Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Chester W. Stribling,  Lee District Supervisor

September 13, 2007

Staff Lead:


Philip Myer, Chief

 Department of Fire & Emergency Services


A Resolution to Authorize the County Administrator to Execute a Contract for the Purchase of a Fire Training Trailer Funded by a Federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant

Topic Description:

The Fauquier County Department of Fire & Emergency Services (DFES) applied for a Department of Homeland Security Federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant to fund a fire training trailer project totaling $517,395. Of that amount, 80% is being provided by Federal funds in the amount of $413,916, and the 20% matching funds are being supplied by the Fire and Rescue Association in the amount of $103,479.

On May 24, 2007, Request for Proposal RFP#89-07sm was issued for a Mobile Structural Fire Trainer Trailer.  Three responses were received and evaluated by an evaluation committee with the committee consensus clearly in support of an award to Kidde Fire Trainers of Montvale, New Jersey, as the top-ranked offeror. The competitive solicitation process resulted in a base price lower than originally estimated, which enables DFES/Fire and Rescue to also obtain some optional features to utilize the grant funding received for this equipment purchase.  The contract for the trailer is $446,900. The remaining funds will be used to supply personal protection equipment to support this program.


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption of the attached resolution

Financial Impacts Analysis:

$103,479 matching funds provided by the Fire and Rescue Association.

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

Fire and Rescue Association

Fauquier County Finance Department


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