Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - October 22, 2013
October 22, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #29

EMS Prehospital Grant


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Ronald Koper, Jr., Director

Phone:  ext 3511

Action Requested
Adoption of Resolution R-13-200 and Budget Resolution B-14-013, authorizing the submission and acceptance of a grant from the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, in the amount of $36,867; authorizing the County Administrator or designee to execute all related documents, and rescinding Resolution R-12-184.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Section 2- Purpose; page 1-11 of the Manatee County Comprehensive Plan; Protect the Public Health, Safety and Welfare. 

Section 401.113(2)(b).  F.S., Distribution of Grant Funds for Prehospital EMS Systems.

Background Discussion

The EMS County Grant Award Program with the State of Florida Department of Health provides funding for improving and expanding Manatee County's prehospital emergency medical services system, and does not supplant existing budget allocations.

Not all EMS Stations are equipped with First-In Alerting Systems.  The funding will be used to expand the alerting systems to all stations.  A First-In Alerting System provides direct communication from CAD so that there is no time lapse waiting for a dispatcher to manually contact the EMS station.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (Utilizes exact document or procedure approved within the last 18 months)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please return original Request for Grant Distribution and a certified copy of each resolution to the Department of Public Safety - attn:  Renee Isom

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Notification Ltr.pdf
Attachment:  Res'l 13-200 Apply-Accept.pdf
Attachment:  EMS.County.Grant.App.pdf
Attachment:  B-14-013.pdf