COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Fire Rescue Work Session

 

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Board direction regarding system expectations and clarification of roles

 

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Tucker, Foley, Eggleston

 

 

LEGAL REVIEW:      N/A

 

 

AGENDA DATE:

November 9, 2005

 

ACTION:     X                      INFORMATION:   

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:                           INFORMATION:   

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:      No

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

Staff has recently discussed changes and challenges in the County’s Fire Rescue system and the need for direction from the Board regarding expectations and the roles of the various emergency providers in the system.  Because of the significant increased investments in the system over the past several years, and the anticipated changes ahead with the addition of staff to support volunteer stations and to man new stations, establishing guiding principles and service expectations are particularly important.  In addition, the changes in the system have created the need for clarity regarding the role of staff and the Fire Rescue Advisory Board in policy development and service delivery decisions. 

 

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

Goal: 3.1:  Make the County a safe and healthy community in which citizens feel secure to live, work and play

 

 

DISCUSSION:

The purpose of Wednesday’s work session is to discuss current and future challenges facing the County in the provision of Fire Rescue services and to receive directions from the Board regarding 1) guiding principles; 2) specific goals and expectations; and 3) the roles and responsibilities of staff in carrying out Board direction.

 

 

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