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File #: R-2020-182    Version: 1 Name: Department of Health EMS Matching Grant
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/17/2020 In control: Department of Fire Rescue & Beach Safety
On agenda: 8/26/2020 Final action: 8/26/2020
Title: A Resolution Of The City Commission Of The City Of Hollywood, Florida, Ratifying The Submission Of An Application To The Florida Department Of Health EMS Matching Grant; Authorizing Appropriate City Officials To Accept The Grant In The Amount Of $32,635.00 For The Purchase Of 12 Nitronox Units, Including Nitrous Oxygen Mixer And Cylinders, With A City Match Of $10,878.45; Authorizing Appropriate City Officials To Execute All Applicable Grant Documents And Agreements; Amending The Fiscal Year 2020 Capital Improvement Plan. (R-2019-284)
Attachments: 1. Resolution-Department of Health Grant.pdf, 2. Department of Health Grant Award.pdf, 3. Florida DOH Grant for Nitrous - Exhibit 1.pdf
Title
A Resolution Of The City Commission Of The City Of Hollywood, Florida, Ratifying The Submission Of An Application To The Florida Department Of Health EMS Matching Grant; Authorizing Appropriate City Officials To Accept The Grant In The Amount Of $32,635.00 For The Purchase Of 12 Nitronox Units, Including Nitrous Oxygen Mixer And Cylinders, With A City Match Of $10,878.45; Authorizing Appropriate City Officials To Execute All Applicable Grant Documents And Agreements; Amending The Fiscal Year 2020 Capital Improvement Plan. (R-2019-284)


Strategic Plan Focus
Public Safety


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Staff Recommends: Approval of the attached Resolution.


Explanation:
The Department of Fire Rescue and Beach Safety was recently awarded an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Matching Grant by the Florida Department of Health (DOH). The award will be used for the purchase of additional Nitronox Units for all of our Rescue Units.

The DOH award is for $32,635.00 and the local match requirement is $10,878.45 for a total of $43,513.45.

The purpose of the grant is to augment EMS's capabilities by assisting with the purchase of 12 Nitronox Units, a nitrous oxygen mixer, and increasing the supply of nitrous cylinders. This equipment will be used to outfit our entire fleet of Rescue Units, detail units and a spare.

Outfitting the Rescue Units with nitrous oxide capability will allow the Department to completely remove Schedule 2 opiate drugs from the medications carried onboard. This would make the City the first municipality in the County with opiate-free Rescue Units. This action signifies a change in pain management protocols, and is important because EMS has been identified as a first possible link in the chain of opiate addiction. The Department continues to look for ways to improve and provide better care and service for the Hollywood community; becoming opiate-free is an important factor in the Department's response to the opioid epidemic.

Fiscal Impact:
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