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File #: 21-2049A    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Regular Agenda
File created: 10/6/2021 Department: Safety & Emergency Services
On agenda: 11/9/2021 Final action:
Title: Resolution to receive Emergency Medical Services Trust Fund monies for pre-hospital emergency medical services.
Attachments: 1. Adopted RES 21-129, 2. FE_EMS County Grant Application - C0052, 3. EMS Grant Resolution - C0052, 4. EMS County Grant Application - C0052, 5. EMS County Grant County Amounts 2021-2022

Subject:

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Resolution to receive Emergency Medical Services Trust Fund monies for pre-hospital emergency medical services.

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Recommended Action:

Recommended Action

Approval of the resolution certifying that monies received from the State Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Trust Fund will be used to improve and expand pre-hospital emergency medical services.

 

                     The State of Florida dispenses funds annually after the end of the state's fiscal year for the prior year from the EMS Trust Fund to Boards of County Commissioners upon their application to the State. These funds cannot supplant existing County EMS budget allocations.  The grant rules require the Board of County Commissioners to submit a Resolution each year specifying the grant funds will be used to improve and expand the county pre-hospital EMS systems.

                     For Fiscal Year 2022, the award will be for $119,766.00 and will be used to purchase and deploy two automated CPR devices to assist in the treatment of sudden cardiac arrest patients in remote or austere environments (i.e., beach, water rescue, etc.).

                     This award will also be used to purchase and deploy hydraulic stretchers, stretcher mounts, accessories and installation to upgrade transport capable Rescue Units in the EMS System.

 

Authorize the Chairman to sign the EMS County Grant Application.

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Strategic Plan:

Ensure Public Health, Safety, and Welfare
2.1 Provide planning, coordination, prevention, and protective services to ensure a safe and secure community.

Deliver First Class Services to the Public and Our Customers
5.1 Maximize partner relationships and public outreach.
5.3 Ensure effective and efficient delivery of county services and support.

 

Summary:

Summary

The State of Florida dispenses funds annually after the end of the state's fiscal year for the prior year from the EMS Trust Fund to Boards of County Commissioners upon their application to the State.  These funds cannot supplant existing County EMS budget allocations. The grant rules require the Board of County Commissioners to submit a Resolution each year specifying the grant funds will be used to improve and expand the county pre-hospital EMS systems.

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Background Information:

The Florida Emergency Medical Services Grant Act (Chapter 401, F.S.) specifies the sixty-seven Counties are the grant recipients. As such, the Board of County Commissioners and not the EMS Authority must apply for this grant.

For FY22, the award will be for $119,766.00 and will be used to purchase and deploy two automated CPR devices to assist in the treatment of sudden cardiac arrest patients in remote or austere environments (ie. beach, water rescue, etc.). 

This award will also be used to purchase and deploy hydraulic stretchers, stretcher mounts, accessories and installation to upgrade transport capable Rescue Units in the EMS System.

 

Fiscal Impact:

Grant revenue of $119,766.00 will be awarded by the State EMS Trust Fund upon application. No Matching Funds are associated with this Grant. The revenue and expense were anticipated and included in the FY22 Budget.

 

Staff Member Responsible:

James G. Fogarty, Director, Safety and Emergency Services

 

Partners:

Florida Department of Health - Emergency Medical Services Program

 

Attachments:

EMS Grant Resolution
EMS Grant Application - C0052
EMS Grant Distribution by County