WHEREAS, Columbus Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services will consider the performance measurements of existing resources in the decision process; and,

WHEREAS, Columbus Fire and Emergency Medical Services has combined the Strategic Plan and Standard of Coverage documents and utilize them to assist in the determination of future resources for the department.

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

That the Council hereby adopts a resolution supporting the Columbus Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services annually revised Strategic Plan.

1. Effective ______________ the attached document is adopted for the Columbus Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________, 2014 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 Huff voting __________.
Councilor McDaniel voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.

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