Sparks City Council Meeting 8/22/2016 2:00:00 PMMonday, August 22, 2016 2:00 PM
Council Chambers, Legislative Building, 745 Fourth Street, Sparks, NV
Consent Items: 8.3
A Business Impact Statement is not required because this is not a rule.
The current Cooperative Agreement is still valid but the Annual Operating Plan between the Sparks Fire Department and Reno Fire Department needs to be renewed. The 2016 new Annual Operating Plan will be effective upon approval by the Sparks City Council. It has already been approved by the City of Reno. The annual operating plan is an addendum to the agreement and details updated pay scales, contact information, and communication information. This annual operating plan is renewed each year.
The Sparks Fire Department maintains cooperative agreements with local, state, and federal fire agencies to provide resources to assist each other with emergencies that exceed the capabilities of a single agency.
The current Cooperative Agreement was negotiated in 2012 and is still valid until 2017. The renewal of this agreement will continue to provide SFD with the ability to receive/give mutual/automatic aid with RFD.
This new Annual Operating Plan will take effect once approved by the Sparks City Council. The annual operating plan will then be reviewed on a yearly basis to make adjustments to billing rates and contact information as well as to clearly define the operational aspects of the cooperative agreement.
If approved by the Council, the Cooperative Agreement and Annual Operating Plan will be finalized.
Cooperative agreements are crucial in mitigating those emergencies that exceed the capabilities of a single agency. The Sparks Fire Department and Reno Fire Department have a long history of working together. The City of Sparks and City of Reno assist each other for all risk type of incidents. These agreements ensure this relationship continues.
- Council can choose to not approve the 2016 Annual Operating Plan between the Sparks Fire Department and Reno Fire Department.
- Council can accept the recommended motion.
I move to approve the the 2016 Annual Operating Plan between the Sparks Fire Department and the Reno Fire Department.
Sparks Reno 2016 AOP.pdf