Staff recommends authorizing the Fire Chief to put out an RFP for a Standard of Cover to include strategic planning and a community risk assessment.
A Standard of Cover Document is similar to a strategic plan, where consultants working with Fire Department administration staff, Fire Department operational staff and the public will develop realistic and relevant benchmarks for the performance of the Fire Department today and identify needs for the Department to move forward. Additionally, a community risk assessment shows Coalinga’s vulnerability and risks relative to the delivery of fire and emergency medical services and the Department’s capabilities to address those risks.
Staff has determined that this type of plan for the delivery of Fire and Emergency Medical Services today and in the future is critical when looking at staffing patterns, equipment deployment models, budgetary constraints and expected levels of service. These consultants have both the experience in fire department deployment studies as well as ambulance deployment models that will best serve the Fire Department.
Do not approve
V. FISCAL IMPACT:
Unknown currently. If approved, staff will return with the proposal recommendation that will include cost. The available IGT funds will be used to pay for the SOC.