Public Safety Committee                                                                   August 19, 2002

Department, Organization                                                              Board of Supervisors

or Person Making Request                                                                    Meeting Date

Anthony I. Hooper, Assistant County Administrator

Staff Lead & Department

Topic               A Resolution to Implement the FY 2003 Emergency Services Staffing Plan

During the adoption of the FY 2003 Budget, funds were provided to expand emergency services coverage by paid staff to twelve hours a day, Monday through Friday, and to provide staff at the Marshall Fire and Rescue Squad.  Since the budget adoption, staff has worked with the Fire and Rescue Association to determine how best to schedule staff in order to provide for expansion of service and to provide a work schedule that will assist in the retention and recruitment of personnel.  The plans have been reviewed and discussed at a series of meetings of the Public Safety Committee and the Fire and Rescue Association.  It is anticipated that the Association will endorse these changes at a meeting scheduled for August 15, 2002.

The attachments provide additional information concerning these issues.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impacts Analysis

Funds are available to implement this plan.

Identify Any Other Departments, Organizations or Individuals That Would be Affected by This Request

Department of Emergency Services

Fire and Rescue Association