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Gates Fire District A PPARATUS R EPLACEMENT P ROGRAM 2011. APPARATUS REPLACEMENT PROGRAM 2011. Insurance Ratings Volume Purchasing Cost Benefit for Community Process to Date Vendor Submittal The Future & Projected Cost Questions/Comments. Mission Statement Core Values Rationale

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Gates Fire District

APPARATUSREPLACEMENTPROGRAM 2011

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APPARATUS REPLACEMENT PROGRAM 2011

  • Insurance Ratings
  • Volume Purchasing
  • Cost Benefit for Community
  • Process to Date
  • Vendor Submittal
  • The Future & Projected Cost
  • Questions/Comments
  • Mission Statement
  • Core Values
  • Rationale
  • Safety of Personnel
  • Call Volumes
  • Current Fleet
  • Current Issues
  • Vehicle Services
  • Replacement of Fleet
gates fire district mission statement
GATES FIRE DISTRICT “MISSION STATEMENT”

“The Gates Fire District is an emergency services organization that provides fire, rescue and emergency medical services to a diverse community. We are committed to the preservation of life, property and the environment. Through education, training and public awareness we will enhance the quality of life and the safety of the citizens we proudly serve”.

gates fire district core values
GATES FIRE DISTRICT CORE VALUES

Trust- The opportunity to be of service to the public and earn their trust and confidence in such service.

Employees- We recognize our employees are our most valuable resource and we are committed to them and their safety.

Excellence- We are committed to personal and professional development and encourage continuous training and education.

Teamwork- We encourage teamwork, while maintaining individual identities.

Entrepreneurship- We encourage the challenge of new technology and change including resourcefulness and self-motivation.

Positive Attitudes-We encourage a positive attitude toward the community which develops pride in our district and in the quality of our work. Our conduct, both on and off duty, is a reflection of our professional development and these core values.

rationale behind purchase
RATIONALE BEHIND PURCHASE
  • Standardization;
      • training, maintenance, operations, etc
  • Reliability of current fleet
      • Break downs are constant
      • Out of service 10 % of the time
  • Even distribution of work volume
  • Escalating cost to keep apparatus in-service and operational
  • Utilize new technology currently available
safety of our firefighters and citizens
SAFETY OF OUR FIREFIGHTERS AND CITIZENS

Firefighters:

  • Side impact protection
  • Roll over air bags
  • Advanced braking systems
  • Better on-board system management
  • Less cab noise inside

Public:

  • Better visibility of apparatus
  • Shorter stopping distances
  • Less exhaust and emissions (Green Friendly)
current fleet engine 4512
CURRENT FLEET ENGINE 4512

1993 Pierce Lance Pumper

Mileage 66,689

Cost of vehicle:

$257,305

Eight year call volume:

1,966 responses

current fleet engine 4523
CURRENT FLEET ENGINE 4523

1992 Pierce Lance Pumper

Mileage 58,842

Cost of vehicle:

$230,000

Eight year call volume:

2,607 responses

current fleet engine 4532
CURRENT FLEET ENGINE 4532

1987 Pierce Lance Pumper

Mileage 54,330

Cost of vehicle:

$143,000

Eight year call volume:

1,040 responses

current fleet engine 4563
CURRENT FLEETENGINE 4563

2003 Pierce Dash Pumper

Mileage 105,765

Cost of vehicle:

$344,000

Eight year call volume:

11,186

trade in consideration
TRADE-IN CONSIDERATION
  • Fire apparatus manufacturers do not utilize trade-ins
  • Current apparatus does not meet today's standards
  • Better resale value by going independent
  • Minimum return on investment at 20 years old
  • Extending the life of the current apparatus
  • No “Blue Book” value on fire apparatus
current issues
CURRENT ISSUES
  • Rusting frame rails
  • Broken leaf springs
  • Broken wiring
  • Water tank replacement
  • Fuel tank replacement
current issues1
CURRENT ISSUES

Worn-Out Fly Wheel

Blown Engines

Paint Flaking Off

vehicle maintenance cost
VEHICLE MAINTENANCE COST

(operating expenses, excluding fuel)

vehicle services
VEHICLE SERVICES
  • Break Downs/Out of Service Time
  • Reliability/Confidence
  • Regular Preventative

Maintenance Program

replacement of fleets
REPLACEMENT OF FLEETS
  • Wegman’s Model:

Utilized “Life Cycle Strategies” for purchase and budgeting for future expenditures. Wegman’s provided best method practices for purchasing and maintenance.

