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File #: 20-850    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/27/2020 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER
On agenda: 11/10/2020 Final action: 11/10/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution approving the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Agreement # 7FG20113 for services from the date of last signatory on page 1 of the agreement to June 30, 2021 under the Volunteer Fire Assistance Program of the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978.
Attachments: 1. 20201110_r_Reso re CalFire Grant.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael P. Callagy, County Manager
Subject: Agreement with the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to provide a grant in the amount of $9,095.05 for personal protective equipment for the Loma Mar volunteer staff.


RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution approving the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Agreement # 7FG20113 for services from the date of last signatory on page 1 of the agreement to June 30, 2021 under the Volunteer Fire Assistance Program of the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978.

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BACKGROUND:
The San Mateo County Fire Department ("Department") serves the unincorporated areas of San Mateo County, including over 20 miles of coastline. The Department provides fire protection services to eight rural communities in the County. Additionally, the Department responds to incidents throughout the County under a boundary-drop automatic aid agreement. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection's ("Cal Fire") Fire and Resource Assessment Program ("FRAP") maps designate a majority of the Department's jurisdiction as a high or very high hazard severity zone. The Department's budget supports the all-volunteer staffing at Loma Mar Fire Station 55. The volunteer station has one type-2 fire structural engine and one type-6 wildland fire engine. The next due fire companies are more than 15 minutes away. The response area is comprised primarily of single family homes, ranches, camps, and agriculture. Wells and local private water systems are prolific; hydrants are limited. The Department relies heavily on volunteer-staffed water tenders during fires.

DISCUSSION:
The Department applied for, and was awarded, a grant from Cal Fire's Volunteer Fire Assistance Program. The purpose of the grant is to provide greater protection to the volunteer firefighters at the Loma Mar station, with National Fire Protec...

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