Ask the Budget Guy | FY 2012-13

 

Does the proposed FY 2012-13 budget include the phasing in of four-man crews for the Irving Fire Department?

Thank you for your question regarding the FY 2012 -2013 budget. The Fire Department currently has two fire stations operating with four-man crews. Station 1 is the only single company house in Irving, accordingly we have four personnel assigned. Station 8 is a two company house with hazardous material responsibilities that require additional personnel when dispatched to an incident. The proposed budget does not include the phasing in of four-man crews for the Irving Fire Department. Currently, it is common for Fire Dispatch to send one ambulance, three engines, two trucks, one EMS Supervisor, and one Chief Officer to a structure fire call. There are a minimum of 19 fire personnel on scene for these emergencies. There continues to be ongoing dialogue regarding this topic; however, at this time four person crews have not been included in the FY 2012 -2013 budget. The Fire Department continues to provide excellent customer service and promotes safety for our residents.

Posted July 16