Agenda Item # 2


Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

July 14, 2015

Agenda Report # 02


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Columbus Fire and 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/Standards 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 standards 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 standards of cover document is provided to serve as Columbus Fire and EMS Standard 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, as well as 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 Standards of Cover. Strategic Plan and Stadards of Cover 2015.pdf

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:

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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _______ day of _________ 2015, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of _________ members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Buck voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Henderson voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.



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Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Evelyn Turner-Pugh, Mayor Pro Tem