2. Gates-Chili School District Model:

Common practice in school bus transportation industry is to replace buses every 9 to 10 years.

Heavily regulated by Department of Transportation. Very high safety standards apply.

why do fire trucks cost so much
WHY DO FIRE TRUCKS COST SO MUCH?
  • Specifically designed to meet the fire suppression needs of the community
    • Foam system needed for
      • Fuel tank farms, (Hess, Mobil)
      • Airport responses
      • Rail systems
      • Highway transportation
  • NFPA Specifications
  • EPA Emission Standards
  • DOT Guidelines
  • OSHA Standards
iso rating
ISO RATING
  • What is ISO?
  • During recent review- required Gates FD to have five(5) pumpers
  • The Gates FD will have four(4) in-service and one(1) reserve pumper.
iso rating cont d
ISO RATING (cont’d)
  • Gates FD Study
  • When the project is completed (October 2012), the GFD will bring ISO back to re-evaluate and apply for an insurance reduction (Class 3)
volume purchasing
VOLUME PURCHASING

Q. What does volume purchasing do to better enhance public safety and off-set cost?

  • Standardization:
    • All equipment in same location
    • Streamline driver training
    • Maintenance and equipment inventory
  • Work load distribution:
    • Will be measureable
    • Evenly distributed every 6 months
cost benefits for the community
COST BENEFITS FOR THE COMMUNITY
  • Only one specification was written for four apparatus
  • Purchasing one engine at a time over a four year period adds 10% more to each vehicle and 3% inflation annually

($389,957 X 10% = $38,995 MORE per apparatus)

  • Engineering & design is only done once
  • Power in volume purchasing with manufacturers
  • Substantial reduction in our current maintenance program;
    • 1st year projected savings: $35,000
  • Two year Bumper-to-Bumper warranty
  • More fuel efficient motors reducing fuel consumption
  • Single source for maintenance and parts
process to date
PROCESS TO DATE
  • August 2010- meeting vendors in Chicago at IAFC Conference
  • September 2010- committee formed with eight(8) firefighters (end users) to determine the specific needs for apparatus.
  • November 2010- Equipment and needs assessment meetings were conducted using NFPA, OSHA, DOT & ISO standards
  • December 2010 thru March 2011- Meetings with 12 vendors to explain our project.
  • July 2011- Bidsreleased to truck manufacturers, bids received and opened, intense and detailed review of submitted bid specifications
  • September 2011-Public Meetings
  • October 2011-- Public Bond Vote
the future
THE FUTURE
  • 10 -Year Replacement Program?
  • 15-Year Replacement Program?
  • We can’t save money for these large purchases any longer due to the economic environment we are facing
  • The District must bond for large purchase
leasing capital reserve or bonding
LEASING, CAPITAL RESERVE, OR BONDING
  • Leasing:
    • Not cost-effective and legal considerations could not be met
  • Capital Reserve:
    • The tax payer is having their money saved for future purchases which they in turn may never use during their time as residents of the Gates Fire District
  • Bonding:
    • The tax payer pays for the actual use of the vehicle during their time as residents of the Gates Fire District (Pay for equipment as you go)
total cost for project
TOTAL COST FOR PROJECT
  • Apparatus Cost $1,559,828
  • 2011 Apparatus Budget -$175,000
  • 6-G Capital Reserve -$100,000
  • Sale of Aerial Ladder 4510 -$76,500

($85,000 minus broker fees)

  •  Misc. tools and appliances for new apparatus

(minus $50,000 from sale of Aerial Ladder 4510) - $50,000

Total Bonding $1,258,328

average cost to tax payer
AVERAGE COST TO TAX PAYER
  • Will be about 7.5 cents per $1000 of assessed valuation.
  • The average home owner, with a $100,000 assessed value piece of property will pay about $7.50 a year.
thank you
THANK YOU

We appreciate you taking the time to attend this meeting.

We ask for your support in this project.

Life safety and property conservation for our community are paramount.