Raleigh Receives Federal Grant for Fire Sprinkler Systems for Fire Stations 2 and 15

The city has received a $151,155 grant from the federal government, to install fire sprinkler systems at Station 2 and Station 15.

Both of the facilities are part of a multi-year, multi-million dollar project to update fourteen older (legacy) fire stations. See page 14 of last year’s five-year strategic planning document (PDF) for more details. (Really need a dedicated blog posting on that project, for ease of linking. Will work on that!)

From the minutes (DOC) of the Raleigh City Council meeting of June 7, 2016.

FIREFIGHTER S GRANT FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY MANAGER AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE GRANT; BUDGET AMENDED

The City has been awarded an Assistance to Firefighters Grant for the design and installation of fire sprinkler systems for Fire Stations 2 and 15. These facilities, which are part of a multi-year project to renovate legacy fire stations, were built in compliance with 1968 State Building Codes, neither of which contained a mandate for fire sprinkler systems. Current codes mandate that occupancies classified as residential providing accommodations for overnight stay shall have an automatic sprinkler system installed.

This grant opportunity contributes to the City s commitment to provide essential services, which include life safety of occupants and firefighters, confinement and extinguishment of the fire, property conservation, and reduction of adverse environmental impacts. A budget amendment in the amount of $151,555 is necessary to appropriate the grant funding; the required 10 percent local matching funds will be transferred administratively. Accounting detail is included with the agenda packet. The grant application was administratively approved by the grants committee on January 7, 2016.

Recommendation: Authorize the City Manager to execute all required grant documentation and authorize a budget amendment in the amount of $151,555. Upheld on Consent Agenda Baldwin/Branch 8 ayes.

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