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File #: 14-0186    Version: 2 Name: 2/18/14 2013 AFG Application and Acceptance
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/18/2014 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/18/2014 Final action: 2/18/2014
Enactment date: 2/18/2014 Enactment #: R-14-055
Title: Resolution to Approve Application for and Accept, if Awarded, 2013 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) from the US Department of Homeland Security ($300,726.00), Appropriate Matching Grant Funds to the Fire Service Unit ($33,414), and Establish and Appropriate Funding to a Major Grant Fund Account for the Project ($334,140.00) (8 Votes Required)
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Resolution to Approve Application for and Accept, if Awarded, 2013 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) from the US Department of Homeland Security ($300,726.00), Appropriate Matching Grant Funds to the Fire Service Unit ($33,414), and Establish and Appropriate Funding to a Major Grant Fund Account for the Project ($334,140.00) (8 Votes Required)
Memorandum
The attached resolution would approve the continuation of the application process for a 2013 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) from the US Department of Homeland Security and accept, if awarded, the grant in the amount of $334,140.00. The application process began in December of 2013 and the continuation of this process requires the approval of this resolution per city policy. The award, under the auspice of the Assistance to Firefighters grant program (AFGP), if received would partially fund a mobile dual live fire and tactical training facility. This grant program is a competitive peer review program.

The approval of this grant will provide an accessible and professional training facility to conduct consistent safe training for safety service personnel. With the recent demolition of the fire training tower at the University of Michigan north campus fire training facility, located at station five (5), it is much more difficult to find structures to perform fire training evolutions.
The Ann Arbor Fire Department (AAFD) is in need of a training facility in order to comply with the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) mandated firefighter training requirements in a safe and consistent manner.
The requested simulator will provide firefighters Class A and B live fire training as well as ventilation, forcible entry, standpipe, sprinkler, rappelling, confined space and SCBA training. The cost of a train the trainer live fire course along with the cost of backfill and overtime for this training would be included in the grant amount.
With the unique challenges of the City...

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