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Description

This project provides for ongoing replacement of fire apparatus and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) vehicles. 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
$152.27M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$68.55M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Estimated Schedule

The following units are anticipated to be replaced over the six-year period: six aerial trucks, 40 EMS units (ambulances), 13 engines, two all-wheel drive brush trucks, four rescue squad/hazmat units, two tankers, one air supply unit, two boat support units, four box trucks, one medical care support unit, two medical ambulance buses, and three fleet service trucks. These are approximate quantities and may require slight adjustment as costs and departmental needs are determined on an annual basis.
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Cost Change

Cost increase due to addition of FY29-30 to this level of effort project and cost adjustments based on updated replacement schedule and prices.
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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 is 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. FY23 supplemental in Short-Term Financing for the amount of $4,234,000.
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Disclosures

Expenditures will continue indefinitely.
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Coordination

Local Volunteer Fire and Rescue Departments.
Budget Snapshot
$152.27M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$68.55M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP451504
Date Last Modified01/07/24
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 FY23Est FY24Total 6 YearsFY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28FY 29FY 30Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision1212000000000
Land00000000000
Site Improvements and Utilities00000000000
Construction00000000000
Other152257581512555268554799310465103421126014020144740
Total Expenditures152269581632555268554799310465103421126014020144740
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY23Est FY24Total 6 YearsFY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28FY 29FY 30Beyond 6 Years
Current Revenue: Fire941661610216888611766270837293081013412618144740
Short-Term Financing5810342061866473781723209310341126140200
Total Funding Sources152269581632555268554799310465103421126014020144740
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 25 Request6103
Year First AppropriationFY15
Appropriation FY 26 Request8372
Last FY's Cost Estimate126618
Cumulative Appropriation87698
Expenditure / Encumbrances72032
Unencumbered Balance15666