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File #: RS-22-054    Version: 1 Name: MOU Update - Automatic Aid Agreement w/Harker Heights Fire Department
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/14/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/26/2022 Final action: 4/26/2022
Title: Consider a memorandum/resolution updating the Interlocal Automatic Aid Agreement for Fire and EMS Services with the City of Harker Heights.
Sponsors: Fire Department
Indexes: MOU
Attachments: 1. Interlocal Agreement, 2. Auto Aid Map, 3. Presentation
Title

Consider a memorandum/resolution updating the Interlocal Automatic Aid Agreement for Fire and EMS Services with the City of Harker Heights.

Summary

DATE: April 19, 2022

TO: Kent Cagle, City Manager

FROM: James Kubinski, Fire Chief

SUBJECT: Harker Heights FD Automatic Aid Agreement Update

BACKGROUND AND FINDINGS:

With the annexation of areas in Southwest Bell County into the City of Killeen, the Killeen Fire Department needs additional stations and resources to provide timely fire and EMS response to the newly annexed areas. During the time between the annexations and the build out of the annexed areas, the Killeen Fire Department recommends that the City of Killeen enter into an Automatic Aid agreement with the Harker Heights Fire Department. This agreement will allow the fire department to continue to provide needed services while the planning and building process for the placement of future fire stations is completed.

The Harker Heights Fire Department has been providing fire, emergency medical, and hazardous material response services to areas annexed by the City of Killeen through an existing aid agreement that was last updated in 2008. The City of Harker Heights Fire Department and City of Killeen Fire Department have established a long standing, mutually beneficial relationship through this agreement to provide the citizens of both cities with full fire, emergency medical, and hazardous material response capabilities. The areas outlined in this agreement have been modified to match areas that have been annexed by both cities over the last fourteen years.

Harker Heights Fire Station 2 is strategically located to assist with providing fire and EMS response to the southeast areas of the City of Killeen. Additionally, the Harker Heights Fire Department maintains equipment at other stations that can be requested by the Killeen Fire Department in the event of a large-scale incident or whenever the need arises. It is the desire of the ...

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