Sparks City Council Meeting 4/22/2013 2:00:00 PM

    Monday, April 22, 2013 2:00 PM
    City Council Chambers, Legislative Building, 745 Fourth St, Sparks, NV

Consent Items: 5.3

Title: 2013 State Emergency Response Commission Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Grant acceptance for Continuing Challenge Hazardous Materials Conference.
Petitioner/Presenter: Chief Andreas Flock/Chief Andreas Flock
Recommendation: Accept this grant award
Financial Impact: The Grant reimburses the attendees directly. There are no funds passed through the City.
Business Impact (Per NRS 237):
A Business Impact Statement is not required because this is not a rule.
Agenda Item Brief: The item presented is requesting approval to accept a reimburseable grant for members of the Sparks Fire Department to attend the The Continuing Challenge – Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Workshop, Sacramento, CA., September 3-6, 2013 This proposal is requested by the Sparks Fire Department/TRIAD Regional HazMat Team for 20 members of Sparks, Reno, and Truckee Meadows Fire Departments to attend the conference. The grant reimburses the attendees for registration, transportation, food and lodging. The total amount requested is $17029.00. Sparks Fire Department usually sends 10-12 technicians to this conference.

Background: The Continuing Challenge Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Workshop is the premiere educational and hands on workshop that occurs on the West Coast. The attendees learn new and innovative ways to respond to and mitigate hazardous materials incidents while refreshing basic skills. The information that is obtained from this workshop is brought back to Washoe County and taught to those members that were unable to attend. With the ever changing Hazardous Materials environment, continuing education is imperative for the Regional Haz Mat Team members to stay proficient on skills, knowledge and current on regulatory changes.



Recommended Motion: Move to approve the 2013 SERC HMEP Grant as presented

Attached Files:
     2013 Cont Challenge Grant Proposal.pdf
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