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Dearborn and Melvindale Fire Department Consolidation

Dearborn and Melvindale Fire Department Consolidation

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Published by Erica A. McClain
A presentation on the benefits of consolidating Dearborn and Melvindale's fire departments into one unit. Dearborn and Melvindale are two Southeastern Michigan communities within the Downriver area.
A presentation on the benefits of consolidating Dearborn and Melvindale's fire departments into one unit. Dearborn and Melvindale are two Southeastern Michigan communities within the Downriver area.

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Published by: Erica A. McClain on Apr 25, 2013
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Dearborn

Dearborn
-
-
Melvlnoale Flre
Melvlnoale Flre
Servlce Consolloatlon
Servlce Consolloatlon
8ackgrouno
8ackgrouno
Dearborn MeIvindaIe
Run
volume
11,041 2,000
Current #
ot FFs
121 15
Sq Mlles 24.5 2.6
Dally Mln
Stattlng #s
25 4
Overtlme
per year
$200,000 (appro×) $300,000 (appro×)
|SO ratlng 3 6
Wby Consolloate?
Wby Consolloate?
|mprove servlces to botb communltles.
Reouce costs.
Lllmlnate reounoant servlces.
Geograpblc sense.
|ncreaseo purcbaslng power.
More ettlclent stattlng mooel.
Melvlnoale 8enetlts At a Glance
Melvlnoale 8enetlts At a Glance
|ncreaseo Response Levels
More raplo Secono Due Alarms
More avallablllty ot LMS/Flre veblcles
Lllmlnate rellance on APFD.
Lv|P
Full Tlme Dlvlslons tor Non-Suppresslon
Servlces
Llevateo |SO ratlng (|nsurance Rates)
Consolloatlon 8enetlts
Consolloatlon 8enetlts
-
-
Responses
Responses
Current Melvlnoale
* Asslstance trom Allen Park or otber Mutual Alo Communlty.
Type of CaII VehicIes PersonneI
All Flres
LMS
1 Lnglne, 1 Rescue
1 Rescue
4-5 Flretlgbters*
2 Flretlgbters
Consolloatlon 8enetlts
Consolloatlon 8enetlts
-
-
Responses
Responses
Consolloateo
Consolloateo
Type of CaII VehicIes PersonneI
MuItipIe AIarns 1 Commano Unlt, 2 Laooer Trucks,
5 Lnglnes, 1 Qulnt, 5 Rescues
28 Flretlgbters
FuII Fire Response 1 Commano Unlt, 1 Laooer Truck, 2
Lnglnes, 2 Rescues
13 Flretlgbters
Median Fire
Response
1 Commano Unlt, 1 Laooer Truck, 1
Lnglne, 1 Rescue
8 Flretlgbters
Minor Fire Response 1 Lnglne, 1 Rescue 5 Flretlgbters
AL5 Rescue 1 Lnglne, 1 Rescue 5 Flretlgbters
BL5 Rescue 1 Rescue 2 Flretlgbters
RLSPONSL T|MLS
RLSPONSL T|MLS
Auto Alo APFD vs.
Auto Alo APFD vs.
Consolloatlon
Consolloatlon
Current back up
by APFD ooes not
meet NFPA
Stanoaros ln most
cases.
Dearborn 2
Dearborn 2
no
no
Due lnto Melvlnoale
Due lnto Melvlnoale
Reouceo response
by 6 to 8 mlnutes.
Meets NFPA.
Consolloateo Department
Consolloateo Department
Most coverage
meets NFPA
Stanoaros tor 1
st
Due. All areas
meet requlrements
tor NFPA 2
no
Due.
Consolloatlon 8enetlts
Consolloatlon 8enetlts
-
-
Fleet
Fleet
Dlversltlcatlon
Dlversltlcatlon
Consolloatlon leaos to lncreaseo tleet
olversltlcatlon ano avallablllty.
24 bour coverage ot Laooer Trucks,
Commano veblcle, ano Qulnt.
VehicIe Type Ladder Quint Engine Rescue Connand
MeIvindaIe X X
ConsoIidated X X X X X
Consolloatlon 8enetlts
Consolloatlon 8enetlts
-
-
Non
Non
-
-
Suppresslon Servlces
Suppresslon Servlces
Full tlme support trom tbe tollowlng non-
tlre suppresslon olvlslons:
DlVl5lON 5TAFF
Fire MarshaI's Division Full Tlme Flre Marsbal
Full Tlme Asslstant Flre Marsbal
Full Tlme Flre |nspector
Training Division Full Tlme Tralnlng Cblet
EM5 Division Full Tlme LMS Cblet
Apparatus Division Full Tlme Apparatus Cblet
3 Full Tlme Flre Asslstant Mecbanlcs
Motor Transport Support
Energency Managenent Coordinator Full Tlme Lmergency Management Coorolnator
CLRT Team ot over 500 Members
Dearborn 8enetlts
Dearborn 8enetlts
|mproves response tlme to all areas ln
Soutbwest ano Soutbeast sectlons ot clty.
|ncreases avallable manpower to 28
tlretlgbters per oay.
|ncreases avallablllty ot LMS rlgs.
|ncreases purcbaslng power.
Leaos to lncreaseo manpower ettlclency.
