Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Chester W. Stribling,  Lee District Supervisor

August 13, 2009

Staff Lead:


Darren Stevens, Assistant Chief

 Fire, Rescue & Emergency Management


A Resolution Authorizing the County Administrator to Execute on Behalf of Fauquier County a Grant Application to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for the Purchase of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus


Topic Description:

Fauquier County has 250 units of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) that is currently used by Fauquier County Fire Service Division.  However, with new regulations/requirements, the County will need a total of 300 units for proper coverage.  The current 250 pieces of equipment will be expiring in March 2012.  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has made available a grant to purchase airpacks, bottles, masks, regulators, rit paks to outfit only 158 of these units.  Conditions of the grant will allow purchases to support first line in service, riding positions, engines, wagons, rescue and ladder/towers and medic units only.   This grant will not support the remaining 142 SCBA units in tankers, brush trucks, chief/command vehicles, first response vehicles or training.  The application for this grant requires authorization from the Board of Supervisors.    

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

Fauquier County could be awarded up to $891,093.22 for the purchase of 158 units.  This grant is awarded on an 80/20 basis.  The County's portion could be $178,218.64, which is equivilant to 20% of the total amount awarded.  The County could receive $712,874.58 in actual funding.

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Fire & Rescue Association

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