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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
$101.5M 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 decrease due to lower than expected costs in previous years. Adjusted expenditures in FY21 and FY24 to reflect deferral of scheduled FY21 replacements and 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
$101.5M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$52.18M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP451504
Date Last Modified12/23/20
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 FY20Rem FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision88000000000
Land00000000000
Site Improvements and Utilities00000000000
Construction00000000000
Other10149237110122025218064549802740110770926084930
Total Expenditures10150037118122025218064549802740110770926084930
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY20Rem FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
Current Revenue: Fire44044106272315311023215618544806345563452430
Short-Term Financing57456264919887210783239361729214425362632500
Total Funding Sources10150037118122025218064549802740110770926084930
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 21 Request6872
Year First AppropriationFY15
Appropriation FY 22 Request8424
Last FY's Cost Estimate101860
Cumulative Appropriation57152
Expenditure / Encumbrances41741
Unencumbered Balance15411