Agenda Item # 5

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

06/14/2016

Agenda Report # 136

TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Columbus Fire/EMS Strategic Plan/Standards 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 will be 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 Standards 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 Standards of Response Coverage Plan. The purpose of this document is to define the 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.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: There is no projected annual fiscal impact.

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

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


A RESOLUTION
No. _____
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN UPDATE OF THE COLUMBUS DEPARTMENT OF FIRE AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES STRATEGIC PLAN AND STANDARDS OF COVER.

WHEREAS, Columbus Fire and Emergency Medical Services requests council approval of update to the departments strategic plan and standards 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 Fire and Emergency Medical Services will utilize standards of coverage performance that will consider any future facilities decisions; 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 Standards 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:

Effective ____________ the attached document is adopted for 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 _____________, 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 Garrett Voting _______.
Councilor Henderson Voting _______.
Councilor Huff Voting _______.
Councilor Thomas Voting _______.
Councilor Pugh Voting _______.
Councilor Woodson Voting _______.

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