Aoos contlneo space rescue team to
oepartment.
Response Tlme |mprovements
Response Tlme |mprovements
Response Tlme |mprovements
Response Tlme |mprovements
From tbe prevlous map you can see tbat
Melvlnoale ls never ¨5
tb
¨ oue to any
sectlon ot Dearborn
Melvlnoale ls always closer tban at least
one Dearborn statlon ln any part ot
Dearborn.
Snow wooos wlll also be taster servlceo.
Faster tull response tlmes everywbere
Soutb ot Mlcblgan Avenue.
Response Types
Response Types
Response Types
Response Types
Response Types
Response Types
Response Tlme |mprovements
Response Tlme |mprovements
Response Tlme |mprovements
Response Tlme |mprovements
Response Tlme |mprovements
Response Tlme |mprovements
Response Tlme |mprovements
Response Tlme |mprovements
Response Tlme |mprovements
Response Tlme |mprovements
CGAP (Formerly Lv|P)
CGAP (Formerly Lv|P)
Aprll 2013- Recelveo a CGAP Grant
($264,000) to asslst wltb costs tor tbe
tollowlng:
Tralnlng
Lqulpment
Communlcatlons
Furtber |ntormatlon
Furtber |ntormatlon
Melvlnoale ano Dearborn bave been
worklng more cooperatlvely over tbe
past 6 montbs (Mutual Alo).
Unlon's bave been ln olscusslons on
posslble consolloatlon ano bave are
mutual agreement on lmpact.
Appears botb Unlons bave bougbt ln ano
are actlvely partlclpatlng ln tbe process.
Assets
Major Assets
Faclllty
veblcles
Lqulpment
Operatlng ano Capltal Costs
Capltal Replacement & Ongolng Funolng
ßespons|5|||t, ond Author|t, go hond |n hond
Faclllty
8ullolngs, Parklng Lot & Grounos
Melvlnoale Retaln Ownersblp as Lanoloro
Melvlnoale responslble tor:
Malntenance & Repalr
Capltal
Cut grass, plow snow, salt orlve, etc.
Part ot Melvlnoale munlclpal comple× (Lano ano
8ullolng)
Dearborn tenant wltb $1/year lease
veblcles ÷ See Llstlng
Dearborn Ownersblp
Control over oeployment, malntenance, ano
capltal replacement.
Operatlng costs-lncluoeo ln annual servlce tee
General malntenance, gasollne/oll, testlng, tlres,
lnsurance, etc.
Capltal Reserve-Component ot annual tee
Reserve orawn on tor capltal replacement or major
capltal repalrs (accloent, englne replacement, etc.)
Reserve balance retunoable lt agreement termlnates.
Negatlve reserve must be palo ln tull prlor to return
ot assets.
Lqulpment
Dearborn Ownersblp
Operatlng costs-lncluoeo ln annual servlce tee.
General malntenance, supplles etc.
Capltal Reserve-Component ot annual tee.
Reserve orawn on tor capltal replacement or major
capltal repalrs (accloent, englne replacement, etc.)
Reserve balance retunoable lt agreement termlnates.
Negatlve reserve must be palo ln tull prlor to return
ot assets.
Flre House ÷ See Llstlng
veblcle Supplemental Lqpt. ÷ See Llstlng
Transltlon Costs
CGAP Grant
See Scbeoule
Raolo's 400 MHz/Mlsc. |tems÷See Llst $20k
CGAP wlll not cover.
Payout ot Leave Tlme 8anks
Retlree Healtb Care Funolng
veblcles
Legacy Costs
Melvlnoale to retaln penslon obllgatlon to polnt ot
transltlon. Dearborn to provloe MLRS D8 or DC
optlon on prospectlve only basls.
Melvlnoale to retaln post-employment bealtb care
obllgatlon tor current 7 senlor Melvlnoale tlretlgbters
tor tbe ouratlon ot career ano retlrement per current
labor agreement.
7 [unlor statt wlll recelve post-employment beatb care
trom Dearborn lt current servlce years accrueo are tully
tunoeo by Melvlnoale or Lmployee by/at transltlon
polnt.
Future blres wlll recelve Dearborn compensatlon
package.
Operatlng Cost
Personnel
All benetlts ano servlce creolt prospectlve as
lt new blre.
Senlorlty retalneo tor ranks, promotlons,
longevlty ano leave tlme benetlt accrual tables.
Melvlnoale employees ¨Department
Senlorlty¨ wlll begln tbe oay ot tbe
consolloatlon.
Detalls as oetlneo ln agreement.
Annual Fee
Operatlng $1,300,000
Capltal Reserve $ 150,000
Total $1,450,000
Operatlng escalateo annually baseo on
posltlons transltlon actual lntlatlon.
Capltal wlll aojust up/oown baseo on
asset usetul llte, sale recoverles, etc..
See agreement tor oetalls.

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