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File #: RS-21-092    Version: 1 Name: KFD PPE & Uniform Purchase
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/10/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/13/2021 Final action: 7/13/2021
Title: Consider a memorandum/resolution authorizing the purchase of turnout gear in the amount of $308,445.99, from North American Fire Equipment Company.
Sponsors: Fire Department
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Quote, 3. Certificate of Interested Parties, 4. Presentation
TITLE

Consider a memorandum/resolution authorizing the purchase of turnout gear in the amount of $308,445.99, from North American Fire Equipment Company.

SUMMARY

DATE: July 6, 2021

TO: Kent Cagle, City Manager

FROM: James Kubinski, Fire Chief

SUBJECT: Purchase of Fire Department Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) & Uniforms

BACKGROUND AND FINDINGS:

The Fire Department works towards replacing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) every five years to remain in compliance with NFPA 1851 (National Fire Protection Association). Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is the protective ensemble worn by firefighters which typically consists of the following garments: coat, trousers, boots, helmet, hood and gloves. These items help protect firefighters in environments immediately dangerous to life or health. The fire department must occasionally replace PPE that is damaged and unable to be repaired. Additionally, industry standard establishes a usable lifespan for PPE of 5 years for front line use and 5 additional years as reserve or training gear. After completing an audit of all in-service PPE, the Fire Department identified the need to replace 89 sets of structural PPE, 46 sets of Wildland PPE, and daily uniforms for 229 personnel. This will also allow us to outfit new employees who will be on shift before the end of this fiscal year. The annual expenditure with North American Fire Equipment Company (Nafeco) is for $308,445.99 through Sourcewell cooperative contract #86944.

THE ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED:

1: Approve the purchase.

2: Approve an amended purchase to include only 30 sets of turnout gear originally budgeted for FY21 and not utilize salary savings for additional expiring sets of turnout gear.

3: Not approve the purchase.

Which alternative is recommended?

The first alternative provides for the most efficient use of City resources and the best option for pu...

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