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File #: 19-1168    Name: Application for Assistance to Firefighters Grant FY 18
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/21/2018 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 10/23/2018 Final action:
Title: Consideration of a Grant Application to the FY 2018 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Funding for Firefighter Training Classes and Wellness and Fitness Training.
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: OCTOBER 17, 2018

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

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Consideration of a Grant Application to the FY 2018 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Funding for Firefighter Training Classes and Wellness and Fitness Training.
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ISSUE: Consideration of a grant application to the FY 2018 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for funding for firefighter training classes and wellness and fitness training.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council:

(1) Approve the submission of a grant application for $830,000 ($747,000 of which comes from federal funding) for paramedic training and firefighter training classes; and

(2) Authorize the City Manager to execute the necessary documents that may be required.

BACKGROUND: FY 2018 AFG application period opened on September 24, 2018 and will close on October 26, 2018. The purpose of the AFG Program is to enhance the health and safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire and fire-related hazards by providing direct financial assistance to eligible fire departments for critically needed resources to equip and train emergency personnel to recognized standards, enhance operational efficiencies, foster interoperability, and support community resilience. Each year the AFG sets different priorities of how it will consider funding proposals. AFD has applied for and received this grant in the past and was awarded funds in the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2015 and City FY 17 ($400,000 which paid for paramedic training) and FFY 2017 and City FY 2018 ($850,000 which paid for paramedic training and technical rescue training) grants.

DISCUSSION: The AFG has several high-priority categ...

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