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File #: 20-0554    Version: 1 Name: Retroactive Dispatch Services for the City of Selma Fire Department
Type: Agenda Item Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 5/12/2020 In control: Public Health
On agenda: 7/7/2020 Final action: 7/7/2020
Enactment date: Enactment #: Agreement No. 20-264, Agreement No. 20-265
Title: 1. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a retroactive revenue Agreement with the City of Selma, for dispatch services for the City of Selma Fire Department through the Fresno County Emergency Medical Services Communications Center, effective July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2023 ($49,264). 2. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a retroactive Agreement with K.W.P.H. Enterprises, d.b.a. American Ambulance, for City of Selma Fire Department dispatch services through the Fresno County Emergency Medical Services Communications Center, effective July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2023 ($39,750).
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Agreement A-20-264 with City of Selma, 3. Agreement A-20-265 with American Ambulance City of Selma

DATE:                     July 7, 2020

 

TO:                     Board of Supervisors

 

SUBMITTED BY:                     David Pomaville, Director, Department of Public Health

 

SUBJECT:                     Retroactive Dispatch Services for the City of Selma Fire Department

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):

TITLE

1.                     Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a retroactive revenue Agreement with the City of Selma, for dispatch services for the City of Selma Fire Department through the Fresno County Emergency Medical Services Communications Center, effective July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2023 ($49,264).

 

2.                     Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a retroactive Agreement with K.W.P.H. Enterprises, d.b.a. American Ambulance, for City of Selma Fire Department dispatch services through the Fresno County Emergency Medical Services Communications Center, effective July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2023 ($39,750).

REPORT

Approval of the first recommended action will continue dispatch services for the City of Selma Fire Department through the Fresno County Emergency Medical Services Communications Center.  Approval of the second recommended action will allow the Department of Public Health to contract with American Ambulance for City of Selma fire dispatch services.  The proposed agreement with American Ambulance allows the County to pass-through funds received from the City of Selma for reimbursement of personnel and dispatch costs provided by American Ambulance, retaining a portion to offset County costs, with no increase in Net County cost.  This item pertains to a location in District 4.

 

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

 

There are no viable alternative actions.  Should your Board not approve the recommended actions, the City of Selma would need to find another dispatch center for the fire department.

 

RETROACTIVE AGREEMENT:

 

The recommended agreements are retroactive to July 1, 2020, due to not receiving the final agreements from the City of Selma in sufficient time to meet prior Board date deadlines, and to ensure no break in services.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

 

There is no net County cost associated with the recommended actions.  The recommended revenue agreement with the City of Selma will provide a total of $49,264; $39,750 will fund the agreement with American Ambulance.  The Department will retain $9,514 to offset County costs, such as personnel and radio equipment.  The maximum amount of the recommended agreement with American Ambulance is $39,750 and will be fully offset with pass-through revenue received from the City of Selma.  There are no pending invoices pertaining to these Agreements.  Sufficient appropriations and estimated revenues will be included in the Department’s Org 5620 FY 2020-21 Recommended Budget and in subsequent budgets for the duration of the contract term.

 

DISCUSSION:

 

The Fresno County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Communications Center is a regional dispatch center responsible for the management and dispatch of all ambulance requests in Fresno, Kings and Madera Counties.  The EMS Communications Center began dispatch services for the City of Selma in May 2005. 

 

The proposed agreement with the City of Selma would allow the City to continue contracting with the County for dispatch services utilizing the Fresno County EMS Communications Center, which is staffed and operated by American Ambulance under its exclusive operating agreement with the County.  The proposed agreement with American Ambulance for fire dispatch services would allow the County to pass-through funds received from the City of Selma to American Ambulance for dispatch services.  Approval of the retroactive agreements would allow continuation of services as provided for in the prior agreements with the City of Selma and American Ambulance (Agreement Nos. A-17-234 and A-17-235), approved by the Board on June 6, 2017 and expired on June 30, 2020. The emergency medical and fire dispatch service combination continues to be very effective and the City, County, and American Ambulance wish to continue services.

 

The proposed agreement with the City of Selma can be terminated without cause by either party with a 90-day written notice, and either party may terminate the contract if the other party commits a material breach by providing a 30-day written notice, unless the breaching party cures the breach within the 30 days.  The proposed American Ambulance agreement can be terminated without cause by either party with a 60-day written notice, and either party may terminate the contract if the other party commits a material breach by providing a seven-day written notice, unless the breaching party cures the breach within the seven days. 

 

Both proposed agreements contain a mutual hold harmless clause and in the event of an act of god, act of public enemy, or other extraordinary cause not reasonably within the control of either party, the proposed agreements contain a force majeure clause, which excuses the parties’ performance under the agreements.  The proposed agreements will be effective retroactive to July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2023.

 

REFERENCE MATERIAL:

 

BAI #48 - June 6, 2017

 

ATTACHMENTS INCLUDED AND/OR ON FILE:

 

On file with Clerk - Agreement with City of Selma

On file with Clerk - Agreement with American Ambulance (City of Selma)

 

CAO ANALYST:

 

Raul Guerra