Sparks City Council Meeting 1/9/2012 2:00:00 PM

    Monday, January 9, 2012 2:00 PM
    Sparks Council Chambers, 745 4th Street, Sparks, NV 89431

Consent Items: 5.4

Title: Consideration and possible acceptance of a Type 6 fire apparatus from Lennar Homes.
Petitioner/Presenter: Andy Koski, Division Chief/Andy Flock, Fire Chief & Jim Reid, Captain
Recommendation: Staff recommends that the City Council approve acceptance and transfer of ownership of the Type 6 fire apparatus from Lennar Homes.
Financial Impact: Costs associated with the, maintenance, repair and depreciation of the apparatus.
Business Impact (Per NRS 237):
A Business Impact Statement is not required because this is not a rule.
Agenda Item Brief: To assist in the risk management of the wildland/urban interface areas of the City, Lennar Homes was required to purchase a compact fire suppression apparatus as a condition of their planned development handbook. This apparatus was designed by the Fire Department and built by Rosenbauer. This agenda item is for the presentation and acceptance of this apparatus by the City Council.

Background: The 2008 planned development handbook for Lennar Homes required the purchase of a fire suppression vehicle as a condition to starting phase 3 of construction. Due to the downturn in the economy this development was delayed until recently. In January of 2011 the initial discussion for the design of this apparatus took place and a design was agreed upon. The contract for construction of the apparatus was awarded to Rosenbauer in North Dakota and the apparatus was delivered on December 20, 2011. This Type 6 apparatus (national wildfire standard) is the first of its kind for the City of Sparks. While this apparatus carries less water, its shorter wheel base and smaller size will allow a quick response into areas that are inaccessible by our Type 1 engines. The faster response provides the potential to contain a fire while it is still small in size. In addition to accepting the apparatus, the Fire Department would like to recognize Lennar Homes for their cooperation in the process that allowed us to collectively design and deliver a “best-fit” answer for the community.

Analysis: This apparatus meets all performance criteria put forth by the Sparks Fire Department and was within budget. This apparatus gives the fire department another tool to provide emergency services within our City.

Alternatives: Council may elect to not acceptance the apparatus.

Recommended Motion: Staff recommends that the City Council move to approve acceptance of the fire apparatus from Lennar Homes.

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