Budget Expenditures
Encumbrances Budget Remaining
Fiscal Year 13-14

Fiscal Year 14-15


Project Description
Normally the department replaces these units as needed but because of NFPA 1981 2013 edition; this will no longer be possible. In the 2013 standard, NFPA is making some dramatic changes. This would cause firefighters using the old equipment to be responding under different low air alarms than the current standard. We do not feel that it is safe to operate under those conditions. The air packs we have are not unsafe, but they are not using the same levels of alarm. The new system operates the alarm at 33% capacity and the old system operates at 25% capacity. We have SCBA’s that are in service now that are from different standards and operate just fine. Because of the new air standard and Personal Alert Safety System (PASS) changes this is not possible. We will not need to
purchase more air bottles because both work off the same type of bottle. We will be purchasing the new SCBA’s in October/November if approved. These units will take a few months to be delivered.

Future Operating Impact
This project is a safety and compliance issue, and would not impact operational costs.

First Quarter FY 14-15
Purchases complete and putting into service 2-3-2015. Tracking system for air pack monitoring being evaluated.

Second Quarter FY 14-15
Tracking system has been identified and being purchased this quarter.