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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: seven aerials, 46 EMS units (ambulances), 18 engines, one brush/AWD engine, four rescue squad/hazmat units, two tankers, two air supply units, two boat support units, one passenger bus, 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. 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
$126.62M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$61.39M 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

FY23-28 costs have been revised to reflect an anticipated inflation factor as well as additional vehicles requiring replacement, many of which were originally grant-funded.
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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.
Budget Snapshot
$126.62M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$61.39M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP451504
Date Last Modified01/05/22
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 FY21Est FY22Total 6 YearsFY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision88000000000
Land00000000000
Site Improvements and Utilities00000000000
Construction00000000000
Other1266104017225051613877980105049869936411666120040
Total Expenditures1266184018025051613877980105049869936411666120040
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY21Est FY22Total 6 YearsFY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28Beyond 6 Years
Current Revenue: Fire580451166910328360484723627058865483681768690
Short-Term Financing685732851114723253393257423439833881484951350
Total Funding Sources1266184018025051613877980105049869936411666120040
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 23 Request7635
Year First AppropriationFY15
Appropriation FY 24 Request10504
Last FY's Cost Estimate101500
Cumulative Appropriation65576
Expenditure / Encumbrances51619
Unencumbered Balance13957