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Description

This project provides for ongoing replacement of fire apparatus and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) vehicles. The following units are anticipated to be replaced over the six year period: ten aerials, 38 EMS units (ambulances), 16 engines, four rescue squad units, and one tanker. These are approximate quantities and may require slight adjustment as costs and departmental needs are determined on an annual basis. The regular acquisition of replacement fire apparatus is an integral component of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Master Plan, MCFRS Accreditation, and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1901 Annex D.
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Phase

Ongoing

Status

Active
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Budget Snapshot
$101.86M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$52.18M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Estimated Schedule

Apparatus Replacement is an ongoing project. The intention is to provide a steady and continuous flow of funding for minimum replacement needs.
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Cost Change

Cost increase due to the addition of FY25 and FY26 to the project scope and cost adjustments based on recent cost experience. Adjusted expenditures in all years to reflect prioritized replacement of aerial ladder trucks.
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Justification

The 2016 edition of the NFPA 1901 Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus advises the following: "changes, upgrades, and fine tuning to NFPA 1901, Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus, have been truly significant, especially in the area of safety. Fire departments should seriously consider the value (or risk) to firefighters of keeping fire apparatus older than 15 years in first-line service." Regular apparatus replacement is identified in the current "Fire, Rescue, Emergency Medical Services, and Community Risk Reduction Master Plan," as approved by the County Council. It is also a requirement of the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. Replacement fire apparatus includes enhanced safety features as well as decreased downtime for maintenance and repairs.
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Fiscal Note

This project will be funded with short term financing and the Consolidated Fire Tax District Fund which includes Emergency Medical Service Transport (EMST) revenue. Fire Consolidated current revenue shown above reflects the outright purchase of some apparatus and required non-financeable equipment. Debt service will be paid for in the operating budget with EMST revenue as a primary funding source.
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Disclosures

Expenditures will continue indefinitely.
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Coordination

Local Volunteer Fire and Rescue Departments.
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Budget Snapshot
$101.86M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$52.18M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP451504
Date Last Modified05/12/20
Administering AgencyFire/Rescue Service
CategoryPublic Safety
SubCategoryFire/Rescue Service
Planning AreaCountywide
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Total Expenditures by Cost Element (000s)
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Total Funding by Source (000s)
EXPENDITURES (000s)
Cost ElementsTotalThru FY19Est FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision88000000000
Land00000000000
Site Improvements and Utilities00000000000
Construction00000000000
Other1018521439135281521807472980274019752926084930
Total Expenditures1018601439935281521807472980274019752926084930
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY19Est FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
Current Revenue: Fire4440486644638311024233618544805327563452430
Short-Term Financing57456573530643210783239361729214425362632500
Total Funding Sources1018601439935281521807472980274019752926084930
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 21 Request6872
Year First AppropriationFY15
Appropriation FY 22 Request9802
Last FY's Cost Estimate84055
Cumulative Appropriation50280
Expenditure / Encumbrances29845
Unencumbered Balance20435